USEFUL INFO FOR PARENTS

Sending your child to Taiwan or mainland China to learn Mandarin is a big step for any parent. We at LTL are here to help you with the process. Even though both mainland China and Taiwan are a very safe places, few people speak English here and Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei are both very big cities.

That’s where LTL come in. A team speaking a whole multitude of languages to make sure there is no barrier when it comes to your family program.

While each student is different and support for a 13 or 17 year old are of course very different, they are also often similar.

All minors need additional support and sometimes extra rules to make sure that they are safe at all times and have a great time.

We are here to provide that support and answer any questions and queries you may have, whenever you have them.

There are many options for your child to learn Mandarin with LTL. Our main aim is always to provide a safe and effective learning environment, while making sure that students enjoy their time in Taiwan or mainland China and studying Mandarin.

We are always available for questions and support, both for students and parents.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Come together with your children and experience mainland China/Taiwan as a family.

We organise tailored family Chinese programs customised for your family in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengde, and Taipei.

Programs can include accommodation, Chinese courses, visa support and full trip organization. Contact us to get more information.

CHINESE SUMMER CAMP

Your child joins our Chinese summer camp in Beijing or Taipei. You are welcome to join as a parent, but teenagers from 11 onwards can also come to mainland China and Taiwan by themselves.

TEENAGE PROGRAMS

Teenagers 15 years or older can join our small group or individual Mandarin classes in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei.

Accommodation for all students younger than 18 is always with a homestay to make sure there is a family looking after them. For teens younger than 16 the guardian program is mandatory, for 16 and 17 year old students it is recommended but not obligatory.

Students can come to Taiwan and mainland China for their Mandarin course at any time of the year. Find more information about our Chinese courses in Beijing, about Chinese courses in Shanghai here and our Chinese courses in Taipei here.

Further Add Ons

The LTL Guardian Program

For students coming to Taiwan or mainland China that are younger than 18 years, we offer the LTL Guardian Program.

A guardian is a dedicated person to help and support your child during their time in mainland China/Taiwan. He will also be authorised by you to act as their legal guardian there.

This is important because for many things like police registrations, visa issues or checking into international hospitals, the presence of a legal guardian is required. The guardian will be an LTL team member.

The LTL Guardian Program includes

– A guardian to provide additional support and help for your child whenever needed.

– Act as a general point of contact with the child’s parent. If you have any questions regarding your child’s language progress, living situation or just want to know how things are going, just send the guardian an email.

– International Hospital support: if your child gets sick the LTL guardian will accompany them to an international hospital and sign all required admission and registration forms. Unless accompanied by a legal guardian, international hospitals in Beijing and Taipei usually will not admit patients under 18 years of age. This service is available 24/7.

– Organize your child’s local police registration. Foreigners younger than 18 years of age are not allowed to register by themselves with the police.

– Airport drop off: We will bring your child not just to the airport but all the way to the check in counter and make sure everything is ok.

Please Note | The LTL guardian will be there to support your child and always be available in emergencies. However, this is not a 24/7 supervision program. 

All Prices in listed in Chinese Yuan.

1 week – 2,300CNY

2 weeks – 3,200CNY

3 weeks – 4,000CNY

4 weeks – 4,700CNY

5-52 weeks – 700CNY / week

Other Add-Ons

Survival Kit

If your child is visiting Taiwan or mainland China for the first time, we definitely recommend purchasing a survival kit.

Price – 1,875CNY

Connection Kit

The LTL Connection Kit is a great way for your child to meet Chinese kids of a similar or same age.

Your child will have a language exchange partner and a city ambassador, who often end up becoming friends for life.

Price – 900CNY

Accompanied transport

In a nutshell, Beijing and Taipei are very safe and this service is usually not required.

However, if you so wish, we can arrange for a staff member to accompany your child to and from school Monday to Friday.

The cost will depend on the distance from the accommodation to LTL School.

It generally never exceeds more than 1,000 CNY a week.

The 24/7 upgrade

If you want your child to be supervised 24/7 by the LTL team, be accompanied to and from school and have someone always keep track where your child is, we recommend the 24/7 upgrade.

As stated before, Beijing and Taipei are a very safe place and this generally isn’t needed if your child adheres to what we say on a day-to-day basis.

Price – 3,000CNY per week

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I set rules for my child in Taiwan/mainland China?

Yes you can.

Before your child comes to Taiwan/mainland China you will fill out our parent questionnaire where you can define rules for your child during their time there.

What happens if my child gets sick?

There are very good international medical facilities available in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei.

Doctors there speak English – and a lot of other languages too – and the service quality is very high.

Prices are not cheap though, so please make sure your child is insured.

We will accompany your child to the hospital, in case of an emergency at any time of the day/night needed.

Why do under 18’s stay with homestay families?

Our homestay families are great with teenagers.

They look after their host children very well and provide not only a safe but also comfortable environment at home that allows your child to explore Taiwan/mainland China from a safe home base.

They also provide supervision and help with enforcing the rules you set for your child.

Are Taiwan and mainland China safe?

Both mainland China and Taiwan are two of the world’s safest places.

Traffic however is more chaotic than many other countries, so please make sure you tell your child to follow our instructions regarding road safety. Also English is not widely spoken in either mainland China or Taiwan.

Who do I contact if there are problems?

During the program, your child’s guardian is always your first point of contact.

If your child does not have a guardian program, please contact your student advisor.

In case of emergencies, we are contactable 24/7.

For non-urgent questions you will have a reply latest by the next working day.

Should I buy health insurance for my child?

Yes absolutely you do.

Please make sure it covers international clinics and hospitals in mainland China/Taiwan.

What the Parents say

Frank Petersen Testimony for LTL
Frank Petersen
Father
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My wife and I also visited Beijing in January, the school and classroom facilities are in top order. It has been a great experience for us to be with LTL. We enjoyed our visit to your office in Chaoyang district in January and have felt fully comfortable in sending our son to Beijing with your assistance.

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Stephanie & Sienna Testimony for LTL
Stephanie & Sienna
Mother
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sienna connected very well with her homestay family in Shanghai. The host lady was very nice. They'd watch Chinese soap opera's together and shared the culture together. Sienna's teachers Fiona and Evelyn were really nice. Sienna connected very well with both of them.

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Chabowski Family Testimony for LTL
Chabowski Family
Family Trip
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Based on our experience, LTL has proven to be a very professional organization that provided a quality China experience to its students. If we find ourselves with the opportunity to return to China, we would most definitely be willing to come to LTL again for our language needs.

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Francesca Pisani Testimony for LTL
Francesca Pisani
Parent
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We started contacting various schools in China but the only school that understood our necessities and worries that we were going through was LTL. My daughters were very happy with their two-on-one classes 6 hours a day! With hard work and good teachers they became fluent!!

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Veronica Santini Testimony for LTL
Veronica Santini
Teacher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Planning a school trip with teenagers is complicated... However, thanks to the precious support that LTL staff had given me, not only during the trip itself but also in the frenetic months before the departure, the task was much easier to deal with. A special thanks to Irene and Andreas.

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