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HSK TEST Preparation Course

Check out Nathan's Story at Keats

HSK 6 in 6 Months

Check out Nathan's Story at Keats

HSK 6 in 6 Months
  • Duration

    1-52 Weeks

  • Lessons Per Day

    4/6 Hours

  • Accommodation


  • Daily Meals


  • Student Number


  • Program Start

    Any Monday

  • Tuition Starting From

    US $710

  • language levels

    Any level

Course Features

In the HSK Test Preparation Program, I will:

  • Study Chinese one-on-one intensively by following the HSK course
  • Prepare for the HSK test and pass the test in the shortest possible time
  • Learn test-taking techniques to help me master the test
  • Be provided with full accommodation and meals – study, dining, single room accommodation, and gym in one building.
  • Have a personal and customized study plan created for me based on my current HSK level
Program Intro

Is this program for me?



    China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or the Chinese Proficiency Test, is a standardized test to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers.

    HSK Certificates are:
    (1)to certify that the holder has acquired the required Chinese Proficiency to enter a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student.
    (2)to certify that the holder can be exempt from taking the Chinese language course depending on the level of certification.
    (3)as a basis for the employers to evaluate the Chinese proficiency of the job applicants.



      Keats has a professional team of excellent Chinese teachers. All the teachers in the HSK research team are carefully selected and have rich experience helping students with HSK preparation. You will learn the latest and most useful test-taking techniques created by our team. The Keats team will create personal study plans for you. Professional teachers will design the HSK class materials and track your progress according to your previous Mandarin Chinese level to make sure that you get the most value for the time you spend at Keats.



        One-on-one teaching is the fastest way to help you pass the HSK test. Four/Six hours of intensive Mandarin Chinese lessons with effective teaching methods per day will help you learn Chinese and master the HSK test as quickly as possible.

        As an expert in the HSK test preparation program, Keats has taught a significant number of foreign students and has helped them successfully pass the test. We are highly professional in helping students master different Chinese language points and various test-taking techniques for the HSK test.



          Your private room is located in the same building as the school and is a quick 5-minute walk to our cafeteria, where we serve Chinese food, gym, and classrooms. Step outside your residence, and you are conveniently located in the city center with easy access to all that Kunming has to offer. There are many things in Kunming that you can explore. Keats students find that there are so many things to do after the HSK classes. You may wonder why learn Chinese in Kunming. Here you will find answers to all your questions.

          Locations Available for the HSK Test Preparation Course




          • You can choose to study for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week).
          • We use unique teaching methods developed by Keats. Your teacher(s) will prepare the lessons according to your level of Chinese and your learning goals, to make sure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time.
          • As an outstanding organization for helping students pass the HSK test, we are passionate about the progress each of our students makes.


          • Located in the SAME building as the school.
          • Clean, safe, convenient, and comfortable.
          • The room contains a bed, bedsheets, desk and chair, wardrobe, fridge, water dispenser, 24-hour hot water, and wifi.
          • Free room cleaning service is offered once a week.

          Program Certificate

          As an outstanding Chinese language institute that is well established for nearly 20 years, we offer students program certificates at the end of the program. You can use it for:

          • Job application
          • Degree program application
          • Proof of a memorable experience
          • Proof of your Chinese level

          Free Services

          FREE - 3 Meals a Day

          Free Services

          • Authentic Chinese Cuisine: Keats Cafeteria uses fresh produce to prepare delicious Chinese meals with top-quality oil.
          • We offer various choices for vegetarians.
          • Keats Cafeteria is the best place to meet and chat with other students. It is also a good time to practice your Chinese with Keats teachers during meal times.

          Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

          We also offer train station pick-up and drop-off. Just email us your arrival and departure details and we will make arrangements for you.

          Free - Access to All Keats Facilities

          You will have FREE access to Keats Fitness Center, Keats Library, Keats Cafeteria, Keats Time Cafe, self-study rooms, and laundry rooms.

          Free - Evening Activities

          • Every Monday & Wednesday: Movie night. With the big movie screen at Keats, you can choose any movie from our thousands of options.
          • Every Tuesday: App night. Learn to use Chinese mobile apps.
          • Every Thursday: Chinese culture night. Learn to play mahjong, taste Chinese tea, make dumplings, watch traditional opera, make Chinese snacks, do Chinese painting, etc.
          • Every Friday: Fun night. Visit night markets, Karaoke TV, play badminton, role play, etc.

          FREE Saturday Excursions

          In order to make the most out of your time at Keats, we take you to explore various interesting places during the weekend to help you have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. We offer FREE excursions every Saturday. There are so many reasons to learn Chinese in Kunming. You will fall in love with this amazing city when you come to learn Chinese.

          Chinese Language Partner

          In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to practice Mandarin Chinese outside of classrooms, the Friends Program at Keats provides the opportunity to make friends with Chinese people. You will be paired with a local Chinese who can speak standard Mandarin. Keats has strict criteria for selecting Chinese people with standard accents to join the Friends Program. You and your language partners are encouraged to take part in all activities at Keats and also check out things to do in Kunming.

          Life Advisor

          Your “Life Advisor” will be helping you with

          • School orientation;
          • A tour of the surrounding area (supermarket, hospital, SIM card, metro station, restaurants, post office, etc.)
          • Accommodation registration;
          • Arranging room cleaning and bottled water ordering;
          • Arranging airport drop-off.

          Study Advisor

          Your “Study Advisor” will be helping you with

          • Collecting your learning feedback;
          • Tracking your satisfaction with the program;
          • Answering questions in learning Chinese;
          • Adjusting your class to meet your requirements;
          • Arranging make-up lessons;
          • Arranging lessons if you want to extend your stay or add extra lessons.

          FREE 24/7 Support

          Whenever you need help, we are here to help. We understand that living abroad can be stressful, especially for the first time. We are here to ease your concerns and make your transition smooth. Keats is your home in China and is with you all the time.

          Benefits for Keats Students

          50% Off at Keats Time Cafe

          Benefits for Keats Students

          We use the arabica coffee grown in Yunnan to prepare espresso, latte, cappuccino, and mocha. Keats students will receive 50% discount for all drinks at Keats Time Cafe, which is located in the school building. Each day we strive to deliver an exceptional hospitality experience at Keats. A day full of energy starts from a cup of good coffee or tea.

          Keats Student ID

          As a Keats student, you can request a student ID. With the student ID, you can receive student’s prices or discounted prices at 80% parks in China. This saves you a lot of money which you can invest in your Mandarin Chinese classes. The student ID provides the best opportunity to travel in China on a budget. You will receive a variety of benefits as a Keats student.


          Keats offers support for your student/tourist visa application. After you complete your registration at Keats, we will send you instructions on how to get your student/tourist visa with help from Keats. Keats can also provide dependent visas for your spouse and children.

          Internships Available

          In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to have a deep insight of Chinese culture and work with Chinese people side by side,  Keats officially works with China Science and Technology Service Cooperation Center for South Asia and SouthEast Asia. If you want to do an internship while you learn Mandarin in China and put what you have learned in the Chinese language course into practical use, we have positions such as assistant project manager available. If you want to start your own company in China, we can also offer consultation on legal issues and office rent.


          8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast at Keats Cafeteria

          8:30am – 12:30pm One-on-one HSK preparation Chinese lessons or free time on your own

          12:30pm – 1:20pm Lunch at Keats Cafeteria

          1:30pm – 5:30pm One-on-one HSK preparation Chinese lessons or free time on your own

          6:00pm Dinner at Keats Cafeteria

          7:00pm – 9:00pm Movie night/Cultural activities


          Access to Online Learning Materials

          Access to Keats Fitness Center


          High speed internet and use of the computers

          Saturday Excursion

          Medicine for minor illnesses


          Nicholas | Canada

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.

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          Joep | Netherlands

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.

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          Andrew | USA

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          I am a graduate student working on my doctorate degree at Columbia University. We were able to really focus on speaking especially interview-style speaking and we are able to really up my Chinese reading and writing skills, so when I go back to Columbia, I can take formal Chinese classes. It has been a really good experience and I really love my teacher.

          Dr. Med. Beatrice | Austria

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          I decided to learn Chinese in Kunming because I like smaller cities and I like the climate here. We had four hours a day study here and my dear teacher taught me very much and never lost her patience with me. It was a really wonderful experience to be here and I recommend Keats school and the teachers here to everyone who likes to learn Chinese in China.

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          Sarah | Dubai

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats if you are looking for the best Chinese school in China.

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          Josephine | Indonesia

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          I think Keats is one of the best language schools I have ever been to. My teacher is such an amazing person. She is so good at teaching. She makes classes fun. I have learned a lot of vocabulary during my time here. I would really recommend coming to learn Mandarin Chinese at Keats School.

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          Hitanshu | UK

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

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          Sarah | USA

          HSK Test Preparation Course

          My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese course? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

          Locations Available for the HSK Test Preparation Course


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          What's the difference between the Intensive One-on-one Chinese Classes and the HSK Test Preparation Course?

          The HSK Test Preparation Course is also one-on-one based, but it uses the HSK standard course as the textbook. It follows the HSK curriculum to help you understand where you are according to the HSK evaluating system. If you are not aiming to pass the test, you can also choose this program if you prefer to follow the HSK system. It is a comprehensive program comprising speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

          The Intensive One-on-one Chinese classes are more customized. We use a wide range of textbooks for this program, and your teacher will select the most suitable textbook for your learning goals and expectations. You can also have your own focus, such as speaking and listening. If you prefer to use your own textbook, that is also possible for the Intensive one-on-one Chinese course. The content for the Intensive one-on-one Chinese course is more catered to your needs. For example, you can take this program to facilitate your university Chinese course, to use Chinese at work better, to be able to travel alone in China, to expand your personal hobbies, etc.

          How long does it take to pass each HSK level if I choose the HSK Test Preparation Course?

          If you are a complete beginner, it takes around:

          3 – 4 weeks to pass the HSK 1

          7 – 8 weeks to pass the HSK2

          10 – 12 weeks to pass the HSK 3

          14 – 16 weeks to pass the HSK 4

          40 – 52 weeks to pass the HSK 5

          1.5 – 2 years to pass the HSK 6

          If you have already studied some Chinese and have a foundation, the time to pass each level would be less.

          Please note that this is an estimated learning path. Each student’s learning time might be different due to personal experiences. But don’t worry. Keats has taught a significant number of international students and has helped them successfully pass the test.


          Your accommodation at Keats starts on Sunday. You can arrive on a Sunday and start your lessons on Monday. The check-out date is Saturday after you finish your lessons on Friday. If it is hard to find the best flight to arrive on Sunday or to leave on Saturday and you need to arrive one day earlier or leave one day later, that’s also possible. The extra cost for accommodation is RMB 200/night.

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          What to Pack Practical Manual for New Students

          So, you’ve made up your mind to learn Chinese in China. You will travel to China to take an intensive Chinese immersion language course at Keats and start a wonderful journey. Here is a practical manual for new students, including what to pack, money, medical/health, transportation, and entertainment. Please kindly read it before you arrive. We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Kunming!

          Practical Manual for New Students

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