Learn Chinese in Shanghai with Hutong School

Are you already in Shanghai and looking to improve your Chinese? Look no further!


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 progress, whatever your level. 



Our Chinese Courses in Shanghai 

Our Chinese courses have been specially designed to suit learners of different ages and levels. Browse our course types below to find the right one for you.


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HSK Preparation

Gain an official certification of your Chinese level with our HSK Preparation Courses. Following the highly recommended HSK textbook syllabus, you’ll quickly gain the skills needed to pass HSK levels 1 to 6.


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Business Chinese

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.


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Courses for Children

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. 


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Intensive Chinese Program

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.  


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"Great school for all levels of Chinese. Excellent environment, well-trained teachers and very helpful staff. Look no further.Andrew F.



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:


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Group Classes

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.


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Private Classes

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. 



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Specialized Classes

Looking for something else entirely? Whatever it is let us know, and we can design a customized Mandarin course to suit you.




Additional Services

Students who learn Chinese in Shanghai with Hutong School have access to the following additional services:


learn chinese in ShanghaiTutorial Sessions

Our free weekly tutorial sessions give you the chance to receive personalized feedback on your learning progress and useful learning tips. 


Free Talk Sessions

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.


E-Learning Toolkit

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Continue learning outside of the classroom by taking advantage of our e-learning toolkit. Gain exclusive discounts on several apps and online tools to help you practice your skills on the go.


Cultural Activities

Deepen your understanding of China by taking part in our weekly cultural activities. Join calligraphy classes, cooking activities, arts & crafts workshops, daytrips in & around the city, taichi lessons… and more.



I took classes at Hutong School as part of a small group. Our teacher was fantastic. My general impression was that Hutong School is serious about providing top-notch education and generating some really satisfied customers.”  Frederik G.



Our Teachers

Experienced Chinese teachers in China

All of our teachers are native Mandarin speakers 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.



Our Methodology

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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.



Visit Us

Hutong School Shanghai is conveniently located 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.


Hutong School Shanghai
(+86) 21 3428 0099

969 Wuding Road, 5th floor, Jing'an District, Shanghai


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You can reach us easily by metro; take Shanghai subway line 7 and get off at Changping Road. Leave from Exit 3, turn left 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"!


Are you looking to take Mandarin classes in Pudong district? No problem, we also offer classes in Pudong.


What are you waiting for?
 Contact us or call (+86) 21 3428 0099 to get started!

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