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Pronunciation points by level

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In order to properly measure and track client progress, no matter what study resources the client is using, AllSet Learning has developed lists of pronunciation points, organized by level. If you're not sure where your pronunciation knowledge stands, take a look at one of these levels, and if you can find one where you know MOST of the pronunciation points already, work through the rest until you're totally confident with the whole list, and then move on to the next level.

A1 Pronunciation Points

A1 Pronunciation Points (Beginner / HSK 1): for absolute beginners (be sure to check out the pinyin chart!)

Pinyin Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
A1 Pinyin chart Learn all the sounds and individual syllables that make up all the words in Mandarin Chinese.
A1 Pinyin quick start guide Quickly learn the easy sounds, and get helpful explanations on the tough sounds.

Tone Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
A1 The four tones There are four main tones in Mandarin Chinese. Your quest to master them starts here!
A1 Pinyin chart There is audio for all four tones for every syllable on this chart.

Other Points

(none for this level)

A2 Pronunciation Points

A2 Pronunciation Points (Elementary / HSK 2): for those with roughly one semester of formal Chinese study (this section is still being actively developed and expanded)

B1 Pronunciation Points

B1 Pronunciation Points (Intermediate / HSK 3): for those with roughly one year of formal Chinese study (this section is still being actively developed and expanded)

B2 Pronunciation Points

B2 Pronunciation Points (Upper Intermediate / HSK 4): for those with roughly two years of formal Chinese study (this section is not started yet)

Notes on the Levels

AllSet Learning has adopted the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which uses the "A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2" system, corresponding to levels beginner through advanced. These levels also have equivalents in the ACTFL (American) standards.