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Who better than our own students to tell you all about their experiences in China learning Mandarin Chinese and/or doing an internship. Read their stories below. Are you next?


Hutong School's crew is really friendly and will help you through the everyday life, they are the kind of people who will make you smile if you feel homesick. The lessons are made to make the students progress quickly and the teachers will always encourage you. Of course they can be strict but only in a good way. Go ahead and enjoy your stay!


Luc France


Hutong School made me feel at home. The staff were extremely responsive to our concerns, and helped us with everything, from transportation to finding English tutoring opportunities. My internship gave me excellent international business experience. My Chinese teacher was very personable and tailored the lessons to my needs.


Spencer USA


Doing an internship with Hutong School was the best experience of my life. Although sometimes living in Beijing was though, when I needed help Hutong School was there. The internship was pretty interesting and my Chinese teacher was great. I participated in many cultural activities: Tai Chi, making baozi, a visit to the Great Wall, and more!


Laetitia France


Signing up for the intensive language program helped me raise my competitive edge to the next level, allowing me to perform at my current job at a Chinese company. Besides all that, my experience in China was fantastic. I made several friends and explored places I thought I would never see.


Stephen Ecuador


Studying and exploring Beijing was an incredible experience because of the submersion method used by Hutong School. I was able to converse with locals in such a short time. The staff were always there to help and the events held were great for everyone.


Wulf UK

student Isabelle

My first impression arriving at the airport in Shanghai in fall 2012 was a very good one. I didn't have to worry how to get to my accommodation and where to buy my provisions. The next day I was warmly welcomed at Hutong School and met my 2 teachers. Both were professionally acting and taught me a lot.


Isabelle Switzerland

Student Eduardo

At that time I was a beginner, now I'm an intermediate student. In Beijing I participated in many activities, but the most impressive one was the visit to the Great Wall. Everybody at Hutong School treated me in a special way. After this wonderful experience I think I'm more open-minded.


Eduardo Brazil

student Monika

A long-standing dream finally became reality: I took part in the Intensive Chinese Program in Shanghai. The team was very enthusiastic and provided help at any time, the activities provided the possibility to make friends. Due to their excellent English proficiency, teachers were able to explain complex language aspects in detail.


Monika Germany

student John

Hutong School provided me with a chance to learn the language at the beginner's level, and they provided us all an opportunity to do so while exploring many of China's historic venues for an authentic experience.


John USA

student Philippe

I was looking for an opportunity to go to China and stay longer than the usual vacation while getting to know the country, the culture, the language and the people. I found Hutong School and didn't hesitate long to ask my boss for an unpaid leave. Our teacher was great and funny! I had a very good time in Beijing with various activities besides studying."


Philippe Switzerland

student Evangelista

Because I was traveling on my own for the first time, I felt very nervous before arriving at Hutong School. Once I got there, everyone was so friendly, helpful, and welcoming. I wasn't worried anymore! Teachers were wonderful and the small class sizes really helped me get more out of my time.


Evangelista USA

student Nick

Thanks to its teaching method and dedicated team of teachers, after one month and a half I passed the HSK level II. I submerged myself in the local surroundings and forged many longlasting friendships with both “locals” and fellow students. In retrospect, Hutong School gave me a greater leverage in both my personal and professional life.


Nick Belgium

Student Thomas

Hutong School set me up with a nice flat in the centre of Beijing, taught me loads during class and led interesting cultural activities after class. The greatest thing was the flexibility to determine your own experience while also being provided the opportunity to experience as much as possible at every turn.


Thomas UK

student Bea

I particularly appreciated the dedication and patience of the teachers (I'm more than 70 years old, it was not so easy to get vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation into my old brain) and the time the administratives spent to help us for accommodation, planning, etc. Hutong School "boosted" me to pass HSK 3 at 74 years old!


Bea France

student Anthony

The whole experience provided a solid, down to Earth take on life in Beijing. My language teachers were dedicated, good humoured, and above all, they displayed an incredible patience. The lessons were demanding but very enjoyable and I couldn't wait to try out what I had learnt on unsuspecting Beijing folk!


Anthony UK

student Susanna

The staff at Hutong School were incredibly helpful and flexible in organising my study schedule. I took some one-on-one classes as well as the group lessons and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. My teachers were so kind and patient, but at the same time they really challenged me to work as hard as I could.


Susanna Scotland

student Ben

Hutong School included language/cultural barrier asistance 24/7, and exposed me to a new culture, great cultural activities, a new language, amazing people. I took the Chinese intensive course and found it to be more effective than any other Chinese language program I have encountered. The teachers are very good, professional and friendly.



student Lidiia

When you enter the school, you won't find anyone who is bored, unhappy or unmotivated. Everybody - administrative staff, teachers and students - is friendly, helpful and passionate about the classes! The team's helping hands were always there, even before any problem appeared: I was picked up from the airport and had 24/7 assistance.


Lidiia Russia

student Willem

I took a Chinese language course at university before I went to China.


Willem Netherlands

student Lisa

Hutong School made coming to China for the first time so convenient, exciting and culturally immersing! The staff, teachers and students were absolutely lovely and I still keep in contact with many of them today. In 6 months I went from absolute beginner to intermediate level Chinese!


Lisa Australian