At Hutong School, every student has a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to
teaching Mandarin Chinese.
You can furthermore take advantage of the weekly free tutorial sessions we’re organising to give each one of our students personalised feedback on their learning progress and provide them with learning tips.
Because personalized teaching is the key to fast and effective results, we believe in small classes for the study of Mandarin Chinese, with an average of 4 or 5 students per class.
Hutong School can customize your program to make sure you get the best experience possible
4 hours of classes adapted to my level
preparing for tomorrow’s test with my private teacher
time to chill out with my international classmates
choose my weekend trip to discover China
learn more about Chinese culture
wander around the city to get a feel of real China
Discovering nightlife in my city
We are extremely proud of our dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers at Hutong School. All our teachers are native Chinese and have a Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language certification, plus a minimum of 1500 hrs teaching experience.
Thanks to our strict recruitment process, in-house training and internal curriculum development, we are able to guarantee you have the best teachers at hand, ensuring you learn Mandarin Chinese in the most efficient way.
Private room with all utilities included, a short subway ride away from the school
Practical assistance to ensure a smooth stay, including visa extension, ticket booking, 24/7 emergency support, …
A welcoming group of students, staff and teachers from all over the world – your second family away from home
Weekly activities, from calligraphy and cooking workshops, to arts & crafts and tai-chi classes
Gain professional experience in China. Pick your ideal internship from over 300 positions in all industries
Discover historical sites outside the city or join our organized hiking trips with fellow Hutong School students
See what our students have to say about Hutong School
I decided to quit my job and take a 3 months crash course. A decision I do not regret. Hutong School is honestly always there to support you with daily things and to help you out...Learning Chinese is a whole different experience, since you have to cross a cultural border to understand the language and its structure.
There is a level of comfort and amiable atmosphere at Hutong School that is very contagious. Only four months in Shanghai and I have made incredible friends, learned more about myself as a person than I ever could in my own country, and I never thought I would enjoy studying Chinese Mandarin this much. Hutong School definitely helped me to find comfort out of my comfort zone!
From arriving in Shanghai with no real clue what to expect, I left with a much broader sense of how Chinese culture and business operates in the modern world. I’m especially thankful to all those I worked alongside for contributing to my enrichment as well as the teaching staff who offered a fun, lively and interactive learning environment! …
Coming from the USA, I was extremely scared and cautious when looking into internships in China. Finding Hutong School was truly a blessing. Not only did they care for my every need, but they opened my eyes to a new world while still allowing me to feel safe and comfortable. There is no possible way I could have done it without them!
I couldn’t expect to have such a great and profitable experience. My job training was very helpful to accumulate new skills and to have a real viewpoint of a future occupation.
I ended up doing an internship in Beijing totally randomly. I didn't know a thing about China, or the working conditions there, or even how to say Hi in Chinese. Well, Hutong School destroyed all my fears, crashed the doubts you can have when moving in another country, and welcomed me as part of a big family.
I have never been to China before I decided to do an internship with Hutong School. The support I got from the staff was exceptional, and they made sure I never felt lost or alone in Shanghai. I have met a lot of people from all over the world thanks to the school, and some of them are my friends to this day.
Hutong School is the backbone that makes your experience just that bit easier. The quality of the Chinese classes is good, the cultural activities are interesting and good for binding with new people. What makes Hutong School so great is probably the staff. Every staff member is a capable, friendly, happy person that you can bother about everyth…
What separates Hutong School from all the other schools is the staff: everyone is nice, welcoming and engaged. The classes are very involved, and the group environment serves well for practicing speaking. After a few months, I was speaking Chinese well enough to be hired in a full time management position in Shanghai.
China is a fascinating country, it is full of opportunities and Hutong School helped me to explore them. The Chinese lessons in the morning, right before my internship, were a great help because I felt more confident when I had to talk to people. Hutong School is always there when you need them!