The Global Chinese Powerhouse

Will Not Speaking Chinese Be The New Illiteracy In The 21st Century? “The Chinese are everywhere!”, an exclamation echoed around the world. How did they get there, what is their relationship with the motherland and how long are they staying? With increasing economic power and international presence, what is said about “Made [...]

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

Chinese TV shows

Practice Chinese while watching TV How can watching a Chinese TV language series improve your language skills? If you have ever tried, you know it’s not an easy task. Every movie, TV program, and even advertisement requires at least a basic understanding of the language to know what’s going on. Nevertheless, spending some time watching [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

Honouring An Ancient Tradition With Mooncakes Among Friends And Family Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - 中秋节 With the long hot summers slowly coming to an end, autumn begins to show its face, bringing cooling winds and rainy days to prepare us all for the upcoming winter. In the Western world autumn is [...]

Guestblog: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship In The Creative Industries In China

A Culture Steeped In Artistic Excellence This is a guest blog post from Mike Hanski a freelance writer and a web content strategist. Outside of work he's a fan of Bruce Lee (who isn't?), books on history and sci-fi. From The Great Wall To Man Made Robots Artists of [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Internship China, Tips and Guides|2 Comments

Whirlwind Weekend At The Expat Show

Expat Show Bonanza This weekend was a huge success for the Hutong School team at the 10th Annual Expat Show in Shanghai! It was a weekend filled with wonderful new people, fun games and prizes, and the official launch of our new book! Students can now go from beginner to intermediate level with our [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Chinese Language, Hutong School|0 Comments

And The Winner Is…

Hutong School Wins Academic Excellence Award We're excited to announce that we've won the iStudy Global Academic Excellence Award from iGap! Having provided over a decade of quality Mandarin classes and internships to students from around the globe, we believe that learning Mandarin is about more than understanding the language. Hutong School [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Hutong School|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why China Is The Place To Be In Winter

A Chinese Winter Adventure China is an incredible place to visit all year round. It has an unbelievably rich culture and history, a variety of unique cuisines, as well as astonishing places to see. What’s more, it’s a rapidly developing country that you have to witness for yourself. Jump out of your comfort zone, [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Stories from Ancient China

Chinese Legends There are many ancient Chinese legends that explain the traditions and phenomenons of the modern world. With a great collection of ancient love stories, legends about the creation of the world and festival traditions - story time in China is never boring. Here is a summary of 5 famous Chinese legends. 1 The White Snake [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Chinese Classes|2 Comments

Guestblog: Useful Chinese Phrases For Daily Life

Daily Life Chinese This is a guest blog post from Same Silverman of TutorMandarin. Sam works as CMO of TutorMandarin - an online learn Chinese tutor service that focuses on teaching students how to speak Chinese using an innovative learn Chinese app and PC Software. The APP is free to download [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Chinese Language|1 Comment

China Survival Guide

China Basics 101 If you’re about to take the leap and move to China, there are a few essentials that you’ll need before and once you get here. Let us help guide you through that process. WeChat WeChat is absolutely vital when you’re living in China. With over 960 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Chinese Classes, Hutong School, Tips and Guides|1 Comment