At Hutong School, we pride ourselves on our teaching quality, for which we’ve been awarded the iStudy Guide award for Educational Excellence. We believe that personalized teaching is the key to fast and effective results, which is why we keep our group classes small and offer a range of customizable courses.
To ensure our students enroll on the right program and progress towards their learning goals, we offer a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Based on this, our experienced teachers expertly adapt their style and course content to suit your interest and aims, ensuring classes are relevant and motivating.
Our teachers are all native Chinese speakers with a major in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. They all have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience working with students from all ages and nationalities. Our teachers undergo regular training and evaluation and are distinguished by their interpersonal skills and devotion to teaching Chinese.
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 creating an immersive classroom environment, we encourage students to start speaking from the start. As you progress in spoken Chinese, you develop an understanding of how Chinese characters are constructed and begin laying a solid foundation for character memorization.
Our students have the chance to study from a range of quality course materials, including our very own Hutong Chinese textbook series and interactive mobile app. These are designed to help you learn practical modern-day Chinese and practice anywhere and anytime.
Our teaching methodology is closely aligned with the levels and vocabulary of the HSK curriculum, meaning that you can use your Hutong School Chinese program to prepare for the HSK exam of any level. To speed up your learning and target a specific HSK exam, you can sign up for one of our HSK preparation courses in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing or Zhengzhou. To learn more about your level and the requirements for passing the HSK, take our free, online level tests.
Our results-oriented method guarantees fast improvement. Whether your target is to converse fluently with business partners, pass an HSK exam or enroll on a university course, we can customize a teaching plan to get you there.
In only 3 months' time, new participants will be able to engage in basic conversation in Chinese and recognize around 600 characters. The combination of classes, free tutoring, our e-learning toolkit and the immersion into Chinese culture will help you progress faster than ever before.