Overview

Learn to speak Mandarin quickly with the Spoken Only Chinese program at LTL Beijing. In these classes only oral Chinese is taught – no Chinese reading or writing skills.

You’ll achieve much faster progress with your spoken Mandarin, by using the time that otherwise would be spent learning characters on speaking and listening during class. This program will help you perfect your pronunciation and tones, and allow you to learn and practice conversational sentence patterns and grammar in spoken Chinese.

Being able to speak Mandarin will make it life in China much easier. It is however possible to add extra classes at a later point if you decide you want to study Chinese characters – although they are not taught directly, Chinese characters are still displayed throughout this course to build familiarity.

  • Learn to speak the language quickly
  • Average of 3 students per group
  • Spoken Mandarin only
  • Professional teachers
  • Learn characters later
  • Rapid Progress

    Rapid Progress

    Spoken Chinese only: Focus on how to speak and understand
    Streamlined course: Less time reading = more time speaking! Practice makes perfect: Students spend the whole class speaking and listening
    Add-ons: Learn to read and write later if you want to

  • Quality Teachers

    Quality Teachers

    Experienced: LTL teachers have at least 5 years of teaching experience
    Qualified: LTL teachers have a university degree in Teaching Chinese
    Accredited: LTL teachers are accredited Chinese language instructors
    Professional: LTL teachers are native speakers teaching Mandarin as a career

  • Personal Customer Service

    Personal Customer Service

    Easy: Quick and easy to sign up and pay
    English: Our teachers and Student Advisors all speak English
    Not just a number: Programs and services are personalised to you Free assessment: A personal assessment of your current Chinese level

  • China’s Best Language School

    China’s Best Language School

    Location: Our campus is in Beijing's CBD right next to DaWangLu subway
    Flexibility: Starting dates throughout the year Exclusive discounts: Every student gets a free LTL Online Kit Fair & transparent: Fair pricing & no hidden charges!

Spoken Only Group Classes

There are two options for the Spoken Only Group classes:

With the Standard Spoken Only Chinese Program you have four lessons per day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our central Beijing school. You’ll usually start classes at 10am, have a lunch break from 12pm to 1pm and finish by 3pm.

The Intensive Spoken Only Chinese Program includes an additional four hours of 1-on-1 classes on Tuesday and Wednesday for even faster progress.

Both the Standard and Intensive Spoken Chinese Only programs are offered at levels: A0, A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Spoken Only Individual Classes

If you want to study during the evenings and weekends, or simply need more flexibility with your study times, the Individual Spoken Only Chinese Program is the right choice for you. Classes can be taken at any time from 8am to 9pm, any days of the week, at any location in Beijing. For prices, please have a look at our Beijing Individual Mandarin Lessons page or send a WeChat message to Student Advisor Maria now. Her mobile number is 18410181078.

Starting Dates

If you’ve studied Mandarin before, you can start your course on
any Monday
. If you are a complete beginner then you can start your course in Beijing on the following dates:

Start date Program Name Level(s) Day(s) Time(s) Hrs/wk
 Jan. 3, 2017 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Jan. 3, 2017 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 12
 Jan. 3, 2017 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Jan. 23, 2017 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Jan. 23, 2017 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 12
 Jan. 23, 2017 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Feb. 13, 2017 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Feb. 13, 2017 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 12
 Feb. 13, 2017 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Mar. 6, 2017 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20
 Mar. 6, 2017 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 12
 Mar. 6, 2017 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm (1 hr lunch) 20

Subject to availability, you can join a course as soon as next Monday.

However, if you want to make sure you have a guaranteed spot in advance, we advise that you make a booking as early as possible – this is a very popular course that often gets booked out.

Lessons are taught at our Beijing CBD campus, near DaWangLu subway station.

Prices

Number of Weeks Spoken Chinese Spoken Intensive
 12h small group  12h group & 8h 1-on-1
2 2,665 4,777
4 4,604  8,828
6 6,615 12,951
8 8,432 16,880
12 11,631 24,303
Extra +969  +2,025

Prices are inclusive of textbooks and study materials. There are absolutely no hidden fees or charges. You can pay us via bank transfer, WeChat, AliPay or in CNY cash at our Beijing school.

What Our Students Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many students are in an LTL group class?

To make sure everyone has enough time to speak, all group classes at LTL are very small. We currently have an average of three (2.85 to be exact) and a guaranteed maximum of six students per class.

Where is your school?

Our address is:

Guanghua Lu 2, Sunshine 100, Bldg. C, 2910
Central Business District / Chaoyang
100026 Beijing, China
中国北京朝阳区100026 光华路2号阳光100 C座 2910房间
Phone: 0086 (0)10 5100 1269

How do I sign up for a Spoken Only Chinese Course?

Just get in contact and we’ll organise everything for you! Send us a message via our contact form (link) to ask questions or let us know which course you are interested in. You will definitely get a reply today, most likely within a few minutes. Please note though that on weekends, at night and during holidays we might be a bit slower with replying than usual.

How can I learn Chinese characters later?

Once you get to a higher level it’s a good idea to also learn how the Chinese writing system works. We offer specialised 1-on-1 courses at our school to help students get their reading and writing up to speed with their spoken Chinese. Please talk to your Student Advisor if you want to get started on Chinese characters too.

How can I pay for my Chinese course?

You can pay LTL Beijing via WeChat, Alipay, cash or bank transfer.

Which study materials do you use?

For the Spoken Only Chinese program we use the “Rapid Spoken Chinese” (口语速成汉语) series. All text books are already included in the course fees.

How long does it take to be able to speak Chinese?

As a rough guide it will take a complete beginner about 30 hours to learn the basic language required to live in China, 60 hours for basic conversations and about 200 hours for daily life conversations.

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