Guest Blog: Why is Chinese Technical Translation So Bad?

China has a huge tech industry. While its growth rate is down recently, it’s still a key player when it comes to tech. The BBC recently wrote about the Chinese tech sector and said that China’s growth is slowing, and one in five tech companies plans to cut recruitment. However, the Chinese economy is still [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Qingdao: Beers, Beaches, and Nature Galore

Beers, beaches, and nature galore. Just a few wonderful things that Qingdao has to offer. With a population of more than 9 million, Qingdao is one of Shandong’s Provinces major cities. This also translates to a nice environment with enough things to do and see. Below we give you an idea what exactly there is [...]

And The Award Goes To…

If you haven't heard, for the 4th year in a row now, we've won That's Beijing's Reader's Choice for 'Mandarin School of the Year'! We want to thank everyone who voted for us again this year for this award. With so many Mandarin schools out there, we're happy to know that we have [...]

Hutong School Alumni Stories: From Bonjour to 你好

This week we have a special interview from a former Hutong School student, Laura Lee. She launched her career when she began working at lg2 located in Montreal, Canada. 18 months later she was mandated to lead the web design team in Beijing, later bought by Altima°, a known leader in E-commerce. A part-time Digital Nomad, [...]

Hutong School Alumni Stories: From the Wild West to the Wild East

This week we have a special interview from a former Hutong School student, Michael Danahy. Originally from the United States and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Michael took Hutong School's intensive language course for 3 months at the beginning of 2018 in Shanghai and will be attending graduate school to further [...]

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|1 Comment

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