Guest Blog: 10 Tips for Foreign Students in China

Easily one of the most popular destinations in the world right now for foreign students to study in is China, and it has been for decades. The culture is amazing to immerse yourself in, the quality of the education system is coveted around the world, and there are courses available to suit any student from [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Guest Blog: 11 Common Chinese Slang Words

Have you ever found yourself thinking and wondering what somebody meant when he or she used a certain phrase? For instance, if your friend told you to “belt up”, what does he or she mean? Or if he or she said you are “cheeky”. Although these phrases are pure English and you are from the [...]

Celebrating Christmas in China

The year’s ending again, which means the holidays are right around the corner. You may be craving some good old family time, roast beef and Christmas ornaments to get in the mood, but you happen to not be at home? No worries, turns out (most) Chinese cities have the same on offer during this special [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Holidays and Festivals, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Don’t Get Ripped Off at the Market

Some of us have been living in China for decades, some of us for only a week. Either way, we have all been in that situation where we need to haggle and barter for something at some point. Want that Burberry scarf, but deciding that 100 Euro seems a tad excessive? Haggle with a guy [...]

By |November 28th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|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 [...]

Explore Zhengzhou, the Cradle of Chinese Civilization

Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan, home to Shaolin Temple, and the birthplace of Chinese Civilization. What more could you ask for in a city? Zhengzhou was the first capital during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC) and is one of the Eight Ancient Capital cities. Modern day Zhengzhou serves as a major transportation hub in [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Hutong School, Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Celebrating the Best Chongqing Has to Offer

As one of China’s 4 municipalities, everything is bigger and hotter in Chongqing. Whether it’s the impressive mountainous area where the city is located, the temperatures during summer, or the spiciness of its hotpot. Formerly spelled Chungking, the city served as the de facto capital of the Republic of China during the Second World War. [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Hutong School, Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Guest Blog: Why is Chinese Technical Translation So Bad?

China has a huge tech industry. While its growth rate is down recently, it’s still a key player when it comes to tech. The BBC recently wrote about the Chinese tech sector and said that China’s growth is slowing, and one in five tech companies plans to cut recruitment. However, the Chinese economy is still [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

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 [...]

Beijing Without the Crowds

Summer has come, and once more, the horde invades Beijing. Millions upon millions, armed with selfie sticks, squalling babes, Hawaiian shirts and khaki shorts, descend upon Beijing and rush to the famous tourist sites. The Great Wall, having held back the Mongols for over a thousand years, stand little chance against the millions of [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Hutong School, Tips and Guides|0 Comments