Are you wondering whether to study Mandarin in Beijing or Shanghai? Lucky for you, Hutong School has Mandarin language schools in both, and to help you out, we’ve created a list of differences between the two cities.
Our Mandarin classes are of the same standard in both locations, so you don’t have to worry about your Chinese classes being better in one place versus the other. Read more about the quality of our Chinese teaching.
|Modern, fast paced||Culture and history around every corner|
|Different areas are quite close||Different areas are spread out and far apart|
|Warmer winters||Less humid summers|
|Watertowns and The Bund||Houhai & Beihai lakes, Summer palace|
|Xintiandi, Tianzifang, JingAn||The Village, Qianmen, 798|
|Yu garden, Confucious temple||Lama temple, Temple of Heaven and many more|
|International cuisine on every street||More street food options|
|Rapidly expanding metropolis||Authentic China|
|No Chinese necessary||Chinese to communicate|
|Locals are more open||Locals are guarded, political|
|China for beginners||More local, traditional|
|Well kept subway system||Get around on tuk tuks|
Taking the step towards studying Mandarin in China is already a big one, so hopefully this helps you choose which of our Mandarin schools to attend. Whichever city you choose, your experience will be unforgettable. We look forward to welcoming you to study Mandarin in Shanghai or Beijing at one of our Mandarin language schools soon!