Every month, we host cultural activities that are specially designed to offer you a unique insight into China and its culture. Through arranging cultural classes, excursions and activities, we aim to enhance our students’ experience in China.
Exploring China is about much more than learning the language. To help you delve beneath the surface and gain a better understanding of your new environment, we frequently organize various cultural activities such as:
Put your culinary skills to the test with our Chinese cooking classes. Discover some of China’s many cuisines and learn how to create them yourself. Taught by experienced local chefs, our cooking classes are a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of Chinese food beyond what you’ve tried at home.
Learn to exercise the Chinese way with our Tai Chi lessons. China’s oldest form of kungfu can also be used for self-defense and offers an authentic insight into traditional Chinese culture. These lessons cover both the practical aspects of this martial art and its link to Chinese medicine.
Once a month we organize a Chinese movie night to introduce Chinese cinema to our students and practice their Chinese listening skills.
Since ancient times, there have been three main board games in China: weiqi, xiangqi, and mahjong. Each of these remain extremely popular today, and these classes will help you master them in no time.
Learn various traditional Chinese handicrafts, such as paper cutting, kitemaking, miniature sculpture painting, Chinese knotting, or sculpting. These handicrafts are an integral part of Chinese culture and history and make wonderful, unforgettable gifts.
We also organize various activities and excursions to show our students what entertainment in China is like. These are dependent on the season, but some examples include trips to Chinese hot-springs, skiing, laser-tag and KTV. These activities offer both an insight into life in modern China and the chance to explore beyond your host city’s borders.
We organize regular trips outside the city in order to help you discover more of what China has to offer. If you want to explore somewhere else, just let us know, and we can help you plan.
Our trips usually take place in and around your host city. Examples of typical destinations include:
Beijing: Great Wall, Hot Springs at Xiao Tang Shan, Chuan Di Xia
ancient village, Tianjin
Shanghai: Chongming Island, Botanical Gardens, watertowns
Hangzhou: Tea fields, Xixi Wetlands
Hutong School can also help you book trips to other cities in China. We can provide a list of sights to see and places to visit and help book your travel to make the trip as smooth as possible.
We have organized trips to the following places in the past: