I cannot recommend HPLS. I was hired as an English teacher there but fired before my first day teaching. Many of my friends here in Haikou have their own horror stories about dealing with the owner of this school, William Wang. He tends to go on psychotic crazy power trips at random times. I've known people who have studied Chinese there too, some of them had good experiences, got married to their Chinese tutors and such but last semester I know one guy got his room broken into, a laptop and digital camera stolen, and the school took no responsibility, nor tried to help in any way.