Homestay in Beihai

To enhance your immersive experience in Beihai further, choose to live with one of our Homestay families.

We select our homestay families very carefully so you get the absolute top quality experience you deserve.

Our homestays in Beihai come in two styles:

  • Standard Homestay
  • Teach English – 50% Discount

Homestay in Chengde

  • Experience China like you never imagined
  • Home Cooked Food every day
  • Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Bedroom and access to amenities
  • All bills and WiFi included
  • TEACH ENGLISH for a 50% Discount

Living with a Chinese family is a choice around 80% of our students make. Glorious home-cooked food, a once in a lifetime experience, and the chance to become part of a family are opportunities that cannot be missed.

  • Real Immersion

    Real Immersion

    Use Mandarin 24/7 - Our homestay program in China is the perfect accompaniment to our Language Program in China

    Fabulous Food - Enjoy the best Chinese Food and learn about the culture with every meal of the day

  • Enhance Your Chinese, Faster

    Enhance Your Chinese, Faster

    Never Stop Talking - Use what you picked up in class and apply it with your homestay. They are there to help you and help you progress

    Be Active - Ask questions all the time, listen to conversations, watch TV. Your progress knows no bounds

LTL Homestay Accommodation

Our Apartments

All our homestay’s in China are carefully selected so that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Apartments are modern and well kept. You will have your own private bedroom and sometimes a private bathroom (otherwise shared).

NOTE – You will have access to all facilities at the homestay such as air-conditioning, washing machine, WiFi and kitchen utensils.

Two Types of Homestay

You will have the opportunity to choose from two types of homestay:

LTL Homestays

  • STANDARD HOMESTAY – Our most popular program. Our standard homestays include everything mentioned such as breakfast and dinner, are located nearby LTL Beihai, and will help you enjoy a 24/7 Mandarin experience.
  • TEACH ENGLISH HOMESTAY – This program in effect is the same as the above except for two caveats:
    • The price is 50% cheaper
    • In return for a cheaper price you will teach English to a family member of the host family, totalling 6 hours per week

Don’t worry though, if you are NOT a native English speaker, THAT IS OK. We do not expect perfect English speakers, TEFL certificates or the like.

This is a friendly chance to teach a Chinese person some English. You can split the 6 hours however you wish, agree a schedule with your host family.

The family member could be a child, a teenager or an adult, this will depend on the family.

There is no need to prepare materials either, the host family will have everything ready, it is NOT A FORMAL lesson. This could involve basic conversation, games, media or whatever the host family please.

Otherwise, everything else about the two homestays is the same.

Homestay in China Prices (CNY)

PLEASE NOTE: Below lists all our Homestay prices. There are no extra charges or other fees. Honesty is the best policy for us at LTL.

Duration Standard Homestay Teach English
1 week  1,761 880
2 weeks  3,419 1,709
3 weeks 4,979 2,490
4 weeks  6,445 3,223
5 weeks 7,822 3,911
6 weeks 9,113 4,557
7 weeks 10,322 5,161
8 weeks 11,453 5,727
9 weeks 12,510 6,255
10 weeks 13,495 6,747
11 weeks 14,412 7,206
12 weeks  15,264 7,632
13-52 wks  +1,272 / wk 636 / wk
extra night 293 / night 147 / night


  • Accommodation for the duration of your Chinese course
  • Bedroom (sometimes a private bathroom)
  • Desk to work on
  • All bills included (WIFI, heating, air-conditioning)
  • Meals as provided

Further options available

  • Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free
  • Other dietary requirements like Halal/Kosher etc.
  • Specially selected families for all age groups
  • English: If you wish, we can find a family who speaks some English
  • If you wish, we can find a homestay without food (10% discount).


Can I bring people back to the homestay to stay the night?

Afraid not.

The privacy of your host family must always be respected and bringing a stranger back, does not qualify unfortunately.

Can I come back late at night?

You can indeed but again, be respectful.

Do not come in loudly slamming doors, clanking kitchen utensils etc. Stay quiet, be gentle, and there should be no problems.

Will I be able to go on day-trips with my host family?

Absolutely, this is all part of the experience.

They will no doubt show you the hotspots of Beihai, whether it be for a morning, afternoon or a whole day trip!

Do I need to be fluent in English to teach?

Native speaker no, good grasp of English yes.

We will speak to you regarding your English level beforehand and advise on what we think is best. If you have a fair knowledge of English then you should be fine.

How am I actually teaching English?

However your homestay wants, so there is no need to prepare any lessons or materials.

You might be going through a pack of flashcards, you might watch some TV in English, you might play a game in English, you might read an article in English. It completely depends on what the family want to do, but of course, you can advise and prepare your own things, if you so wish. This is not required though.

Am I thrown straight into teaching immediately?

There is some leeway here due to the obvious jet-lag and culture shock.

Speak to your family and they will be understanding of your situation as of course, they are used to have foreigners make long journeys to stay with them!

How do I find LTL on my first day?

Your homestay family will bring you to school.

After that, you’ll be commuting by yourself, but of course, we are all here to help if you get lost!

Is Breakfast and Dinner included in the homestay?

Yes it’s all included and there’ll be a lot of it!

Chinese generally prepare a LOT of food and this isn’t a rare occurrence either. Expect to be fed until you burst every day!

Will my Chinese ability falter from speaking too much English?

It won’t falter as such, but the experience isn’t as authentic as a standard homestay.

Remember that in a standard homestay none of the family speaks English, so that means you always have to find a way to express what you want to say. When you sign up to a Teach English in China homestay you accept that at least one of the family members can speak English, or holds a strong interest in learning the language.

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