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 [...]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To China

Before Coming To China Coming to China can be a bit daunting and confusing, especially if you don't know anyone who has done it before. Here are 10 things Hutong School students wish they knew before coming to China. 1 It Takes Time To Get To Know The City Stepping off the plane [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|3 Comments

Using Chinese words in English

Lost in Translation By the time you leave China, you might have picked up on quite a few useful Chinese words that sadly don't have an English equivalent. This is fine if you're surrounded by friends who are learning Chinese, however when you return home, you might find yourself in quite a pickle. Here are some [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments

Summer In Shanghai

Beat The Heat In Shanghai Summer in Shanghai is hot and humid. With occasional painful and constant heat, here are some of the best places to escape steam and cool down. Visit A Water Town If you’re looking to escape the traffic and heat of the city and not necessarily the [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides, Travel|5 Comments

Chinese Hospitality

4 Things You Need to Know About Chinese Hospitality This is a guest blog post from TutorMandarin (www.tutormandarin.net) - an online Mandarin Chinese teaching service that teaches students how to speak Chinese using an innovative mobile app and PC Software. "How happy to have friends from far away!" said Confucius [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Chinese Slang

Word on the streets Most Chinese slang terms originate from something someone once said which then became a rage and stuck around as modern language. For example, Jackie Chang once said “Duang” in an interview advertising shampoo to express the sudden effect of the product, meaning something like “Ta Da!” and ever since then it has [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Chinese Classes|2 Comments

China’s Richest

China's Richest Wang Jianlin Walking through the streets of China’s cities you probably will have already come across the most luxurious mall you’ve ever laid your eyes on next to a broken down slum. The juxtaposition of China’s richest and poorest creates an ever-present effect on those trying to [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Business in China, Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Become a Chinese Master Chef

5 Famous Chinese Dishes You Should Try (to make yourself) The more you begin to feel confident in China, the less scared you will be to venture out to local Chinese restaurants. Their menus are usually in Chinese (or with amazing translations) so if you've ever felt overwhelmed trying to choose a Chinese dish, here's what [...]

Crazy Chinese TV Shows

Chinese Reality TV How close to reality are Chinese reality shows really? If you're not a fan of obviously scripted scenes, these might be more appealing to you. Reality TV is all about drama and surprisingly, they don't sugar coat anything here. Harsh reactions, real issues and rejection. Here are some of the most popular shows [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Guestblog: 7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food

7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food This week the Hutong School blog was visited by a guest blogger: Operation:Falafel One day or the other, most of us try to cook Chinese food that we find comfort in. Whether we take a stab at the egg-fried rice with Szechuan chicken or the chow mein [...]