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Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Second Language (0523) 2019 Edeo


  • 2 years study in Chinese
  • Explanations and vocabulary


Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year old. It is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
This syllabus is designed for learners who are learning Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. 

Cambridge IGCSE  Chinese aims to offer insights into the culture and civilization of countries where Mandarin Chinese is spoken, encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.

There are three papers:

First Language (0509)    (equivalent to HSK 6, IB A (SL)(SL), Edexcel GCE Advance Level (9CN0))

Second Language (0523)  (equivalent to HSK 5, IB B (SL)(SL), Edexcel GCE Advance Subsidiary AS Level (8CN0))

Foreign Language (0547) (equivalent to HSK 4, IB B (SL)(SL), Edexcel GCSE  (1CN0), Edexcel IGCSE (4CN0), AQA IGCSE )

Please refer to our Quiz Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Second Language (0523) 2019  for practice

and   Amazon book “Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Second Language (0523) 2019- Extensive Explanations for Achieving an A* in the IGCSE Chinese – Examination Skills, Tips and Guide“

Comparing with  Chinese Language Proficiency (HSK) which is organized by Chinese government for foreigners.

The levels of the new HSK correspond to the levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF),
 GCSE, IGCSE,  AS, A Level (A1, A2),  IB,  SAT, AP as follows:

GCSE Chinese /  IGCSE Chinese =  HSK (Level 4)    1200  Vocabulary    
A1 A2  Chinese HSK (Level 5)           2500
IB Chinese (SL) HSK (Level 5)           2500
AP Chinese HSK (Level 5)           2500
SAT Chinese HSK (Level 5)           2500
A Level  Chinese HSK (Level 6)         Over 5,000 
IB Chinese (HL) HSK (Level 6)         Over 5,000

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for students who are going to attend Mandarin Chinese GCSE, IGCSE examination.
  • Who Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Second Language (0523)



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