This course shows students how they can become fluent Chinese speakers and pass HSK exams through self-study.
The course is comprised of 31 lectures, of between 4 and 15 minutes, that range from getting started as a Chinese learner to how to prepare for and pass HSK level 6. If you are dissatisfied with the progress you have made in learning Chinese, with your experiences in Chinese classes or don't know how to become a confident Chinese user this course will set you on the right track.
In this class I introduce the HSK Speaking Exam, which is separate from the main HSK exam.
I live and work in Shanghai and I have been in China for over 5 years. In that time I have been working as an English teacher, language coach and language examinations consultant. In school I studied Irish for 11 years and German for 5. I sucked! Like many people I felt I was just terrible at learning languages and felt as though it was something I could never do. After my first few months in China not bothering to learn more than a few words I decided to give language learning one last try. This time I did some research about language learning, tried a lot of different methods and stuck with the ones that worked. Since then language learning has become my favourite hobby. I can now speak Chinese and Spanish despite (or because of) the fact that I haven't attended language classes. I have already passed level 6, the highest level, of the HSK Chinese test for foreigners.