China School Trip – Group Tours

Come and study Chinese in China as a class with the LTL Mandarin School Trip Program. Our school welcomes classes of all sizes from all four corners of the planet to learn one of the fastest growing languages, Mandarin.

Groups as small as five students can come to LTL to take part in our China School Trip Program, which includes 20 hours of Chinese classes per week and a complete schedule with food, transport, accommodation and a whole host of exciting activities which will allow all the students to experience China at its finest.

Enjoy trips to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the famous Hutongs where there are endless gems to discover in Beijing.

Four Mexican students holding up Chinese style bags

  • Programs are 10, 14 or 21 days
  • 20 hours of Chinese per week
  • Maximum of 8 students per class
  • All meals included (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)
  • All transport included
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop Off
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 Support from the LTL Team
  • Your very own local guide
  • Experience China
  • You Are In Safe Hands

    You Are In Safe Hands

    Over a Decade - We've seen it all in China. We know how to look after you

    Your Safety - Is our Number One Priority

    Simplicity - A trip like this appears daunting, we make it easy

    Fun - We make sure you'll have the trip of a lifetime in China

  • Experience The Difference

    Experience The Difference

    Explore - Beijing is the culture capital of China

    Enjoy - China is a country like no other, experience it

    Experienced - We know the deal in China, we are here to help, 24/7

    Excellent - Create stories, and friends to last a lifetime

  • Comprehensive Coverage

    Comprehensive Coverage

    Meals - all included and dietary requirements will be listened to

    Accommodation - Hotel accommodation, shared rooms, private bathroom

    Transport - Beijing Metro cards included so you can get around

    Teaching Materials - Just bring yourself, and your notebook!

  • Top Teaching Team

    Top Teaching Team

    Qualified - All our teachers are fully qualified Chinese teachers

    The Real Deal - All teachers have years of experience between them

    Fully Certified - We only pick the best, amongst many applicants

    Engaging, Interactive - No two lessons are the same at LTL

Our School Trip Programs

The Birds Nest Stadium from the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The Birds Nest Stadium from the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Your China School Trip can be tailored to how you want it in terms of number of students and how long you stay for. The program can be tailored to your exact requirements. We have created activities aimed at strengthening language skills in order to make afternoon visits even more interactive. These are based on real situations in which students must actually put the language into practice, look for clues, retrieve information and interview people. Learning happens as much outside the classroom as it does inside and our China School Program reflects that.

Each weekday students will enjoy breakfast and take part in four hours of Chinese class. The class time will be split in two, with lunch in between at midday. After classes at 3pm the students will take part in an afternoon activity which will vary by the day and involve exploring different areas of Beijing whether it be the Olympic Park, The Temple of Heaven, or the tranquil scenery surrounding Houhai lake.

On weekends students will take part in various day trips, the most popular being the trip to the famous Great Wall of China.

Sunday will be a day of free time for the students and a change to re-charge their batteries. On the final Saturday there will be a course evaluation in the morning before you say farewell to LTL and China.

Below shows three potential weeks that LTL Mandarin School can prepare for your class. These can of course be tailored exactly how you wish for them to be.

NOTE – Our China School Trip programs last 10, 14 or 21 days.

Week One – 21 Day China School Trip

PLEASE NOTE – This program is a standard 21 day China School Trip Program with LTL. As stated, the most common programs will last for 10, 14 or 21 days and they will follow a similar pattern to this one. That said, programs can ultimately last for as long as you want. Speak to our support staff and we’ll come up with the right solution for your class.

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Arrival Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Tourism Teamwork at the Great Wall Mutianyu
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Forbidden City “Interview Challenge” Temple of Heaven Hutong Tour “Picture Challenge” Chaoyang Park Capital Museum “History Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Beijing Duck Dinner Dinner at Restaurant
Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Arrival Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Tourism Teamwork at the Great Wall Mutianyu
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Forbidden City “Interview Challenge” Temple of Heaven Hutong Tour “Picture Challenge” Chaoyang Park Capital Museum “History Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Beijing Duck Dinner Dinner at Restaurant

Week Two – 21 Day China School Trip

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Free Time Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Summer Palace
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Beijing History Museum “History Quiz” Olympic Park Lama Temple 798 Art District “Art Challenge” Panjiayuan Market “Antique Prices Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Hot Pot Dinner Dinner at Restaurant
Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Free Time Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Summer Palace
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Beijing History Museum “History Quiz” Olympic Park Lama Temple 798 Art District “Art Challenge” Panjiayuan Market “Antique Prices Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Hot Pot Dinner Dinner at Restaurant

Week Three – 21 Day China School Trip

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Free Time Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Course Evaluation
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Departure
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Prince Gong Residence Houhai Lake “Scavenger Hunt” Temple of Sun Park Tsinghua University, “Find the Answer” Wangfujing “Interview Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant BBQ Dinner
Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00-10.00 Free Time Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Course Evaluation
12.00-13.00 Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Lunch at School Departure
13.00-15.00 Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class Mandarin Class
15.00-18.00 Prince Gong Residence Houhai Lake “Scavenger Hunt” Temple of Sun Park Tsinghua University, “Find the Answer” Wangfujing “Interview Challenge”
18.00-19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant Dinner at Restaurant BBQ Dinner

Choose Your Options – China School Trip

As stated, we aim for your School Trip to China to be as flexible as possible. No two programs should ever be the same so we offer flexible options which include the following:

  • Length of the Program – The first thing you’ll decide is how long you wish the program to last. anything from 10 days to 21 days is available
  • Teacher Accommodation – You can choose whether you, the teacher, stay in single rooms or double rooms
  • Challenges – You’ll notice above each week there are three different challenges in the afternoon slot on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are free to select the challenges you wish to assign to your students. The aim of the challenges is to allow your students to interact with locals as much as possible, putting into practice what they have already learnt in the classroom.
  • Weekend Trip – As with the challenges, the weekend trips are completely up to you. Want to visit the Great Wall? Perfect. Or do you prefer to take a day trip to nearby city Tianjin via the bullet train? It can all be arranged with LTL.
  • Additional Teachers – Want more teachers involved? Once again, we can arrange this to whatever suits you and your class best.

Other Notes

In summary, here is what’s included in the China School Trip Program at LTL Mandarin School. We welcome any questions via our contact form or our live chat.

LTL Team at the LTL Beijing school

Team LTL!

  • All meals, including vegetarian & vegan options
  • Chinese Classes (20h/wk)
  • Airport pick-up and drop off (private bus)
  • All transport (public transport card)
  • Accommodation (hotel accommodation, shared rooms, private bathroom)
  • All afternoon and weekend activities, including tickets
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • All teaching materials
  • Local Guide
  • Free Language Assessment & Graduation Certificate
  • Free WIFI
  • Max. 8 students per Chinese class
  • Teacher accommodation is single room or shared with another teacher

PLEASE NOTE – The China School trip will run throughout the year, but from June 14th through to August 10th there will be an extra Summer surcharge of 8% as this is our peak season, in which time our Summer Camp in Beijing is running.

Additional Sunday Activities

Spring ~ Fall Activities Extra charge (CNY)
Happy Valley (March – Nov) 440 / student
Longjing Water Park (May – Sep) 470 / student
Winter Activities Extra charge (CNY)
Skiing (Dec-March) 360 / student
Houhai Ice Skating (Dec – March) 280 / student

Additional Afternoon Activities

Activities Extra Charge (CNY)
Laoshi Tea House 250 / student
Beijing Opera 97 / student
Bowling 150 / student
Cinema 33 / student
Pottery 317 / student
Kongfu 333 / 10 students
TaiQi 333 / 10 students
Calligraphy 233 / 10 students
Chinese Cooking Class 333 / 10 students
Free Activities Extra Charge (CNY)
Wang Fu Jing free
Prince Gong Residence free
Badminton free
Lama Temple free
Houhai Lake free
Olympic Park free
798 Art District free
Temple of Sun Park free
Tsinghua University free

What Our Students & Teachers Say

Veronica Testimony for LTL
Veronica
Teacher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Thanks to the precious support that LTL staff had given me, not only during the trip itself but also in the frenetic months before the departure, the task was much easier to deal with."

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Veronica Testimony for LTL
Veronica
Teacher

Planning a school trip with teenagers is complicated… Lots of documents to be prepared, things to be organized, questions to be answered: planning a school trip to China with teenagers is HUGE! However, thanks to the precious support that LTL staff had given me, not only during the trip itself but also in the frenetic months before the departure, the task was much easier to deal with.

Italian students exploring China with LTL

Italian students exploring China with LTL

Moreover, Beijing is an extremely big city, with very many different “faces”: its history, its traditions, its modernity, its monumentality… The program offered was thus very varied and rich, giving the students the chance to experience these many sides of the Chinese capital, together with an intensive language program.

LTL School has proved its utmost competence and reliability and I am deeply grateful for all the work done: the students could appreciate the 10days-trip and brought back home an unforgettable experience. A special thanks to Irene and Andreas for their great great help!

Martina Testimony for LTL
Martina
Student
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"This school trip has as given me an important chance of growth and responsibility. For sure, a special thanks must go to LTL School and my teachers"

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Martina Testimony for LTL
Martina
Student

This is a review of a high school student regarding their time at LTL Mandarin School. Please be aware this does not reflect their time at Beijing Southwest High School.

This school trip has as given me an important chance of growth and responsibility. For sure, a special thanks must go to LTL School and my teachers, who accompanied me during these 10 days. I learnt so much, and I had a lot of fun sightseeing in this awesome city. What an unforgettable experience! Thanks LTL School. 😊

Matilde Testimony for LTL
Matilde
Student
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"When I was there I climbed the Great Wall, walked for hours, ate every type of food and met any kind of people. It was a wonderful trip, I’m completely grateful!"

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Matilde Testimony for LTL
Matilde
Student

This is a review of a high school student regarding their time at LTL Mandarin School. Please be aware this does not reflect their time at Beijing Southwest High School.

Italian students enjoying a Chinese dinner at a restaurant.

Italian students enjoying some food

This experience of ten days in Beijing with LTL School was absolutely rousing! I got in touch with an unknown culture, I was put to the test, having the chance to exceed my limits and open my mind.

When I was there I climbed the Great Wall, walked for hours, ate every type of food and met any kind of people.

It was a wonderful trip, I’m completely satisfied and grateful!

FAQ's

What are the costs of the China School Trip?

The China School Trip program is very specialist. No two classes that visit will have the exact same program and the beauty of it is that it can be tailored exactly how you wish. Due to this costs are highly variable. For a clearer breakdown on how much the School Trip will cost, please contact us.

What if it is raining for the afternoon activities

We plan one “rain day” activity per week which can be organized in case it rains. However, please note that this is usually only necessary during the rainy season (from middle of June to end of August), as during the rest of the year rain in Beijing is very rare. The weather is generally very predictable in Beijing and follows a similar pattern throughout the seasons.

Can I add further additional activities during Sunday afternoons?

It is possible to add additional activities on Sundays at an extra charge or change activities during the week, some at no cost while some have additional charges. Speak to us and we’ll get everything arranged for you or likewise check the tables above for more information.

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

We sure can. All meals for all students follow exactly the requirements you wish including allergies, vegetarian & vegan options

Are there any other similar programs I should be made aware of?

There’s a growing number of programs at LTL which all revolve around learning Chinese but cater to a wide range of audiences. For teenagers learning Chinese we have you covered. Our Summer Camp in Beijing is becoming increasingly popular and our Summer School in China likewise. We also offer a High School in China program where a student joins a Chinese high school but this is more dedicated towards a single student rather than a group which the former are more directed at.

Related Links

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