Every student at Hutong School has a one-on-one level assessment and a study plan.
Because personalised teaching is the key to fast and efficient results, we believe in small classes to learn Chinese with an average of 4 or 5 students. Our teachers will adapt both topics and method to the interest and ambition of each student to ensure that classes are relevant and motivating. We believe in students taking an active role in their programme and encourage an open dialogue between teacher and student to ensure a good experience.
Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to quality teaching.
They are committed to transferring their knowledge and passion about Chinese language and culture in an efficient and lucid way.
To ensure and protect high standards of our teaching quality, Hutong School teachers:
Must have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience
Have majored in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
Receive intensive training
Are evaluated on monthly basis
Our teaching method separates spoken Chinese and character recognition, which has been proved to fasten Chinese language learning.
While progressing quicker in spoken Chinese, you also lay better foundations for character memorization by understanding the logic of characters' construction.
For beginners we follow a curriculum of quality books with lessons designed to get the student talking and listening from the very beginning. We have created our own book for beginner level based on more than a decade's experience in teaching Chinese to foreigners and supplement with class exercises, articles, music and movies. Moreover, all students recieve access to our e-learning toolkit to enable them to practice in their spare time.
Our methodology is aligned with the levels and vocabulary of the HSK exams, 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 or Shanghai. To learn more about your level and the requirements for passing the HSK, have a our free, online level tests.
Our results-oriented method guarantees fast improvements. Whether your target is to converse fluently with business partners, pass an HSK exam or take a university degree, we can customise a teaching plan to get you there.
In only 3 months' time, new participants are able to engage in basic conversation in Chinese and recognise about 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.