Top 5 Chinese inventions

Top 5 Chinese inventions you never knew come from China     It is general knowledge that China is credited with inventing gunpowder, noodles, paper, printing, silk and compass. However, there are many other things people widely use today but never guess these things are, actually, Chinese inventions. 发明 – fāmíng – invention 四大发明 - [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Are you our new colleague?

We are hiring a Program Consultant Position: Full-time Location: Beijing Salary: Fixed + Commission   Daily tasks You will work together with and report to the Program Director/General Manager on the following daily tasks, including but not limited to:   Sales (pre-arrival) (50%): Deal with initial inquiries at our central e-mail address, contact form Handle the entire sales [...]

By |January 10th, 2017|Chinese Classes|2 Comments

Passing the HSK

What is the HSK? HSK (新汉语水平考试) is a Chinese language exam measuring the taker’s language proficiency according to six standardized levels. The test is a good opportunity to see how well you are doing with your Chinese, to challenge yourself into a more intensive learning mode and to compare your level with those of other [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments

My internship in Shanghai

It promised to be an outstanding experience - it turned out to be a life-changing experience... I arrived to China in the end of August 2016, all ready to start an internship in Shanghai, in the Marketing Department of Hutong School. Since I have never been to China before, I took some time, while being [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Chinese Classes, Hutong School, Internship China, Travel|0 Comments

The number of Chinese learners is expected to surpass 10m by 2020

A new global market study has shown higher growth rates than expected for Chinese language learners. The founders of Hutong School, Mr. Jeremie Rossignol and Mr. Jan Wostyn, announced the results of the study which showed substantial growth in the number of learners both within China and globally. As numbers of Chinese students continue to grow [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Fun Facts, Hutong School|0 Comments

Facts about Chinese Characters – Hanzi

Is there a logic behind Chinese characters? For a Chinese learner who has just started to get introduced to characters, the combination of strokes seems arbitrary at best and ridiculous at worst, without any major logic behind. However, that is far from true. A very long time ago, characters were actually often images of the object or an [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Chinese Classes, Chinese Culture, Chinese Language, Fun Facts|0 Comments

5 most common mistakes when learning Chinese

Embarking on a new language is not too different from scaling a mountain. You start at the very bottom, looking up and the whole thing is towering above you. You cannot even see the top as it is covered in clouds and you are asking yourself what on earth was I thinking, can I really [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Fun Facts|2 Comments

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, Chinese Language|1 Comment

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, Fun Facts, Hutong School|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|Chinese Classes, Internship China, Tips and Guides|0 Comments