Why Choose Hutong School?
• Hutong School was founded in 2005
• Unique teaching methods
• A total of 100,000+ students
• Flexible classes 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
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 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.
Just kidding! His Chinese is already really impressive. But Mark, you're always welcome if you want to practice those tones ?
I have never been to China before I decided to do an internship with Hutong School. The support I got from the staff was exceptional, and they made sure I never felt lost or alone in Shanghai. I have met a lot of people from all over the world thanks to the school, and some of them are my friends to this day.
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!
My time in Beijing with Hutong School was incredible! The staff are extremely helpful and friendly! The whole team made my stay very easy – starting from airport pick-up, accommodation, registration and public transport card. The teaching hours were flexible and matched perfectly my working hours.To sum it up: a great experience!
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.
Hutong School gave me the opportunity to combine my internship in Shanghai together with studying Mandarin in the evenings. Classes are small (4 people), which means the teacher has the ability to give special attention to each individual and you practice a lot. Plus, cultural activities and trips gave me the chance to travel!
I had studied Chinese on my own for about a year before I went to Hutong School. Having class for 4h/day made my Chinese level improve right away while still leaving me time for hanging out with the other students and exploring Beijing. I went back the year after so I guess that gives a pretty good impression of how satisfied I have been with the Intensive Chinese Program!
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!
A great organization that takes good care of you. From day one I was met with open arms by the Hutong School staff, which made the transition easy. They provided an important social structure and offered plenty of social events throughout my stay. Whether you’re an experienced traveller, or spending your first time abroad, Hutong School provides the much needed comfort, and administrative support, that helps you to solely focus on your stay abroad. My stay in Shanghai left me as a more experienced employee, and most importantly a happier person.
I particularly appreciated the dedication and patience of the teachers (I’m more than 70 years old, it was not so easy to get vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation into my old brain) and the time the administratives spent to help us for accommodation, planning, etc. Hutong School “boosted” me to pass HSK 3 at 74 years old!
Excellent reception with 24h service for any issue or language problem that could arise. My Chinese teacher was very dedicated and skilled. I learned more in my five weeks in Shanghai than I had learnt two years studying at home.
China is a fascinating country, it is full of opportunities and Hutong School helped me to explore them. The Chinese lessons in the morning, right before my internship, were a great help because I felt more confident when I had to talk to people. Hutong School is always there when you need them!
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!