Online Student’s Experience on Our Brand New Web App!

Student's Experience with Hutong Online Classes on Our Web App Written by Juliette Pitt For today's blog we spoke to Babi from Brazil, our online student about her experience using our brand new web app. #Introduction Babi was a student before at Hutong School and has continued learning Chinese with us online through our web [...]

The Four Great Classic Chinese Novels

Classic literature that you must read and discover Written by Juliette Pitt If you take a look at any Chinese bookshelf in your local library then you're likely to see a copy of at least one of the Four Great Classical Novels otherwise known as in Chinese 四大名著 (sìdàmíngzhù). These four books are considered to [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Top Tips to Giving a Gift in China

Your Pocket Guide to Gift Giving Written by Juliette Pitt If you have been to China and have presented a gift to your Chinese hosts or work colleagues, then I'm sure you are aware of the ritual of gift giving in the country. Gifts, no matter how large or small, are expected to be reciprocated [...]

By |July 9th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

An insight into learning Chinese – an interview with Keren Liu from Unconventional Chinese

An insight into learning Chinese - an interview with Keren Liu from Unconventional Chinese Written by Juliette Pitt Continuing with our interviews with different experts, this week we spoke to Ms. Keren Liu an educational entrepreneur who teaches Chinese via her online platform called Unconventional Chinese. #Introduction Ms. Keren Liu is a Chinese teacher and [...]

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

The Five Do’s and Do not’s When attending a Formal Dinner in China

Your Pocket Guide to Impress your Chinese Host Written by Juliette Pitt If you have been to China and have attended a formal dinner then I'm sure you are very aware of the importance of demonstrating good etiquette. Most business and networking in China are conducted over the dinner table, and a good 'display' at [...]

By |June 18th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

What Does “Miànzi” Really Mean?

A closer look on what 'Face' (面子) exactly is in China Written by Juliette Pitt So, we're sure if you've been to China or if you are familiar with Chinese culture you have come across the term "miànzi"(面子). The direct translation of "miànzi" is face. Similar to the Western idea of reputation, 'face' describes one's reputation or [...]

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

Having an Interview in China

Your 3 Ultimate Top Tips on How to Succeed in an Interview in China! Written by Juliette Pitt So, if you've been following our blogs, you'll probably notice that we've been writing or we have written articles about how to do business in China. Some of the topics that we've covered so far are the [...]

By |May 26th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

How to Introduce yourself in a Chinese Business Environment

Your Pocket Guide on How to Introduce Yourself in Chinese Written by Juliette Pitt Learning how to introduce yourself in Chinese is a vital skill. Whether you are just studying Chinese for fun or visiting China for business or even just attending an event, learning how to introduce yourself is a good way to make [...]

By |May 14th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Guest Blog – Hutong School Web App Review

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 my experience using the [...]

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

How to master haggling in China? Written by Juliette Pitt 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 [...]