HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi

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Re: HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi

Post by slmkhoo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:37 am

bebebub wrote:
slmkhoo wrote:My Sec 3 daughter will be taking the HSK level 5 later this year. Any advice as to preparation? Any tips? How are the oral and writing components like? Thanks!
slmkhoo, how did the test go for your dd2? Care to share tips of how she prepare for the test back then?

My dd's school is encouraging the students to sit for the test. Dd has the option to take either level 5 or 6. We are unsure if she should sit for the test at all. Any idea if there are real advantage in taking the test? Dd thinks Level 6 is beyond her ability. Any disadvantage to opt for Level 5 instead?

Thanks in advance
Both my daughters have taken the HSK Level 5, one in 2014 and the other in 2015. We felt it was necessary for them as they have been exempted from Chinese having been educated overseas until 2013 (they did learn some Chinese there, but they were approx P3-4 standard when they were already in sec school!). We just wanted them to have a qualification that shows they have a basic grasp of the language (and it was a chance to "force" them to learn a bit more.) I got them to do some prep, including downloading the mobile app on their phones to learn more vocab. They didn't do that well, but good enough that they have the cert.

I actually don't think it's much use for students who are taking Chinese in school as the standard in school is higher. I would say no point really working for Level 6.

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Re: HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi

Post by bebebub » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:13 pm

Thank you, lee_yl & slmkhoo.

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