Everything you need to know about HSK – and how to pass it

What is the HSK? The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语 水平 考试), or HSK as it is more commonly referred to, is the standardized testing system for students learning Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language – think TOEFL and you pretty much understand the concept except there are three sections of an HSK exam: listening, writing, [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Hutong School is officially the best Mandarin school

During June and July, the people of Beijing voted on the annual That’s Beijing Lifestyle Awards. With categories in food, drinks, entertainment, language learning, and many more, this award is the most encompassing of all the expat oriented awards in the city. Voting takes place on their website and on WeChat, and the results are [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

5 Steps to Crowdfund Your Trip to China

Travelling can be expensive, but there are many ways to pay for your trip abroad, such as traditional fundraisers. Crowdfunding is another way to ensure you have enough money to fund your trip, whether you’re interning or learning Chinese with us in China. To help you achieve your dream of coming to China, we’ve broken [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Internship China, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

How eating pork brain and paying with mobile phones make my day in China!

The first challenges When I went to China end of February this year, it was my first time ever being in Asia. So everything was new to me from the moment I left the plane. The first challenge started when buying a metro ticket. Was it Changshu Road or Changshou Road, I was wondering where [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Culture, Food, Hutong School, Internship China, Interview|0 Comments

Hiring: Business Development intern for Shanghai

We are looking for someone to join our team in Shanghai. You'll join a small, international team of passionate people, and have the chance to make a real impact on our business right from day one.   Tasks will include Researching on universities/agencies abroad (coordinated with Marketing team and Internship Consultant Assistant) Creating a talent pool [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Stay Healthy with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Everyone gets sick. But is it because you forgot to wash your hands one too many times, or because of an imbalance of yin and yang in the body? The Chinese believe that harmony between yin and yang helps keep you healthy. Likewise, an imbalance can lead to disease and illness. The human body is [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Culture|0 Comments

Introducing: The Chairman’s Bao

Hutong School introduces our latest partnership: The Chairman's Bao. Have you ever wondered if there is an app for learning Chinese? Did you ever want to read up-to-date news in Chinese, but your level was just not good enough for the Chinese newspapers? 10 years ago, two British students realized how efficient it is to read articles [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|Chinese Classes, Learning Chinese|0 Comments

An Englishman in Shanghai

In the following article, you will find a short interview with Joe, our newest member of the Shanghai office. He started working as a Program Consultant and will tell a bit more about himself: Why did you decide to move to Shanghai, China? Joseph Williams   -  Program Consultant My journey so far in [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Hutong School|0 Comments

Rediscovering Chinese: An ABC in China

The youngest bird has left the nest. That bird, figuratively, being me. I was thousands of miles away from my home, but obtained an unforgettable experience. This summer, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to intern with Hutong School in Shanghai as a Marketing Intern. Growing up, I had always thought of myself [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|Culture|0 Comments

Learn Chinese with Chi-Nesisch

How are you learning Chinese? Check out Hutong School’s latest partner, Chi-Nesisch, a German company that offers online courses to help people learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and easily. The courses are fantastic online resources for anyone learning Chinese (or aspiring to learn Chinese). Even better, Hutong students get a 20% discount when they enroll in [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|Chinese Classes|0 Comments