Frequently Asked Questions about Lessons

Our School is in the Centre of Athens! 1 Veranzerou str. (3F) , Kaniggos square. Only 3 minutes away from Omonoia metro.
Chinese language training is all we do best. For more than 10 years we’ve been helping our students learn Chinese successfully. We are leading the field of Chinese language education in the area of Athens. Our School is the only certified test center in Greece for all categories of degrees (YCT, HSK, HSKK, BCT, Teachers Training Certificate). In our School a student has the excellent opportunity to learn both the Chinese culture and language.
HongLong School has a very strict policy about the teachers that cooperates with. All of our teachers have University Degree , or Master Degree, in language instruction. They are either native speakers or in the highest certificated level in the Chinese Language, they also have great experience in teaching Chinese. Our teachers speak at least 3 foreign languages. They are most willing to spread the Chinese Language.
As any other language in the world, the Chinese language has some parts that are quite easy and some difficult to understand, especially for Western people. First of all, one of the easiest part is grammar which is not complicated, the words are simple and easy to remember. On the other hand, Chinese lacks alphabet, the syntax sometimes is hard to get used to and the characters seem impossible to memorize for some people.
Our School give the chance to our students to have Chinese lessons, Japanese lessons and Greek lessons.
The key to learn the characters is practice. You need to find time to practice on a daily basis. Apart from that, another exceptional approach to memorize them is writing dictation and small essays every time you have a lesson, using everyday expressions.
Speaking might also seem difficult to some of you due to the fact that the syntax is unusual while the words are too short. In order to attain the right pronunciation, one often needs to listen to Chinese dialogues, practice speaking and involve in a conversation wherever there is a chance.
The cost depends on the study level . You can either pay at our School or deposit the fees to the bank.
Yes, of course you can start studying Chinese. HongLong offers distance lessons . You can either choose to do lessons in groups or private.
You can still participate! All our teachers speak at least 3 languages: Greek, Chinese and English.
The courses last 8 months.
Once/twice lesson/s per week.
Depending on the level, the maximum number of students per course ranges between 4-10 participants.
You can be able to speak and understand basic dialogues when you reach HSK1 level in 50- 60 hours.
After completing 60 hours of lessons , you will be perfectly ready to take it and achieve high scores.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Exams

The exams fee depends on the certificate level you wish to participate:
HSK 1 - 50€
HSK 2 - 60 €
HSK 3 - 80€
HSK 4 - 100€
HSK 5 - 120€
HSK 6 - 130€
HSKK 1 - 80 €
HSKK 2 - 90 €
HSKK 3 - 100 €

BCT A - 80€
BCT B - 100€
YCT 1 - 60€
YCT 2 - 70€
YCT 3 - 80€
YCT 4 - 90€
YCT Speaking 1 - 80€
YCT Speaking 2 - 100€
Please take a look on the following schedule:

HSK

Exam Dates Dealines Results
Saturday, 14 July 2 July 30 July
Sunday, 22 July 10 July 6 August
Sunday, 16 September 3 September 1 October
Sunday, 14 October 1 October 29 October
Saturday, 10 November 29 October 26 November
Sunday, 2 December 19 December 17 December
 

YCT & YCT Speaking

Exam Dates Deadlines Results
Saturday, 17 November 5 November 3 December(YCT) 17 December(YCT Speaking)

HSKK

Exam Dates Deadlines Results
Saturday, 14 July 2 July 14 August
Sunday, 14 October 1 October 14 November
Sunday, 2 December 19 December 2 January, 2019
 

BCT

Exam Dates Deadlines Results
Sunday, 4 November 22 October 4 December
The exam fees and the applications should be fulfilled before the deadline with the following methods:
a) Cash at our headquarters, Veranzerou 1, Kannigos Square, 3r floor, Mon – Friday 10.00am - 18.00pm
b) By depositing into our Alpha Bank account. The bank details are in the following link: http://honglong.gr/en/exam-applications/
HongLong provides Internet based exams for all the certificates of Chinese language: HSK, HSKK, YCT and BCT
Each candidate has his/her own FULLY EQUIPPED PC which is consisted of a desktop, a screen, a keyboard, a mouse and a headset. For the Writing part the candidate can easily write Chinese characters by using the pinyin system, just by pressing the Latin characters that are on the keyboard and choosing the equivalent ideogram on the screen using his/her mouse.