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 to join Hutong School and start studying Mandarin. We can’t wait to have new students join us!

Our Team

Joanne Li 李琼 (Managing Director)

Joanne is a CPA qualified accountant and registered immigration agent in Australia. She completed her master degree in Australia and have been worked in ASX listed company and US global company for over 10 years.

With passion about Chinese culture and Mandarin language, she decided to open Hutong School in Sydney and help more Australian learn mandarin and provide them the key to experience Chinese culture.

“Learning a new language is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Learn to speak Mandarin could open more opportunities in the future.”

Lola Shen 沈若兰 (Office Manager)

Lola got Bachelor of Applied Finance and Master of Professional Accounting in Australia. She also completed translator certificate from NATTI and she is an experienced translator.

She has strong communication and interpersonal skills with extensive customer service experiences.

“Being a passionate language learner myself, I think Mandarin teaching is the most enjoyable experience.”

Jessie Guo 过思婉 (Education Manager)

Jessie graduated from Beijing Sports University with a Bachelor degree of Education. She has taught Mandarin to foreigners at international schools in Beijing for over five years. She specialised in Chinese learning program for Children at community schools in Sydney.

“I am passionate about teaching Mandarin. I love to help my students’ progress from beginners to fluent speakers with confidence.”

Ella Guan 关鑫 (Teacher)

Ella is from Beijing. She graduated from Beijing International Studies University where she majored in Chinese Language and Literature.  After graduating, she worked for a Chinese government department, drafting written material and doing administrative tasks. In 2016, her family and she started a new life in Sydney and since then, she has been studying in the local education system to improve herself. Currently, she is an experienced Chinese language teacher in the Chinese community school in Sydney.

“I aspire to teach the nuances of the Chinese language to learners, inspire them to accomplish linguistic competence and achieve their goals. Interest and practicality lead you to go further.”

Haotian Li李昊天(Teacher

Haotian graduated from Zhejiang University of Media and Communications with Bachelor Degree of Bilingual Broadcasting. He is now studying master of design in the University of New South Wales. He used to work for a Shanghai-based music radio station as a radio host and Vice China as an editor. He is interested in youth culture, music, art and language.

“I like the overseas studying and living experiences that I am having at the moment, which really gives me a very different perspective to observe the world through knowing different people”.

Susan Pei 裴苏唤 (Teacher)

Susan is an easy-going and extroverted girl. She was born and raised in Changchun, a North-eastern city of China. She has been living in Sydney for 3 years and she is graduated from the University of Sydney with a master degree of Applied Linguistics. She also has Teacher Certification and Mandarin Certificate in China.

“I love teaching as it is so fulfilling when I see students are making progress. Hope we can enjoy teaching and studying.”

Jack Wang 王星凯 (Teacher)

Jack graduated from Renmin University of China with Bachelor Degree of Law. He is good at communicating with people from different backgrounds. He is also taking a lot of community activities, worked at Youth volunteer’s association of school of international studies and teaches other members mandarins as a volunteer.

“This is not only a Chinese Class, but also a cultural journey you have never experienced before. Join us in Hutong.”

Why choose Sydney Hutong School?

At Hutong School Sydney we place great importance to the quality of our classes, enabling students to acquire both linguistic and professional knowledge about China. We have our own teaching method and our teachers, who have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience, are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to quality teaching.

Not only do we teach Chinese, we also offer a variety of linguistic and cultural activities allowing you to practice your Chinese and discover Chinese culture. We try and help you to understand Chinese culture and at the same time you can expand your social circle.

The courses we offer are flexible and suited to your study needs. Our teachers are patient, have your best interests at heart and they try to make your learning journey as fun as possible.

Get on board with us and start learning Chinese today!

Why learn Mandarin?

  • It is the most widely spoken language in the world
  • It sets you apart from other candidates in the job market
  • With China’s growing economy, being able to speak Chinese allows you to have a foot in the door
  • It helps you to make friends with people from different cultures
  • China has a rich history and culture, which you will be able to experience when learning Mandarin
  • You like a challenge

Our Programs

  • Small group classes from beginner to advanced
  • HSK preparation courses
  • Corporate training class
  • Private class
  • Children program will come soon (Feb 2019)
  • Monthly cultural activity
  • Internship program referral

Check out our class schedule for the following term below!

Continue reading about Hutong School Sydney here! Want to learn more about other Hutong Schools around the world? Check out these previous articles about our locations in London and Moscow!

Excited about studying Mandarin around the globe? Contact one of our consultants for more information!