The new HSK exam is a standardized Chinese Language Proficiency test. The test emphasizes communication skills, learning skills and working skills of students whose Chinese is an additional language. The new HSK is divided into two parts: written and oral. The written and oral examinations are independent to each other. The written tests include HSK Level 1, HSK Level 2, HSK Level 3, HSK Level 4, HSK Level 5 and HSK Level 6. The oral exams include HSKK (basic), HSKK (intermediate) and HSKK (advanced). All oral exams are recorded.