Ronny Wisløff Andersen 5 months ago
New HSK 1-9

I've heard talk about them changing the HSK system so we go from 6 levels to having 9 levels. This would also include an increase in the vocabulary of the pre exciting HSK levels. First of all, is this true? :D Second how are you planning to accommodate for this change? I presume there wont be much change in the courses, as you are taking an original approach. But what changes will you make, and will you then make more videos to get us to that sweet sweet HSK level 9? PS: I'm level 1 so that's years away for me ;D

Simon Robinson 5 months ago

All here:

I am also interested to see if Domino will be accelerating the release of higher HSK levels ready for the new HSK as the character requirements are far more.

Julian W. 5 months ago

I’m also interested if the course will be updated when the HSK gets the overhaul. Just curious as this stage as I’m just at level 3 :P

Felix Lattman 4 months ago

We're still not sure about the actual facts about this. So far it's actually only an account for the Chinese HSK official account that has gone out and said this, not confirming anything further. We'll see how things develop and be sure to be on top of any changes!

John Morgan 1 week ago

I just found out the new "Standard for Chinese Proficiency in International Chinese Language Education" has just been released. It comes into effect on July 1st 2021.

Check out the announcement here:

The actual details are in a huge 260 page pdf document.
You can find the document by searching for "GF0025-2021". Its on the site.

Or there's a brief summary here:

Jackie Damkjaer Hansen 1 week ago

You can see the changes here.

Jackie Damkjaer Hansen 1 week ago

It was simply too easy to reach the higher levels (4-6). HSK 6 was seen as a native speaker according to the HSK system, but in the European languages system, it would only be classified as intermediate (B2). They basically needed higher levels and I get that. How can anybody be considert a native speaker when only knowing 5000 words. Anyway, not sure it will make much changes to the dominochinese structure, except adding in more levels, which I belive they where already considering, but that takes a lot of time to do. :)

John Morgan 1 week ago

Yes, having now read what the new characters are for each level I agree this new HSK makes a lot of sense.
HSK1 and 2 were meaningless before. The whole scale looks more even now.
So HSK1, 2 and 3 will be harder, but HSK4, 5 and 6 will seem easier in a way as a lot of the words and grammar you'll already have learned in the lower levels. And HSK 7-9 will be fun! :-)

Jackie Damkjaer Hansen 1 week ago

I agree with that John. I just read a bit more upon it and I actually think it's a lot better not. The curve towards HSK 4 is also a bit more even, which will probably make sure, that people don`t run into a wall at HSK 4, where they have to learn so much. Anyway, read that they will probably lower the level of Chinese to study at university or work in a Chinese company, but that's still to early to say. :)

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