A lesson on cross cultural communication- an interview with Dr. Jeanne Boden

We've written a lot of articles about doing business in or with China, and we thought that a better way we could gain further insight and understanding was to interview an expert. We spoke to Dr. Jeanne Boden a Belgian Sinologist who has over 30 years’ experience advising multinationals active in and within China. #Introduction [...]

By |September 14th, 2021|Chinese Culture, Chinese Language, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Online Student’s Experience on Our Brand New Web App!

Student's Experience with Hutong Online Classes on Our Web App For today's blog we spoke to Babi from Brazil, our online student about her experience using our brand new web app. #Introduction Babi was a student before at Hutong School and has continued learning Chinese with us online through our web app. Our web app [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Hutong School|0 Comments

Guest Blog – Hutong School Web App Review

As a result of the pandemic, more and more language schools have taken their services online for international students. This is usually in the form of Zoom, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams. One school in particular, however, has taken online learning to a new level. In this post, I talk about my experience using the [...]

3 Top Tips on How to Haggle Like a Pro in China

How to master haggling in China? I'm sure if you've been to China, you would have experienced haggling. Haggling is part of Chinese culture and like any great skill you might need some practice before you can master the art of it! So here are three top tips to help you haggle in markets or [...]

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