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 [...]

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 [...]

Untranslatable Chinese Words

As China’s influence in the world steadily grows, many businesses start to consider learning Chinese an asset. However, most people agree that Chinese is an extremely difficult language to learn. Indeed, there are more than 80,000 characters in the Chinese language. Fortunately, an average non-native speaker will likely feel confident knowing at least a thousand [...]

The Complicated Chinese Family Tree

To all those Chinese learners out there, we're here for you, because we know the struggle of studying Chinese. This language can be extremely difficult with the many different tones, characters, and pinyin. Not only are the tones difficult to memorize, knowing how to pronounce them and actually being able to pronounce them is a [...]

Service Excellence Award Winner!

Yes, we are a winner! We are very proud to announce that we won our third award in a row from iStudy. After 'Cultural Excellence Award' and 'Academic Excellence Award' we can finally add the 'Service Excellence Award' to the list! We were founded in 2005, with the aim to meet the growing interest in China. We provide [...]

Why You Should Take A Gap Year

Letting Yourself Say Yes: Taking a Gap Year Overseas The idea of a gap year can be a little daunting. But agreeing to a gap year spent in China, – now that’s stepping out of your comfort zone. Still, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of college, then taking a gap year that still challenges [...]

The Best Study Cafes In Shanghai

Whether you're a current student or you have studied before, we are all too familiar with trying to study and get some work done while being distracted by pretty much anything. These distractions can be disguised in many ways. Whether it be annoying siblings, nagging moms, friends or Netflix, it all results in us trying [...]

Guest Blog: China’s Global Expansion – Is Speaking Chinese The Future Asset?

The idea that China is becoming a global powerhouse has made many countries rather uneasy and nervous about working alongside them when in reality their rising stature has made them more attractive than most would realize. However, for businesses trying to enter the Chinese market, learning the Chinese language is a necessity. Being able to [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Business in China, Learning Chinese|2 Comments

Benefits of Studying in China for Western Students

The chance to study abroad is a huge opportunity for a student. If a western student is given the chance to study in and experience Shanghai, for example, they know right away that they should take it if they can. So, what exactly is the draw to study abroad in China? How can a [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Chinese Language, Hutong School, Learning Chinese|3 Comments

10 Biggest Misconceptions About The Chinese Language

More than 1.3 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese, making it the most spoken language in the world. However, the fact remains that non-native speakers represent only a small percentage of this huge group. Why is that so? Well, it seems like most people consider Chinese to be extremely difficult to learn. While this widespread opinion [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Chinese Language, Hutong School, Learning Chinese|2 Comments