Experience a full Semester program in Beijing and learn Chinese every day.
We offer 18 week semester programs where you can truly enhance your Chinese language skills abroad and in many instances reach HSK3 after one semester, and HSK4 after two semesters.
At LTL class sizes average less than three students.
The maximum number of students per class is six, meaning every student gets a chance to speak up and have their say.
The Semester program is excellent value for money and a great way to fast track your Mandarin language skills.
Make friends from all four corners of the world and enjoy being part of a tight knit LTL Family every day.
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Full Semester Program in Beijing
Study abroad for 18 weeks
Improve your Chinese language skills
Fixed Semester schedule
Excellent value program
Smaller classes than college or university
Small Classes – Means the focus is on you Longer Lessons – Lessons are 55 minutes, not 45 or 50 18 weeks – Get your Mandarin up to HSK3 in a semester Certified – Our teachers are the best in Beijing
Join Our Family
Lunch – Share lunch with fellow students and staff every day at school Worldwide – We’ve had students from over 100 countries Social Events – Join us every week on our student socials Friends for a Lifetime – We bring people together, worldwide
The Best Value
Never Miss Out – Don’t lose out on classes due to public holidays Materials Included – Study materials and books included in the price Support – Got a question, we are here to help you Discount – Great value option compared to other LTL programs
Only The Best Teachers
Experts – Reach HSK3/4 after a semester Qualified – All teachers have a degree in teaching Chinese Diverse – Our teachers provide fun, engaging and unique lessons Pride – Once our teachers join us, they generally stay with us
SEMESTER IN BEIJING – THE DETAILS
Studying Chinese abroad with our Semester program is an experience that will remain with you forever. Our 18 week program will get your Mandarin ahead fast.
Small group classes, fully certified teachers and a comfortable teaching environment means you have all you need.
Our Semester course runs from Monday to Friday every week and will include 4 hours a day of Mandarin lessons. Many students reach HSK3 level after one semester and can reach HSK4 after two but this can improve further with the inclusion of a homestay and extra individual classes.
Hard work outside, as well as inside of the classroom is essential in helping you achieve the best Chinese language level possible.
You will have the opportunity to make friends for life, just like at university or college. We are a small but tight knit family at LTL and every student who joins us is welcomed with open arms.
Be a part of our community with our daily lunch club and weekly social events. If to wish to push your Chinese at an even faster rate, then it’s worth checking our our Immersion Program or looking at staying with one of our Beijing Homestay families.
SEMESTER IN BEIJING – DATES & PRICES
Our Semester program has fixed starting dates and they run for 18 weeks at a time. Prices for our Spring Semester and Fall Semester are the same.
Fall Semester ’20
21st Sep. 2020 – 22nd Jan. 2021
Spring Semester ’21
8th Feb. 2021 – 11th Jun. 2021
Fall Semester ’21
20th Sep. 2021 – 21st Jan. 2022
PRICES ARE IN CHINESE YUAN (CNY)
Within this price you receive the following:
18 week university style Semester in Beijing
Textbooks along with your Learning Materials
First class teaching with our experienced and certified teachers
24/7 Support of the LTL Staff
Access to the LTL Social Program
Student Visa Support (but documents not included)
Please note – Accommodation in Beijing and flights is not included in the China Semester Program price. Please let us know if you have any queries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am a complete beginner, can I join?
Yes, most of our Semester program students are also beginners.
We will find a class that fits your level. If you’d like to learn some survival basics before you arrive in China, then our Online Courses might be just the thing for you.
Why will I progress quicker at LTL compared to Uni?
It is genuinely true by the way; you will progress faster here!
Small class sizes are crucial to this. Imagine being in a class of 15 or 30, you can’t speak up. Your teacher cannot correct you. There is no personal focus. With us there is. You will form a close bond with your teacher(s) and they will get to know your strengths and weaknesses. Don’t underestimate those extra 5/10 minutes per class as well.
55 minutes compared to 45 minutes make a huge difference over a Semester.
We are fully prepared every week. Our staff produce a list of weekly social activities which students can partake in at their own free will. These range from visits to our favourite restaurants and bars, to trips to museums, art districts and much more.
This will depend on what time of year you come and how busy the school is but the class size is always between 2 and 6 students.
What Our Students Say
"I really learned so much. The school organised events to welcome you into the community and to welcome from the different students. I soon settled into Hutong life and have come to really love our neighbourhood especially all the dogs!"
"During my 18 week Semester I had really good classes, I learnt a lot.I think my first month here I could already speak and write, I think I've made so much progress. From December I had 1 on 1 classes which were really good. My homestay were really nice,"
"The amazing staff and excellent teachers at LTL provide for a very welcoming, highly professional and encouraging learning environment. Staff and teachers were highly flexible at all times. Would absolutely recommend highly to anyone"
"The Chinese Semester Program is fantastic for absolute beginners and those with a minimal knowledge of Chinese. Each day of studying Chinese is satisfying and rewarding because the results are tangible outside of the classroom."
"The best thing about LTL school, in my opinion - is the informal atmosphere in class and school. The teachers really became my friends. I studied with Lucy and Felix and we would do things together outside of class which included ice skating."
When deciding to sign up to LTL me and my Dad thought the videos LTL had were very useful, alongside all the reviews, it helped us in deciding to choose LTL!
My first few days were admittedly overwhelming, with a combination of jet-lag, culture shock and getting used to school life all at once but the school atmosphere was really supportive from both the staff and the students.
Annabel with her friend and Jane from LTL
The school organised events to welcome you into the community and to welcome from the different students.
I quickly adapted to my room which was amazing. At first my neighbourhood seemed quite intimidating but I soon settled into Hutong life and have come to really love our neighbourhood especially all the dogs!
My teachers were Jacqueline and Summer. Classes were very intense but my teachers were great and I really learned so much.
I love the city of Beijing especially the subway and the way that literally every street has great food options.
I’m studying Chinese at university next year and I would love to return to LTL if the time is right.
Thank you, I’ve had a great time!
During my 18 week Semester I had really good classes, I learnt a lot.
Konni with her classmates and our Immersion Specialist Jane
I think my first month here I could already speak and write, I think I’ve made so much progress. From December I had 1 on 1 classes which were really good.
My homestay were really nice, they made me feel like I was part of their family.
They took me several times to their home town and I went to a Chinese wedding with them. It was really traditional and in Beijing in a village outside.
It was really different from weddings in Panama, it was really good.
They have never celebrated Christmas but this year they bought a Christmas tree and taught them about traditions in Panama and showed them how to decorate.
Everything has been really good.
Chinese Classes in China – Making friends
I have had such a great experience with LTL Beijing. I spent three months of full-time studies in both small group and one-on-one classes at the school.
The amazing staff and excellent teachers at LTL Beijing make for a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It’s highly professional and an encouraging learning environment.
Before coming to LTL Beijing I had no knowledge of Chinese.
I have been able to reach a fair level of basic everyday Chinese in a very quick amount of time.
This was really helped by the fact that staff and teachers were highly flexible at all times and paid attention to adjust the schedule and content of my classes in a way to support my individual study goals.
Outside of the classroom, LTL also offers a great community that allows you not only to meet other students from all over the world but also to embrace a lot of typical local activities in China.
Yet become more connected with the culture which is unique.
Would absolutely recommend highly to anyone!
During my stay at LTL I participated in the Chinese Semester Program, which is 18-weeks of intense Chinese study. In my opinion, this program is fantastic for absolute beginners and those with a minimal knowledge of Chinese. Each day of studying Chinese is satisfying and rewarding because the results are tangible once you are outside of the classroom. The teachers are fantastic and classes are always interesting and fun. The first time you understand someone speaking Mandarin to you is a glorious moment!
Alana in The Forbidden City
Group class is great because of the engaging and fun atmosphere it provides. Each day you have the same classmates, and sometimes new ones who only stay for a short time. This creates a fun dynamic, and in my class we were laughing every day. Studying Chinese can be difficult and frustrating, and some days you think your brain is exploding with information. Being able to have fun in class is a true blessing.
By the end of the semester we were regularly using inside jokes (in Mandarin) to describe certain situations. On a more studious note, often a classmate will ask a question that you wouldn’t have ever thought of, which is one of the main reasons I found group classes so valuable.
The major benefit to the semester program for me was having consistent friends. Many people come and go from LTL, as it’s quite common for people to stay a few weeks at a time. When you are alone in China, being able to have people to rely on, people to grow with, and people to be joyful with is a fortunate experience. By the end of the semester you will have formed a bond with your teacher(s), your classmates, and if you’re lucky made lifelong friendships.
Outside of the classroom, the semester program is great if you are also new to China itself! Having never visited China – let alone Asia – I found it a real struggle to assimilate into the culture, society, and day-to-day life of the Chinese people. Unusual circumstances, and problems are always bound to pop up in the chaotic city of Beijing (it’s what makes it so memorable). Sometimes things became too overwhelming, and I often wondered how I could keep going, but having the time and the support from the friends I made at LTL is what made my experiences all worthwhile.
My name is Vera and I come from Russia. I attended LTL School for about four months and I studied the LTL Semester Program.
Alana and Vera Ice skating with Teacher Felix and Lucy
In such a short time my Chinese grew incredibly, beyond levels that I did not expect. When starting school at LTL I had zero knowledge of Chinese, and also with a very low level of English (although I knew that the classes be in English).
This added to the challenge for me and I feel actually helped my Mandarin improve quicker because I did not have the temptation to speak in English, because I couldn’t.
It was this and the situation in the school helped me even faster to speed up my training.
The best thing about LTL school, in my opinion – is the informal atmosphere in class and school. The teachers really became my friends.
I studied with Lucy and Felix and we would do things together outside of class which included ice skating and going for dinner. My teachers and my classmates became real friends and made my time at LTL a pleasure.