That's Mandarin Level System

LEVELS 1-10

That's Mandarin Level System

LEVELS 0-10

THAT’S MANDARIN LEVEL SYSTEM

What is your Chinese level?

Our curriculum is in sync with the current HSK level system.

The information below will help you determine which level you should take at our school to pass a certain HSK level.

PRE-HSK

TM LEVEL 0

FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Start with Level 0 as an optional course for absolute beginners — based on Chinese Link Words (c) method.
Master 84 basic Chinese words, and use them as building blocks to make up to 150 new words.
Learn some basic Chinese grammar, and build your first Chinese phrases and sentences.

You will also master Chinese prounciation with the brand new Pinyin Course.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 1

TM LEVEL 1

EQUIVALENT TO HSK 1 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Understand basic Chinese words and sentences, and pick up some basic vocabulary to be able to  introduce yourself in Chinese, order food at a restaurant, take a taxi, ask for directions, shop for clothes and things, and more.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 2

TM LEVEL 2

EQUIVALENT TO HSK 2 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Learn to express yourself in daily conversations calling a taxi, using taxi apps and food ordering apps, buying train/plane/movie tickets, traveling and booking a hotel room, making reservations etc.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 3

TM LEVEL 3

EQUIVALENT TO 1/2 OF HSK 3 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Expand your knowledge and learn to express your thoughts and feelings in Chinese, as well as your hobbies and pastime activities; learn to negotiate with real estate agents and landlords when looking for an apartment; talk to ayis, repair guys and salespeople; get prepared to visit a Chinese family and celebrate a festival together with your Chinese friends.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 3

TM LEVEL 4

EQUIVALENT TO 1/2 OF HSK 3 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Use the language in more advanced daily life situations — discussing your health & well-being, as well as modern issues (society, marriage & divorce, children, education); visiting a hospital or taking your pet to the hospital. Pick up the vocabulary that will help you find a job in China, and negotiate with your future employer, colleagues and clients.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 4

TM LEVEL 5

EQUIVALENT TO 1/4 OF HSK 4 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Discuss various social and work-related topics (employment, job hopping, etc); write e-mails; read and retell simple news and reports in Chinese.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 4

TM LEVEL 6

EQUIVALENT TO 1/4 OF HSK 4 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Learn and understand Chinese culture; talk about history and music; compare and discuss cultural differences; learn to understand the content in Chinese news or TV dramas.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 4

TM LEVEL 7

EQUIVALENT TO 1/4 OF HSK 4 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Discuss natural phenomena & modern issues — global problems, environment, technology, entertainment, etc.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 4

TM LEVEL 8

EQUIVALENT TO 1/4 OF HSK 4 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Master the words, phrases and grammar necessary to discuss economic and social news in Chinese (real estate, urbanization, poverty, retirement, etc.) & hold extended conversations with native Chinese speakers.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

HSK 5

TM LEVEL 9

EQUIVALENT TO HSK 5 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Master vocabulary and grammar necessary to pass the HSK 5 test; read Chinese articles and books; write your own speeches, presentations & academic papers in Chinese; fluently communicate in spoken Chinese.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

Private 1-on-1 Classes

256 classes*

*Number of classes for Levels 9 & 10 is chosen individually depending on student’s prior knowledge and goals.

HSK 6

TM LEVEL 10

EQUIVALENT TO HSK 6 + EXTRA WORDS

WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Learn vocabulary and grammar necessary to pass the HSK 6 test; lluently communicate in spoken and written Chinese without making mistakes; use Chinese for professional and academic purposes; comfortably use Chinese idioms.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL

Private 1-on-1 Classes

256 classes*

*Number of classes for Levels 9 & 10 is chosen individually depending on student’s prior knowledge and goals.

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THAT’S MANDARIN LEVEL SYSTEM

That’s Mandarin Level Summary

#1 | That's Mandarin

Level 1

Learn to have basic conversations in Chinese:

• introduce yourself
• talk about family
• make new friends
• order food in a restaurant
• take a taxi
• ask for directions
• shop for clothes
• buy food and drinks
• make arrangements
• talk about the past, present and future

#2 | That's Mandarin

Level 2

Learn to express yourself in daily conversations: 

• use payment apps, taxi apps
• order a takeout
• make a reservation
• buy movie tickets
• buy flowers
• invite friends for dinner
• discuss hobbies, work, daily routine
• deal with feeling sick
• buy train tickets
• book a hotel room
• check in at a hotel, solve hotel-related problems

#3 | That's Mandarin

Level 3

Expand your knowledge: 

• express your feelings and thoughts in Chinese
• talk to a cleaning lady
• talk to a real estate agent
• rent an apartment
• negotiate with the landlord
• fix broken things
• deal with problems
• make a complaint
• celebrate CNY in a Chinese family
• discuss sports

Level 4 | That's Mandarin

Level 4

Use the language in more advanced daily life situations:

• visit a hospital
• discuss your health & well-being
• solve pet-related problems
• discuss modern issues (society, marriage & divorce, children, education)
• attend a job interview
• negotiate with your boss and collleagues
• complete job- related tasks

#5 | That's Mandarin

Level 5

• Discuss various social and work-related topics (employment, job hopping, etc.)
• Write e-mails
• Read and retell simple news and reports in Chinese

#6 | That's Mandarin

Level 6

• Learn and understand Chinese culture
• Talk about history and music
• Compare and discuss cultural differences
• Learn to understand the content in Chinese news or TV dramas

#7 | That's Mandarin

Level 7

• Pick up advanced vocabulary
• Discuss natural phenomena
• Discuss modern issues (global problems, environment, technology, entertainment)

#8 | That's Mandarin

Level 8

• Master the words, phrases and grammar necessary to discuss economic and social news in Chinese (real estate, urbanization, poverty, retirement, etc.)
• Hold extended conversations with native Chinese speakers on various topics

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