Chinese level 8

Course information

The Chinese level 8 course is intended for students with a fair knowledge of Chinese. To take this course your Chinese proficiency should be at intermediate level. For example, you can already converse reasonably fluently on topics involving your daily life (hobbies, work and preferences).

During Chinese level 8 you will expand your vocabulary for general every-day and business communication. You will also explore Chinese society and culture in more depth, and learn more complex grammatical structures in order to be able to express specific and complex concepts in Chinese.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to use Chinese in daily life. You will be able to converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and you will find it increasingly easy to speak fluently with native speakers of Chinese.

Grammar covered during Chinese level 8 includes new conjunctions to refine a meaning, new adverbs and new constructions for expressing conditional consent.

The end level of Chinese level 8 is equivalent to half of level 4 of the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test (800 words). This level is comparable to level B2.1 of the European Framework of Reference.

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 9.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test

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 7 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Standard Course HSK 4A, € 35 (chapter 1-5)
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
Thursdays 11 Apr 2024 20 Jun 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 575 Enrol NOW!
Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Thursdays 11 Apr 2024 20 Jun 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 525 Enrol NOW!