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What’s your HSK test taking strategy?

For some students of Chinese, HSK tests are obligatory and are seen as an objective indicator of your level of Chinese. In my experience, this especially tends to be the case with Korean students. I remember during my days of intensive Chinese study while living in Dalian, my Korean classmates would all locked up in Read More…

HSK: A Necessary Evil?

I am sure that anyone who has ever tried studying Chinese has encountered the infamous HSK or HànYǔ ShuǐPíng KǎoShì (Chinese Level Test). HSK is a standardized test of Chinese as a foreign Language, similar to its English and American counterparts IELTS and TOEFL. There’s an old version with eleven levels (still revered by the Read More…

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