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  • Sally

    Great article! Do you know when more updates on this will be available?

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    • Irene Magnosi

      Not yet, we will update you as soon as we get more information.

      LTL

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  • Emma

    Noooo, I already have HSK 6 :(

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    • Irene Magnosi

      No worry Emma, if anything it's good you've already got it because it's about to become a whole lot harder!

      We will keep you posted.

      LTL

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  • CW

    So in order to get a job that includes chinese language, would you have to be able to pass HSK 9?? I am level 3 and speaking most of what I say in chinese with my teacher, so by hsk 6, I could completely be fluent enough to communicate for a basic job. I dont mind that the levels are changing, but what does that mean for the tests?

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    • Irene Magnosi

      Hi CW - no you don't need to pass the 9 to get a job that includes Chinese. In fact in the current structure some companies accept 5, 4 or even HSK 3 depending on how much Chinese is involved so there's no need to stress about that.

      The HSK 9 will ultimately be the most advanced Chinese exam you can take and it's certainly not one you'd need to pass to work in China.

      Hope that helps

      LTL

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  • Irene Magnosi

    Hi Muskan - thanks for your comment :)

    No you are right, we'd be very surprised if they changed the required levels. It makes no sense at all. I wouldn't worry, ultimately if you know 1,200 words, whether it's classed at HSK2 or HSK 6... your ability is still the same.

    I think what the new format is doing gives a clearer idea of someone's ability, simply because Chinese is just so in depth. You could quite easily get a HSK 6 student who scores 90% in the exam... which you'd assume is fully fluent, but actually their speaking might only be to HSK3/4 level... this is very common especially with students who don't come to China or speak it.

    Don't worry, and keep studying hard :)

    LTL

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  • noah

    hello

    it seems you have published the dates of hsk exams in 2021; do you know if these exams in the current format, or is it possible the current format will run alongside the updated test for a while?

    Thanks!

    Noah

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    • Irene Magnosi

      We do not know I'm afraid Noah. HSK haven't given any clarity on this so the best advice we can give is to keep planning for the standard format... any news after that we will publish straight away.

      Thanks for your question :)

      LTL

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  • Andrea

    Quante ore di studio del cinese servono a passare da un livello all'altro?

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    • Irene Magnosi

      Ciao Andrea, grazie del tuo messaggio. In base alla nostra esperienza possiamo dire che ci vogliono almeno 80 ore di lezione in piccolo gruppo per migliorare di un livello. Ovviamente tanto piu' sei immerso nella lingua, tanto piu' velocemente migliorerai il tue competenze.

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