Chinese level 5

Course information

This course is the right choice for students who have achieved level 2 of the HSK proficiency test. You should, among other things, be able to express your views on common everyday topics.

During this course, you will further expand your vocabulary, practice reading without Pinyin, and master more advanced grammar and fixed structures to be able to make longer sentences. 

Topics dealt with include foods and gifts. At the end of this course, you will be able to speak Chinese reasonably well and understand a wide range of conversations.

The end level of Chinese level 5 equals one-third of level 3 of the HSK proficiency test (400 words). This level can be compared to B1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

The course material is written in English, so a basic understanding of English is needed.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to Chinese level 6.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the Chinese level 4 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Standard Course HSK 3 (chapter 1-6)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.

Schedule and registration

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 10 Jul 2023 11 Sep 2023 19:00 - 21:30 25 525 Enrol NOW!
Saturdays 02 Sep 2023 04 Nov 2023 13:00 - 15:30 25 525 Enrol NOW!
Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 02 Oct 2023 04 Dec 2023 19:00 - 21:30 25 575 Enrol NOW!