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|0 Comments

Whirlwind Weekend At The Expat Show

Expat Show Bonanza This weekend was a huge success for the Hutong School team at the 10th Annual Expat Show in Shanghai! It was a weekend filled with wonderful new people, fun games and prizes, and the official launch of our new book! Students can now go from beginner to intermediate level with our [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Chinese Language, Hutong School|0 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

Guestblog: Useful Chinese Phrases For Daily Life

Daily Life Chinese This is a guest blog post from Same Silverman of TutorMandarin. Sam works as CMO of TutorMandarin - an online learn Chinese tutor service that focuses on teaching students how to speak Chinese using an innovative learn Chinese app and PC Software. The APP is free to download [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Chinese Language|1 Comment

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 [...]

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

Chinese Lingo on the Internet

Can you decipher the code? A lot of the textual Chinese lingo used by locals is made up of numbers. While this appears to be some kind of code, all you have to do is simply sound out the numbers (add a bit of a Beijing accent, meaning an "-er" at the end of each [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Chinese Culture, Chinese Language|1 Comment

A Cultural Excellence Award For Hutong School

We Have Won An Award! We are super proud to learn that we have won an iStudy Global Cultural Excellence Award! Here at Hutong School we believe that learning Mandarin is about more than understanding the language. It's about understanding the Chinese culture!  Getting to know the Chinese cuisine, experiencing a night out with KTV, playing Mahjong, [...]

Not your average summer camp

Not Your Average Summer Camp Picture this: your bags are at the door, you turn around and wave goodbye to your family as you head off to summer camp, except this time you aren’t heading to a cabin in the woods - you’re headed to China. This is not your average summer [...]

A Gap Year – Choose your own path

Have you ever considered taking a year just for yourself? A year in which you will get the chance to explore who you are, what you want to do and who you want to become? A year that can be filled with new adventures, exploring unknown territories and most important of all a year where [...]