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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.

LSBU Employability Service

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LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

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Facilities

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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