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  • Our curriculum 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 Chinese exams

    The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
    The Youth Chinese Test (YCT)
    IB and A-Level
    Covers all knowledge needed for the HSK test:

    Listening

    Time, places, people, actions, food, festivals, things, moods, and intonations.

    Reading

    Identifying themes, 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

    Assessment of accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Aims for comprehension of simple daily conversations in Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    IB and A-Level

    WuKong Curriculum

    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 Chinese to English
    • Translation from English to Chinese
    • Analysis of literary works
    • Topical expressions
    Covers all knowledge needed for the HSK test:

    Listening

    Time, places, people, actions, food, festivals, things, moods, and intonations.

    Reading

    Identifying themes, 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

    Assessment of accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Aims for comprehension of simple daily conversations in Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    Covers all knowledge needed for the YCT test:

    Listening Comprehension

    Ways of saying hello and goodbye, expressing gratitude, asking and answering questions, 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

    Assessment of accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Aims for comprehension of simple daily conversations in Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
    IB and A-Level

    WuKong Curriculum

    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 Chinese to English
    • Translation from English to Chinese
    • Analysis of literary works
    • Topical expressions
    Covers all knowledge needed for the HSK test:

    Listening

    Time, places, people, actions, food, festivals, things, moods, and intonations.

    Reading

    Identifying themes, 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

    Assessment of accumulated vocabulary and the ability to understand sentences and dialogues. Aims for comprehension of simple daily conversations in Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

    Learning Chinese provides diverse opportunities for growth

  • 悟空中文 Future study in China

    Future study in China

    According to the rules set by the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK Level 4 or higher before they can enroll 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 Chinese skills can focus on leveraging their advantage in a Chinese 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 the Chinese government and by multinational enterprises as being important evaluation metrics for recruitment, salary increases, and promotions.

  • 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 Chinese 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 Chinese.

  • 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 Chinese 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 Chinese.

    Future study in China

    According to the rules set by the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK Level 4 or higher before they can enroll 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 the Chinese government and by multinational enterprises as being important evaluation metrics for recruitment, salary increases, and promotions.

    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 Chinese 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 Chinese.

    Future study in China

    According to the rules set by the Chinese Ministry of Education, foreign students must pass the HSK Level 4 or higher before they can enroll in a university or college in China.

    The WuKong Curriculum helps you get ready for exams

    The WuKong Curriculum helps you get ready for exams

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  • Advice from professional Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese language exams in advance.

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

    The HSK exam can help learners understand their Chinese language proficiency and 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 Chinese 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 Chinese language exams in advance.