Best school to learn Mandarin with the "Intensive Chinese Program"

Academics: 5
Support: 5
Fun: 5
Housing: 5
Safety: 5

I took part in a 6 months "Intensive Chinese Program" at the Hutong school because I really wanted to make a break between my Bachelor and my Master so I decided to face a new challenge and learn Mandarin. I had read that Hutong School was one of the best schools to learn Chinese properly and I can confirm that because the staff is super friendly and the teachers are used to teach international students. What I really appreciated is that they follow the program to teach Chinese (books, vocabulary lists) but they mix it with pleasure: Chinese music, listening to the radio, watching tips videos, etc. So you can find the best way for you to understand the new Chinese characters and to develop some debate about the topics you like. Moreover, I participated to a lot of activities that the school offers so I could practice my Chinese and meet new students (there are always new people arriving and others leaving). We went to KTV (this is actually the funniest activity of Shanghai) then we went to a Chinese restaurant to try Hotpot (typical food), then we visited some districts with the lights show and have some classes of calligraphy (traditional writing art). I think this is an all: learning the culture and immerse in the traditional way of living so you can understand better the language and share moments with locals. I would really recommend this school and this amazing city of Shanghai. If you need more information about my stay at the Hutong School or have some questions about the program I took part in or my experience, feel free to contact me!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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