Learn Chinese in China
From 2 weeks to 1 year — come and live in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, sHangzhou, or Suzhou, to learn Mandarin and discover China in a completely immersive way
Group & private, intensive & part-time schedule
Practical assistance, Visa support
4 group classes a day
At Hutong School, every student has a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to
teaching Mandarin Chinese.
Get personalized feedback on your learning progress from your course coordinator.
Because personalized teaching is the key to fast and effective results, we believe in small classes for the study of Mandarin Chinese, with an average of 4 or 5 students per class.
Hutong School can customize your program to make sure you get the best experience possible
4 hours of classes adapted to my level
time to chill out with my international classmates
choose my weekend trip to discover China
learn more about Chinese culture
wander around the city to get a feel of real China
Discovering nightlife in my city
Discover the many ways Hutong School can assist you on your Chinese learning journey
Private room with all utilities included, a short subway ride away from the school
Practical assistance to ensure a smooth stay, including visa extension, ticket booking, 24/7 emergency support, …
A welcoming group of students, staff and teachers from all over the world – your second family away from home
Regular activities, from calligraphy and cooking workshops, to arts & crafts and tai-chi classes
Gain professional experience in China. Pick your ideal internship from over 300 positions in all industries
Discover historical sites outside the city or join our organized hiking trips with fellow Hutong School students
See what our students have to say about Hutong School
Coming from the USA, I was extremely scared and cautious when looking into internships in China. Finding Hutong School was truly a blessing. Not only did they care for my every need, but they opened my eyes to a new world while still allowing me to feel safe and comfortable. There is no possible way I could have done it without them!
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’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.
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.
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!
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 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.
They provided me with an outstanding placement, tailored language classes and critical welcome assistance. I must have asked the staff a thousand times to change my program, two thousand times to sign up for activities and three thousand times I changed my mind, but I’ve always been assisted with a smile. Priceless experience, priceless staff!
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!
What separates Hutong School from all the other schools is the staff: everyone is nice, welcoming and engaged. The classes are very involved, and the group environment serves well for practicing speaking. After a few months, I was speaking Chinese well enough to be hired in a full time management position in Shanghai.