Overview

Take your private Mandarin lessons in Beijing at the time and place you want. Our Chinese courses can be taught at our school in the Central Business District, your office, your home or even your favourite coffee shop. Classes can be scheduled seven days a week from 8am to 9pm. It’s all up to you!

LTL Mandarin School teachers are certified and experienced Chinese language professionals and we adapt lessons to fit each individual student’s learning style and study goals. There are no transport charges for lessons that take place within the 4th ring road, no weekend, evening or morning surcharges, and students can cancel up to 30% of all of their booked classes at no charge.

  • Professional teachers
  • Flexible times
  • Flexible locations
  • Cancel up to 30% of your lessons
  • Free LTL Online Study Kit
  • Fair and transparent prices
  • China’s best tutors

    China’s best tutors

    LTL teachers: Professional, accredited, experienced and English speaking
    Fun lessons: A good teacher makes learning Mandarin fun
    Experienced: Benefit from decades of Chinese teaching Experience
    Accredited: All LTL Chinese teachers are university certified and accredited

  • Flexible

    Flexible

    Flexible location: Take your Mandarin lessons anywhere in Beijing
    Flexible times: Lessons are taught at any time from 8am to 9pm Mon-Sun
    Cancellations: Cancel up to 30% of your classes at no extra cost
    For you: Your course follows your individual study plan

  • Service Matters

    Service Matters

    Your Student Advisor: Personal service for you. Call 18410181078 now to ask.
    Advice: Chinese learning advice from Beijing’s most experienced school
    Chinese assessment: Free personal assessment of your Chinese level
    International: LTL is foreign run – we know what you are going through

  • Improve Quickly

    Improve Quickly

    Speed: Qualified Chinese teachers make a difference!
    Individual: Lessons focus on your personal needs only
    Fun: Learning Chinese is a lot of fun. Let us show you how!
    Free online study: With the free LTL Online Chinese Kit

Personal Assessment

At LTL you will start your Chinese course with a personal assessment. This is not an exam, but will help us to determine your current Chinese level, what your learning targets are, which areas you might need to focus on, and what kind of teacher and teaching style might fit you best. Based on this your Student Advisor will make suggestions for a study plan, as well as suitable books and learning strategies. It is best if you can come to our school in the CBD for the assessment and to create a study plan, but if this is not possible, we can also do it via phone or WeChat.

Locations

You can take your Mandarin lessons anywhere in Beijing. There are no transportation charges for any classes taken within the 4th ring road. For destinations further away, a transportation charge might apply depending on where exactly in Beijing you are located.

Times

1-on-1 Chinese classes can be taught at any time from 8am to 9pm, Mon-Fri. There are no weekend, early morning or evening class surcharges. The minimum duration of a class outside our school is 1.5 hours, but at the school you can also take classes for shorter periods.

Cancelations

LTL teachers are full time Chinese language professionals who teach Chinese as a career and as such – like everyone else – they need a certain regularity in their work schedules. Based on your time and location preferences, you will have a personal study plan with a fixed timetable, according to which your Chinese teachers will be booked and reserved for you. If you can’t make a class, you can cancel classes up to six hours before your lesson during office working hours (Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm) for up to 30% of your classes at no charge. If you cancel more than 30% of your classes you will have to pay for them. It is of course also possible to change your study schedule or go on holidays without classes counting as cancelled, but we need at least two weeks’ notice to re-arrange your teacher’s schedule.

If you are looking for even more flexibility, have a look at our Super Flexible Chinese Classes .

The LTL Quality Guarantee

At LTL we do not just send a teacher “to teach some Chinese”, but spend a lot of time determining a student’s Chinese level and individual needs. Based on this we create a personal study plan, choose the right teacher and prepare for the lessons. This is of course great for quick language progress and a well-structured Chinese program, however it is also a lot of work. For this reason we do not offer a free “try out a teacher to see if you like it” option, but instead require our students to commit to us, just like we commit to them. However, along with our students we expect a course at LTL Mandarin School to be of the highest teaching quality possible. For that reason, you do not have to pay us until you have taken three hours of classes. If during those first three hours you are not satisfied with the teaching quality, you owe us no money and all hours taken so far are free.

Prices

Individual Chinese Lessons

Class Hours Price (CNY per hour)
> 150 132
101 – 150 139
51 – 100 143
25 – 50 152

2-on-1 Chinese Lessons

Class Hours Price (CNY per hour)
> 150 75
101 – 150 77
51 – 100 82
25 – 50 87

All prices are in Chinese Yuan and per person.

At LTL we believe in fair, straightforward and transparent pricing.

  1. We charge the same price for studying at our school, your office, home, or preferred coffee shop within the 4th ring road.
  2. Each lesson lasts a full 60 minutes.
  3. We charge the same price for studying on weekends, mornings and evenings from 8am to 9pm every day. There are no additional surcharges.
  4. There are no additional charges for teacher transport within the 4th ring road. For destinations further away a transport charge might apply.
  5. We want to spend our time helping you to learn Chinese, not chasing people for payments. That is why all prices above already include a 5% prompt payment discount, which means full payment is required at the latest on the day after your third hour of class. Please make sure you pay your balance at the latest by then, so we can continue to apply that discount.
  6. There are no other hidden charges or costs!

What our students say about LTL

Chris Testimony for LTL
Chris
UK, Booz Allen Consulting

“I studied Business Chinese for one year with LTL. Because I have to travel abroad a lot for work, it was great how supportive the staff were with scheduling.

They were professional and flexible with everything, including my curriculum. I’d recommend them to others looking to study in Shanghai.”

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Chris Testimony for LTL
Chris
UK, Booz Allen Consulting

“I studied Business Chinese for one year with LTL. Because I have to travel abroad a lot for work, it was great how supportive the staff was with scheduling. They were professional and flexible with everything, including my curriculum. I’d recommend them to others looking to study in Shanghai.”

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My Story

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Eleanor Testimony for LTL
Eleanor
USA

"My 4 weeks in Beijing have been amazing! I have had a wonderful time – living with my homestay family, having dinner with Chinese friends, learning Mandarin, visiting the Great Wall and exploring Beijing. So much of this was possible because of the LTL staff. Thank you for your flexibility and dedication. I’ll never forget this trip!"

Eleanor Testimony for LTL
Eleanor
USA
Kay Testimony for LTL
Kay
Germany, Siemens

“Before starting my Skype lessons, I thought online classes might not offer the same learning experience, but I was pleasantly surprised! The sound quality is great and you can share your desktop with your teacher. For me there is no difference between face-to-face and Skype lessons. Since I travel a lot, that’s a big advantage to me.”

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Kay Testimony for LTL
Kay
Germany, Siemens

“Before starting my Skype lessons, I thought online classes might not offer the same learning experience, but I was pleasantly surprised! The sound quality is great and you can share your desktop with your teacher. For me there is no difference between face-to-face and Skype lessons. Since I travel a lot, that’s a big advantage to me.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where in Beijing is your school located?

LTL Mandarin School Beijing is located in the Central Business District in the DaWangLu area. One subway stop from GuoMao (World Trade Center), we are around 300m from DaWangLu subway station (lines 1 and 14) on Guanghua Lu. The school is easily reachable by bike, foot, public transport or taxi from areas like Chaoyang park, Sanlitun, Central Park, the Kerry Center, Lido, Dongzhimen or Shuangjing. Our address is

Guanghua Lu 2, Sunshine 100, Bldg. C, 2910
中国北京朝阳区 光华路2号 阳光100 C座 2910
Phone: +86 (10) 5100 1269
Our school map (link to pdf)

If you want, we can of course teach you also at your home or office.

How can I pay for my Chinese classes?

You can pay LTL in cash (CNY) or via international bank transfer, WeChat pay, AliPay or any other popular payment method in China.

What is the minimum duration of a Chinese class?

For classes outside the school the minimum duration is 1.5 hours, but for classes at our school you do a one hour lesson too. If you want to take one hour lessons outside the school, have a look at our super flexible Chinese program

Can I study on the weekends, mornings or evenings?

Yes you can. With the standard Chinese Individual program you can study any time from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm at no extra charge.

Are your Chinese teachers experienced?

Our teachers are the heart and soul of our school. All LTL teachers not only hold a university degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at either Bachelor or Masters level, but also have a minimum of five years of teaching experience. Qualifications and experience make a difference!

Which Chinese books and study materials does LTL use?

For learning Chinese there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Some students struggle more with tones and pronunciation, while others may want to quickly improve their Chinese in a specific area like business or daily survival Chinese. Some students are able to focus entirely on learning Mandarin and so are able to absorb a lot of grammar and theoretical concepts; others might only be able to study after work and need a much more light-hearted approach to remain focused after a long working day. This is why we do not make our students follow a template curriculum, but individually design a study plan and choose suitable textbook(s) for each student. Come to our school to have a look, we have more than 300 of them.

How long does it take to complete a Chinese language level?

While there are many ways to measure Chinese levels, the only truly internationally-recognised standard are the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi 汉语水平考试) levels from 1 to 6. The exams are administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and roughly follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Due to the slightly weird design of the exam, the time it takes to move from one level to the next increases the higher up you get. While your Chinese progress will depend on many factors, including how much Mandarin you speak outside of class, the intensity of your classes, study discipline etc., take a look at this as a rough guide for how many hours it takes to achieve each HSK level.

Level Hrs to next level Total Hrs from beginner
HSK 1 60 60
HSK 2 80 140
HSK 3 120 260
HSK 4 160 420
HSK 5 200 620
HSK6 220 840
Total 840  

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