• Mandarin Courses

    Explore our Mandarin Courses, Internships in China, and much more.

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  • Discover China Whilst Learning Mandarin

    Discover China whilst learning                              Mandarin

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    start your China adventure today!

  • Internships

    Kickstart your career with                                        an internship in China

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    start your China adventure today!

  • Network

    Expand your network                                                      and gain valuable skills 

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    start your China adventure today!

  • Meet people

    Meet people from all over the world

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    Make unforgettable family memories this summer

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    Discover, learn and explore on our Summer Camp

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    China adventure today!

  • Mandarin Classes

    Join our award-winning                                    Mandarin courses

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  • Locations

    Learn in one of 10 worldwide                                  locations 

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Learn chinese in China

Come and live in Beijing, Shanghai or Hangzhou to learn Mandarin and discover China in a completely immersive way.

Internship in china

Gain professional experience in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Chengdu. Pick your ideal internship in China from over 300 positions in all industries

Chinese teacher summer program

Chinese teacher summer program

Brush up your speaking skills and get inspired for new and exciting ways to teach your students

Teacher placement program

Become a fulltime teacher in Hangzhou with our new job placement program



Join an NGO in China to support one of our causes; education, health, environment and animal welfare.


 GAP Year

Give yourself a lifechanging experience with a Gap Year in China.

 Summer Camp

Spend a summer in Beijing with our summer camp. Meet friends from all over the world while you learn Chinese and immerse yourself in the Chinese culture. 

 Family CAMP

Give your family and yourself an experience of a lifetime with our annual family camp. 

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teachers ready to teach
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locations around the world

Chinese Language School in China


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!

Gain Professional Experience

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!


Discover Chinese Culture

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.

  • 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.


  • Just kidding! His Chinese is already really impressive. But Mark, you're always welcome if you want to practice those tones ;) 

  • 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!


  • 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.


  • I took a Chinese language course at university before I went to China.


  • 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 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.


  • 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!


  • The staff at Hutong School were incredibly helpful and flexible in organising 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 included language/cultural barrier asistance 24/7, and exposed me to a new culture, great cultural activities, a new language, amazing people. I took the Chinese intensive course and found it to be more effective than any other Chinese language program I have encountered. The teachers are very good, professional and friendly.


  • When you enter the school, you won't find anyone who is bored, unhappy or unmotivated. Everybody - administrative staff, teachers and students - is friendly, helpful and passionate about the classes! The team's helping hands were always there, even before any problem appeared: I was picked up from the airport and had 24/7 assistance.


  • My stay in Beijing enabled me to discover a new culture and showed my ability to live by myself even in a city whose language is particularly challenging: I improved my Chinese a lot thanks to the classes! The Hutong School staff were lovely and very helpful. As for the cultural activities, they were all very well organized and interesting.


  • 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.


  • My time in Beijing with Hutong School was incredible! The staff are extremly 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!


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • Coming from the USA, I was extremely scared and cautious when looking into internships in China. Finding Hutong School was truly a blessing. Not only did they care for my every need, but they opened my eyes to a new world while still allowing me to feel safe and comfortable. There is no possible way I could have done it without them!


  • 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 everything!


  • My time in Shanghai as part of Hutong School was one of the best decisions I made. It was the best internship I've ever had, with a really good internship mentor, I got a lot of new knowledge and experience. Hutong School not only gave me a professional experience, but it also gave me good cultural understanding.


  • I was very pleased with the personal method they used for finding a suitable company for my internship. First, I had a short Skype interview with the Program Manager, the day after I already had a few proposals from companies that had vacancies. The next interview was with the company I chose and one week later my internship was confirmed!


  • Hutong school really creates an environment where you can thrive as a student or traveller. I really loved my full time Chinese practice. Very energetic and entertaining teaching! I like to live dynamically and Hutong School perfectly suits that lifestyle. The staff helped me out greatly when I needed to move places and companies.


  • Hutong School in Shanghai is well situated in the Former French Concession and I didn't expect the building to be so charming and welcoming. Since I only wanted to learn business vocabulary, the teacher was flexible and adapted to my level really well. Staff are really friendly and helpful, they made my stay in Shanghai even more enjoyable.


  • When I decided to do my 3-month internship in Beijing, I was quite scared, but the staff helped me months before my arrival, taking care of everything: visa, internship company, housing, etc. My Chinese classes were taught extremely well, I had a lot of fun at the various cultural activities and I made many new friends. I had a wonderful experience!


  • As soon as I got off the plane I fell in love with China! Flatmates, classmates and colleagues were the best gift China could give me and thanks to them I totally immersed myself in the amazing Chinese culture! Hutong School provides for everything you need and you only have to worry about your will to enjoy China!


  • I loved the friendly atmosphere of Hutong School and their organization and willingness to help with absolutely everything. It was in China that I decided to start my own jewellery design company once I got home. China paved the way for my future in a huge way.


  • I chose Hutong School because they had a wide variety of internship offers, plus, due to my young age, it was a good feeling to know there was always someone from the staff I could contact. Hutong School introduced me to the best internship fitting my personality. I met people from all over the world, whom I call good friends now.


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