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LTL Language School believes language study should not be limited to the classroom.

Learning Mandarin, Japanese, Korean or any other language means fully immersing yourself in the country and the culture from day one.

We offer several languages here at LTL but our journey started with Mandarin. You can learn Chinese in China with us in:

  • Beijing || China’s historic capital
  • Shanghai || A modern-day metropolis
  • Beihai || The hidden gem you never knew
  • Xi’an || Culture and cuisine at its best
  • Chengdu || Incredible food, incredible city
  • Chengde || 100% Chinese immersion

AND also

Aside from this we also provide Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese courses:

  • Tokyo || A truly unique city
  • Seoul || The best place to learn Korean
  • Saigon || Enjoy the hustle and bustle of HCMC

We even provide 24/7 language lessons online bringing the best language teachers from around the world, to your very home.

Flexi Classes allows you to study more than 10 languages at any time with the flexibility to cancel, change, and re-book classes in just a few clicks.

We welcome students from all four corners of the planet to come and learn languages with us. All levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome. LTL is a unique community; we will become your second home in no time.



I’m over 50, can I learn with LTL?

Of course! Anyone is welcome to learn Chinese in China with LTL!

We’ve welcomed students as young as 5, all the way through to 80+ years old since 2007 and we love it!

Everyone has their own story to tell, everyone is unique, and we welcome each and every one of you to our unique community.

Can I learn Chinese in Beijing and Shanghai?


In fact you can study in as many of our locations as you wish.

Some of our favourite stories of students are with the ones who study in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengde because they get to see China from so many different perspectives.

When you come to learn Chinese in China, you call the shots, we do the rest.

Our Beijing courses can be found here, Shanghai here. And if you fancy doing both, let us know 😎

Can I study Traditional Chinese with LTL?

Yes you can.

In Taipei, our classes generally involve Traditional Chinese but you can of course request Simplified classes in Taiwan, or even Traditional classes in Mainland China!

Can I learn Korean with LTL?
Chengde and Chengdu are the same, right?

Wrong! In fact they couldn’t be more different!

Chengdu – the home of the pandas and spicy food. This is the city you’ve probably heard of before.

Chengde on the other hand is a gem located just north of Beijing, where English doesn’t exist.

It’s for this reason we started teaching Chinese there.

It’s THE ULTIMATE place to experience Chinese Immersion, you can find out more about our Immersion programs in Chengde here.

Should I learn in groups or individually?

There is no right or wrong here, it’s complete up to you.

As a rule of thumb beginners generally come to study in groups and as you get more advanced, tailored/individual classes become essential because levels differ greatly as you become stronger.

Can I study Japanese in Tokyo with LTL?

Yes we offer Japanese courses in Tokyo.

You can also study Japanese online with us after going back home so you don’t forget anything you’ve learnt with us.

Can I study the HSK syllabus for Mandarin with LTL?

Yes you can.

If you simply want to study to pass a HSK Exam, we have teachers ready and raring to go.

Our students have a 98% pass rate in the HSK – easy decision, right!?

What is the Flexi Class system?

Our favourite new toy!

We spent a large portion of 2020, not feeling sorry for ourselves, but building a revolutionary new tool to learn Chinese online and it’s safe to say it’s gone down a storm!

In a nutshell…

Three reasons why our brand new online system is one of a kind:

Study 24/7, anytime, anywhere in small groups or individually with real, certified teachers

Complete flexibility to book, re-book and cancel classes

Sign-up in minutes with our simple system

Anyway, more on our Flexi classes can be found here.

Do you offer other specialist programs?

We do indeed, from school trips to summer camps, gap years to even studying on the Great Wall of China.

We’ve got a complete section of specialist Mandarin programs you can discover here.

  • Experienced and Certified Teachers

    Experienced and Certified Teachers

    Our teachers have dedicated their careers to teaching. All are fully-qualified with years of classroom experience.

  • International Student Community & Activities

    International Student Community & Activities

    There is no typical LTL student. Our students come from all over the world and speak dozens of different languages.

  • 24/7 Help and Support Service

    24/7 Help and Support Service

    LTL is more than just a school. It's a home away from home, where you meet friends and find support.

  • Government Accredited School

    Government Accredited School

    LTL is one of the worlds leading language schools and accredited by the Chinese, German and Swedish governments.

  • Homestays and Shared Apartments

    Homestays and Shared Apartments

    We believe the best way to improve your speaking and listening skills is to live with a native speaking family.

What Our Students Said

Sarah Testimony for LTL
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LTL was a whole new experience for me. An experience that helped me learn Chinese, but also the traditions, the culture and it got me out of my comfort zone.

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Giulia Testimony for LTL
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I met lots of people from different countries at LTL school. The atmosphere is really pleasant and friendly. I have established strong and lasting relationships

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Maggie Testimony for LTL
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I did 5 weeks in each location, starting in Shanghai. I started from an absolute zero level and now I can use Chinese conversationally with my host family and in day to day life.

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Stuart Testimony for LTL
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When I arrived to Shanghai, after organizing the program with LTL, we started classes and they were really great! My teacher was amazing, we really clicked!

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Zoe Testimony for LTL
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I attended class 2 times a week in the evening, but I felt my language, and most importantly my confidence with the Chinese language improved. I hope to go back to the school.

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Mario Testimony for LTL
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My accommodation was perfect and classes and teachers were also very good, A really liked my teachers a lot in truth, 很好老师们. I left satisfied with my experience

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Franzi Testimony for LTL
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I really liked that the lessons were entertaining or not after the lesson book was done alone but entertaining and easy. Working with native speakers has helped my listening.

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Marianna Testimony for LTL
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At LTL one thing is for sure, you will never feel alone. The entire staff are always available. As for the lessons you will be followed step by step, and everything is very flexible.

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Perle Testimony for LTL
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I improved my Chinese pretty fast. Aside of learning I spent a really good time with the other students who become my friends! Thanks to everybody at LTL!

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Li Testimony for LTL
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The school in Taipei was so cool. Staff and teachers were so friendly and active. From the first date met us in the coffee shop and led us to the school. Thank you very much!

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Carsten Testimony for LTL
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I am now about to start my 4th year at this school. If you have 1-on-1 classes, you can organise the classes as you wish. I have 15 hours a week with 2 different teachers.

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