The New HSK Examination System

We have a huge announcement...the HSK System is GOING TO CHANGE! But don't panic; this pocket guide will hopefully inform you about the new system and on what you should do. What Do We Know So Far? 'Three Stages and Nine Levels' Announced in May 2020 released via the official HSK Twitter Account, the HSK [...]

How to Network in Chinese?

Your Pocket Guide to Networking in China Networking is very important for any student or professional who wants to make the most of their time in China. As the saying goes, good "guan xi" (connections or networking) is essential to doing long-term, profitable business or having a good career in China. As networking events are [...]

Useful Advice from a Student Studying Chinese

3 Ultimate Tips to Help You Tackle Learning Chinese   Are you looking for a new direction to learn Chinese and not sure how to go about it? Well, you've come to the right place! In many ways, learning Chinese at times can be similar to being lost in a forest as there are many [...]

5 Top Tips on for Taking Online Classes

5 top tips: Your Guide to Help You Effectively Study Chinese Whilst Taking Online Lessons Are you currently a student studying Chinese online and not sure how to go about it? Well, you've come to the right place! Studying Chinese Online can be difficult especially since as you are not in a class environment.  Here [...]

Learning Chinese Online

If you ever go to China,  bare in mind that most people only speak Mandarin. If you don’t know the language it’s therefore a good idea to get a translation app on your phone and learn some key sentences and words in Chinese before you arrive. I can understand how this can be quite inconvenient [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments

How to greet people in Chinese

You’re not the first person to learn Chinese, and you won’t be the last. But get the basics right and you’ll be off to a good start. All conversations in your new language will start somewhere, and more often than not, this will come in the form of a greeting. In this post, we cover [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Chinese Language|0 Comments

Radicals: The Key to Maximizing Your Chinese Character Learning Potential

By the time you reach this post, you’re probably well aware that Chinese is hard. Tones, measure words and homophones are just a few of the things that frequently perplex students – and that’s before you’ve even started learning to read and write. So how do people do it? Believe it or not, it’s possible. [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Chinese Language|2 Comments

Post Quarantine Pickup – Chinese Vocabulary

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's crazy times now. [...]

Covid-19: A Chinese Lesson Recap

Last Thursday, we held a free online Chinese class called ‘COVID-19: A Chinese Lesson’. Run in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in China Young Professionals Forum, the event saw Hutong School’s Sang lǎoshī teach over 50 students some of the key words and phrases surrounding the pandemic. The class was targeted towards learners [...]

Learning Chinese Online

If you ever go to China bare in mind that most people only speak mandarin so if you don’t know the language it’s better to get a translation app or maybe learn some key sentences and words to get through your time in China as smoothly as possible. I can understand how this can be [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments