New 2021 HSK B1 Elementary Chinese language course
HSK is the standardized level of Mandarin for non-native speakers — and the 2021 HSK B1 is the new standard entry-level.
In this Chinese language course, you’ll learn 500 words and essential grammar, all from zero prior knowledge of Chinese.
Our HSK B1 Chinese language course starts by teaching you Chinese Pinyin pronunciation, the tones of the Chinese language, as well as words for you to start conversating in Mandarin. All with professional Chinese teachers.
Our HSK B1 course will give you a fantastic basis for you to continue learning Chinese.
Real life examples of conversational Chinese to apply the words you’ve learned. Click here for a sample.
Videos explaining basic sentence structure. Click here for a sample.
Online live lessons
Have live video lessons with your personal teacher to practice what you’ve learned and to check your pronunciation.
Several sets of flashcards which you can use to study vocabulary on any device. Click here for a sample set.
Test yourself with a short quiz and find out what you need to study more.
Chinese culture is part of the language. Our courses include short cultural articles too.
Learn Chinese in one place
Learn Chinese in one place
The overall requirements for learners from the new HSK levels are:
- Understand simple Chinese texts
- Make daily conversations on limited topics
- Use simple communication strategies to help
- Have some knowledge of Chinese culture and cross-cultural communication skills
We can tell there are two major difference compared to old HSK 1 to 4/5:
- Chinese characters are required right away from the very beginning, while the old HSK1 and HSK2 only required Pinyin on exams
- Culture and cross-cultural communication are included
Language topics B1
Personal information, daily routine, food, transportation, hobbies, etc.
Students should be able to complete related communication tasks such as: Know how to use polite words and phrases in different situations; Get information needed in a public environment.
Understand words, phrases and single sentences (with 80 words); Understand standard, clear and slow Chinese Mandarin, but the speed shall no slower than 100 characters per minute.
Understand some more complicated sentences with the help of pictures or real objects.
Pronounce 269 pinyin syllabus correctly (example: ài, hèn, rén, shì), and students must be able to ask simple and answer questions.
Recognize 269 pinyin syllabus, 300 Chinese characters, and 500 vocabularies.
With the help of pictures or pinyin, be able to read simple texts (with 100 Chinese characters) at a speed of no less than 80 Chinese characters per minute.
Recognize basic popular symbols from street signs, notes, forms and maps.
Know how to handwrite from memory 100 basic characters. Example: 三(sān three), 鸡 (jī chicken). Students must understand the basic strokes, stroke orders and common punctuations.
Aside from writing from memory, students must be able to copy more complex characters at a speed of no slower than 10 characters per minute.
And students must be able to fill in personal information forms and leave a simple note to their friends.
Reviews for GoEast Mandarin’s Chinese courses:
What struck me most is really the personalisation of the lesson; it felt very much like a cosy Chinese lesson with a Chinese teacher over Zoom, and for parts when Kieran wasn’t so warmed up yet, Jenny 老师 could adapt her activities on the spot rather than strictly following a one-size-fits-all syllabus.
– Charlene (Singapore)
“The teacher was awesome – really friendly, obviously experienced, and spoke great English but stuck with using Chinese. She really did a phenomenal job.”
— AllLanguageResources (a Chinese course review site) about GoEast Mandarin
I am really enjoying the program. I love the self-study lesson platform so much! It is such an efficient way to do things that I have begun creating an online platform for my Spanish language learners modeled off of your design. Also, Clytie is an amazing teacher, she is very lively, so much fun to have class with! Her lessons are always very engaging, and she has such a good memory for details about students’ lives and uses that information to present or review materials, which really helps understanding and retention of the material.
— Jessica (USA)
I was skeptical about the online learning format in the beginning, but by the end of the course I became a fan of it. A great way to fit regular lessons into my busy schedule without extra commute time. Wonderful, knowledgable teachers who could answer all my questions from why the grammar is the way it is, to how to make the sounds when pronouncing similar sounding words. Overall a very positive experience and I will recommend GoEast to anyone I know looking to learn Chinese.
– Katherine (USA)
After the trial course, I knew that this was the one. They helped me learn not only the vocabulary and the reading, but they also helped me improve my conversational skills. The staff at GoEast really care for you and they teach according to your learning style and your needs. It really is the perfect tutoring institute that I’ve been across!
– Hayeon Kim (South Korea)
GoEast Online is the best place to study Chinese language and culture in a fast and fun way. Before starting my lessons here, I had never imagined I would be able to make such progress.
– Manny Sue (Netherlands)
GoEast’s teaching is effective and efficient. The teaching is well-rounded and certainly puts you ahead of the game, language-wise. The lessons themselves are tailored to your specific language needs, so regardless of your language goals and your reasons for studying, they’ll find a way to help you get your Chinese to the level you want it to be at.
– Chaz Sonoda (USA)
These lessons were my first ever attempt at studying online actively with real people. Wise choice — not only the online self-study videos were excellently crafted and thought provoking, the vocabulary exercises, really helped cement the new words, the structured learning conversations and tests all prepared me. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in learning the basics of business Chinese.
My GoEast teachers have been the most intelligent, skilled, fascinating, and kind teachers I have ever studied with, and I say this as a former university professor myself.
-Tom Smart (USA)
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- Then the learning starts!