Learn Chinese in China - Hutong School Intensive Program

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China: Beijing, Shanghai


Learn Chinese in one of our beautiful schools. Located in either the business centre of Beijing or in the picturesque former French Concession area in Shanghai, you can fully immerse yourself in Chinese Culture and have an experience of a lifetime.

We allow our students to discover the heart of China by offering them the chance to live in modern apartments in genuine Chinese neighbourhoods, rather than living on a campus in the outskirts of town. We fully immerse our students in Chinese culture by organizing 4 hours of Chinese classes Monday to Friday, and weekly cultural events. Activities range from cooking classes and business seminars to tai chi lessons and kung fu shows.


* Choose between Beijing and Shanghai *
With schools in both cities you can study in either Beijing or Shanghai, the choice is up to you! With all year round applications, programs start on set dates at the beginning of the month.

* Teaching Method *
Because personalized teaching is the key to fast and efficient results, we at Hutong School believe in one-on-one level assessments, a study plan and small classes to learn Chinese with an average of 4 or 5 students. Our result-oriented method guarantees fast improvements. After 3 months of study, students are able to engage in basic conversations in Chinese and recognize around 600 characters.

* Accommodation in modern apartments near the city centre *
Conveniently located in prime locations. Your apartment will be fully furnished and equipped with:
- Microwave
- Phone and 24/7 Wifi broadband access
- TV, DVD-player
- All utilities included

* Unique community spirit *
Hutong School brings people together, from various nationalities and different backgrounds, all motivated by a common interest in China. A second family far from home... Join our many activities and events organised weekly for your chance to meet other like-minded students and make friends from all around the world.

* Personalised follow up *
After your arrival in China, we will also show you how to get to school on your first day. A Program Consultant is available during your entire stay to support you and make sure you get the experience you are looking for. There will also be practical support for your apartment and day to day life in China.

* Practical Assistance *
- Airport pick-up
- Orientation course
- Welcome pack containing essentials such as transportation card, SIM card, map & much more
- 24/7 emergency support line
- Support with Chinese visa application, temporary residence registration, travel enquiries, ticket booking, etc.


All year round applications, new groups start every month

Degrees Available

  • Diploma/Certification

Minimum Education

High School


  • Chinese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Subject Areas

  • Chinese Language

Cost in US$:

Depends on the length of stay (e.g. 1 to 3 months program goes from 2500USD to 6000USD). Please check our website for more information.

Program Fees Include:

* 20 hours of Chinese group classes per week (4 hours/day)
* Accommodation in a modern shared apartment (with your own bedroom) in genuine neighbourhoods of Beijing or Shanghai (all utilities included)
* Organization of cultural activities 2-4 times per week (tea ceremony, taichi class, kung fu show, trips to the Great Wall, excursions in and around the city)
* Practical assistance while in China (including airport pick-up, visa assistance, 24/7 support)

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad