Study your very own Chinese course in China whilst travelling China with the LTL School Multi city Program.

Learn Chinese abroad with LTL and enjoy all China (and Asia) has to offer from exploring the streets and markets through to the language itself.

China has something for everyone and you will see it all in 8 different cities whilst learning Chinese everyday with our expert teachers.

Enjoy the huge International centre that is Shanghai in comparison to Beijing which offers a host of culture and history everywhere you look.

Chengde is the polar opposite to the aforementioned two, a city much smaller in stature and size but boasting incredible scenery and history, you will find you are learning Chinese at every minute of the day in Chengde.

  • The Ultimate Chinese Course in China
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Chengde, Taipei, Beihai, Chengdu, Xi’an and Singapore
  • Discover the diversity of China and Asia
  • Build your own program
  • Join for up to a whole year

Taiwan offers another completely different experience also, based away from the mainland, traditional characters are used in Taiwan which is another unique experience in itself.

We haven’t even mentioned the home of the Panda’s (Chengdu), the Terracotta Warriors (Xi’an), China’s secret Beach Haven (Beihai) and the quite unique Singapore yet either!

PLEASE NOTE – As we now have a basis in EIGHT cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengde, Taipei, Beihai, Chengdu, Xi’an and Singapore), we create many tailored programs, please contact us if you wish to create your very own Multi-City program.


As we now have a huge EIGHT cities to choose from we created this very useful price calculator where you can build your very own Chinese course in China.

PLEASE NOTE – this calculator is NOT a FINAL PRICE but simply an estimate. This is very important.

The idea of the calculator is to give you an estimate as to how much your course may well cost, for most detailed information and prices please submit the estimate to us using the form, and we will be in touch!

If you scroll further down, we have a number of fixed programs with exact prices you are welcome to peruse. Use our live chat or contact form for further questions.


As you’ll have seen above you can create the perfect program for you, but we also have requests for very similar programs also which is why we’ve created these below for you to look at.

These include popular city combinations often requested by our students.


This is our most popular Chinese Course in China.

Experience China’s two biggest and most famous cities whilst studying your Chinese course in China. Beijing and Shanghai provide incredible contrasts which must be seen to be believed.

Beijing, the capital shows off its epic history in many formats and the Great Wall of China is the pinnacle for many visitors to this great City.

Despite being so popular there are still many wild, untouched areas of the wall and our students enjoy these areas in epic hikes.

Shanghai, although having its own cultured past to shout about, is fast growing and the business hub of the nation.

Shanghai’s size and population, although daunting on paper, is something that will keep you busy for as long as you could possible imagine.

It even boasts its own brand new Disney Land, such is the speed of development in Shanghai.

The Metropolitan Program has three different packages:





4 wks14,41824,65224,652
6 wks18,79533,40733,407
8 wks22,72741,27141,271
10 wks26,24648,30948,309
12 wks29,38354,58354,583
14 wks33,58362,98362,983
16 wks37,78371,38371,383
18-52 wks4,200 / 2 wks8,400 / 2 wks8,400 / 2 wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Our three Multi City Chinese programs are extensive in coverage and will get your Chinese ahead fast. Our Standard Multi City package includes 20 hours of Chinese study a week. That breaks down to four hours of Chinese classes per day, Monday to Friday. You will also be able to enjoy a one hour lunch break where you can even join our daily lunch club.

The Intensive Multi City Chinese program includes the same as the Standard program plus an additional two hours of classes per day, making 30 hours per week.

Your extra two hours are individually tutored which will enhance your Chinese rapidly and you will learn Chinese at a quicker rate. These classes generally take place around 3-3.30pm and finish about 5-5.30pm. You will find the extra two hours of individual class are ideal if you want rapid progression whilst still enjoying group classes.

If you wish to study abroad individually then our Individual Multi City Mandarin program is exactly what you are after. 20 hours of classes every week with just you and your teacher. This is ideal if you want all the focus on you and a tailored program to suit your needs. We can guarantee quick progression and enjoyable classes with our first rate teachers.

Anything Else?

Here’s a list of useful points that we often get asked about. Hopefully these help. If you need further assistance, check out our FAQ section below, or contact us either via live chat below or by email above.


Don’t just experience Beijing and Shanghai but also the jewel in our China Immersion crown, Chengde.

By now we all know what Beijing and Shanghai have to offer you but Chengde is where your Mandarin language skills will really rocket sky high.

In Chengde you will experience zero foreign contact and you will learn so much about Chinese culture. You will not meet, see or interact with other foreigners during your entire stay in Chengde.

Your time will be spent with your Chinese Homestay Family and your Chinese Teacher, but throw in any new local friends you meet and you will, quite literally, be Living The Language (LTL).

Chengde is a unique experience and it shouldn’t be confused with the popular and much bigger Chengdu. Chengde is based north of Beijing by roughly 3 hours travelling by train.

Let’s introduce you to our Three City Combo programs:





6 wks25,88135,62240,493
9 wks33,53647,10453,889
12 wks39,99856,79865,198
15 wks48,39869,39879,898
18 wks56,79881,99894,598
21 wks65,19894,598109,298
24-51 wks8,400 /3wks12,600 /3wks14,700 /3wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Anything Else?

Here are some additional pointers which you will also find handy. Don’t forget to check out our FAQ section below, or contact us either via live chat below or by email above.


Chinese Immersion is an LTL specialty and we can promise you a great experience where your Chinese level will increase hugely.

Whether you are taking a gap year just before university or you are on sabbatical from work, this is a incredible chance to try something out of the ordinary.

You will spend your time in two completely different locations but two that boast huge history, heritage and stacks of Chinese culture.

Your first city is entirely up to you. A popular combination is Beijing & Chengde given their close proximity but this is entirely your choice.

Moving on towards Chengde will be a completely new challenge where you will be thrust into an environment without a foreigner in site.

To find out more about what our Chinese Immersion Program entails, including prices, check out our section entirely dedicated to it.


How do living costs vary between the cities?

Shanghai and Beijing will obviously cost more than living in Chengde but the cost of the former actually isn’t too bad compared to many big worldwide cities.

Singapore is the most expensive city we are based in. On the other hand Beihai is incredibly cheap, which reflects with our 40% OFF courses there. Beijing and Shanghai would be somewhere in the middle of these two

Lunch would cost you around 3USD generally, a beer 2USD and a taxi for a few kilometers no more than 3USD.

Bar rent, the cost of living in Beijing and Shanghai isn’t as bad as you’d expect.

There are places where you can splash out a bit more but if you want to keep the purse strings tight, you can do just that.

Can beginners take part?

Yes you can.

Around half of LTL School students are beginners with zero Chinese to their name.

Beginner courses start on various Monday’s through the year.

If you’d like to pick up a few phrases before you arrive, check out our online courses.

Chengde sounds intensive, is it for me?

The most intensive Chinese course in China there is, it’s as simple as that.

It is very different and you must be aware if you partake in our Mandarin program in Chengde you genuinely won’t be using any of your first language.

This will be a 100% Mandarin spoken trip.

Your contact with foreigners will be zero and you will learn Mandarin in China 24/7.

The experience, on the other hand, will be a memorable one and our students leaving Chengde can boast much improved Chinese and friends for life in the city. It’s one of our most exciting and adventurous Chinese courses in China.

Ultimately, if this is something you are uncomfortable with then this isn’t then Chengde isn’t the city for you. You should consider Beijing or Shanghai instead.

Is it easy to travel between cities?

Yes, transport in China is fast, efficient and easily accessible. S

Shanghai and Beijing takes a little over 4 hours on the fast train and Beijing to Chengde will also have its own High Speed version very soon.

For now, the standard train still only takes roughly 3 hours. Despite its size, it’s generally safe and simple to travel around in China.

Of course coming to or from Singapore/Taiwan requires a flight, but again, these are frequent to Beijing/Shanghai.

What are the schools like?

Our first school was opened in Beijing and the environment is comfortable, friendly and relaxed.

The same goes for Shanghai and Taipei despite being slightly smaller schools.

They are all located near Metro Stops (Dawanglu for Beijing, South Shannxi Lu for Shanghai and Xinyi Anhe in Taipei) and can boast a large number of food and drink options nearby.

Chengde on the other hand is a world apart. You will study Chinese with your homestay or a local coffee shop minimising all contact with foreigners.

Is transport between all cities included?

No unfortunately not.

What our students say

Anthea Testimony for LTL
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"I decided to sign up with LTL for the multi city gap year program. All in all, I had a great experience at all three places and already I have decided I will go back to LTL Beijing for 4 months!"

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Adam Testimony for LTL
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"I particularly appreciated the first day program with breakfast, group lunch and evening burger, and the weekly meal and other cultural trips. Have no hesitation recommending LTL"

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Maggie Testimony for LTL
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"When I arrived in Shanghai I had no idea if I had set myself up for months of pain or an awesome experience. Luckily, it turned out to be the latter. I never felt lost"

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