Guestblog: Easy Ways To Communicate in Chinese

All you have to do is point and grunt! The world is filled to the brim with a multitude of different and colorful cultures. For many (if not all) of us, this can be an overwhelming experience because not everyone communicates the same way. The biggest examples for this are the different [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Transportation in China

Let's try not to get lost, shall we? With city populations being larger than or equal to some countries, there have to be effective and efficient ways of getting around. Thankfully for us there are many means of transportation in China, though some are more dangerous than others. Subway By far one of [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Top Scams in China to watch out for

Finding your way in a new world Fake banks, ticket sharks, and burned down hostels? Intrigued, amused or horrified, China really has it all. China is the world second largest country, with the biggest population of 1.5. billion people. We’ve previously dived into the different cuisines of China, crossed the Great [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

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|3 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

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

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