I have decided to take the HSK Level 3 Chinese test this year. Level 3 is intermediate level. I have been studying Chinese for a few years, but I haven’t studied hard. I think this is because I didn’t have a goal.
Now that I have a goal – the test, I am studying every day. I use a textbook my Chinese teacher gave me, a vocabulary book, and the official textbook for the test. I am using Japanese textbooks. So I am studying Chinese through Japanese. I also listen to a Chinese CD in my car. I don’t understand it all, but I can pick out words. The more I study, the more words I can recognise. I also watch videos on YouTube. There are a lot of language learning videos on that site.
I want to take the test in September. I will study every day until then so that I am ready. I want to pass, but if I don’t, I’ll just study harder and take it again. If I pass, I will study for level 4 next year. My goal is to get the highest level – level 6.
While I am studying, I would like to go to China to practice my Chinese. I have been once before, but that was a long time ago. I couldn’t speak any Chinese then. I hope I can go sometime in the next few years.
Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press