Chinese Starter Kit Week 1: Pinyin

What is Pinyin and do you know its importance? Pinyin is the foundation of Chinese learning. We know that pinyin is the official Romanization system for standard Chinese language learning in Mainland China. The Chinese language has 409 different sounds, and we can divide all these sounds into syllables. Each syllable has one of 4 [...]

How To Learn Chinese In 4 Weeks

Chinese Starter Kit: Introduction & Orientation Is your goal for 2018 to learn Chinese? This article is the first in our new "Chinese Starter Kit" mini-series that aims to give you the resources to start learning Chinese: all on your own and all from scratch. We've gathered the best free resources from around [...]

Hutong School Promotes Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank 2.0 Hutong School is more than just a language school - as an internship provider and door-opener to China for students from all over the world we are creating a strong community of students, young professionals and local businesses. With the Startup Pitch Night on December 6th in Beijing, [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Business in China, Chinese Classes, Hutong School|2 Comments

Guestblog: 5 Podcasts to Supercharge Your Chinese Listening

Supercharged Podcasts They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master something. For those of us who struggle with an attention span degraded by too many nights on Youtube, this is truly a tall order. And if that “something” is your Chinese listening, the idea of spending the equivalent of [...]

Experience the winter wonders of Harbin

Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival Paris of the orient China is so much more than Shanghai, and Beijing. With the biggest population on earth, China offers more diversity than any other country. In this blog post we’ll be introducing one of the most beautiful places in China (And coldest). Way up north, in [...]

It’s Never Too Late To Start Learning

Discovering China with Hutong School, and Jerry At Hutong School we teach hundreds of students every year, and each person means something very special to us. Every one of our students brings something unique to our company, each an individual brick in a great big puzzle. You guys help us staying up to [...]

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|2 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|2 Comments

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|2 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 [...]