IMPROVERS Chinese Courses in Auckland and Wellington (HSK 2) HSK 2 Mandarin course

Learn Chinese with our 8 week immersion Improvers Chinese language lessons in Auckland and Wellington taught by fun and experienced native speaking teachers from China.

This course is intended for those who have completed Chinese for Beginners language courses (Level 1 - Basic Chinese). It consolidates and develops the grammar and material covered in Beginners HSK 1 and will expand your Chinese vocabulary and grammar. The HSK level 2 course is designed for learners who have studied Chinese for roughly 15 hours. This course for recently new learners and is carefully designed to help you gain essential Chinese language skills and get a good understanding of basic grammar and vocabulary. The course covers topics such as going shopping, inviting friends to go out or talking about hobbies and interests.

This course follows the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China Hanban HSK 2 Chinese proficiency language exam syllabus while using the latest teaching methodologies. HSK 2 is equal to A2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

You will learn how to communicate in Mandarin in everyday situations, through written and oral conversation exercises, role-playing, Chinese games and multimedia.

HSK 2 Chinese Mandarin Course Content

  1. Travel
  2. Timetable
  3. Colors
  4. Spare time
  5. Different places and distance
  6. Hobbies
  7. Describe the continuation of a certain state
  8. Make comparison
  9. Make suggestions
  10. Spring Festival & Chinese Tea Culture

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  1. Describe locations and give directions
  2. Go shopping
  3. Arrange to go out for various activities
  4. Talk about clothes, sizes, colour and prices
  5. Travel by bus
  6. Make phone calls
  7. Know further Chinese culture

Grammar points

  1. Expressions of approximate numbers
  2. Question using “是不是”
  3. The “的” Phrase
  4. The Structure “是…的”:used to emphasize the agent of an action
  5. Reduplication of Measure Words& Verbs
  6. The Pair of Conjunctions “因为…,所以…”; “虽然 …,但是 …”
  7. Complements of Result
  8. “第” Indicating Order
  9. The Aspect Particle “着” “了” “过”
  10. The Imperative Sentence


  • 241 new words

Course Materials: HSK Standard Course 2 - Textbook by Jiang Liping, ISBN 9787561937266.

BUY online at the University of Canterbury Book store for $25 here! The Hanban HSK 1-6 Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide in Universities.

Duration: Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour classes. There are no lessons on Public holidays. Courses run the same day and time of the week as its start date for 2 months.

Small Chinese Classes: Classes are around 10 students.

Textbooks: Hanban HSK 1-4 Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.

Chinese School Locations in Auckland & Wellington:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North Shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore Auckland
  • Wellington - Mt Vic Hub, 24 Elizabeth St, Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Price: $200, includes small Mandarin classes sizes, HSK exam preparation and Mandarin teachers from China, thats less than $25 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

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Mandarin courses for improvers 1 (hsk 2.1) & improvers 2 (hsk2.2)

Improvers 1 (HSK 2.1): HSK Standard Course 2 textbook (Chapters): 1-8


  • Lesson 1: 九月去北京旅游最好 September is the best time to visit Beijing
    1. 助动词“要” The Auxiliary Verb "要"
    2. 程度副词:最 The Adverb of Degree "最"
    3. 概数的表达:几、多"几" and "多": expressions of approximate numbers (see also Indicating a number in excess)
  • Lesson 2: 我每天六点起床 I get up at six every day
    1. 用“是不是” 的问句 Questions Using "是不是" (see also Tag questions with "bu")
    2. 代词“每” The Pronoun"每"
    3. 疑问代词“多” The Interrogative Pronoun"多"
  • Lesson 3: 左边那个红色的是我的 The red one on the left is mine
    1. “的” 字短语The "的" Phrase
    2. 一下 The Numeral Classifier "一下"
    3. 语气副词“真” The Modal Adverb "真"
  • Lesson 4: 这个工作是他帮我介绍的 He recommended me for this job
    1. “是……的” 句:强调施事 The Structure "是……的": emphasizing the agent of an action
    2. 表示时间:……的时候"……的时候" Indicating Time
    3. 时间副词“已经” The Adverb of Time "已经"
  • Lesson 5: 就买这件吧 Take this one
    1. 副词“就” The Adverb "就"
    2. 语气副词“还”(1)The Modal Adverb "还"(1)
    3. 程度副词“有点儿” The Adverbial Modifier "有点儿"
  • Lesson 6: 你怎么不吃了 Why don't you eat more
    1. 疑问代词“怎么” The Interrogative Pronoun "怎么"
    2. 量词的重叠 Reduplication of Measure Words
    3. 关联词“因为……,所以……” The Pair of Conjunctions "因为……,所以……"
  • Lesson 7: 你家离公司远吗 Do you live far from your company
    1. 语气副词“还”(2)The Modal Adverb "还"(2)
    2. 时间副词“就” The Adverb of Time "就"
    3. 离 The Verb "离"
    4. 语气助词“呢” The Modal Particle "呢"
  • Lesson 8: 让我想想再告诉你 Let me think about it and I'll tell you later
    1. 疑问句“……,好吗” The Interrogative Sentence "……,好吗"
    2. 副词“再” The Adverb "再"
    3. 兼语句 Pivotal Sentences
    4. 动词的重叠 Reduplication of Verbs

Improvers 1 (HSK 2.1): HSK Standard Course 2 textbook (Chapters): 9-15


  • Lesson 9:
    1. 结果补语 Complements of Result
    2. 介词“从” The Preposition “从”
    3. “第”表示顺序 “第”Indicating Order
  • Lesson 10:
    1. 祈使句:不要......了;别......了;The Imperative Sentence “不要......了 / 别......了”(see also Expressing "stop doing" with "bie… le" )
    2. 介词“对” The Preposition “对”
  • Lesson 11:
    1. 动词结构做定语 A Verb (Phrase) Used as an Attributive Modifier
    2. “比”字句(1)The “比” Sentence(1)
    3. 助动词“可能” The Auxiliary Verb “可能”
  • Lesson 12:
    1. 状态补语 Complements of State
    2. “比”字句(2)The “比” Sentence(2)
  • Lesson 13:
    1. 动态助词“着” The Aspect Particle “着”
    2. 反问句“不是......吗“ The Rhetorical Question “不是......吗“
    3. 介词“往” The Preposition “往”
  • Lesson 14:
    1. 动态助词“过” The Aspect Particle “过”
    2. 关联词“虽然......,但是......“ The Pair of Conjunctions “虽然......,但是......“
    3. 动量补语“次” The Complement of Frequency “次”
  • Lesson 15:
    1. 动作的状态:“要......了“ “要......了“ Indicating the State of an Action
    2. “都......了“ The Structure “都......了“

Next Course:

  • Price $200.00
  • Chinese
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

Improvers Chinese 1 Courses (HSK 2.1) Start Dates 2022

AUCKLAND CENTRAL CHINESE - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Tue 17 May 7.30-9.00pm


Tue 3 May 7.30-9.00pm


Improvers Chinese 2 Courses (HSK 2.2) Start Dates 2022

AUCKLAND CENTRAL CHINESE - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Tue 26 July 7.30-9.00pm


Tue 29 March 7.30-9.00pm


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Qualifications: Certificate of Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language - Beijing Language and Culture University 2012.

Experience: Chinese Institute, Mandarin Teacher - 2014-2019

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