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Introduction to HSK

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is a standardized international Chinese language proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers for the purposes of academic pursuit as well as daily and working environment Chinese application. The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test score can be used as criteria for studying in China and it serves as a must-have qualification when applying for scholarships and summer camp.


  • Measures effectiveness of the Chinese training program
  • Works to assess appropriate course level
  • Is a great resume addition
  • Examinees with high scores may be awarded with the “Chinese Test Scholarship”

The new HSK consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is comprised of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6. The oral test is divided into three levels: HSK (Basic), HSK (Elementary-Intermediate), and HSK (Advanced). The candidates’ on-site performance will be recorded. All HSK certificates are issued by the National Commission of Chinese Proficiency Test, which is under the Chinese Ministry of Education.

For more help, view HSK Test Guidance for Students.

Miami University is authorized by China's Ministry of Education to offer standardized Chinese language tests, including Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK). HSK tests are held each year at Confucius Institute Miami University.

For more information, please visit: www.chinesetest.cn or contact Yuanyuan Liu, liuy110@MiamiOH.edu.

Kids Summer Camp

Kids participating in summer campThe Kids Summer Camp is a Chinese language and culture camp. During a week of immersion, participants will learn basic Chinese vocabulary, phrases, and character writing. Participants will also partake in cultural activities like kung fu, paper cutting, Chinese mask making, and more! Delicious Chinese food will also be provided! The week-long camp will take place at the end of July each year and participants will be separated into two age groups: K-5th grade and 6th-8th grade (including rising freshmen). Enrollment is limited, so please register early! To learn about faculty, staff, and second child discounts, please call the CIMU office at 513-529-8668.

Chinese Language Classes

Staying true to our commitment to bring diversity to Miami and meet the demands of learning basic Chinese conversation, the Confucius Institute at Miami University is proud to offer non-credit, Conversational Chinese classes during Spring and Fall semesters. These classes are divided into two levels:

  • Conversational Chinese Level One is for beginners.
  • Conversational Chinese Level Two is for those who have some background in Chinese language.

Students learn basic Chinese language, stories of Chinese characters, and Chinese culture and traditions. This 10-week course is offered to all interested Miami University employees.

For more information, view workshop sessions or contact Yuanyuan Liu at 513-529-8665.

Practice Your Chinese at Miami's Chinese Corner

Miami students are welcome to join the Chinese Corner on Monday and Tuesday each week from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in 126 McGuffey Hall.

Students participating in Chinese Corner

For more information, contact Yuanyuan Liu at 513-529-8665.

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