Radicals: The Key to Maximizing Your Chinese Character Potential

By the time you reach this post, you’re probably well aware that Chinese is hard. Tones, measure words and homophones are just a few of the things that frequently perplex students – and that’s before you’ve even started learning to read and write. So how do people do it? Believe it or not, it’s possible. [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Chinese Language|0 Comments

Guest Blog: International Education – Why China is the Best Choice for Studying Abroad

The fastest-growing economy, the world’s top country right now and additionally, a nuclear power, China is all set to take over the world by storm of development if it already hasn’t. According to recent reports, China is the world’s second-largest economy in terms of gross domestic product coming up to a whopping approximate of 11 trillion [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Studying, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Post Quarantine Pickup – Video Games

Whether you’re stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you’re probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don’t blame you, it’s crazy times now. [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Chinese Culture, Hutong School|0 Comments

Post Quarantine Pickup – Chinese Vocabulary

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's crazy times now. [...]

Post Quarantine Pickup – Yoga

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's crazy times now. [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Hutong School, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Post Quarantine Pickup – Cooking Challenge

If there’s one thing the Chinese aren’t given enough credit for, it’s their food. Many of us arrive in China to discover that much of what we find on takeout menus at home couldn’t be further from the real deal - and it’s always a pleasant surprise. But how many Chinese dishes can you make [...]

By |April 28th, 2020|Food, Hutong School|1 Comment

Coronavirus Series Part 3: Individual Experiences within a Large Group

We recounted in our previous two blog posts that the Chinese government took extreme measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic. In response, companies thought up innovative ways for customers to stay up to date and keep their lives in order. But in the end, it’s all about these individuals, and how they hold up during [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Chinese Culture|0 Comments

Coronavirus Series Part 2: Inventive Companies and Digital Innovations

China is a very digitally savvy country, something which was clear long before the COVID-19 situation broke out. But this ‘Special Period’ has seen it gain new momentum as businesses look towards technology to safely maintain operations. Some say that the preference for digital payment tools over grubby cash bills may have actually helped limit [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Post Quarantine Pickup – Home Workouts

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Covid-19: A Chinese Lesson Recap

Last Thursday, we held a free online Chinese class called ‘COVID-19: A Chinese Lesson’. Run in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in China Young Professionals Forum, the event saw Hutong School’s Sang lǎoshī teach over 50 students some of the key words and phrases surrounding the pandemic. The class was targeted towards learners [...]