Guest Blog – Hutong School Web App Review

By James A. Smith  As a result of the pandemic, more and more language schools have taken their services online for international students. This is usually in the form of Zoom, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams. One school in particular, however, has taken online learning to a new level. In this post, I talk about [...]

3 Top Tips on How to Haggle Like a Pro in China

How to master haggling in China? I'm sure if you've been to China, you would have experienced haggling. Haggling is part of Chinese culture and like any great skill you might need some practice before you can master the art of it! So here are three top tips to help you haggle in markets or [...]

The New HSK Examination System

We have a huge announcement...the HSK System is GOING TO CHANGE! But don't panic; this pocket guide will hopefully inform you about the new system and on what you should do. What Do We Know So Far? 'Three Stages and Nine Levels' Announced in May 2020 released via the official HSK Twitter Account, the HSK [...]

How to Network in Chinese?

Your Pocket Guide to Networking in China Networking is very important for any student or professional who wants to make the most of their time in China. As the saying goes, good "guan xi" (connections or networking) is essential to doing long-term, profitable business or having a good career in China. As networking events are [...]

Student Experience

First Time Student Experience with Hutong Online Classes Working for Hutong School I was kindly given some free lessons to try out their new system for online classes. Today I'm going to share my experience with you in a hope to inspire future or past students to sign up to Hutong's online classes. With the [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

How to Give a Presentation in Chinese?

From the Beginning to the End: How to Give the Perfect Presentation in Chinese Giving a presentation can be nerve-racking in any language, especially if it is in Chinese! But not to worry, you've come to the right place, here are a couple of tips that can help you guide you to deliver the perfect presentation [...]

By |March 11th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Staying focused at home

All my fellow workers working from home manifest yourselves! How long have you been working from home? It’s been over 9 months for me. It was all nice and games in the first few weeks, am I right? We got to stay at home, wake up later, didn’t have to put on working clothes or [...]

Useful Advice from a Student Studying Chinese

3 Ultimate Tips to Help You Tackle Learning Chinese   Are you looking for a new direction to learn Chinese and not sure how to go about it? Well, you've come to the right place! In many ways, learning Chinese at times can be similar to being lost in a forest as there are many [...]

How Do You Write A Chinese Cover Letter?

Your Guide on How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter in Chinese!  Before we get started: how do you say cover letter in Chinese? Essential Vocabulary: 求职信(qiúzhíxìn) You might already have a job and the perfect cover letter - Great! Nevertheless, if you are a student getting ready to apply for a job and you are studying [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year’s Day at Home

In this complete guide you will be learning about how to celebrate Chinese New Year at home! Due to the pandemic, many of our foreign students cannot come to China to celebrate, so here is a brief guide to help you learn, join in, and celebrate this special holiday wherever you may be!  But before [...]