How The Chinese Language Is Changing

We all know that China has become a world player at many fronts. Not only because China's economy has significantly grown over the past few years, but also, simply because it is big. Yes, China is big, not only in geographic size but also population wise. The country currently has a population of about 1.5 [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Guest blog: From 老外 to 老子 (Foreigner to Laozi)

When I first arrived in Beijing, my talent in Chinese was about the same as Kim Kardashian’s talent in anything (aka it was non-existent). It was a painful experience. On my first day, I set out from my apartment to go get some snacks from 7-11. I left at 11am and expected to get back [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Untranslatable Chinese Words

As China’s influence in the world steadily grows, many businesses start to consider learning Chinese an asset. However, most people agree that Chinese is an extremely difficult language to learn. Indeed, there are more than 80,000 characters in the Chinese language. Fortunately, an average non-native speaker will likely feel confident knowing at least a thousand [...]

Find Us In Chengdu, The Place To Be!

We are excited to announce that we partnered with a language school in Chengdu! So, now you'll be able to visit us there as well and share and live the China experience. When we mention Chengdu, the first things that you might think of are pandas and Sichuan peppers. Yes, Chengdu is known [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Speakers’ Event Recap: Talking China

Behind the Chinese Social Credit System and New Retail in China Last Thursday, in close collaboration with the Dutch Belgian Young Professionals, we organized another successful speakers’ event with a high turnout. This night was full of interesting insights where we discussed the Chinese Social Credit System and the changes in China's retail. With its [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Chinese Classes, Hutong School|1 Comment

Guest blog: How to be Prepared For Studying in China

According to reports, China currently hosts around half a million foreign students, which is a number that not many people would have predicted 20 years ago. The reason why China is so popular among foreigners is that of the versatility of academic programs, the quality of education, multilingual universities, and the rapid growth of the [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

The Complicated Chinese Family Tree

To all those Chinese learners out there, we're here for you, because we know the struggle of studying Chinese. This language can be extremely difficult with the many different tones, characters, and pinyin. Not only are the tones difficult to memorize, knowing how to pronounce them and actually being able to pronounce them is a [...]

Service Excellence Award Winner!

Yes, we are a winner! We are very proud to announce that we won our third award in a row from iStudy. After 'Cultural Excellence Award' and 'Academic Excellence Award' we can finally add the 'Service Excellence Award' to the list! We were founded in 2005, with the aim to meet the growing interest in China. We provide [...]

Why You Should Take A Gap Year

Letting Yourself Say Yes: Taking a Gap Year Overseas The idea of a gap year can be a little daunting. But agreeing to a gap year spent in China, – now that’s stepping out of your comfort zone. Still, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of college, then taking a gap year that still challenges [...]

The Best Study Cafes In Shanghai

Whether you're a current student or you have studied before, we are all too familiar with trying to study and get some work done while being distracted by pretty much anything. These distractions can be disguised in many ways. Whether it be annoying siblings, nagging moms, friends or Netflix, it all results in us trying [...]