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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.

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.

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.

  • 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

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.


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.


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 homestays 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.

Their language learning/ teaching philosophy and their home-stay language programmes are second to none when it comes to creating the perfect environment for students.

– Mischa from the UK


My 1on1 teacher and my two group class teachers were very dedicated and skilled in teaching Chinese. They put in the effort to make the classes fun and varied.

– Wieland from Germany


LTL fostered a positive and inclusive community where I was able to meet a large amount of diverse and wonderful people who I was able to connect with.

– Sarita from Germany


There are also some evening activties, which i unfortunately did miss this time. The homestay also was pretty good and well organized. Probably will go there again. 😉

– Ralph from Germany


The staff at reception were also extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate us and create a friendly community atmosphere.

– Sarah from Ireland


I was in a very small 4 person class for my group class and learnt a huge amount. All in all a great, productive trip. I can’t wait to hopefully be back soon.

– Finn from the UK



Our student advisor will reach you within 24 hours and get your course booked up in no time.