SBC provides Chinese language classes for all non-native Chinese speakers studying at SBC to allow them to prepare for the HSK Chinese language proficiency test. The classes also include access to a range of social activities that allow students to develop their language skills in authentic situations. The HSK test is the only standardized proficiency test of its type in China, and having such a qualification ensures that students are able to fully benefit from studying in Shanghai both in terms of career development and social and cultural experience.