Homestay in Chengdu

For Accommodation in Chengdu we currently have two different Homestay options

You can see a brief introduction below for the two types of Homestay we are currently offering in Chengdu with LTL.

  • Standard Homestay
    • Immerse yourself in Chinese culture by living with a Chinese family in Chengdu. Give your Chinese an extra boost by living in a Chinese speaking environment outside the classroom and embarking on a unique experience as you become a part of the family.

Noah with his Homestay Mum in China

  • Two types of Homestay Program
  • Standard or Teach English
  • Teach English Program – 50% cheaper
  • Genuinely immerse yourself
  • Become part of a Chinese family
  • Experience 100% authentic, home-cooked food
  • Teach English Homestay
    • The Teach English Homestay is a great option as it’s 50% cheaper than the standard homestay program.  With the teach English homestay you’ll teach 6 hours of English per week to a member of the host family during your stay. You’ll then also receive all the benefits of a standard homestay as well.

To be able to participate in a Teach English Homestay no qualifications are needed, but you must have a high level of English.

  • Standard Homestay

    Standard Homestay

    Once In A Lifetime - Take the chance with both hands, this is something you may never do again. You'll never forget it, that's for sure

    Unique - Our homestay's are all 100% comfortable and come with all the amenities you need. We take great care of you

  • Teach English Homestay - 50% Cheaper

    Teach English Homestay - 50% Cheaper

    50% OFF - The perfect option if you want to experience a homestay but are on a tighter budget. Winner

    6 Hours A Week - Switch to the other side of the table and become an English tutor by teaching a member of the family.

Homestay Experiences with LTL Mandarin School

Standard Homestay

The Homestay program is one of the jewels in our crown. This is proven by the popularity it boasts with our students. It’s a winning solution.

Throughout our school locations, around 80% of students decide to live with a Chinese family in China. Why? Because it genuinely works.

Speaking Chinese 24/7 is the key, and this provides a solution in a nutshell. Learn about culture, watch TV in Chinese, cook food, the China way… it all adds up to a truly immersive experience like no other you can find.

Our families are all carefully selected and we make sure to match you with the best possible family FOR YOU.

Teach English

Experience all the benefits of the standard homestay but receive a 50% discount on the marked up price. Sounds good right?!

In return you must teach a member of your host family English, and this will take up about 6 hours of your week.

Ideal if you are on a budget, yet still want to get a feel for what it is like to live with a Chinese family in Chengdu.

The schedule will be decided upon between you and the family and can be split into 2 x 3 hour sessions, or 4 x 1.5 hour sessions during your week, as an example.

Why Choose A Chengdu Homestay?

Our product is all about creating an immersive atmosphere.

There isn’t much more immersive than a homestay in China, especially when they will speak little to zero English (you can choose their level of English also).

The Chengdu homestay program is what sets us apart from the rest. One solitary student, one full Chinese family and Chinese immersion 24/7.

You’ll learn lots in during your Chinese lessons in Chengdu, but after class, it’s not supposed to stop there. The homestay allows you to keep speaking, keep interacting and keep living Chinese long after you exit the classroom.

Go back home, and put in to practice what you learned during your day at LTL Chengdu.

You get the best of both world’s. First class tutoring in our Chengdu school, and then genuine immersion when the day is done. There’s no excuses to not use Chinese and guess what, it works… hence the 80% of students who opt for the Chengdu homestay.

If you have any questions, which we are sure you will have, then just drop us a message. We are happy to help.

What’s the Difference?

Here are the 3 main differences between the Standard and Teach English Homestay

  • 50% OFF. Does what it says on the tin. Teach English homestay gives you the chance to experience all the benefits of a normal homestay, just 50% cheaper
  • You are the Teacher. Rather than be taught, you get to do both and also become the teacher when you are at home. Learn Chinese, Teach English.
  • Distance from School. Our teach English homestays are a little more difficult to find, with that being said, they are generally further away from school.

NOTE – for the Teach English program, you DO NOT NEED ANY QUALIFICATIONS such as TEFL certifications or teaching degrees. You just need a strong grasp in English, which we will discuss if you are unsure about.

IMPORTANT – The Teach English part requires you to teach 6 hours per week. This is flexible and to be discussed with your homestay family. Discuss with them and find a convenient way forward, your Chinese studies at LTL will not be intruded upon.

Chengdu Homestay // Prices (CNY)

Prices are shown in Chinese Yuan (CNY/RMB). For further information contact us.

DurationStandard HomestayTeach English
1 week2,3451,172
2 weeks4,5532,277
3 weeks6,6313,315
4 weeks8,5844,292
5 weeks10,4175,209
6 weeks12,1366,068
7 weeks13,7476,873
8 weeks15,2537,626
9 weeks16,6608,330
10 weeks17,9728,986
11 weeks19,1939,597
12 weeks20,32810,164
13-52 wks+1,694 per week+847 per week
extra night391 per night195 per night

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book my own accommodation?

Of course you can, this is entirely up to you.

We also provide shared apartments if this is of interest. Speak to us and we can arrange that.

Do I get my own house key?


Are there washing facilities for my clothes?

Yes of course.

Sometimes your homestay family will even do your washing for you!

What if I want to stay out until late?

No problem, but just respect the household.

Treat your homestay with how you would expect to be treated and they’ll be no problem. If you plan to stay out for some time also, might be worth just dropping your homestay a message to save them worrying.

Can I bring someone back to stay the night?

No you can’t.

What will I know about my family before coming to China?

We will send you a document with the family members details before you arrive.

Alongside their address and other details, we’ll give you an introduction to them so you are familiar before arriving. This should prove useful for you.

Can I change my homestay family if I am not happy?

It can be arranged yes.

This is incredibly rare, but nevertheless, don’t panic or stress if things are not working out the way we hoped. We can come to an arrangement to change if need be.

Can I book a homestay but not take language classes at LTL?

Afraid not.

Homestay’s are priority for full time Chinese language learners with us.

TEACH ENGLISH - Do I go straight into teaching English during my first week?

It will depend on / can be discussed with your family.

Of course, jetlag and a new country take time to get used to so you won’t be thrown in on day 1 teaching. Speak with your family and you’ll come to a convenient arrangement.

TEACH ENGLISH - Do I need to be a native English speaker?

No not native but you must have a good grasp.

We won’t judge this on qualifications so no need to worry about that, just your general usage needs to be good enough to be able to help someone gain an understanding in English.

TEACH ENGLISH - Should I bring teaching materials?

No need to do this.

Your host family will actually provide the materials they wish to use.

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