Learn Chinese in China

Your Chinese Language Program in Beijing or Shanghai

Want to learn Chinese in China? Hutong School is your number 1 choice. 

Learn Mandarin Chinese Accommodation in Beijing and Shanghai Skritter Online Tool To Learn Chinese Chinese Cultural Activities in Beijing and Shanghai

Chinese Classes

4h/day of classes in small groups 


Private room with all utilities included


Special offers on various learning apps

Cultural Activities

2-3/week - workshops, lectures and trips

Intensive Chinese Language Program


  • Choose your length of stay: from two weeks to 1 year or longer
  • All levels: from absolute beginners to advanced and specialized courses
  • All year round applications: programs start on the first Monday of every month
  • All ages: we accept students of 16 years and above

Top Rated

  • Founded in 2005 and since welcomed over 3000 students
  • First foreign Chinese school licensed by the Chinese Ministry of Education
  • Over 20 university partnerships within Europe and the USA
  • Awarded Recommended Provider and China Recommended Program by GoOverseas








Chinese Classes in China

Chinese Classes

At Hutong School, every student has a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to teaching Mandarin Chinese.

Because personalized teaching is the key to fast and effective results, we believe in small classes for the study of Mandarin Chinese, with an average of 4 or 5 students per class.

Our innovative teaching method, specially adapted for Western students, separates spoken Mandarin and character recognition,  which has been proven to advance the pace of your language learning.

Tutorial sessions

You can furthermore take advantage of the weekly free tutorial sessions we're organising to give each one of our students personalised feedback on their learning progress and provide them with learning tips. 


Apartments in ChinaAccommodation in Shared Apartments (Optional)

Conveniently located within genuine Chinese neighborhoods in Beijing or Shanghai, your apartment is fully furnished and equipped with:

  • Western amenities (such as Western toilet, shower, microwave, etc.)
  • Phone and 24/7 Wifi broadband access
  • TV, DVD-player

All utilities included.


SkritterOnline Learning (New!)

Learning does not end outside the classroom. Hutong School students benefit from many discounts and special offers on carefully selected online learning apps. Get a free 6 month subscription to Skritter, the best online app for learning Chinese characters. Skritter is fully integrated into our teaching methods, allowing you to study and review characters more effectively. Students can then concentrate on more active interaction during class time, enabling boosted oral proficiency. Receive a special discount for Pleco, the best Chinese dictionary one can get. They not only offer excellent Chinese dictionaries, but also full-screen handwriting, OCR, flashcards, stroke order diagrams, Mandarin Audio and much more. 



Cultural Activities in ChinaCultural Activities

Every week, Hutong School organizes 2 to 3 cultural activities*, covering various aspects of Chinese culture. These include: cooking classes, taichi, Chinese painting, Kung Fu shows, Chinese board games,  calligraphy & painting workshops, and many more!

Every month, there are organized excursions to popular destinations outside the cities of Beijing and Shanghai. Hutong School also regularly holds business lectures on various topics with invited guest speakers.

*Extra charge for transport, food, entrance tickets or overnight stay may apply.


Community Spirit at Hutong School ChinaCommunity Spirit

The school welcomes students with various backgrounds from all over the world to come to China - all of whom have a common passion for China's language and culture.

Your second family away from home, in China: you’ll find a great community spirit and develop unforgettable memories here.


All-inclusive Package

We offer you an all-inclusive service, taking care of all the essentials so that you can totally focus on your China experience. From accommodation in modern apartments, to cultural activities and excursions outside the city, airport pick-up on arrival dates and our 24/7 emergency support line, we spare no effort to guarantee your smooth stay and make your adventure in China truly unforgettable.


Unique locations

Held in one of our beautiful schools in either Sanlitun, the business center of Beijing, or in the picturesque Former French Concession area in Shanghai, your Intensive Chinese Language Program offers you a truly authentic China experience.


Student Testimonials

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Pack your bags and start your China adventure now! Apply today!



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