Beihai? Where’s Beihai? Budget Chinese Classes, by the beach?

You’ve stumbled across a hidden gem even many Chinese have never heard of.

This beautifully picturesque beach city is the home of our cheapest Chinese courses.

Do not fear, quality has not been compromised.

Beihai is an incredibly cheap place to live, meaning we can offer a huge 40% discount on our courses here.

There is barely a foreigner in sight throughout Beihai meaning you will be enjoying full immersion in Mandarin.

  • 40% CHEAPER than Beijing or Shanghai
  • 20 lessons every week
  • 55 minutes per lesson
  • Make friends from around the globe
  • Very cheap cost of living

With a host of Chinese from the north heading down to live in Beihai due to the warmer weather, there is plenty of standard Mandarin spoken alongside the local dialect.

Small Group Classes

Six Students Maximum – You get more time to speak
Only the best – Our teachers all have lots of experience
Standard or Intensive – Choose between 4 or 6 hours a day
Learn Faster – Smaller groups, you’ll learn Chinese quicker

Beihai – The Beach Haven

A gem, unearthed – Boasting some of China’s best beaches
Old Town – The centre boasts a beautiful old town
Cheap – Considerably cheaper than living in bigger cities
Plenty of Mandarin – Many northerners migrated here


Beihai is home to some of China’s finest beaches, warmest weather and our budget Chinese courses. Therefore, if you like warm weather, beautiful beaches and cheap prices you’ve come to the right place!

Beihai is warm all year round with temperatures never going below 15 degrees celsius.

This is the perfect place to come for a slow pace of life, no foreigners and very cheap cost of living.

What’s Included?

Small group Chinese courses with LTL have a main focus of spoken Chinese.

That said we do not neglect other elements which are also very important. For example, reading and writing skills come hand in hand, the more you grasp, the better you become and our group classes help you on your way to all of them.

Starting Dates for 2021-22

If you are a complete beginner then you’ll need to choose from one of the starting days below.

If you have a brief knowledge of Mandarin then you can start any Monday you wish.

  • 29 March 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 10 May 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • 21 June 2021
  • 12 July 2021
  • 26 July 2021
  • 09 August 2021
  • 23 August 2021
  • 13 September 2021
  • 18 October 2021
  • 15 November 2021
  • 06 December 2021
  • 27 December 2021
  • 24 January 2022
  • 21 February 2022
  • 21 March 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 16 May 2022
  • 13 June 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 01 August 2022
  • 29 August 2022
  • 19 September 2022
  • 10 October 2022
  • 07 November 2022
  • 05 December 2022
  • 02 January 2023
  • 23 January 2023
  • 13 February 2023


All prices in are in CNY (Chinese Yuan). You can pay in the following currencies: USD, GBP, CND, AUD, JPY and SWF.

NOTE – This is based on the Bank of China exchange rate at the day.

DurationSmall GroupSmall Group & Individual
Course Length20h group 20h group & 10h 1-on-1
1 week1,4172,873
2 weeks2,7655,608
3 weeks4,0468,204
4 weeks5,26310,673
5 weeks6,42013,017
6 weeks7,51715,239
7 weeks8,55517,346
8 weeks9,53819,339
9 weeks10,46521,227
10 weeks11,34623,010
11 weeks12,17724,691
12 weeks12,96026,280
13/52 wks1,080 p/w2,190 p/w


Is Mandarin spoken in Beihai?

Yes it is, and this is mainly due to the influx of northern Chinese who have moved down south for more comfortable weather. The north of China gets exceedingly cold during winter months, not in Beihai.

Due to these, and the governments policy to standardise Mandarin throughout the country, this is still an ideal place to learn Mandarin, but just for much cheaper costs.

Is the quality poorer due to the cheaper costs?

Absolutely not. In fact the quality is exactly as you’ll find in all our schools.

The reason for such significant discounts is because the living cost is so small there, that we can provide excellent rates!

In terms of your teachers and classes, it’ll be the same high-quality standard as in all LTL schools.

Are there any other foreigners in Beihai?

You’ll barely see a foreigner at all.

In LTL’s first trip to Beihai, we saw a total of 3 foreigners in a week, two of these were a couple we saw on our way back to the airport, the other one owned a bar in Beihai Old Town.

Therefore, you will most likely be one of the only foreigners that the locals will see so be prepared for zero English, and a very immersive environment.

How do I get to Beihai?

Coming from abroad you will have to transit through a major Chinese airport in nearly all instances.

Beihai has an airport, but this mainly serves internal flights.

You can also get a high speed train from major cities in the south.

Can I study in other cities in China also?

Yes, you can.

We have a base in 8 cities now and you are welcome to create your own program.

Contact us and we can help assist you in booking the perfect course for you.

Do you provide accommodation also?

We have a number of homestay’s in Beihai which allows you to help improve your Chinese outside of LTL rather than just at school.

If you wish for an alternate type of accommodation please contact us.

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  • Homestays in Beihai


    To enhance your immersive experience, choose to live with a Homestay family. We select our homestay families very carefully so you get the experience you deserve.

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