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Mandarin Chinese and HSK Program Overview

Guidance, Coaching, and Preparation for the HSK Exam

PRC Study's Mandarin Chinese and HSK programs are designed for participants who wish to learn the Chinese language and receive comprehensive training for the HSK exam. This program is particularly useful for those who want to enter a Chinese university for degree programs, appraise one's own Chinese language proficiency level, and/or find work with companies or government agencies in China who require official proof documenting one's Chinese language proficiency level.

What is the HSK?

The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), also known as the Chinese Proficiency Test, is a national standardized test designed to evaluate the Chinese proficiency of non-native Chinese speakers, such as foreigners, overseas Chinese and people from Chinese national minorities. Depending on the participant's Chinese language ability, three levels of HSK tests are available:

Basic 100-800 hours of formal classroom study in Chinese language
Elementary-Intermediate 400-2000 hours of classroom instruction in Chinese language
Advanced over 3000 hours of classroom study in Chinese language

Why Do People Take the HSK Exam to Get the HSK Certificate?

  • To meet the language requirement and be eligible to enter a degree or graduate studies program within a Chinese university
  • To be exempted from taking university required language courses
  • For employers to evaluate job applicants' Chinese language proficiency

Why is Beijing the Best Place to Prepare for the HSK Exam?

Mandarin Chinese, also know as Putonghua, is the official language of China and it is used for all of the nation's political, diplomatic, social and commercial needs. Nearly a billion people speak Mandarin Chinese as their main or only language and Beijing is recognized for having the purest and most universally understood version of the language. Surpassing the HSK exam is then best done in Beijing because it offers the best immersion environment for learning standard Mandarin Chinese.

Aim Goal

PRC Study's comprehensive Mandarin Chinese and HSK program aims to assist students to learn and improve their Mandarin Chinese language abilities while receiving intensive training in preparation for the HSK Exam. Great focus is placed on familiarizing students with the HSK exam and the various HSK testing methods and techniques. The goal is to enable students to successfully and efficiently improve their HSK scoring results, while creating an advantageous positioning that will broaden both academic and career-related opportunities.

Whether you are a student wanting to get into a Chinese university or an employee or business executive who is beginning to work in a setting which requires knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, this program can help you learn the language quickly as it offers the optimal immersion environment for accelerated Chinese learning, providing the most comprehensive and balanced curriculum, in and out of the classroom.

PRC Study is committed to helping foreign students master the Mandarin Chinese language and to enable them to become world leaders capable of Intensive the east and the west, not only through language, but through business and culture as well.


To be successful in today's world you need to be able to communicate not only bilingually, but also cross-culturally. PRC Study's Mandarin and HSK program will enable students to demonstrate their Mandarin Chinese proficiency level with official documented proof to schools and employers, while gathering intercultural insight along the way. The skills that you gain through this highly invaluable program will give you the competitive edge that you need to succeed!

HSK Training Component
  • Intensive training course to prepare students for the HSK exam through structured guidance
  • Attend regularly scheduled classes at Global Village (a reputable organization aimed at preparing students for the HSK exam) and work through an immense amount of HSK material
  • Classes are taught by experienced teachers who are extremely knowledgeable about the HSK testing materials and testing methods
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date HSK materials are used
  • Students will be trained on the best methods and techniques to employ in order to improve their HSK score
Mandarin Chinese Language Component
  • High quality Mandarin instructions with complete and balanced curriculum in and out of the classrooms for total immersion
  • Affordable short and long term programs with flexible start dates offered throughout the year for all levels from beginners to advanced
  • Qualified native Mandarin teachers certified by the Ministry of Chinese Education to teach Mandarin Chinese to foreigners
  • Private 1-on-1 lessons or small group classes* averaging 4 to 5 students providing a study-focused atmosphere for quick and effective Mandarin learning
  • Total immersion into Chinese language, culture and way of life through social activities, guided tours, elective workshops, language exchange program, and much more
  • Proven track record in successfully teaching Mandarin Chinese to many students from all over the world

      *   available only at the PRC-CIE Academy


PRC Study has been officially designated to assist foreign students to come to China to study Mandarin Chinese language. We partner with the best schools and universities in China to provide a range of China focused programs of the highest quality to students.

Currently, our Mandarin Chinese and HSK program is offered in Beijing, a city recognized for having the purest and most standard variation of the Mandarin Chinese language. For more information on each of the institutions we represent, please click universities.

Elective Workshops

In addition to providing structured Mandarin Chinese and HSK training classes, PRC Study also offers elective workshops. The electives are designed to broaden students'awareness of Chinese culture, history, and arts, as well as to further improve students'Chinese linguistic skills. Taught by skilled teachers who are specialists in their field, we offer over 15 elective workshops which are made up of a series of classes held in the afternoon or early evening. During the program, each student may participate in all electives offered. For more information, please click on Electives.

Chinese Language Electives Chinese Arts & History Electives Martial Arts Electives

  • Character Writing & Reading
  • Chinese Composition
  • Chinese Idioms
  • Chinese Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation Improvement

  •  Chinese Calligraphy
  •  Chinese Cooking
  •  Chinese Culture
  •  Chinese Games
  •  Chinese History
  •  Chinese Painting
  •  Chinese Songs

  • Tai Ji Quan
  • Traditional Chinese Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Yoga
  • Meditation, Chants & Mantras
  • Chinese Foot Massage

  • Elective Workshops

    PRC Study helps to minimize language and cultural barriers, allowing students to have a smoother transition into China. PRC Study's China programs are affordable and allow for total immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life.

    Language and Cultural Immersion

    PRC Study places great emphasis on providing language learning enhancement support to students. We offer a 10 components formula for accelerated Chinese immersion learning, which includes: 1-on-1 after class language tutorials; multi-media learning courseware; supervised homework support; language exchange program; language lab; use of library and reference materials; electives, social activities, guided tours and excursions; student development assessment and certification; and Mandarin only policy. For more details, please click on Total Immersion Curriculum.

    Social Activities, Guided Tours and Excursions

    PRC Study also realizes that an added advantage in learning Mandarin Chinese quickly and effectively is to get deep into China's rich and colourful culture and society. Offering activities for all age groups, PRC Study organizes many social, sporting and cultural activities, along with guided tours and excursions for students during their study program in China. These offer tremendous opportunities to interact with native speakers and to practice Mandarin learnt in classes in out-of-class settings. For more details, click on Social Activities, Guided Tours and Excursion.

    Total Packages & Services Offered

    At PRC Study, we also understand that each student may have different needs. Therefore we offer multiple service options for students to choose from to cater to different budgets and requirements.

    Our total comprehensive service packages cover everything from pre-departure procedures in a student's home country right through to the end of the immersion program in China, including core program, airport pickup, accommodation, insurance and medical membership, visa support documents, 24 hour hotline support, and a range of other essential services. We take care of everything while you focus on studying the Chinese language. For more information, please click on PRC Study Services.


    PRC Study offers many different types of accommodation to suit our students' needs and budgets. Clean, comfortable and conveniently located, all of PRC Study's accommodations are carefully selected, safe and secure with 24 hours security. You can choose to live privately or share with a PRC Study arranged roommate. For more general information, please visit Accommodation or click on On or Off Campus Student Dorms, Student Flats, Apartments, Hotels, Homestay for further details.


    Traveling overseas to study can be an exciting yet an unsettling experience. For students' safety and peace of mind, all of PRC Study's Full Service Programs include "StudentCare Plus" Travel and Medical Insurance. The insurance covers emergency medical and dental treatment, pro-rata return of program fee in case of curtailment, personal liability and more. Also included is use of ISOS which provides access to medical advice and assistance 24 hours a day by foreign doctors who are located in Beijing and throughout China. For further details, please click on Insurance.


    We will provide you with all the required documentations needed by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country to obtain your visa to China.

    Students should apply for an F Visa which is generally issued for a length of 1, 3, or 6 months regardless of the study duration. In some instances the Chinese Embassy or consulate may issue an L Visa, a tourist visa, despite the actual purpose of travel. In other scenarios, an X Visa may be issued, requiring also a physical examination. The type of visa issued is determined by the Chinese authorities, but PRC Study will assist students to extend or convert visas as required after arrival into China.

    Once full program fees are paid and enrollment completed, PRC Study will send you all the required documents so that you may apply for your visa to enter China. For more information, please click on visa types and application procedure.

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