HSK 2 Revision and Practice Starting 22 April 2019

Course Summary

HSK 2 Revision and Practice is to support those learners who are preparing for the HSK 2 test. Learners will have a total of 15 direct contact hours over the period of two weeks. This course is composed of three parts – mock tests, revision and practice. In this course, learners will have the opportunity to take six simulated tests to help them understand the structure of the HSK 2 test. Revision is based on the mock tests where the teacher will identify the individual needs of students and suggest the necessary test skills. In addition to the mock tests and revision, 300 HSK 2 vocabulary and key grammatical structures will be reviewed and practised in this course.

Course Details

Date: 22 April – 2 May

Duration: 2 weeks, 6 sessions (3 sessions each week)

Price: £102/£68 concession

To book and pay online please use the University ePay system. Alternatively download this HSK 2 Revision and Practice Course Form then complete and return it to the Confucius Institute for Scotland with a cheque for the correct amount made out to the University of Edinburgh.

Location: Confucius Institute Campus. You can download a map showing the campus layout here: Conf-campus-map

Timetable

Times
Monday
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Week 1
(22 – 25 April)
Session 1
(22 April)
Session 2
(23 April)
Session 3
(25 April)
Week 2
(29 April – 2 May)
Session 4
(29 April)
Session 5
(30 April)
Session 6
(2 May)

Course Content

Topic
Content
 Session 1
  • Mock test 1
  • Revision
  • Words/Phrases Enhancement
  •  Mock test 1
  •  Revision and test skills development
  •  HSK 2 vocabulary (1-100)
Session 2
  • Mock test 2
  • Revision
  • Grammar Enhancement
  • Mock test 2
  • Revision and test skills development
  • Grammar: the use of complements
Session 3
  • Mock test 3
  • Revision
  • Words/Phrases Enhancement
  • Mock test 3
  • Revision and test skills development
  • HSK 2 vocabulary (101-200)
Session 4
  • Mock test 4
  • Revision
  • Grammar Enhancement
  • Mock test 4
  • Revision and test skills development
  • Grammar: the use of some common tenses: 正在…呢, 了,着 and过
Session 5
  • Mock test 5
  • Revision
  • Words/Phrases Enhancement
  • Mock test 5
  • Revision and test skills development
  • HSK 2 vocabulary (201-300)
Session 6
  • Mock test 6
  • Revision
  • Grammar Enhancement
  • Mock test 6
  • Revision and test skills development
  • Grammar: the use of number: time, age, price, ordinal number, cardinal number, and weight

Teaching Methods

The class is structured in two stages. A student-centred learning and teaching method is applied in the first stage. A simulated test environment is created to encourage students to familiarise themselves with the real test on their exam day. After the mock test, the teacher will go through the paper. This will be a clinic study style in order to identify the areas students need to improve, and the teacher will provide the learners with the strategies of dealing with scenarios similar to the test.

The second stage applies a teacher-centred method. The teacher will go through the 300 HSK 2 vocabulary and focus on some common grammatical problems that arise among Mandarin language learners.

Essential Readings

Hanban. (2018) Official Examination Papers of HSK – Level 2 2018 Edition. Beijing: Higher Education Press.

Supplementary materials prepared by the teacher.

How strong is your vocabulary? Take our Vocabulary On-line Self-practice to find out – and maybe learning some new words along the way!

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Noun

Verb

Adjective

Pronoun

Numeral

Measure words

Adverb

Conjunction

Preposition

Auxiliary

Interjection