1, What is HSKK?
HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ Chinese speaking abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording, and it's compulsory from Jan 2023 on for HSK 3-6 exam takers, you cannot sign up for HSK 3-6 independently any more in China, Hong Kong and abroad.
2, Which HSKK level I need to take?
As announced by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, starting January 2023, all exam takers of HSK levels 3 to 6 are required to take the corresponding HSKK exams on the same exam date.
The specific arrangements are as follows:
Examinees for HSK level 3 must also take the HSKK Primary Level oral test;
Examinees for HSK level 4 must also take the HSKK Intermediate Level oral test;
Examinees for HSK level 5 and level 6 must also take the HSKK Advanced Level oral test.
Results for both the written and oral exams will be reported together.
3, How many vocabularies I need to master for each HSKK test? And each level's fluency description pls.
The HSK Speaking Test (Primary Level) is for students who have mastered about 200 commonly used words, and who can understand and use oral expressions in Chinese on familiar and routine matters, and meet basic needs for communication.
The HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) is for students who have mastered about 900 commonly used words, and who can understand and converse in Chinese fluently with native Chinese speakers.
The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is for students who have mastered about 3,000 common words, and who can understand and express him/herself fully, fluently and with ease.
4, What is HSKK's test format? duration? structure?
The HSK Speaking Test (Primary Level) is comprised of three parts, containing 27 items in total. The duration of the test is about 17 minutes (including 7 minutes for preparation).
There are 15 items in Part I. For each item, a sentence recording will be played. The test takers should repeat the sentence. The duration of this part is 4 minutes.
There are 10 items in Part II. For each item, the recording of a question will be played. The test takers should provide a brief answer. The duration of this part is 3 minutes.
There are 2 items in Part III. There will be two questions on the test paper (with pinyin). The test takers should answer these questions using a minimum of 5 sentences per answer. The duration of this part is 3 minutes.
The HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) is comprised of three parts, containing 14 items in total. The duration of the test is about 21 minutes (including 10 minutes for preparation).
There are 10 items in Part I. For each item, a sentence recording will be played. The test takers should repeat the sentence. The duration of this part is 3 minutes.
There are 2 items in Part II. Each item consists of an image. The test takers should say something based on the picture. The duration of this part is 4 minutes.
There are 2 items in Part III. The test takers should answer the two questions (with pinyin). The duration of this part is 4 minutes.
The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is comprised of three parts, containing 6 items in total. The duration of the test is about 24 minutes (including 10 minutes for preparation).
There are 3 items in Part I. For each item, the recording of a passage will be played, and the test takers should repeat the content. The duration of this part is 7 minutes.
There is 1 item in Part II. There will be a passage on the test paper, and the test takers should read it out aloud. The duration of this part is 2 minutes.
There are 2 items in Part III. The test takers should answer the two questions on the test paper. The duration of this part is 5 minutes.
5, HSKK Passing Score and Certificate Related
Test takers will receive the results for the HSKK issued by Centre for Language Education and Cooperation one month after the test. The test result is long-term available, but the score report to be used for the application to Chinese universities and colleges is valid within two years (from the test date).
The full scores of HSKK primary, intermediate and advanced levels are 100, and passing scores are 60.
6, Can I download all HSKK levels' test information somewhere?
Sure! Feel free to click documents below to start downloading:
7, How do I prepare for HSKK tests? Where can I find mock tests for HSKK all levels?
First of all, we suggest students to prepare for their corresponding HSK tests before starting to prepare for HSKK speaking tests, the reason being that you will be 70-95% ready for your HSKK test once you are ready for your HSK tests, depending on the courses and preparation you had for your HSK tests, how good your listening&speaking skills are, how strong are your vocabulary and reading skills all are deciding factors to how you should prepare for your HSKK tests.
Secondly, get an assessment from a professional teacher or an institute who has deep understanding and professional trainings for HSK&HSKK exam requirements.
At Mandarin Time, our HSK team will first do a quick speaking test to determine your level and then arrange the suitable level HSK mock test and HSKK mock tests to give you a comprehensive evaluation and based on the results, a comprehensive suggested learning plan to help you reach your ideal score at your targeted time.
At last, if you prepare for HSKK tests with Mandarin Time, we will prepare you all materials, vocabulary list, mock test papers and audios for you, and will arrange a teacher who is specialized in HSK preparation to help you with the mock tests and free tutoring for test preparation is all included in our HSK exam preparation packages, click here to see all packages we offer.
If you want to try it out with mock tests on your own first, click documents below to download free HSKK mock tests of all 3 levels:
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