Upper Intermediate Chinese Courses in Auckland and Wellington (HSK 4) HSK 4 Mandarin course

Master speaking Chinese in Auckland and Wellington with our Upper Intermediate Chinese Language course taught by experienced native speaking Chinese teachers and tutors from China with University teaching Degrees. The HSK 4 Mandarin classes consolidates and develops the grammar and material covered in the Intermediate Chinese (HSK 3) and will expand your Mandarin language vocabulary and grammar.

This course follows the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China Hanban HSK Chinese proficiency language exam syllabus while using the latest teaching methodologies. HSK 4 is equal to B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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

HSK 4 Mandarin Course Content:

  1. Friendship
  2. Home & Office
  3. Online Shopping
  4. Relationship
  5. Market
  6. Health
  7. Daily Life
  8. Happiness
  9. The World & The Earth
  10. Traditional Festivals
  11. Classic Works in Chinese
  12. Science & Technology
  13. Humans & Nature

Learning Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  1. Make comparisons with “比”,“更”;
  2. Compare different words in nearly the same meaning,like “原来—本来 /尤其—特别/ 不过—但是/ 大概—也许/ 千万—一定/ 接着—然后”
  3. Tell the difference between words with the same character, like “然:既然、仍然/系:联系、关系/同:同意、同时/格:合格、严格/度:温度、态度/感:感动、感”
  4. Offer advice
  5. Buy tickets
  6. Give objective description of nature
  7. Discuss travel experiences
  8. Discuss details of daily life

Grammar points

  1. The Structure“既…又/也/还…不仅…也/还/而且…”
  2. The Structure“即使…也…”
  3. The Structure“不仅…也/还/而且…”
  4. “V+着+V+着”
  5. The Structure“首先…其次…”
  6. 差不多/估计/左右
  7. 疑问代词活用表示任指
  8. 对…来说
  9. 在…看来
  10. 离合词&名量词重叠

Key vocabulary

  • 600 words - 实际/差不多/也/尤其/几乎/值得/估计/因此/难道/比如/确实/无论如何/既然/敢/受不了/除此以外/总的来说/商量/护照/护士/竟然/性格/寒假/弹钢琴/害羞/马虎/尊重……

Course Materials: HSK Standard Course 4a Textbook by Jiang Liping, ISBN 9787561939031 and HSK Standard Course 4b Textbook by Jiang Liping.

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.

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.

Test your level - You can test your level of Chinese to make sure you book in to the correct course here.

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Mandarin courses for Upper intermediates 1 (hsk 4.1) upper Int 2 (hsk 4.2), Upper INt 3 (hsk 4.3) & Upper Int 4 (HSK 4.4)

Upper Intermediate 1 (HSK 4.1): HSK Standard Course 4a textbook (Chapters): 1-5


  • Lesson 1: 简单的爱情 Simple love
    1. 不仅 ...... 也/还/而且 ......
    2. 从来(see also Expressing "always" with "conglai")
    3. 刚(see also Comparing "gang" and "gangcai")
    4. 即使 ...... 也 ......
    5. (在) ...... 上(see also Idiomatic phrases with "zai")
  • Lesson 2: 真正的朋友 A true friend
    1. 正好
    2. 差不多
    3. 尽管
  • Lesson 3: 经理对我印象不错 I've made a good impression on the manager
    1. 本来
    2. 另外
    3. 首先 ...... 其次 ......
    4. 不管
  • Lesson 4: 不要太着急赚钱 Don't be anxious to make money
    1. 以为
    2. 原来(see also Comparing "benlai" and "yuanlai")
    3. 按照
    4. 甚至
  • Lesson 5: 只买对的, 不买贵的 Buy the right, not the expensive
    1. 肯定
    2. 再说(备注:教材上有“把事情留到以后考虑”的意思,但是在Gr
    3. 实际
    4. 对 ...... 来说
    5. 尤其

Upper Intermediate 2 (HSK 4.2): HSK Standard Course 4a textbook (Chapters): 6-10


  • Lesson 6: 一份钱一分货 The higher the price, the better the quality
    1. 竟然
    2. 值得
    3. 其中
    4. (在) ...... 下
  • Lesson 7: 最好的医生是自己 The best doctor is yourself
    1. 估计
    2. 来不及
    3. 离合词重叠
    4. 要是
    5. 既 ...... 又/也/还 ......(备注:Gr缺少 既 ... 还 ...
  • Lesson 8: 生活中不缺少美 Beauty is not rare in life
    1. 使
    2. 只要
    3. 可不是
    4. 因此
    5. 往往
  • Lesson 9: 阳光总在风雨后 The sun will shine again after the storm
    1. 难道
    2. 通过
    3. 可是
    4. 结果
  • Lesson 10: 幸福的标准 Standards of happiness
    1. 不过
    2. 确实
    3. 在 ...... 看来
    4. 由于

Upper Intermediate 3 (HSK 4.3): HSK Standard Course 4b textbook (Chapters): 11-15


  • Lesson 11: 读书好, 读好书, 好读书 It's good to read; read good books and like reading
    1. 否则
    2. 无论
    3. 然而
    4. 同时
  • Lesson 12: 用心发现世界 Discover the world with your heart
    1. 并且
    2. 再 ...... 也 ......
    3. 对于
    4. 名量词重叠
    5. 相反
  • Lesson 13: 喝着茶看京剧 Drink tea while watching Beijing opera
    1. 大概
    2. 偶尔
    3. 进行
    4. 随着
  • Lesson 14: 保护地球母亲 Protect our Mother Earth
    1. 以(备注:还缺2个意思)
    2. 既然
    3. 于是
    4. 什么的
  • Lesson 15: 教育孩子的艺术 The art of educating children
    1. 想起来
    2. 千万

Upper Intermediate 4 (HSK 4.4): HSK Standard Course 4b textbook (Chapters): 16-20


  • Lesson 16: 生活可以更美好 Life can be better
    1. 恐怕
    2. 到底
    3. 拿 ...... 来说
  • Lesson 17: 人与自然 Humans and nature
    1. 倒(备注: 缺少 " to pour something from a container" 的意思)
    2. 为了 ...... 而 ......
    3. 仍然
  • Lesson 18: 科技与世界 Science, technology and the world
    1. 是否
    2. 受不了
    3. 接着
    4. 除此以外
    5. 把 ...... 叫作 ......
  • Lesson 19: 生活的味道 Taste of life
    1. 疑问代词活用表示任指
    2. 出来
    3. 总的来说
    4. 在于
  • Lesson 20: 路上的风量 The view along the way
    1. V + 着 + V + 着
    2. 一 ...... 就 ......
    3. 究竟(see also Expressing "in the end" with "daodi")
    4. 起来
    5. V + 起 ”

Next Course:

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

Upper Intermediate Chinese 1 (HSK 4.1) Start Dates 2022

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

Wed 27 July 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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