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 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 [...]

Guest Blog: 5 Industries Where the Chinese Language Will Get You Far

Language skills can carve a better career path for you. The ability to speak another language boosts your confidence, improves our employability and increases the chances of getting an excellent salary. Right now, Chinese speakers are in demand. Your expertise in the language will pay off because you'll stand out against competition, as Chinese speakers [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments

Guest Blog: 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese Language

Many think that the Chinese language is one of the most difficult to learn. But the difficulty is relative. It depends on how much you want to learn Chinese and the methods you use for learning it. Many language schools provide formal lessons and several learning tools are available online. You just have to find [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Chinese Language|2 Comments

Guest Blog: Is Chinese Easier to Learn than English?

Have you been wondering whether you should try to learn a new language? Have you been seeing the advertisements about French classes Brisbane or Spanish lessons? For those confused about which language will prove more beneficial for them in the near future, there is one simple answer: Chinese! The language with the largest population of [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Studying|0 Comments

Guestblog: 8 Best Ways to Learn Chinese Quick and Easy (like a house on fire)

We all know that learning Chinese isn’t the easiest thing one can do, in fact, some would say that it’s between the hardest. Chinese is indeed one of the hardest languages to learn but it’s by far not impossible to learn it even by your own. There are many things you can do to make [...]

Qingdao: Beers, Beaches, and Nature Galore

Beers, beaches, and nature galore. Just a few wonderful things that Qingdao has to offer. With a population of more than 9 million, Qingdao is one of Shandong’s Provinces major cities. This also translates to a nice environment with enough things to do and see. Below we give you an idea what exactly there is [...]

And The Award Goes To…

If you haven't heard, for the 4th year in a row now, we've won That's Beijing's Reader's Choice for 'Mandarin School of the Year'! We want to thank everyone who voted for us again this year for this award. With so many Mandarin schools out there, we're happy to know that we have [...]