Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

Honouring An Ancient Tradition With Mooncakes Among Friends And Family Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - 中秋节 With the long hot summers slowly coming to an end, autumn begins to show its face, bringing cooling winds and rainy days to prepare us all for the upcoming winter. In the Western world autumn is [...]

Guestblog: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship In The Creative Industries In China

A Culture Steeped In Artistic Excellence This is a guest blog post from Mike Hanski a freelance writer and a web content strategist. Outside of work he's a fan of Bruce Lee (who isn't?), books on history and sci-fi. From The Great Wall To Man Made Robots Artists of [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Internship China, Tips and Guides|3 Comments

Whirlwind Weekend At The Expat Show

Expat Show Bonanza This weekend was a huge success for the Hutong School team at the 10th Annual Expat Show in Shanghai! It was a weekend filled with wonderful new people, fun games and prizes, and the official launch of our new book! Students can now go from beginner to intermediate level with our [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Chinese Language, Hutong School|1 Comment

And The Winner Is…

Hutong School Wins Academic Excellence Award We're excited to announce that we've won the iStudy Global Academic Excellence Award from iGap! Having provided over a decade of quality Mandarin classes and internships to students from around the globe, we believe that learning Mandarin is about more than understanding the language. Hutong School [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Hutong School|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why China Is The Place To Be In Winter

A Chinese Winter Adventure China is an incredible place to visit all year round. It has an unbelievably rich culture and history, a variety of unique cuisines, as well as astonishing places to see. What’s more, it’s a rapidly developing country that you have to witness for yourself. Jump out of your comfort zone, [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Food, Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Stories from Ancient China

Chinese Legends There are many ancient Chinese legends that explain the traditions and phenomenons of the modern world. With a great collection of ancient love stories, legends about the creation of the world and festival traditions - story time in China is never boring. Here is a summary of 5 famous Chinese legends. 1 The White Snake [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Chinese Classes|3 Comments

Guestblog: Useful Chinese Phrases For Daily Life

Daily Life Chinese This is a guest blog post from Same Silverman of TutorMandarin. Sam works as CMO of TutorMandarin - an online learn Chinese tutor service that focuses on teaching students how to speak Chinese using an innovative learn Chinese app and PC Software. The APP is free to download [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Chinese Language|2 Comments

China Survival Guide

China Basics 101 If you’re about to take the leap and move to China, there are a few essentials that you’ll need before and once you get here. Let us help guide you through that process. WeChat WeChat is absolutely vital when you’re living in China. With over 960 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Chinese Classes, Hutong School, Tips and Guides|5 Comments

Hiring: Associate Community Manager Intern

Associate Community Manager Intern We are looking for an Associate Community Manager Intern to join our marketing team in Shanghai. Our team is young, international and passionate about youth traveling to China. You will be involved in our online and offline marketing projects and events management. Daily Tasks Support Community Manager in online and offline [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|Hutong School, Internship China|0 Comments

Strange Things On Taobao

Oh, What A Wonderful Web Okay, so let’s start this off easy with things you shouldn’t find on Amazon, but can definitely find on Taobao. After that, it will get increasingly weird so don’t say you weren’t warned. (The items were kept PG13 and relatively SFW - trust us when we say it can get [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts, Tips and Guides|0 Comments