Learn Chinese in China – Group Classes

Join our centrally located Beijing School and learn Chinese in China with our wonderful LTL community. Our group programs will allow you to make friends with your classmates and experience first rate Mandarin lessons simultaneously. Our fully certified teachers will help enhance your Chinese speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Chinese classes in Beijing with LTL are specifically kept small. This is to allow you to form a close bond with your teacher and fellow students and increase the speed in which you learn Chinese.

Learn Chinese in China - LTL Mandarin School

  • Fully certified and first rate teachers
  • Groups average under 3 people
  • Maximum of 6 students
  • Learn Chinese in China
  • Friends from around the world
  • Reading, writing, speaking, listening

Our school is a comfortable and friendly environment to study Mandarin and you will be made to feel at home at the best Chinese language school in China.

  • Full time Chinese Classes in Beijing

    Full time Chinese Classes in Beijing

    Chinese Classes in Beijing – Averaging just under 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

  • The Best Teachers Around

    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

  • Speedy Mandarin Progress

    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 the methods for success

  • First Class Service and Support

    First Class Service and Support

    Community – We pride ourselves on being a tight knit family
    24/7 – Emergency? We are always here to help whatever the hour
    Knowledge – Years of experience mean we can advise daily
    Student Advisor – Always here to assist you with any queries

Learn Chinese in China – Group Classes

Learn Mandarin with other students in our small and intimate Chinese courses. You’ll have no more than five class mates and lessons last for 55 minutes. The average class size consists of less than three. 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. Lessons are split into 70% oral and 30% reading and writing so everyday you learn something different. 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.

2019 Chinese Course Starting Dates

  • 17 September 2018
  • 08 October 2018
  • 29 October 2018
  • 19 November 2018
  • 10 December 2018
  • 14 January 2019
  • 11 February 2019
  • 04 March 2019
  • 25 March 2019
  • 15 April 2019
  • 06 May 2019
  • 27 May 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 01 July 2019
  • 15 July 2019
  • 29 July 2019
  • 12 August 2019
  • 26 August 2019
  • 16 September 2019
  • 08 October 2019
  • 28 October 2019
  • 18 November 2019
  • 09 December 2019
  • 30 December 2019

Pricing

Duration % OFF Standard
(20h group)
Intensive
(20h group + 10h 1-on-1)
1 week 0% 2,322 4,644
2 weeks -4% 4,442 8,885
4 weeks -17% 7,673 15,346
8 weeks -24% 14,054 28,108
12 weeks -30% 19,385 38,769
13-52 wks -30% 1,615/wk 3,231/wk

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 30% 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.

Group Classes at LTL – What do our alumni think?

Other Useful Information

Personal Assessment

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, but 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.

Location

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 rooftop for all our students to eat food, relax and study on the sunnier Beijing days.

The nearest metro stop from the school is Da Wang Lu which is located on Line’s 1 and 14 of the Beijing Metro. The school is a 5-10 minute walk from Exit B of Da Wang Lu Metro Station.

No Other Fees

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 Our Students Say

Frederic Claerhout Testimony for LTL
Frederic Claerhout
Belgium
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"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. I can’t wait to go back for a third time."

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Frederic Claerhout Testimony for LTL
Frederic Claerhout
Belgium

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.

Frederic and his Small Group Classmates with Teacher Lucy

Frederic and his Small Group Classmates with Teacher Lucy

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.

LTL Social Event at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

LTL Social Event at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

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!

Annalisa & Cristina Testimony for LTL
Annalisa & Cristina
Italy
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"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."

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Annalisa & Cristina Testimony for LTL
Annalisa & Cristina
Italy

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 Azzimonti & Annalisa Peruzzo at welcome breakfast

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?

Jean-Paul Lacombe Testimony for LTL
Jean-Paul Lacombe
Mexico
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"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."

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Jean-Paul Lacombe Testimony for LTL
Jean-Paul Lacombe
Mexico

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.

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.

What materials are used and what is a common lesson structure at LTL?

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.

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.

Will I be able to speak much 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.

What are your school facilities like?

Our Chinese language school in 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 11 classrooms, a lovely 30th floor rooftop which gives killer views of Beijing, a kitchen with free tea, coffee and beer and a safe and relaxed place to study Chinese.

How is the Intensive Chinese Course beneficial even more so?

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. Your four hours 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 a Intensive Chinese course in China as you’ll see by clicking the link at the start of this question.

Can I get lunch at the school during break?

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. Once school is over there are a tonne of things to do in Beijing, even free things!

Can I aid my Chinese learning by studying Chinese on my phone?

This is something we really recommend when commuting. Every little bit of Chinese helps and luckily for you we have a host of apps to recommend. Our favourite Chinese learning apps are featured in our blog. We rate and review them. Included are Duolingo, Skritter and Chineasy.

We also offer a discount on signing up for some of these apps. Speak to us in the school and we’ll confirm the details.

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