Why Choose Hutong School?
• Hutong School was founded in 2005
• Unique teaching methods
• A total of 100,000+ students
• Flexible classes to match your schedule
Come and live in Beijing, Shanghai or Hangzhou to learn Mandarin and discover China in a completely immersive way.
Learn Chinese from the comfort of your home with our range of live online classes. Connect with experienced native-speaking teachers anywhere, anytime.
Explore China from a unique perspective while enhancing your studies by joining our Educational Tours.
Join an NGO in China to support one of our causes; education, health, environment and animal welfare.
Brush up your speaking skills and get inspired for new and exciting ways to teach your students.
Gain professional experience in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Chengdu. Pick your ideal internship in China from over 300 positions in all industries.
We believe personalized teaching is the key to fast results. Our award-winning Mandarin classes are taught by outstanding local teachers, who help you maximize your experience with a one-to-one level assessment, free weekly tutorial sessions, and a personalized study plan.
Make Mandarin study your focus on our Intensive Chinese Program, take classes alongside your internship or job, or learn business Chinese with our Corporate Classes – whatever you're looking for, we’ve got you covered!
Our popular Internship Program offers you the chance to get ahead of the crowd and kickstart your career. Using our extensive network of local and international companies across Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu, we can help you find your dream internship in your ideal industry.
Our service doesn’t stop there; after a day at the office, join us for a range of cultural activities and networking events to help you get to know your new city, make new friends and get the most out of your time in China!
At Hutong School, we organise monthly cultural activities to help enrich your China experience. Students, interns and friends can join our trips around the city, calligraphy, mah-jong and Chinese cooking classes and more to get a true taste of Chinese culture and learn about this fascinating culture!
Whether you’re taking part in our Summer Camp, Volunteer, Chinese or Internship Program, you’ll have the chance to enjoy traditional Chinese games and activities with our knowledgeable staff and other students.
Look at what students say about Hutong School. Over 100,000 participants welcomed in China
Located in the heart of the beautiful French Concession, Hutong School offered me the experience of a lifetime. The teachers, staff and students were absolutely amazing and I still keep in contact with many of them. I participated in the Intensive Chinese Program and because of my wonderful teacher I went from absolute beginner to intermediate level Chinese in just 5 months!
The staff at Hutong School were incredibly helpful and flexible in organizing 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.
Hutong School included language/cultural barrier assistance 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…
Starting from my initial email contact, the customer service was exceptional. I received excellent information and support before, during and after my classes. The instructors are skillfull and experienced both at teaching Chinese and adjusting to student and class needs. I was amazed at my progress after only one month!
I spent my vacations in Hutong School and that was the best decision I have ever made! I had been studying Chinese for the past year and I realized that taking classes in Hutong is definitely a different quality. The best teachers, methods and cultural activities anyone can find. I was able to skip one level when I went back to my country and I am looking forward to visiting Hutong School’s other locations!
A great organization that takes good care of you. From day one I was met with open arms by the Hutong School staff, which made the transition easy. They provided an important social structure and offered plenty of social events throughout my stay. Whether you’re an experienced traveller, or spending your first time abroad, Hutong School provides the much needed comfort, and administrative support, that helps you to solely focus on your stay abroad. My stay in Shanghai left me as a more experienced employee, and most importantly a happier person.
I really enjoyed my experience with Hutong School in Shanghai. More than a simple Chinese course, here you can experiment the language with the help of very professional tutors, participate in many activities and meet many nice people from all around the world!
I had studied Chinese on my own for about a year before I went to Hutong School. Having class for 4h/day made my Chinese level improve right away while still leaving me time for hanging out with the other students and exploring Beijing. I went back the year after so I guess that gives a pretty good impression of how satisfied I have been with the Intensive Chinese Program!
I decided to quit my job and take a 3 months crash course. A decision I do not regret. Hutong School is honestly always there to support you with daily things and to help you out...Learning Chinese is a whole different experience, since you have to cross a cultural border to understand the language and its structure.
I ended up doing an internship in Beijing totally randomly. I didn't know a thing about China, or the working conditions there, or even how to say Hi in Chinese. Well, Hutong School destroyed all my fears, crashed the doubts you can have when moving in another country, and welcomed me as part of a big family.
I have never been to China before I decided to do an internship with Hutong School. The support I got from the staff was exceptional, and they made sure I never felt lost or alone in Shanghai. I have met a lot of people from all over the world thanks to the school, and some of them are my friends to this day.
From arriving in Shanghai with no real clue what to expect, I left with a much broader sense of how Chinese culture and business operates in the modern world. I’m especially thankful to all those I worked alongside for contributing to my enrichment as well as the teaching staff who offered a fun, lively and interactive learning environment! …
I first went to Shanghai as a Hutong School student, nothing speaks more about the experience than the fact that I went back for an internship (within their offices!) a year later. Studying and working in China were the differentiating factors on my resume that lead me to the amazing job I have now, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Hutong School´s awesome staff guiding me through my Chinese adventures.
Excellent reception with 24h service for any issue or language problem that could arise. My Chinese teacher was very dedicated and skilled. I learned more in my five weeks in Shanghai than I had learnt two years studying at home.
I’ve joined the Hutong School in Beijing and Shanghai two times already – and every time it was a great and wonderful experience. The accommodation is quite okay. The people at the Hutong School are very nice and helpful in every way. The teachers are very motivated and well prepared. And the School offers a lot of fun free-time activities. The “Hutong-School-weeks” were one of my best in my live – and I can recommend it in every way. You not only learn a lot – you also meet a lot of new friends.