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|4 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|5 Comments

2 Cultures Meet For A Wedding

Avoiding the Divorce of Cultures During an Intercultural Marriage With the union of man from a western culture and a woman from a Chinese culture, the question is, how do both of the traditions fit? Does the couple lean more towards one culture or do they find a good balance of both traditions? Here is [...]

Guestblog: Understanding The Difference Between Pinyin and Zhuyin

Understanding The Difference Between Pinyin and Zhuyin This is a guest blog post from TutorMandarin “Your Online Mandarin Tutor” - a 1-on-1 Mandarin Chinese teaching service that uses professional tutors and student-focused lessons to get students speaking Chinese as quickly as possible.  Free download on mobile app and PC [...]

Hutong School Wins ‘Mandarin School of the Year’ Award

We were thrilled to learn that we had been nominated again in the category of Mandarin School of the Year from That’s Beijing Lifestyle Awards. There are a lot of Mandarin schools in Beijing so getting the recognition, as one of the best Mandarin schools was already pretty exciting. With categories in food, [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Hutong School|1 Comment

Student Blogging

Meet Emma Emma is an American student in Shanghai who is following the Intensive Chinese Program at the Hutong School. She has been there since August 2016, so she’s gotten to know the city quite well. Emma was previously in Hong Kong doing an internship so she told us a bit about the differences between Hong [...]