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HSK 2: Chinese Language for Post-Beginner

Develop your Chinese language knowledge and learn all you need to complete the Chinese Proficiency Test at level 2.

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Take your Chinese language skills to the next level

On this 15-week post-beginner ExpertTrack from ChinesePlus, you’ll further develop your Chinese language skills and knowledge to the next level.

Once you’ve completed all three courses, you’ll have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese.

Build your Chinese language skills and prepare for HSK level 2 test

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), also known as the Chinese Proficiency Test, is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency. The test assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

This ExpertTrack will give you the tools and knowledge you need to pass the HSK level 2 test. Not only is the internationally recognised certificate of HSK great for your professional development, but it also allows you to further develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a dynamic and communicative way.

Discover useful Chinese phrases to help in everyday conversations

Each week of this ExpertTrack, you’ll explore new language points, learning everyday phrases to help you communicate useful information.

From talking about travel plans and your favourite sports to discussing food and asking for help, you’ll build up a linguistic repertoire of useful Chinese phrases.

Grow your career prospects with a stronger grasp of the Chinese Language

With Chinese Mandarin being the language with the most native speakers in the world, and the Chinese economy regularly ranking as one of the largest across the globe, it’s an extremely useful language to learn, especially for business.

Through this ExpertTrack, you’ll develop your Chinese language communication skills equally across reading, writing, listening, and speaking to give you a well-rounded understanding of the language.

Learn from the Chinese Language experts at ChinesePlus

To support international Chinese teaching and learning throughout the pandemic, Chinese Plus was created by over 20 leading educational organizations worldwide.

With the best professionals in the field and rich resources from all collaborative global partners, Chinese Plus has perfected online teaching, learning, testing, and researching, providing top-quality Chinese language courses.

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Key skills you will learn

  • Chinese language
  • Chinese culture
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Pinyin
  • Chinese phonetic system
  • Chinese pronunciation
  • Chinese greetings
  • Chinese characters

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • a good understand on Chinese phonetic system (Pinyin)
  • a good understanding of Chinese writing system, learn to read and write 150 Chinese words, be able to recognise 300 Chinese characters
  • with native speakers to communicate in a common everyday situation
  • the contemporary culture and life in China
  • to successfully sit the Chinese Proficiency Exam HSK level 2

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone with experience in basic Chinese. It is recommended that you have completed the HSK 1: Chinese Language for Beginners ExpertTrack or that you have at least 30 hours of Chinese language experience.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone interested in learning Chinese.

Whether for travel, career development, study, or just for fun, this ExpertTrack will help you build on your basic Chinese language competence and further develop your skills towards an intermediate level in an efficient systematic way.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Build your Chinese language skills and start your journey towards the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 2 test.

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      September is the best time to visit Beijing
      • A trip to Beijing
      • What sport do you like
      • We should buy some new chairs
      • There is a cat under the table
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      I get up at six every day
      • What time do you get up
      • Did you take your medicine
      • How tall is he
      • He has been busy lately
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      The red one on the left is mine
      • Is this watch yours
      • Let me see, it's the milkman
      • The small one beside it is my daughter's room
      • Have you seen my cup
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      He recommended me for this job
      • Happy birthday
      • Someone called you this morning
      • I was 11 when I played football for the first time
      • How long have you been working here
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      Take this one
      • Let's go to a restaurant for dinner
      • What do you think of this garment
      • Are you thinking about yesterday's test
      • Too much coffee is bad for our health
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 5 Summary
  • Course 2

    Take your Chinese language skills to the next level, learn the intonations in Chinese sentences, and explore new Chinese phrases.

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Why don't you eat more
      • I saw his bike outside the door
      • The mutton today is excellent
      • Because it rained yesterday; I went swimming
      • He has gone to Beijing
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      Do you live far from your company
      • He is still studying in the classroom
      • I am on the way to the Airport
      • It takes more than one hour by bus
      • Let's have dinner together tonight to celebrate your birthday
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      Let me think about it and I'll tell you later
      • Let's go to see a movie this afternoon
      • Professor Wang asked me to give David a call
      • Excuse me, I can't open my door
      • What do you think of these dresses
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      There were too many questions; I didn't finish all of them
      • You've got the wrong number
      • I was seven when I danced for the first time
      • David has got a job
      • How was the test yesterday
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      Stop looking for your cell phone; it's on the desk
      • Watching TV is good for Chinese learning
      • The doctor said you need more rest
      • Why did you buy so many things
      • What are you looking for
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 5 Summary
  • Course 3

    Further develop your knowledge of Chinese phrases and grammatical constructs and complete your learning for the HSK level 2 test.

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      He is three years older than me
      • Who was the guy with you in the karaoke yesterday
      • Is the girl on the left reading a newspaper your eldersister
      • It's cheaper than the price yesterday
      • The woman speaking in front of us is my Chinese teacher
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      You wear too little
      • When do you get up every morning
      • Have more rice, please
      • It's snowing. It's really cold today
      • He also wants to live nearer
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      The door is open
      • The door is open. Come on in
      • Who is the girl speaking
      • She is the girl in our class with big eyes and a mailing face
      • Walk straight ahead from here and turn right at the first crossing
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      Have you seen that movie
      • I was told it is fantastic
      • Though I've been there several times, I still want to go for pleasure again
      • How will the weather be tomorrow
      • I like this garment, but I think it's a little expensive
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      The New Year is coming
      • The New Year is coming
      • Thank you all for your help during the past year
      • Why hasn't your younger sister arrived yet
      • It's overcast. I have to go home
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 5 Summary

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  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Chinese Plus lends support to domestic and foreign educational institutions, social organizations, and enterprises to take part in Online Chinese Class and set up localized platforms to conduct remote online Chinese education. It offers an all-in-one service package that includes online “teaching, learning, testing, and researching” as well as Chinese-centered online preparatory courses and “Chinese + vocational education” courses, among other services.

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has been teaching Chinese in the UK higher education for over 10 years. She has developed innovative learning methods and teaching materials during her teaching experience.

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