Category: Language

New HSK Test 3.0 Vocabulary Band 3

In March 2021, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China released the new Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education. The new standards have been officially implemented on July 1, 2021. HSK Official has announced that the new HSK test 3.0 will be divided into three levels and nine bands. Lists […]

New HSK Test 3.0 Grammar Band 2

In March 2021, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China released the new Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education. The new standards have been officially implemented on July 1, 2021. HSK Official has announced that the new HSK test 3.0 will be divided into three levels and nine bands. Lists […]

New HSK Test 3.0 Vocabulary Band 2

In March 2021, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China released the new Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education. The new standards have been officially implemented on July 1, 2021. HSK Official has announced that the new HSK test 3.0 will be divided into three levels and nine bands. Lists […]

New HSK Test 3.0 Vocabulary Band 1

In March 2021, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China released the new Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education. The new standards have been officially implemented on July 1, 2021. HSK Official has announced that the new HSK test 3.0 will be divided into three levels and nine bands. Lists […]

New HSK Test 3.0 Grammar Band 1

In March 2021, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China released the new Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education. The new standards have been officially implemented on July 1, 2021. HSK Official has announced that the new HSK test 3.0 will be divided into three levels and nine bands. Lists […]

Chinese grammar could be learned without learning

People believe that second language learners need grammar to speak and write, thus almost every language programs have more or less some lectures or training for grammar, and Chinese programs have no exception. That seems a common belief of learning second language. We do not take the position that second language learners need grammar to […]

Are Mandarin and Chinese the same language?

Mandarin and Chinese could be same and different. So yes, they are the same on the society aspect (historically and politically). And no, they are not the same on the natural aspect (linguistically and ethically). Mandarin is one of the languages (a dialect) spoken by northern people in China, and Chinese is a umbrella term […]