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The UOC's Chinese courses include general courses and specific courses to prepare for HSK examinations.

The semester-long courses provide comprehensive and balanced training through the use of the latest information and communication technologies and most up-to-date teaching methods.

The UOC provides beginning and basic level courses that take into account the specific nature of this language, including its writing system and phonology. These courses require a different, more focused training than that offered for languages that are closer to home. Students continuous assessment during the semester and receive personalized feedbackwhich includes videos with corrections.

The various courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and provide the tools students need to prepare for the HSK Chinese examinations (up to level 3) organized by the Confucius Institute (Hanban). The website has a table comparing the Chinese courses run by the Centre for Modern Languages with the different CEFR and HSK levels.

The Centre offers short courses designed specifically to help students prepare for the different HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, official certificate from the People's Republic of China) examinations. These courses go over the structure of each of the examinations and the skills required to pass them. They provide the tools needed to develop the corresponding vocabulary and grammar skills. Students are monitored to detect their specific needs.

These courses are offered alongside the UOC's regular Chinese courses and are designed for any student of Chinese. The UOC currently offers the following HSK examination courses:

CEFR/HSK Level Semester-long courses Campus language Credits Fees
Each credit represents a workload of 25 hours.


Chinese A1.1 Catalan 5 €323
Chinese A1.2 Catalan 5 €323
Chinese A1.3 Catalan 5 €323

Chinese A2.1 Catalan 5 €323
Chinese A2.2 Catalan 5 €323
HSK preparation course HSK 2 preparation course Spanish 1 €60
HSK 3 preparation course Spanish 1 €60
HSK 4 preparation course Spanish 3 €180