Learn Chinese in Shanghai with Hutong School and choose from a wide range of courses to suit your needs. Whether you’re aiming to master basic conversation, pass your HSK or learn Chinese for work, we can help. Our team of highly qualified native teachers, award-winning teaching methodology and additional services will help you quickly reach your goals, whatever your level. Come and find out for yourself why we've been voted the Bon App Awards Mandarin School of the Year!
Our Chinese courses in Shanghai have been specially designed to suit learners of different ages and levels. Browse our course types below to find the right one for you.
Work towards gaining an official certification of your Chinese level with our HSK Preparation Courses. Following the official HSK textbook syllabus, you’ll quickly gain the skills needed to pass HSK levels 1 to 6.
Need to learn Chinese for work? Our experienced teachers can help. Take specialized courses tailored to your sector and simultaneously improve your vocabulary and knowledge of doing business in China.
Help your child stand out from the crowd with our Chinese courses for children. Specially designed to make learning Mandarin fun, these courses are tailored to suit the age, level and needs of your little one.
Speed up your learning through intensive study. Learn for 4 hours per day in small groups of up to 6 students and immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture alongside others at your level.
"The Hutong School in Shanghai will always hold a special place in my heart. The teachers are truly top-quality, able to teach at a variety of Chinese levels and matching up with the individual needs of the students flawlessly. I was extremely satisfied with my teachers, and really felt like I was learning at my maximum pace in my one-on-one lessons. Highly recommended.” Elliot S.
All of our Chinese courses in Shanghai can be tailored to suit your specific needs and schedule. Simply choose from the options below, and we’ll arrange your schedule:
Study Chinese with other students at the same level. With an average of 4-6 students per class, our teachers can offer each student individual support and attention, whilst giving you the chance to learn from others.
If you want to study particular content at your own pace, then private classes are the answer for you. Take advantage of our 1-on-1 sessions and learn Chinese the way you want.
Looking for something else entirely? Whatever it is let us know, and we can design a customized Mandarin course to suit you.
In addition to regular lessons, all of our Chinese courses in Shanghai include the following services:
Our free weekly tutorial sessions enable you to receive personalized feedback on your learning progress and useful learning tips from our knowledgeable teachers.
Sign up for a 20-minute timeslot at a time that suits you. Practice your conversation skills with one of our teachers up to twice per week.
Take advantage of our e-learning toolkit and keep learning on the go. Consisting of exclusive discounts on several apps and online tools, you'll never be able to fool us with excuses again.
Deepen your understanding of China by taking part in our weekly cultural activities. Join calligraphy classes, cooking activities, arts & crafts workshops, daytrips in & around Shanghai, taichi lessons… and more.
“My teachers had years of experience teaching and were patient and relaxed, but cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses. The classes were organized and varied in topics daily in all areas of language learning. I highly recommend the Hutong School for anyone interested in Chinese.” Michael D.
All of our teachers are native Mandarin speakers from around the country with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. They’ve all successfully passed an intensive training period and undergo a monthly evaluation. Each member of our teaching team has achieved a degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, has a passion for sharing their knowledge and culture, and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Many have taught Chinese abroad, equipping them with a deep understanding of how to communicate and tailor classes to suit students from different backgrounds.
Based on 12+ years’ experience teaching Mandarin, the unique Hutong School teaching methodology has been proven to speed up the language learning process. By separating spoken Chinese from character recognition and promoting total immersion, we encourage students to start speaking from the very beginning. As you progress in spoken Chinese, you develop an understanding of the logic underpinning Chinese character construction and begin laying a solid foundation for character memorisation.
We pride ourselves on our teaching quality, for which we’ve been awarded the iStudy Guide award for Educational Excellence. Students at Hutong School Shanghai can learn using our 3-part textbook series or choose from a range of other quality learning materials. Outside of class, you can consolidate your learning with our interactive mobile app.
Hutong School Shanghai is conveniently located in two locations. Our city centre location is based in the lively Jing'an District, just a 15-minute walk from Jing'an Temple. Overlooking Shanghai's popular Wuding Road, our modern school boasts comfortable classrooms, a spacious lounge to relax and socialize in between classes, and a large rooftop terrace.
Our second location in Hongqiao District offers those who live a little further outside of the city the chance to attend classes in the area. Our comfortable school contains several classrooms and a refreshment area for students to enjoy between classes.
Jing'an School: You can reach us easily by metro; take Shanghai subway line 7 and get off at Changping Road. Leave from Exit 3, turn right and walk straight until you reach Wuding Lu on your right. Walk along the road until you reach 969 Wuding Lu, where you'll see a hair salon and a coffee shop on the ground floor. Take the elevator up to the 5th floor and say "ni hao"!
Hongqiao School: You can reach us easily by metro; take Shanghai subway line 10 and get off at Shuicheng Road. Leave from Exit 3, turn right and walk straight. Cross Yan'an Elevated Road, continue straight past Wagas until you reach Jewel Apartment complex. Enter the complex and walk to Jade Apartment building 41. Walk to room 101 and say "ni hao"!
Are you looking to take Mandarin classes in Pudong district? No problem, we also offer classes in Pudong.