XI’AN HOMESTAY

Want to truly immerse yourself in a Mandarin environment, have a look at our Xi’an Homestay option.

The LTL Homestay program is the best way to propel your Mandarin to new heights, and what’s even better is our Xi’an Homestay is 30% CHEAPER than the standard pricing!

Our most popular accommodation with 80% of all LTL students opting to to stay with a homestay it is clear why.

Amazing home-cooked Chinese food, full Immersion to the Chinese language and a unique look into what it’s like living in a Chinese household.

We offer two types of homestay, the standard homestay, and a teach English option.

A truly once in a lifetime experience that we would recommend to anyone coming to China to learn Chinese.

Savannah with her Homestay Family
Savannah with her Homestay Family
  • Breakfast and Dinner all provided
  • Your own bedroom included
  • All bills included

The Real Deal

Immersion – Learn Chinese all day and feel full Immersion.
Fantastic Food – Home cooked Breakfast and Dinner everyday
Speak 24/7 – Practice what you learned in class with LTL
Exclusive To You – 1 student per homestay

Homestay Experts

In The Know – 80+% of our students lives in a homestay
Personalised – Family & students are carefully matched
Preferences – Vegetarian, gluten free, halal, vegan…
Here For You – Just speak to us if you have any concerns

XI’AN HOMESTAY – THE PROCESS

  1. Talk to us – Firstly it’s a case of getting to know each other. You tell us about yourself and we’ll do the same. Getting to know each student is an important step.
  2. More Details – After getting the introductions out of the way let’s talk in more detail. Any allergies, preferences for location or family? This helps us match you perfectly to the right family.
  3. Seven Days To Go – The countdown is well and truly underway. We send you information regarding your homestay including a few pictures and their address. You are welcome to start contacting them also.
  4. Arrival Day in China –If you’ve booked an Airport Pick up or Survival Kit our private driver will be on hand to collect you. If not, you can head to a taxi and show them the address for your homestay. Upon arrival, get settled in and meet your family for the coming weeks. It’s an exciting time for all!
  5. Day 1 at LTL School – Your family will help you get to school on your first day of lessons to save you worrying. It’s time to meet your fellow students and staff at LTL Xi’an.

XI’AN HOMESTAY – PRICES (CNY)

All prices are shown are in Chinese Yuan (CNY).

WANT 50% OFF? We also offer a teach english homestay program in Xi’an. This involves you teaching English to a family member for 6 hours each week. With this, you will receive a 50% discount as shown in the table below. If you want to find out more about this, contact us here.

DurationStandard HomestayTeach English
1 week2,0551,027
2 weeks3,9891,995
3 weeks5,8092,904
4 weeks7,5213,760
5 weeks9,1254,564
6 weeks10,6305,317
7 weeks12,0446,022
8 weeks13,3626,681
9 weeks14,5977,295
10 weeks15,7437,875
11 weeks16,8178,408
12 weeks17,8088,904
13-52 wks+1,484 / wk+742 / wk
extra night342 / night172 / night

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why are Homestays more expensive?

Here’s why:

– Unique experience

– Welcomed into a Family

– Authentic Home Cooked Chinese food

– Full exposure to Mandarin

– Higher quality accommodation

This is why over 80% of our students choose to live with a homestay. Your Chinese will progress faster but also your quality of living is that bit higher.

If I want, can I stay with my friend at the same homestay?

We can arrange this for you yes.

Communicate with us and we try to arrange this. We do advise that one student per homestay is the best way to take advantage of this language learning opportunity though.

Do I have to eat with my Homestday every day?

No but be aware your family will assume you will be at home for these meals, so make sure to communicate with them beforehand so they know the situation if you’re not going to be home.

How do I overcome the language barrier?

Talk, talk, talk. Practice, practice, practice.

These tricky situations are what will define your progression in Mandarin. Avoid them, and you are avoiding living the language.

It’s essential you get stuck, get annoyed, and get edgy, but you will always find a way around it.

How do I get to LTL from my homestay?

Your homestay family will assist you on day 1, after that you’ll find a route whether it be via bike, walking or public transport.

There’s always the option of a taxi as well!

Can I lock my bedroom door?

Yes. Your bedroom will have a lock on it.

Is there air-con and heating for hot/cold days?

All homestay households are equipped with both air-con and heating.

What is the food like?

We love the food so don’t worry about that!

Homemade dumplings, noodles, different kinds of meats and vegetables and much more.

The cuisine of Xi’an is delightful and we are convinced you won’t be disappointed even if you have allergies or don’t eat meat!

China caters for all.

Can I request a smoke free homestay?

Of course.

We will cater for whatever you need when selecting your homestay family.

Will I be able to wash my clothes?

Yes of course that’s no problem.

Each homestay is equipped with washing facilities.

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