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 [...]

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

Hutong School Alumni Stories: From Bonjour to 你好

This week we have a special interview from a former Hutong School student, Laura Lee. She launched her career when she began working at lg2 located in Montreal, Canada. 18 months later she was mandated to lead the web design team in Beijing, later bought by Altima°, a known leader in E-commerce. A part-time Digital Nomad, [...]

Business Development and Marketing Intern Position

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic individual with an interest in China to join our marketing team in Beijing. You’ll join a small, international team of passionate people and have the chance to make a real impact on our business from day one. Tasks include (but aren’t limited to): Creating content for social media [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Hutong School, Internship China|0 Comments

Hutong School Alumni Stories: From the Wild West to the Wild East

This week we have a special interview from a former Hutong School student, Michael Danahy. Originally from the United States and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Michael took Hutong School's intensive language course for 3 months at the beginning of 2018 in Shanghai and will be attending graduate school to further [...]

Understanding Chinese Humour

“What are you laughing at?” I bet you’ve heard sayings such as “Laughter is the fastest way to connect two hearts”, or “Laughter is the best medicine” before. Humor and laughter is a big part of any culture, but can vary in format, and language. In Denmark, the humour is very dark like the [...]

How The Chinese Language Is Changing

We all know that China has become a world player at many fronts. Not only because China's economy has significantly grown over the past few years, but also, simply because it is big. Yes, China is big, not only in geographic size but also population wise. The country currently has a population of about 1.5 [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Why You Should Intern

Why internships are more than work experience Whether you’re just fresh from High school, or recently graduated from college, or even if you’re still a student, thinking about the real labor market can be scary.  Today's highly competitive labor market can be intimidating, especially when you just left (or are about to) the comforts of [...]

Guest blog: From 老外 to 老子 (Foreigner to Laozi)

When I first arrived in Beijing, my talent in Chinese was about the same as Kim Kardashian’s talent in anything (aka it was non-existent). It was a painful experience. On my first day, I set out from my apartment to go get some snacks from 7-11. I left at 11am and expected to get back [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

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 [...]