Han Trainer HSK Edition
 

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, 汉语水平考试) is an internationally acknowledged test which certifies the level of Chinese as a foreign language. The obtained "HSK level" has a particular significance in the academic sector (foreigners wishing to attend a Chinese university) as well as in job applications.

In other words : TOEFL for English, DELE for Spanish, HSK for Chinese.

This edition contains all words required for HSK levels 1-4 (i.e. levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning and Teaching (CEF)).

 

HSK Level
Number of words
corresponding CEF Level *
Certificate
Supported by Han Trainer HSK Edition ?
HSK Level 6
more than 5000
B2 (C2 )
Advanced with honors
no
HSK Level 5
2.500
B1 (C1)
Advanced
no
HSK Level 4
1.200
A2 (B2)
Intermediate with honors
yes
HSK Level 3
600
A1 (B1)
Intermediate
yes
HSK Level 2
300
- (A2)
Elementary with honors
yes
HSK Level 1
150
- (A1 )
Elementary
yes


*There are differences between the organizers of the HSK and at least one European organization as to the CEF levels which correspond to the HSK levels. The official CEF levels claimed by the HSK committée are the ones in brackets.

Products of the Han Trainer HSK line are ideally suited if you are preparing for an HSK exam and support the new, revised HSK structure .
Taking that HSK-Examen makes sense for everyone who is aiming at a professional or academic carreer in China or who wants to have his level of Chinese certified by an internationally acknowledged certificate.

**For technical reasons, the (printed) Han Trainer Flashcards only contain the 600 words of HSK levels 1,2 and 3; all other products contain all 1200 word of HSK levels 1,2,3 and 4.



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Alternatives:

If you are using another text book or if you want to build up your vocabulary independently from existing text books or teaching material, you should try our products of the Han Trainer Theme Edition line:
- 1200 words for practical use - divided up into 60 theme based lessons
- independent from any teaching material - therefore compatible with each course
- applicable also as a supplement to Han Trainer Practical Chinese Reader Edition products, as to a large extent different vocabulary.

If you are studying with the teaching book “Practical Chinese Reader”, we recommend using products of the Han Trainer Practical Chinese Reader Edition line.
- not suitable as a supplement to products of the "HSK Edition" line due to largely overlapping vocabulary

If you are looking for a way to get as far as possible during your first year (or less) of studying Chinese, we recommend using products of the Han Trainer Top 1000 Edition line.
- not suitable as a supplement to products of the "HSK Edition" line due to largely overlapping vocabulary


Questions and answers regarding the HSK Edition:

Question: "Are the words grouped by HSK level?"

Answer:
Yes, the words are grouped by HSK level (1-4).

 

Question: "Are there any plans to create thw words for HSK 5 and 6?"

Answer:
HSK Levels 5 and 6 (C1 und C2 according to CEFR) won't be available in the near future. Since every word is "hand made" and endowed with individual learning aids, pronunciation (in the vocabulary trainer Han Trainer Pro, see www.hantrainerpro.com), translations etc, the amount of time for creating a word can easily amount to 1 hour. HSK Levels 5 and 6 contain over 3800 additional words, many of which have not yet been created.

However, it is our long-term goal to create these words as well. They would be sold as a different package though (e.g. "HSK Advanced Edition").

 

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