Chinese Starter Kit Week 1: Pinyin

    What is Pinyin and do you know its importance? Pinyin is the foundation of Chinese learning. We know that pinyin is the official Romanization system for standard Chinese language learning in Mainland China. The Chinese language has 409 different sounds, and we can divide all these sounds into syllables. Each syllable has one of 4 [...]

      How To Learn Chinese In 4 Weeks

      Chinese Starter Kit: Introduction & Orientation Is your goal for 2018 to learn Chinese? This article is the first in our new "Chinese Starter Kit" mini-series that aims to give you the resources to start learning Chinese: all on your own and all from scratch. We've gathered the best free resources from around [...]

        Guestblog: 5 Podcasts to Supercharge Your Chinese Listening

        Supercharged Podcasts They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master something. For those of us who struggle with an attention span degraded by too many nights on Youtube, this is truly a tall order. And if that “something” is your Chinese listening, the idea of spending the equivalent of [...]

          It’s Never Too Late To Start Learning

          Discovering China with Hutong School, and Jerry At Hutong School we teach hundreds of students every year, and each person means something very special to us. Every one of our students brings something unique to our company, each an individual brick in a great big puzzle. You guys help us staying up to [...]

            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|3 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|1 Comment

                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|1 Comment

                  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|2 Comments

                    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