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HSK 2 (Mandarin Chinese) HSK 2

Overview

HSK 2 (Mandarin Chinese) is a 40 hour part-time short course ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin. HSK 2 is the second of six HSK courses. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.

HSK level 2 enables you to learn an additional 150 words to those words learnt at HSK level 1: you will be able to deal with simple tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on introducing one's families, residence, hobbies, specialities, showing gratitude, apologies, welcomes, specific time, shopping, transportation, emotions, suggestions, comparisons, etc.

HSK is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. There are six test levels and test takers who pass the six HSK exams will be able to progress from being able to master simple Chinese phrases to effectively express themselves both orally and on paper. Obtaining the HSK 2 certificate gives you an internationally recognised qualification of competency in Chinese.

This course is delivered by the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM) which promotes Chinese culture and Chinese Medicine by providing a range of workshops and courses.

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Employability

The HSK qualification is an international examination scheme which gives employers evidence of your linguist abilities in Mandarin Chinese. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

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Teaching and learning

  • Two hours contact teaching per week 
  • Seven hours self study per week
  • Classes are offered on lunchtimes and evenings
  • There is no coursework but you will be given exercises and worksheets to help you with your self-study    
  • Examinations are run every month to make it flexible for the learner    

Student feedback

Studying for HSK level 1 and 2 with the Confucius Institute for TCM is a fun and educational introduction to the interesting language of Mandarin.

Keith Would,

The HSK Mandarin course offered by the Confucius Institute makes learning another language fun and accessible for everyone. Lessons are well-structured, progression is intuitive and I enjoyed level 1 so much that when I finished I signed up for level 2 straight away. This course is very highly recommended!

Tasnim Patel,

Entry requirements

You must have completed HSK 1 to undertake HSK 2.

How to apply

Apply direct to the Confucius Institute ci4tcm@lsbu.ac.uk, include your name and contact number.

Email enquiries: ci4tcm@lsbu.ac.uk
Telephone enquiries: 0207 815 7269

You are able to start studying in January, April or September.

For further details, please see the CITCM website.

Fees and funding

The cost of the course is £360 plus an exam fee. 

LSBU students are eligible for a discount and pay £200 for the course.

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You will be given details about the course prior to starting and welcomed to the University.

 
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