Budget Chinese – Chinese by the Beach

Beihai? Where’s Beihai?

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, but 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.

Budget Chinese on the Beach

  • 40% cheaper than Beijing or Shanghai
  • Budget Chinese at it’s best
  • 20 lessons every week
  • 55 minutes per lesson
  • Make friends from around the globe
  • Beihai – a hidden beach gem
  • Very cheap cost of living
  • Barely a foreigner in sight

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

    Small Group Classes

    Never more than 6 students - Means you get more time to speak

    Only the best - Our teachers all have lots of experience teaching

    Standard or Intensive - Choose between 4 or 6 hours per day

    Learn Faster - With smaller groups, you learn Chinese much quicker

  • Beihai - Beach Haven

    Beihai - Beach Haven

    A gem, unearthed - Beihai is a city boasting some of China's best beaches

    Old Town - The centre of Beihai boasts a beautiful old town to explore

    Cheap - Beihai is considerably cheaper than living in bigger Chinese cities

    Plenty of Mandarin - Northerners have migrated there for better weather

Budget Chinese – Learn Chinese with LTL

Budget Chinese on the Beach

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.

So what is included in the budget group courses at LTL in Beihai?

  • Small group classes which never exceed 6 students
  • Choose standard (4 hours per day) or intensive (6 hours per day)
  • Lesson time – 55 minutes
  • Book any duration from a week to a year
  • Want to try multiple cities? Check out our multi-city program

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.

When can I start? Starting Dates for 2020 & 2021

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.

  • 09 March 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 20 April 2020
  • 11 May 2020
  • 01 June 2020
  • 22 June 2020
  • 13 July 2020
  • 27 July 2020
  • 10 August 2020
  • 24 August 2020
  • 14 September 2020
  • 19 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 07 December 2020
  • 28 December 2020
  • 04 January 2021
  • 01 February 2021
  • 22 February 2021
  • 08 March 2021
  • 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

Learn Chinese in Beihai – Budget Course Prices (Chinese Yuan)

Class Small Group Small Group & Individual
Duration 20h group  20h group & 10h 1-on-1
1 week 1,417 2,873
2 weeks 2,765 5,607
3 weeks 4,046 8,205
4 weeks 5,264 10,673
5 weeks 6,419 13,016
6 weeks 7,515 15,238
7 weeks 8,553 17,344
8 weeks 9,537 19,339
9 weeks 10,467 21,226
10 weeks 11,347 23,009
11 weeks 12,177 24,692
12 weeks 12,960 26,280
13/52 wks 1,080 / wk 2,190 / wk

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.

At LTL we are proud to confirm there are ZERO hidden charges!

No registration fee, no processing fee.

Textbooks and study materials are included in the price.


Is the quality lower in Beihai because it's cheaper?

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.

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.

Are there many 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 Beihai and other cities in China?

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.

What accommodation do you provide in Beihai?

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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