Chinese Classes in Beijing – Average three students per class No more than six students – Average class size less than three Friends for life – Get to know fellow students Diverse lessons – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
Speedy Mandarin Progress
Learn fast – Your progress at LTL will be swift Learn efficiently – Improve conversational Chinese day to day Learn with friends – Help each other along in our classes Learn from the best – Our teachers know how to succeed
The Best Teachers Around
Certified – We are strict, only the best teachers join LTL Experienced – At least five years teaching experience Qualified – All teachers hold a degree in Teaching Chinese Diverse – No day is the same, lessons are fun and unique
First Class Service and Support
Community – We pride ourselves on being a tight knit family 24/7 – Emergency? We are always here to help Knowledge – Years of experience mean we can advise daily Student Advisor – Always here to assist you with any queries
LEARN CHINESE IN CHINA – WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAID
OUR GROUP CLASSES
Learn Mandarin with other students in our small and intimate Chinese courses.
Here’s the deal:
You’ll have no more than five class mates and lessons last for 55 minutes.
The average class size consists of less than three.
Lessons are split into 70% oral and 30% reading and writing so everyday you learn something different
This means you can make quick progress and meet friends to last a lifetime.
Build a strong rapport with your Chinese teachers and enjoy our diverse lessons. Our Beijing centre is located in the CBD of the City. If you are after further immersion, then our LTL Immersion Program could be exactly what you are looking for.
Our teachers make LTL great and they are the reason our Chinese courses are so popular with students.
Mandarin lessons are diverse, unique and great fun to be a part of. They are experienced and know how to get you where you want to be, fast. Our Director of Studies will make sure you are partnered in the right class, with the right teacher.
If you already know some Mandarin, then you are free to start on any Monday of the year. If you are a complete beginner, then you can start on anyone of these Monday’s below.
We have two types of group course which are STANDARD or INTENSIVE. Here are the main facts.
20 hours a week
30 hours a week
4 hours of group class every day
Extra 2 hours of 1-on-1 class a day
Monday – Friday
Monday – Friday
2-6 students per class
Quickest way to learn
LEARN CHINESE IN CHINA – STARTING DATES FOR 2021
21 September 2020
12 October 2020
09 November 2020
30 November 2020
21 December 2020
18 January 2021
08 February 2021
01 March 2021
22 March 2021
12 Apr 2021
24 May 2021
14 June 2021
05 July 2021
19 July 2021
02 August 2021
16 August 2021
30 August 2021
20 September 2021
11 October 2021
08 November 2021
20 December 2021
LEARN CHINESE IN CHINA – PRICES (CNY)
NOTE – All prices are listed in Chinese Yuan
Standard (20h group)
Intensive (20h group + 10h 1-on-1)
13 – 52 weeks
Prices shown in Chinese Yuan (CNY/RMB)
All textbooks and learning materials are included in the below prices which are listed in CNY. The longer you book Chinese lessons at LTL, the greater your discount will be.
Discounts amount up to 24% if you book for 12 weeks or longer.
We also offer a special discount if you book your Chinese course over the Christmas period. Visit our Discounts and Supplements page to find out more.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Our personal assessment is something we do before you come to take you Chinese classes in Beijing.
This is a way for us to understand your level of Chinese which is vital for our Director of Studies when placing you in a class. We pride ourselves on matching our students in the best possible class to enhance further learning.
You will speak to us via Whatsapp, Skype or a phone call. NOTE – Our assessment is not a test.
The assessment will involve a short chat with our Director of Studies and a number of basic questions. We do the rest.
Our Chinese Language School is located right in the thick of the Central Business District.
There are plenty of restaurants and shops around if you wish to eat lunch outside of school or go shopping.
We also have a gym located in the complex and we have a common area for all our students to eat food, relax and study.
The nearest metro stop from the school is Da Wang Lu which is located on Line’s 1 and 14 of the Beijing Metro.
We want to make absolutely sure to you there are no other fees involved bar the course fee. No registration fee, no accommodation finding fee, no textbook fees.
The prices listed above will cover your whole course. If you need help to find accommodation, we can assist you as well. Find out more about our Accommodation in Beijing.
What you are waiting for, it’s time to come and learn Chinese in China!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How well qualified are your teachers?
Our teachers make LTL the success we are.
All our teachers hold a University Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and on top of that they have at least 5 years teaching experience. You have to be the best to work at LTL and it shows in our lessons.
When you come to study Chinese in China you are in the best hands possible.
Where will my classmates be from?
All four corners of the World.
We’ve hosted over 100 different nationalities at LTL and that is only growing. In over a decade of providing Chinese lessons in China we’ve hosted well over 3,500 students.
What are your school facilities like?
Our Chinese language school is modern, tidy and comfortable.
It’s a great environment to learn Chinese in China, and due to our tight knit nature we make everyone feel at home immediately.
We have 17+ classrooms, a kitchen with free tea, coffee and beer and a safe and relaxed place to study Chinese.
Do I have time for lunch?
Yes of course.
In our Beijing centre we order in traditional Chinese food everyday. Just speak to our staff and get yourself signed up. There are also many places locally to eat as well so your are spoilt for choice whether it be local Chinese food or more western options.
There are lots of interesting places to visit in China as well as great things to do in our school cities. Make sure you discuss an outline of your plans with your student advisor during the booking process to make sure you’ll have enough time on your visa.
What will I study in a lesson?
Every student has different goals aims but ultimately the group class is all about getting your Mandarin ahead as quickly as possible.
Your speaking, reading and writing will improve daily and you can further enhance that by adding on one of our 1 on 1 programs.
Do I still get chances to speak in a group class?
Yes everyone gets the chance to speak.
This is a key reason why class sizes are kept small. Every student will get ample opportunities to speak Mandarin in class. We believe strongly in getting every student talking as early as possible.
You are learning Chinese in China, so you have to make the most of the opportunity and talking Chinese as much as you can, is vital.
How can I benefit from the Intensive course?
An intensive Chinese course in China will enhance your experience here simply for the fact your two hour 1 on 1 tutorials will drill home what you’ve learned in your group class.
In four hours, we will teach you new grammar concepts, new vocabulary and new ways of speaking.
You can then apply all of this on your own with your teacher in the individual classes. There are a load of benefits that come with an Intensive Chinese course in China as you’ll see by clicking the link below.
Should I study Chinese on my phone too?
This is something we really recommend when commuting.
Our teacher also made sure that there was enough room for personal accents and questions. In general she really encouraged us to speak, read and write. In conclusion I would say that I’ve made real progress. A lot faster than I would have in Belgium.
11 weeks at LTL have flown by and it’s been a great experience that I’d recommend. If you are on the fence, just make the jump. I decided to sign up for the Small Group Classes with some individual as well, at LTL Beijing. My Chinese lessons were great fun.
I found out by searching the web. I liked the webpage and LTL seems to have a good variety of activities besides just learning the language. The location of the school is good because it's not that far away from the centre of the city.
The classes and the organisation and how things were explained suited both of us very well. The teachers repeat things a lot focusing on the pronunciation, and correct us when we say something wrong. We really like this. We liked the LTL lessons a lot.
LTL students had a variety of backgrounds I was reassured not to be the only ‘oldie’ in my group class. There is a sociable atmosphere and I particularly liked the fact that teachers and students ate lunch together. I look forward to returning!
At LTL I chose the small group classes. It turned out to be a great choice for me. Before the start of the classes my level in Chinese was very low. I had some group classes (in very large groups of 20 persons) many years ago in Belgium. At LTL I was in a small group of 4 people. We were all at a similar level but from different nationalities and ages which provided for a great mix. There was one German, a Briton and an American. This made it really fun because we could compare how each person would say or do things in their own country, or help each other out when needed.
Each weekday we had a 4-hour class. 2 hours in the morning and 2 more with a lunch break in between. It’s perfect because you don’t feel too tired after each session. During lunch break we ate together and discussed some of the things we’d just learned.
The teacher follows a handbook to teach us the basics in Chinese which is exactly what I needed compared to my starting level. Besides that she also did a lot of preparations such as pictures, particular exercises and role-plays.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we learned about the Chinese characters (structure, strokes, radicals,…). I really liked the stories behind some of them. For example, I’ll never forget the story behind the word ‘lake’. There’s the ‘water’ radical and the ‘moon’ radical in it referring to the ancient Chinese who went to the lake to watch the moon over the water.
Our teacher also made sure that there was enough room for personal accents and questions. For me it was definitely the pronunciation (‘b’ and ‘p’) so she made me repeat a lot of times and I finally got it right!
In general she really encouraged us to speak, read and write. After each class she gave us some homework. Most of the time it was to help us review what we’d learned that day.
So in conclusion I would say that I’ve made real progress. A lot faster than I would have in Belgium and on top of that learned a lot about the local culture and habits and met some great people as well. I can’t wait to go back for a third time. Thank you LTL and xiexie laoshi!
11 weeks at LTL have flown by and it’s been a great experience that I’d recommend. If you are on the fence, just make the jump.
I decided to sign up for the Small Group Classes with some individual as well, at LTL Beijing. My Chinese lessons were great fun. I really enjoyed the group ones and the diversity of each teacher was useful for learning the language. Overall I had three different teachers. They were great and each excelled in their own little areas. The group classes I actually found more fun than an activity or learning. You build up strong rapports with your teacher and your classmates that it makes it genuine fun.
You learn about more than just the language as well. Culture is a big thing in China and you are taught that accordingly which comes in really handy in real life situations.
This was useful for my homestay, you get to understand the differences between living in China and the west. It took me some time to figure out if he family were arguing or just conversing with each other! The lessons and day to day living mean you get to grips with this quickly.
There’s never a dull moment in China and I’ll be looking at coming back to LTL to try and achieve the HSK 6 in the future.
I found out by searching the web. I liked the webpage and LTL seems to have a good variety of activities besides just learning the language.
I wasn’t too bothered about the culture shock in Beijing. However, maybe a little bit worried about the transfer from the airport to the apartment but there was a guy at the reception who took care of me. I was also a bit worried about the police registration but this was all taken care of so there were no problems.
Regarding my teachers, the first week I was alone with Stephanie and I think I made really quick progress because it was 1 on 1.
The next week two others joined so the speed slowed down a bit but still really helpful. Having other people in the class meant you had more time to think about things. Jacqueline gave classes for my last week.
The location of the school is good because it’s not that far away from the centre of the city and it’s quite close to Sanlitun.
I think I will return to LTL!
We wanted to come to Beijing together to learn Chinese. We had limited time so we needed a flexible program and LTL could offer that to us. The classes and the organisation and how things were explained suited both of us very well. The teachers repeat things a lot focusing on the pronunciation, and correct us when we say something wrong. I really like this. Chinese, especially the tones can be tricky so it is important to have teachers that focus on the details and who are not afraid to tell you what you are doing wrong.
Cristina & Annalisa enjoy the LTL welcome breakfast
We liked the LTL lessons a lot. We both really enjoyed Beijing, it was so beautiful and we ended up liking the Chinese people as well.
Few people spoke English which on one hand is a challenge, but on the other it forces you to use the Chinese you learn in class. Both of us would like to return to China and to LTL next summer. Maybe Shanghai, to see more of China?
Studying Chinese as a Mature Student
Having self-studied Mandarin on and off and being ok at reading but never making much progress with listening and speaking, I had meant to undertake language immersion in China for a long time. In my 30s and a full time accountant in the UK, it had been difficult to find the time to do this. An opportunity arose when I moved jobs last autumn but I had only two weeks available for the trip and so I wanted to make the most of this limited time. Homestay seems the best way to do this and was one of the main reasons I was interested in LTL, which consistently emphasises homestay as an important part of the language learning experience.
It was only the week before the planned trip that it was confirmed I could take the two weeks as annual leave. This meant some fairly frantic last minute visa arrangements (which LTL supported helpfully although it is clearly not an approach they would encourage) and some anxious moments waiting for confirmation that everything was in place. It was only after clearing immigration at Beijing that my heart was finally set at ease and I felt this long-awaited adventure was actually going to happen.
Once in Beijing and being unable to even have much of a conversation with the taxi driver on the way into the city from the airport, I realised my spoken Mandarin was even worse than I had thought. However, my homestay family, in the south of Beijing, were kind and encouraging right from the beginning, making an effort to speak clearly and to draw out coherent sentences from me. The father of the family in particular also took time to talk with me over dinner (excellent food, by the way) about all sort of topics. While a homestay can be a little nerve-wracking if like me you’re not already at a reasonable level of fluency, and you will find yourself looking up a lot of household items in the dictionary, this is the quickest way to improve fluency and I very much recommend this approach over a hotel or lodgings with other students.
The school itself is as other bloggers have described; bright, friendly and in a convenient part of town (and close to some nice restaurants). The group classes, being small, work best with a lot of conversation in Mandarin and limited use of learners’ home languages (typically English and German). It must be said, the school is not cheap but teachers are qualified and experienced and they care about their students’ progress which on balance I think is probably worth paying for. There is a sociable atmosphere and I particularly liked the fact that teachers and students ate lunch together. While some of the students are university students (or straight out of high school), age was not nearly as much of an issue as I had expected, and with students having a variety of backgrounds I was reassured not to be the only ‘oldie’.
Since returning to the UK I have tried to continue studying in my spare time. I recently passed my HSK4 exam and this is largely thanks to those two weeks in Beijing which gave me a much stronger base of listening and speaking from which to continue self-study.
I look forward to one day going to Chengde for the even more immersive program!