Culture Yard Courses

Learn how to communicate in Chinese, prepare for the HSK exam, design your own program, or join a free weekly class. All classes are live, online with instructors and classmates. You can also study in-person in Beijing.

Express HSK

Prepare for your HSK exam quickly and effectively with other dedicated classmates. Study for 6 hours per week or 10 hours per week.

  • In-house designed effective course materials
  • Supplementary course material from the HSK 标准教程 series
  • Fast-paced – from 0 to HSK 3 in 100 hours
  • Courses available for HSK levels 1-6
  • Affordable – only 50RMB ($7) an hour
  • Miss a class or want to review – we will send you the class recording
  • Study in a small group of 4-8 students
  • Multiple schedules available for different time zones
  • PDF materials and mock tests included
Level Length Price
HSK 1 24 hours ¥1200 (~170USD)
HSK 2 30 hours ¥1500 (~212USD)
HSK 3 46 hours ¥2300 (~324USD)
HSK 4 上/下 50 hours each ¥2500 (~360USD) each
HSK 5 上/下 60 hours each ¥3000 (~424USD) each
HSK 6 上/下 80 hours each ¥4000 (~571USD) each

Prices do not include the HSK exam fees

We have class packages for either 6 hours or 10 hours of study per week. The table below illustrates how long it will take for you to complete the course based on the number of hours you dedicate per week.

Level 10 h/week 6 h/week
HSK 1 2.5 weeks 4 weeks
HSK 2 3 weeks 5 weeks
HSK 3 4.5 weeks 8 weeks
HSK 4 上/下 5 weeks 8 weeks
HSK 5 上/下 6 weeks each 10 weeks each
HSK 6 上/下 8 weeks each 13 weeks each

Conversational courses

Using an in-house developed curriculum, we will teach you step-by-step how to speak Chinese like a native. Classes are never boring and are based around daily useful topics so you can start speaking Chinese straight away. No rote memorization here.

  • Classes focused on daily communication
  • Lots of speaking practice and individual attention
  • Offered on a private 1-on-1, 1-on-2, or 3+ basis
  • Relevant spoken language to speak like and understand locals
  • Progressive curriculum from 0 to fluency
  • Supplementary course materials from the 体验汉语 series
  • PDF materials included

Private Classes

If you are interested in studying at your own pace, studying with friends, or customizing your coursework, we offer private classes on a 1-on-1, 1-on-2, and 3+ basis.

Class Size Price
1-on-1 150RMB (22USD) / hour
1-on-2 115RMB (17USD) / hour
3+ 80RMB (11USD) / hour

Minimum purchase 10 hours. New students may purchase 1 hour if they choose.

Free Weekly Classes

Try out online Chinese learning, get to know our teachers, meet fellow Chinese students, and learn some useful Chinese for daily use. All from the comfort of your own home, all for free!

Topics change weekly and include Introduction to Chinese characters and pronunciation; daily Chinese for life in China, such as taking a taxi and ordering food; Chinese culture classes; business Chinese; HSK classes, and much more.