It all started in early 2012. A friend of mine told me about Hutong School, and how he had a great experience with it, in Beijing. I decided to try it myself, and got in touch with the school through their website. The staff immediately proved to be a great help, and in a short time I had booked an intensive study program. I arrived in Shanghai in July 2012: a boy who worked for the school was there waiting for me, and accompanied me straight to my apartment (included in the registration fee): spacious and clean. In the following days lessons began, 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. I was entrusted to my teacher after a brief test, concerning my knowledge of Mandarin. In addition to the lessons, the school organized various activities and involved staff members and students: martial arts lessons, Chinese cuisine, group dinners, trips etc. It is definitely worth it, and it has left me beautiful memories. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Chinese, in China, having fun while learning!