Danish Marketing & Business Development Internship Position

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic individual with an interest in China to join our marketing team in Shanghai. 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 will include: • Marketing research based on personal interest and [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Hutong School, Internship China|2 Comments

Guest Blog: China’s Global Expansion – Is Speaking Chinese The Future Asset?

The idea that China is becoming a global powerhouse has made many countries rather uneasy and nervous about working alongside them when in reality their rising stature has made them more attractive than most would realize. However, for businesses trying to enter the Chinese market, learning the Chinese language is a necessity. Being able to [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Business in China, Learning Chinese|2 Comments

Traveling to Hemu, Northern Xinjiang

Hemu (禾木) is a village in the mountains of Altai, the area in the north of Xinjiang set between Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. The valley where the village rises is crossed by the river Hemu, which is not far from where it mixes waters with the river Kanas. The inhabitants of Hemu are of Kazakh [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Hutong School, Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Top 6 Bike Lane Personalities

They bring the whole spectrum of 酸甜苦辣(Suāntiánkǔlà; joys and sorrows) to your day in the space of your 15 minute commute. 一)The 奶奶  Her bike can be traced back to the 1960s. Riding with a surrounding metallic resonance, she manages to cycle slower than the local commuter walking on their ‘rush’ to work. [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories, Fun Facts, Hutong School|0 Comments

Young Professionals Panel Recap

Inside The Mind Of Young China As Hutong School co-founder Jan Wostyn once said, supporting young professionals is part of Hutong School’s DNA. Last time we organised the “Millennial to Millennial” with six expat young professionals. This time we wanted to offer young professionals in Shanghai the chance to get real insider information on [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Benefits of Studying in China for Western Students

The chance to study abroad is a huge opportunity for a student. If a western student is given the chance to study in and experience Shanghai, for example, they know right away that they should take it if they can. So, what exactly is the draw to study abroad in China? How can a [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Chinese Language, Hutong School, Learning Chinese|4 Comments

Chinese Superstitions in the 21st Century

“Where’s floor number 4?” Every country has its own superstitions, often closely related to cultural events and holidays. In many western countries, the superstitions stem from folklore, and are not specific to any country. We all know that breaking a mirror gives 7 years of bad luck, or a black cat crossing the [...]

10 Biggest Misconceptions About The Chinese Language

More than 1.3 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese, making it the most spoken language in the world. However, the fact remains that non-native speakers represent only a small percentage of this huge group. Why is that so? Well, it seems like most people consider Chinese to be extremely difficult to learn. While this widespread opinion [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Chinese Language, Hutong School, Learning Chinese|2 Comments

Sydney Hutong School – Grand Opening Ceremony

On September 23rd Hutong School Sydney had its grand opening. It was a festive occasion with cake, champagne and ribbon cutting! Special guest Josephine Hao was there as one of Hutong School Beijing’s Alumna, she talked about her great experience in Beijing and she has highly recommended the Intensive Chinese Program. She would recommend anyone [...]

The 8 Essentials For Your Trip To China

It’s hard to imagine daily life in a far-away country like China, especially if you have never been to Asia before. This might cause some difficulty when packing your suitcase. But not to worry, this blogpost will tell you the 8 essentials you’ll need for your trip abroad. 1. Backpack Let’s start [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Hutong School, Tips and Guides, Travel|3 Comments