HSK Certification

Inchin Closer offers all 6 levels of the HSK as well as HSKK – international certifications in Mandarin. The HSK stands for Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì and HSKK for Hànyǔ shuǐpíng kǒuyǔ kǎoshì. Both tests are an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency for those who study Mandarin as a second language.

Focus on speaking Mandarin

The HSK tests listening, reading and writing Mandarin skills, while the HSKK tests speaking skills. All Inchin Closer HSK classes include training and practice for HSKK as all our instructors are native Chinese and are able to teach you to listen and speak authentic, correct and culturally specific Mandarin from the beginning.

Inchin Closer can help you to train, prepare, apply and ace the HSK test in India. It is usually conducted once a month, however is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Inchin Students have a 100% pass rate for the HSK and HSKK examinations.

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You might consider taking the HSK test if you want to prove your Mandarin ability internationally – for a job applications, to gain a scholarship to study Mandarin further in China or as a distinguishing characteristic for college and university applications abroad.


Learners will learn to speak, listen and understand, read and write Mandarin for simple, practical and everyday situations.

Topics covered:

Routine tasks such as introducing yourself, ordering food at a restaurant and numbers to enable shopping and bargaining as well dates and time to assign meetings or deadlines will be taught during the 45 hour course.

Course outline & outcome:

During the HSK 1 course, students will learn 450 Mandarin words, 30 key grammar points and to read and write 90 Mandarin characters.

At the end of the course, students will be able to follow the general meaning of a conversation on familiar subjects, handle common social and routine work situations and apply learnt material to meet their immediate communicative needs in China.


During the 36 hour HSK 2 course, students will enhance and sharpen their Mandarin skills enabling them to confidently hold conversations with customers and clients during business and everyday situations.

Topics covered:

Learners will be able to initiate and sustain conversations on general and business topics including talking about their family, the weather, asking about a company’s revenue and profit and comparing India and China.

Course outline & outcome:

Students will know more than 1,000 Mandarin words, 65 additional key grammar points, and read and write 200 commonly used Mandarin characters.

Having attained the essence of the language, learners will be able to communicate competently, effectively and comfortably in professional and personal contexts finding different ways of formulating what they want to say.


Students will be able to communicate effectively & appropriately with a wide range of audiences across various topics including the economy, bilateral trade and Chinese New Year.

Topics covered:

Students will be trained in the art of taking a Chinese client out for dinner and concluding a deal, negotiations at a trade fair and giving a media interview.

Course outline & outcome:

After the 36 hour course, students will know more than 1,500 Mandarin words, 100 key grammar points and read and write 350 commonly used Mandarin characters.

Learners will have the confidence to participate easily in social and professional conversations. Communication will be fluent, appropriate and well organized.


Learners will notch up their skills to become exceedingly competent in the workplace.

Topics covered:

The course will enable students to converse at a near-native level of Mandarin with their customers or clients in China, conduct business meetings, interviews and read Chinese newspapers, blogs and easily understand podcasts.

The HSK 4 course will train students to understand and integrate better as Chinese – learning how to use Chinese mobile applications, opening a bank account and eating hot pot.

Course outline & outcome:

After the 36 hour HSK 4 course, students will have added 2000 Mandarin words to their vocabulary, 180 key grammar points and will be able to write 500 commonly used Mandarin characters.

Attaining HSK 4 will give students the confidence to conduct business meetings independently, take up translation and interpretation jobs and is a great point to start teaching the language to others as well. Scholarships, job opportunities and admissions into college and universities become easier here as few attain such a high level in Mandarin.

HSK 5 & 6

This is the pinnacle of learning Mandarin. HSK level 6 is the highest level of Mandarin and very few have reached this native Chinese level. Crossing Level 5 & 6 means that your Mandarin language level is just like a Chinese persons. At this point, you would have reached high levels of speaking fluency, are able to communicate confidently, can read and write Mandarin with ease and are able to translate and interpret naturally.

Inchin Closer does teach Mandarin HSK level 5 and 6 to select students who are serious and want to learn authentic Mandarin from native Chinese teachers. Our advantage is that few have attained this level and learning from native Chinese teachers allows students to learn the language and Chinese cultural from an authentic, original source.

At the end of HSK levels 5 & 6, you should know more than 6000 Mandarin words, 300 key grammar points and will be able to write 1000 commonly used Mandarin characters.


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