LTL Mandarin School

LTL Mandarin School in a nutshell are a group of China lovers, from teachers to staff, students to the rest!

We love China, the beautiful language and the fascinating culture it boasts. We all came to China as fresh faced adventurers to study, travel or work and stayed because today there is probably no other place more exciting to live than in one of the world’s most fascinating countries!

From Beijing to Shanghai, Chengde to Taipei and now Beihai. The 5th chapter in this ever expanding story is an exciting one and it certainly won’t be the last chapter. Our staff are international and incredibly tight-knit, our teachers are all fully certified and are the best and most experienced in the industry, and our students come from every corner of the planet imaginable. We’ve had students from Madagascar, Estonia and Turkmenistan to give you an idea!

  • Fast Chinese Progress

    Fast Chinese Progress

    Speedy - Get ahead faster than anywhere else

    Fluent - Students can reach HSK 6 within a year and are very proud of it

    Break the Barriers - We support you through the long road of learning

    Technology - Mobile Apps and other technologies can help you learn faster

  • Top Rate Teachers

    Top Rate Teachers

    Our Team - Only the finest join LTL

    Motivated - Our teachers live to teach

    Stability - The average LTL teacher lasts more than five years at LTL

    Selective - To be hired by LTL isn't easy, you deserve the best teachers

  • Over a Decade of Experience

    Over a Decade of Experience

    10+ Years - We've been around the block and know the key to success when it comes to learning Chinese

    Growing Fast - There's a reason we are growing. Students who come to LTL love to come back.

  • Fun and Interactive

    Fun and Interactive

    Relax - The working and studying environment is relaxed

    Enjoy Learning - Our teachers make it fun

    New Friends - LTL will become your 2nd family

    Socialise - Share lunch, go for drinks, visit landmarks.

How it all began?

How did it all get going?

LTL was born in 2007 in a small coffee shop in Beijing’s CBD (Central Business District) with founder Andreas Laimböck. Thanks to the help of our first Director of Studies in Beijing, Tina Xiang, LTL was born and the first students started to filter in.

From day one LTL have been focused on high quality education. This centres around immersion and getting students ahead with their Mandarin as fast as possible.

Never largely concerned about growing fast, everything was about making sure that LTL grew through word of mouth of happy customers. This was a recipe for success.

Over the years this approach paid off. Today our growing reputation of achieving very fast language learning progress is there for all to see.

Today Tina manages our Chinese teacher team in Chengde and Andreas is still based in Beijing and frequently visits Shanghai and Chengde.

Who Are LTL?

So, who exactly are the people behind LTL Mandarin School?

Our HQ is based in Beijing.

Team Bonding with LTL Staff and Teachers

Team Bonding with LTL Staff and Teachers

In Beijing we are a team of 17+ full time Chinese Teachers, three Student Advisors (English, Chinese and Italian), two Administrators (both Chinese), one Director of Studies (also Chinese, a three strong Marketing team (English and Australian) and one Accommodation Manager (Chinese).

  • We speak over twelve different languages.
  • We have a gender split of about 60% female vs. 40% male.
  • We are all between 24 and 45 years old.
  • We have on average worked for LTL for about four years.

Of course we do not discount our Shanghai. Chengde and Taipei teams who are all equally important but smaller on scale. Our Shanghai school is growing rapidly, as is the team and Taipei is following.

LTL Beihai is our newest school and with the lure of hot weather, the beach and our discounted courses, we have no doubt Beihai will prove hugely popular with all our students!

LTL Quick Facts

Established in 2007, LTL Mandarin School has taught over 3500 students from 105 different countries

LTL has 4 school locations, 4.8 rating on tripadvisor, 19 classrooms, 32 Chinese teachers

Useful Links

  • Homestay Program

    80% of LTL Students decide to live with a Chinese family in China and that is no surprise to us. It’s a great chance to learn more about Chinese. This is real Chinese Immersion.

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