Founded in 2005, Hutong School is the leading foreign owned Chinese language school in China. With Full Immersion Programs in Beijing & Shanghai, Hutong School is the school of choice for anyone who wants to do an internship in China or learn Chinese in China. Moreover, learn Chinese off the beaten track at our schools in Hangzhou or Chengdu for an experience out of the ordinary! 


Hutong School gathers people with a real interest in China. Although the Middle Kingdom is quickly changing into a critical hub of the modern world, traces of its ancient history still remain. Hutong School's first branch was founded in Beijing in 2005. Beijing's landscape is a typical illustration of the continuous interaction between the swell of the past and the waves of modernity. Skyscrapers made of glass border the traditional neighborhoods of those narrow lanes called "Hutong" (胡同). These "Hutong" are the source of traditional Chinese living.


Hutong School's unique Chinese teaching method which separates spoken Chinese and character recognition, has been proven to expedite Mandarin Chinese language learning. While progressing quicker in spoken Chinese, students also lay better foundations for character memorisation by understanding the logic of Chinese characters' construction. 


Hutong School today

Nowadays, Hutong School Beijing is located in the Sanlitun area, Beijing's lively business district. Additionally Hutong School operates Chinese language schools in ShanghaiHangzhouChengduSydneyParisBrusselsLondonMilan and Moscow.


Why choose us?

Discover why Hutong School is the best choice in order to get the China experience you want and deserve.

Our People

Meet the Hutong School team. Get to know our staff & Chinese teachers in Beijing, Shanghai and abroad.

Our Students

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Our Locations

Hutong School has branches in BeijingShanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Sydney, ParisBrussels, London, Milan and Moscow.

Our Philosophy

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