The Beijing Language Institute Has Launched Its Web-based Subsidiary StudyHSK Dedicated To Educational Excellence In Mandarin Chinese Online Teaching And HSK Preparation
Efficient online Mandarin Chinese studies with the Beijing Language Institute and StudyHSK.
- (1888PressRelease) July 12, 2012 - On July 1st, 2012 the Beijing Language Institute launched www.studyhsk.com to bring its famed approach to Mandarin Chinese language learning and teaching to a worldwide online audience. Increasing internet speeds, innovative software for online studies and the launch of the new HSK test (the standardized Mandarin Chinese proficiency test equal to IELTS and TOEFL) created a welcome opportunity to spread the Chinese language beyond physical and geographical borders. The principal of the Beijing Language Institute Mr Jiao Yu believes: "Studying a foreign language is not only about studying grammar and vocabulary; it opens a window to look into the underlying culture. This is particularly important for businesspeople, professionals, academics and politicians of all levels." Moreover, it is the principal's firm belief that a structured approach to studying a language yields the best results. The HSK test is the predominant test for Mandarin Chinese proficiency, features its own HSK vocabulary lists and is permanently developed by the state-sanctioned Confucius Institute.
The new HSK test features levels from HSK 1 to HSK 6. HSK 1 to HSK 3 are comparable to a student's rookie to intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese; however, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6 really attest to a student's proficiency. The HSK exam's tested vocabulary gradually increases from HSK 1 to HSK 6 doubling from level to level.
Students at www.studyhsk.com can arrange classes flexibly in two-hour slots. With an average two daily hours of online class from Monday to Friday and another two daily hours of self-study students can expect to progress from no Mandarin Chinese knowledge at all to level 5 or beyond within 24 months.
The Beijing Language Institute uses the teaching philosophy of Prof. Zhang Pengpeng which separates the Mandarin Chinese language into a speaking and listening element and a reading and writing element. Since its inception in 2005 the Beijing Language Institute has taught more than 3,000 students at about double efficiency if compared to Mandarin courses at Chinese universities etc. Among the students at the Beijing Language Institute were Anne Rogge, wife of IOC president Jacques Rogge, and Princess Laura of Belgium.
Visit StudyHSK at www.studyhsk.com.