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HSK 1: Chinese Language for Beginners

Master everyday Chinese and prepare for the recognised HSK level 1 test on this beginner Chinese language ExpertTrack.

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Develop your Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills

On this ExpertTrack, you’ll learn from qualified and experienced teachers to develop your Chinese language skills as you learn how to speak, listen, read, and write in Chinese.

With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to take the HSK level 1 test. HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test, is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities to use Chinese in their daily, academic, and professional lives.

Through a series of interactive courses, you’ll build the skills and confidence to effectively communicate in Chinese and take the HSK level 1 test.

Whether you want to boost your CV or work, study, or travel in China, this ExpertTrack has been designed to help you master everyday Chinese.

Explore Chinese pinyin and useful Chinese phrases

To help you learn and improve pronunciation alongside your language development, you’ll delve into the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin).

This system helps you sound out the Chinese characters and is an essential tool to help you develop your speaking skills.

You’ll also be introduced to useful Chinese phrases and greetings – helping you communicate personal information and build relationships with Chinese speakers.

Unpack Chinese sentence structure

As you start to form sentences, you’ll delve into Chinese sentence structure to ensure you can effectively communicate your ideas.

This knowledge will help you express complex structures such as questions and imperatives with “please”.

Learn how to communicate time in Chinese

With a solid foundation of the Chinese language, you’ll then move onto expressions of time.

You’ll unpack tenses to learn how to effectively communicate when something happened in the past, present, or future.

Build your career prospects alongside Chinese language experts

Created by over 20 leading educational organisations, Chinese Plus are specialists in the field of online language learning.

This interactive ExpertTrack has been developed alongside the examination board, key textbook authors and publishers, and experienced teachers to help you successfully develop your Chinese language skills.

Learning a new language not only makes travelling more enjoyable but can also improve job prospects. This ExpertTrack can help unlock career opportunities in one of the largest economies in the world.

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Key skills you will learn

  • Language
  • Chinese characters
  • communication
  • culture
  • creative
  • Chinese phonetic system (pinyin)
  • Chinese language

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify Chinese phonetic system (Pinyin)
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of Chinese writing system, including stroke orders, structures and radicals
  • Engage with native speakers to communicate in a common everyday siuation
  • Explore the contemporary culture and life in China
  • Collect Chinese Proficiency Exam HSK level 1 vocabularies and language points
  • Contribute to successfully sit the Chinese Proficiency Exam HSK level 1

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for beginners, with no experience required.

It is particularly useful for learners of Chinese who are going to be taking the HSK level 1 test. Through this series of courses, you’ll progress your Chinese language skills to prepare you for the internationally-recognised certificate of HSK.

Getting started

Whether you want to improve your career prospects for doing business with China, want to travel or study in the country, or you’re simply looking to explore Chinese culture and learn a new language, this ExpertTrack helps you start your journey in an interactive and effective way.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Develop your knowledge of useful Chinese phrases and greetings to help build your confidence in communicating in Chinese.

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      • Hello
      • Sorry
      • Chinese Pronunciation System
      • Chinese Writing System
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      Thank you
      • Thank you
      • Goodbye
      • Chinese Pronunciation System
      • Chinese Writing System
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      What's your name
      • What's your name
      • Are you a teacher
      • Chinese Pronunciation System
      • Chinese Writing System
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      She is my Chinese teacher
      • She is my Chinese teacher
      • She is American, she is my friend
      • Chinese Pronunciation System
      • Chinese Writing System
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      Her daughter is 20 years old this year
      • How many people are there in your family
      • How old is your daughter
      • Chinese Pronunciation System
      • Chinese Writing System
      • Week 5 Summary
  • Course 2

    Discover the basics of Chinese sentence structure to help you communicate in Chinese and gain the knowledge of Chinese character

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      I can speak Chinese
      • Can you speak Chinese
      • Chinese food is delicious
      • I can read Chinese Characters
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      What's the date today
      • What's the date today
      • What was the date yesterday
      • Tomorrow is Saturday
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      I'd like some tea
      • I'd like some tea
      • What do you want to buy
      • How much is this cup
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      Where does your son work
      • Where is the kitty
      • Where do you work
      • Is your father at home
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      Can I sit here
      • What are there on the desk
      • Who is the person in the front
      • Is this seat taken
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 5 Summary
  • Course 3

    Develop your language skills in Chinese as you learn tenses, sentence word order and some grammar in this interactive course.

    5 tests

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      What's the time now
      • What's the time now
      • When is father coming home
      • I will go to Beijing next Monday
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 1 Summary
    • Week 2

      What will the weather be like tomorrow
      • It was too hot
      • Will it rain today
      • How are you
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 2 Summary
    • Week 3

      He is learning to cook Chinese food
      • What are you doing
      • I was watching TV at home
      • Her number is 82304156
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 3 Summary
    • Week 4

      She has bought quite a few clothes
      • I went shopping
      • He has gone to a driving lesson
      • What did you buy
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 4 Summary
    • Week 5

      I came here by air
      • We met in September, 2011
      • How did you come here
      • You came here by air
      • Pinyin and Characters
      • Week 5 Summary

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  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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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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