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
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!
I ended up doing an internship in Beijing totally randomly. I didn't know a thing about China, or the working conditions there, or even how to say Hi in Chinese. Well, Hutong School destroyed all my fears, crashed the doubts you can have when moving in another country, and welcomed me as part of a big family.
There is a level of comfort and amiable atmosphere at Hutong School that is very contagious. Only four months in Shanghai and I have made incredible friends, learned more about myself as a person than I ever could in my own country, and I never thought I would enjoy studying Chinese Mandarin this much. Hutong School definitely helped me to find comfort out of my comfort zone!
I’ve joined the Hutong School in Beijing and Shanghai two times already – and every time it was a great and wonderful experience. The accommodation is quite okay. The people at the Hutong School are very nice and helpful in every way. The teachers are very motivated and well prepared. And the School offers a lot of fun free-time activities. The “Hutong-School-weeks” were one of my best in my live – and I can recommend it in every way. You not only learn a lot – you also meet a lot of new friends.
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.
Hutong School set me up with a nice flat in the centre of Beijing, taught me loads during class and led interesting cultural activities after class. The greatest thing was the flexibility to determine your own experience while also being provided the opportunity to experience as much as possible at every turn.
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 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…
My stay at the Hutong School was amazing because I had super good professors and I have met a lot of different students from all around the world during my 6 months' stay. More you stay, better it is to improve faster your Chinese level and share incredible moments with locals. Moreover, there is a bunch of activities proposed by the school, so you can discover the city, etc.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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! …
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.