Hutong School studentsHutong School was the first Chinese language school under foreign management officially licensed by the Chinese Ministry of Education. We are accredited by WYSETC and supported by the Benelux Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Chamber International in Beijing. Over the years, we have built up a reputation for high quality teaching and, in addition to hundreds of private students, have had students from embassies, Chambers of Commerce, prestigious MBA programs, etc. During the Olympic games, in the summer of 2008 the wife of Mr. Jacques Rogge - President of the IOC - came to Hutong School for a crash course of the Chinese language. Hutong School has built successful partnerships with many renowned universities around the globe as well as with many high profile companies here in China. Plus, since 2015 Hutong School in Shanghai is a HSK registered center.


"Hutong School offered exactly the services I was looking for. It was a 1000%-fit.” Daniela Schiesser, Germany


Read what our students have to say about us on our student testimonials page!



An International Team

student of hutong schoolRepresentatives from France, the United States, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Korea and the Netherlands help you to find your way and feel at ease in China. All our employees speak fluent Chinese, have several years of experience in China and most of them did internships in Beijing or Shanghai themselves.

Taking classes at Hutong School was an extremely good decision and an unforgettable experience. It is totally worth it, they do really make you feel part of a big family.” Juan Carlos Rodriguez Moreno, Spain

Our service starts immediately after your arrival at the airport

As soon as you arrive at the airport, there will be a Hutong School employee to take care of you. We will take you to your apartment, which you share with other Hutong School students. We will also take you to the school, where you will receive an orientation course and be introduced to your fellow students. If you so choose, we will set you up with a mobile phone and local number in China, allowing you to be in touch right away with your new peers. On your first day of work, we will accompany you to your company to introduce you to your employer.


"The Hutong School teachers made my time in Beijing great and brought me much closer to China and its culture. Very soon I felt at home in Beijing and wanted to stay longer." Ulrike Trepte, Germany


Accreditations & Corporate Partners

SwissCham          BCECC       

                  Bildungsurlaub      ICCC

WYSETC            BenCham             JCI

Visit our Partners and Resources page


"I'm amazed at how quickly the teachers have got us communicating in Mandarin." Gordon McAllister, UK


Cooperation with universities

We are continuously looking for suitable partner institutions all over the world, aiming to link their young and talented students with companies in China and provide them with high quality education in Chinese language. We have established partnerships with the following universities:

Protection of your personal data

All of your personal data, which is sent to us during the application process, will be treated as strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose of your application. Your personal data, such as email address, passport information and telephone numbers, will not be passed on to any third party.

Still not convinced that Hutong School is the best Chinese language school in China? Please get in touch with our ever growing group of Alumni through our LinkedIn Almuni group or Facebook page!