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  • Our course design is based on the core requirements of international exams such as HSK, YCT, IB, and A-Level.

  • WuKong has, for the first time, incorporated "Inquiry-based Learning" into Chinese pedagogy.

  • Introduction to internationally recognized Mandarin exams

    The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
    The Youth Chinese Test (YCT)
    IB and A-Level
    HSK test knowledge points:

    Listening comprehension

    Time, place, people, action, food, festivals, things, mood, and intonation.

    Reading

    Identifying a theme, inferring conclusions, finding details, and determining attitudes.

    Writing

    Writing Chinese characters, arranging sentences, building picture-based writing skills, and writing short essays.

    Chinese characters

    A total of 3,000 commonly-used Chinese characters.

    Vocabulary

    A vocabulary of 11,092 spoken and written words.

    Grammar

    A total of 572 grammatical items including single sentences, complex sentences, and special sentence patterns.

    Proficiency testing

    Assessing accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Comprehension of simple daily conversations in Mandarin Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    IB and A-Level

    WuKong Course

    IB (Language B)
    A-level

    L Series

    External assessment (75%)•  Test 1: Writing based on 1 topic out of 3 (30 points) (SL: 300-480 words, HL: 540-720 words)
    • Test 2: Listening comprehension (25 points) Reading comprehension (40 points)

    In-person oral testing (25%) •  Individual oral assessment (30 points) (SL: based on 5 topics; HL: based on 1 or 2 literary works learned)
    1
    • Listening comprehension
    (multiple choice and open-ended questions)
    • Reading comprehension
    (multiple choice and open-ended questions)
    • Translation from Mandarin to English
    • Translation from English to Mandarin
    • Analysis of literary works
    • Topical expressions
    HSK test knowledge points:

    Listening comprehension

    Time, place, people, action, food, festivals, things, mood, and intonation.

    Reading

    Identifying a theme, inferring conclusions, finding details, and determining attitudes.

    Writing

    Writing Chinese characters, arranging sentences, building picture-based writing skills, and writing short essays.

    Chinese characters

    A total of 3,000 commonly-used Chinese characters.

    Vocabulary

    A vocabulary of 11,092 spoken and written words.

    Grammar

    A total of 572 grammatical items including single sentences, complex sentences, and special sentence patterns.

    Proficiency testing

    Assessing accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Comprehension of simple daily conversations in Mandarin Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    YCT test knowledge points:

    Listening comprehension

    Ways to say hello and goodbye, expressing gratitude, asking and answering questions, as well as describing quantity, time, and things and listening to determine the correct description of a picture.

    Reading

    Reading scenario-based paragraphs, fill-in-the-blank sentences based on a specific context, select the correct sentence to match a picture.

    Vocabulary

    A total of 600 words, including quantifiers, adverbs, nouns, prepositions, particles, and adjectives.

    Grammar

    Compound sentences, declarative sentences, interrogative sentences, exclamatory sentences, imperative sentences, and special sentence patterns.

    Proficiency testing

    Assessing accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Skill in comprehension of simple daily conversations in Mandarin. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    IB and A-Level

    WuKong Course

    IB (Language B)
    A-level

    L Series

    External assessment (75%)•  Test 1: Writing based on 1 topic out of 3 (30 points) (SL: 300-480 words, HL: 540-720 words)
    • Test 2: Listening comprehension (25 points) Reading comprehension (40 points)

    In-person oral testing (25%) •  Individual oral assessment (30 points) (SL: based on 5 topics; HL: based on 1 or 2 literary works learned)
    1
    • Listening comprehension
    (multiple choice and open-ended questions)
    • Reading comprehension
    (multiple choice and open-ended questions)
    • Translation from Mandarin to English
    • Translation from English to Mandarin
    • Analysis of literary works
    • Topical expressions
    HSK test knowledge points:

    Listening comprehension

    Time, place, people, action, food, festivals, things, mood, and intonation.

    Reading

    Identifying a theme, inferring conclusions, finding details, and determining attitudes.

    Writing

    Writing Chinese characters, arranging sentences, building picture-based writing skills, and writing short essays.

    Chinese characters

    A total of 3,000 commonly-used Chinese characters.

    Vocabulary

    A vocabulary of 11,092 spoken and written words.

    Grammar

    A total of 572 grammatical items including single sentences, complex sentences, and special sentence patterns.

    Proficiency testing

    Assessing accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Comprehension of simple daily conversations in Mandarin Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

    Learning Mandarin provides diverse opportunities for growth

  • 悟空中文 Future study in China

    Future study in China

    According to the rules of the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK (Level 4), or above tests before they can be enrolled in a university or college in China.

  • 悟空中文 Qualification for Chinese scholarships and summer camps

    Qualification for Chinese scholarships and summer camps

    Scholarships: Learners in China who apply for the Confucius Institute Scholarship must provide both HSK and HSKK exam scores.Summer Camp: Candidates who take Chinese language proficiency tests organized by the Confucius Institute headquarters in countries/regions outside China can register for Chinese Language Summer Camp to experience a short journey into Chinese culture and language learning.

  • 悟空中文 Supporting international university admissions

    Supporting international university admissions

    For students who clearly know which subjects they are good at, A-Level is a good choice. Students with strong Mandarin skills can focus on leveraging their advantage in a Mandarin subject. This exam is equivalent to the China college entrance examination, and British students can directly apply to universities with their A-Level scores. IB is an International Baccalaureate program provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization. It focuses on cultivating students' critical thinking and innovative thinking skills. It is an "academic elite" course highly recognized by universities around the world. It is the best choice for international students seeking admissions to foreign universities. Top-rated institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, among other leading Ivy League universities, allow candidates with excellent IB results to study in a university starting with second-year courses, eliminating the need for first-year courses.

  • 悟空中文 Indicators for recruitment and promotion within multinational companies

    Indicators for recruitment and promotion within multinational companies

    HSK, HSKK and BCT are increasingly recognized by Chinese governments and by multinational enterprises as an important evaluation metric for recruitment, salary increase, and promotion.

  • 悟空中文 Obtaining an international language certificate

    Obtaining an international language certificate

    The YCT is an international standardized Chinese language proficiency test for kids, which is designed to examine the skills of non-native primary and secondary school students in using Mandarin in their study and daily life. It is characterized by the design of reading and listening themes. The YCT is a very suitable proficiency evaluation for children who are just beginning to learn Mandarin.

  • Obtaining an international language certificate

    The YCT is an international standardized Chinese language proficiency test for kids, which is designed to examine the skills of non-native primary and secondary school students in using Mandarin in their study and daily life. It is characterized by the design of reading and listening themes. The YCT is a very suitable proficiency evaluation for children who are just beginning to learn Mandarin.

    Future study in China

    According to the rules of the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK (Level 4), or above tests before they can be enrolled in a university or college in China.

    Qualification for Chinese scholarships and summer camps

    Scholarships: Learners in China who apply for the Confucius Institute Scholarship must provide both HSK and HSKK exam scores.Summer Camp: Candidates who take Chinese language proficiency tests organized by the Confucius Institute headquarters in countries/regions outside China can register for Chinese Language Summer Camp to experience a short journey into Chinese culture and language learning.

    Supporting international university admissions

    A-level is a good choice for students knowing their excellent subjects. With Strong Chinese proficiency, student can focus on improving Chinese.British students can directly apply to universities with their A-Level scores.

    Indicators for recruitment and promotion within multinational companies

    HSK, HSKK and BCT are increasingly recognized by Chinese governments and by multinational enterprises as an important evaluation metric for recruitment, salary increase, and promotion.

    Obtaining an international language certificate

    The YCT is an international standardized Chinese language proficiency test for kids, which is designed to examine the skills of non-native primary and secondary school students in using Mandarin in their study and daily life. It is characterized by the design of reading and listening themes. The YCT is a very suitable proficiency evaluation for children who are just beginning to learn Mandarin.

    Future study in China

    According to the rules of the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK (Level 4), or above tests before they can be enrolled in a university or college in China.

    The WuKong Course helps you get ready for exams

    The WuKong Course helps you get ready for exams

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  • Advice from professional Mandarin teachers

    The IB/A-Level Chinese proficiency exam has surpassed German to become the third most popular language exam. No matter which major you want to apply for, adding Mandarin as the fourth test subject of IB (Language B) and A-Level may help you achieve better results.

    It is strongly recommended that learners who want to study in China learn about Mandarin language exams in advance.

    For beginners in Mandarin, HSK and YCT can help them acquire knowledge about the language, develop learning goals, and decide whether they want to learn Mandarin for business or literature in the future.

    The HSK exam can help learners understand their Mandarin language proficiency and to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture when preparing for the HSK exam.

    The IB/A-Level Chinese proficiency exam has surpassed German to become the third most popular language exam. No matter which major you want to apply for, adding Mandarin as the fourth test subject of IB (Language B) and A-Level may help you achieve better results.

    It is strongly recommended that learners who want to study in China learn about Mandarin language exams in advance.