Why Choose Hutong School?
• Hutong School was founded in 2005
• Unique teaching methods
• 5,000 happy students and counting
• Flexible hours to match your schedule
Come and live in Beijing, Shanghai or Hangzhou to learn Mandarin and discover China in a completely immersive way.
Learn Chinese from the comfort of your home with our range of live online classes. Connect with experienced native-speaking teachers anywhere, anytime.
Explore China from a unique perspective while enhancing your studies by joining our Educational Tours.
Join an NGO in China to support one of our causes; education, health, environment and animal welfare.
Brush up your speaking skills and get inspired for new and exciting ways to teach your students.
Gain professional experience in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Chengdu. Pick your ideal internship in China from over 300 positions in all industries.
We believe personalized teaching is the key to fast results. Our award-winning Mandarin classes are taught by outstanding local teachers, who help you maximize your experience with a one-to-one level assessment, free weekly tutorial sessions, and a personalized study plan.
Make Mandarin study your focus on our Intensive Chinese Program, take classes alongside your internship or job, or learn business Chinese with our Corporate Classes – whatever you're looking for, we’ve got you covered!
Our popular Internship Program offers you the chance to get ahead of the crowd and kickstart your career. Using our extensive network of local and international companies across Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu, we can help you find your dream internship in your ideal industry.
Our service doesn’t stop there; after a day at the office, join us for a range of cultural activities and networking events to help you get to know your new city, make new friends and get the most out of your time in China!
At Hutong School, we organise weekly cultural activities to help enrich your China experience. Students, interns and friends can join our trips around the city, calligraphy, mah-jong and Chinese cooking classes and more to get a true taste of Chinese culture and learn about this fascinating culture!
Whether you’re taking part in our Summer Camp, Volunteer, Chinese or Internship Program, you’ll have the chance to enjoy traditional Chinese games and activities with our knowledgeable staff and other students.
Look at what students say about Hutong School. Over 5000 participants welcomed in China
Located in the heart of the beautiful French Concession, Hutong School offered me the experience of a lifetime. The teachers, staff and students were absolutely amazing and I still keep in contact with many of them. I participated in the Intensive Chinese Program and because of my wonderful teacher I went from absolute beginner to intermediate level Chinese in just 5 months!
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.
I first went to Shanghai as a Hutong School student, nothing speaks more about the experience than the fact that I went back for an internship (within their offices!) a year later. Studying and working in China were the differentiating factors on my resume that lead me to the amazing job I have now, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Hutong School´s awesome staff guiding me through my Chinese adventures.
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…
I completed a 3-month intensive language course, which greatly improved my Chinese language capability. I appreciate the opportunity to have experienced the Chinese culture first-hand, as well as, the opportunity to make lifelong friendships with my classmates, teachers and the staff. Hutong School provided me with a safe and comfortable residence in which to stay. The staff was always willing and happy to help me with anything that I needed.
Starting from my initial email contact, the customer service was exceptional. I received excellent information and support before, during and after my classes. The instructors are skill-full and experienced both at teaching Chinese and adjusting to student and class needs. I was amazed at my progress after only one month!
I spent my vacations in Hutong School and that was the best decision I have ever made! I had been studying Chinese for the past year and I realized that taking classes in Hutong is definitely a different quality. The best teachers, methods and cultural activities anyone can find. I was able to skip one level when I went back to my country and I am looking forward to visiting Hutong School’s other locations!
Starting from my initial email contact, the customer service was exceptional. I received excellent information and support before, during and after my classes. The instructors are skillfull and experienced both at teaching Chinese and adjusting to student and class needs. I was amazed at my progress after only one month!
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.
I really enjoyed my experience with Hutong School in Shanghai. More than a simple Chinese course, here you can experiment the language with the help of very professional tutors, participate in many activities and meet many nice people from all around the world!
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.
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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! …
The staff at Hutong School were incredibly helpful and flexible in organizing my study schedule. I took some one-on-one classes as well as the group lessons and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. My teachers were so kind and patient, but at the same time they really challenged me to work as hard as I could.
Hutong School gave me the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world and help adapt to Chinese culture. The events are always fun and a great way to meet other students, as well as seeing different parts of the city. Hutong School is really flexible with the class schedules, so you never miss out on fun activities!