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Travel China and Study Chinese in China

Live the dream and choose from up to 8 cities in which to Study Chinese in China.

We offer you the chance to study Mandarin in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Chengdu, Xi’an and Chengde as well as Beihai!

Dive into Chinese Culture like never before on your way to becoming fluent in Chinese.

Bustling Beijing and Stunning Shanghai are the headline cities, but Chengde will provide you with the most authentic immersive experience possible and Beihai’s beaches are a sight for sore eyes.

Taipei offers something completely different as you’ll have the chance to learn Traditional or Simplified Chinese characters.

Something for everybody!

  • Study Chinese in China
  • Pick from up to 8 cities
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Chengdu, Xi’an, Chengde as well as Beihai
  • Become fluent in Chinese
  • Fully certified Chinese teachers
  • 24/7 Support from the LTL team
  • Friends for a lifetime
  • Monday-Friday Chinese Lessons

Beijing & Shanghai

Beijing – History and culture are littered throughout China’s incredible capital city. Roam the famous Beijing Hutongs.

Shanghai – China’s biggest city. An international metropolis that never sleeps. Endless things to see and do.

Brilliant Beihai Beaches

Great Weather – The air and the weather in Beihai are as good as anywhere in the whole country. Put your feet up.

Relaxed Pace of Life – Beihai’s beaches are some of the best in China. Life is relaxed and easy-going in Beihai with LTL.

Immersion in Chengde

24/7 Chinese – Immersion is a term that is overused. This is true immersion, no English, no foreigners. Just 24/7 Chinese.

Live with a Chinese Family – Study Chinese 1-on-1 and then live with a homestay family in Chengde.

Traditional in Taiwan

Traditional or Simplified? – You decide what you want to learn in Taipei. Traditional Chinese characters or the simplified version.

LTL Community – Become part of our wonderful community. People who come to Taiwan from all over the world.

Study Chinese in China – You Decide Where

Coming to China to study Chinese is a hugely exciting prospect, and why not?!

Five cities, endless possibilities and a country like no other are awaiting. We currently offer three different Multi-City programs. If these aren’t quite suited to what you are after than our Gap Year Abroad certainly will be.

Here are the three Multi-City programs we offer. Each program is broken down into Standard, Intensive or Individual. You decide which is best for you and we’ll help get you on the plane to China as soon as possible!

MULTI CITY CHINESE COURSES IN CHINA

As you’ll have seen above you can create the perfect program for you, but we also have requests for very similar programs also which is why we’ve created these below for you to look at.

These include popular city combinations often requested by our students.

METROPOLITAN CHINA (BEIJING & SHANGHAI)

This is our most popular Chinese Course in China.

Experience China’s two biggest and most famous cities whilst studying your Chinese course in China. Beijing and Shanghai provide incredible contrasts which must be seen to be believed.

Beijing, the capital shows off its epic history in many formats and the Great Wall of China is the pinnacle for many visitors to this great City.

Despite being so popular there are still many wild, untouched areas of the wall and our students enjoy these areas in epic hikes.

Shanghai, although having its own cultured past to shout about, is fast growing and the business hub of the nation.

Shanghai’s size and population, although daunting on paper, is something that will keep you busy for as long as you could possible imagine.

It even boasts its own brand new Disney Land, such is the speed of development in Shanghai.

The Metropolitan Program has three different packages:

STANDARD

INTENSIVE

INDIVIDUAL

METROPOLITAN CHINA – PRICES (CNY)

WeeksStandardIndividualIntensive
4 wks12,95622,21521,972
6 wks16,70829,92829,580
8 wks20,07836,85636,414
10 wks23,09443,05642,531
12 wks25,78348,58347,983
14 wks29,38355,98355,283
16 wks32,98363,38362,583
18-52 wks3,600 / 2 wks7,400 / 2 wks7,300 / 2 wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Our three Multi City Chinese programs are extensive in coverage and will get your Chinese ahead fast. Our Standard Multi City package includes 20 hours of Chinese study a week. That breaks down to four hours of Chinese classes per day, Monday to Friday. You will also be able to enjoy a one hour lunch break where you can even join our daily lunch club.

The Intensive Multi City Chinese program includes the same as the Standard program plus an additional two hours of classes per day, making 30 hours per week.

Your extra two hours are individually tutored which will enhance your Chinese rapidly and you will learn Chinese at a quicker rate. These classes generally take place around 3-3.30pm and finish about 5-5.30pm. You will find the extra two hours of individual class are ideal if you want rapid progression whilst still enjoying group classes.

If you wish to study abroad individually then our Individual Multi City Mandarin program is exactly what you are after. 20 hours of classes every week with just you and your teacher. This is ideal if you want all the focus on you and a tailored program to suit your needs. We can guarantee quick progression and enjoyable classes with our first rate teachers.

Anything Else?

Here’s a list of useful points that we often get asked about. Hopefully these help. If you need further assistance, check out our FAQ section below, or contact us either via live chat below or by email above.

THREE CITY COMBO (BEIJING, SHANGHAI & CHENGDE)

Don’t just experience Beijing and Shanghai but also the jewel in our China Immersion crown, Chengde.

By now we all know what Beijing and Shanghai have to offer you but Chengde is where your Mandarin language skills will really rocket sky high.

In Chengde you will experience zero foreign contact and you will learn so much about Chinese culture. You will not meet, see or interact with other foreigners during your entire stay in Chengde.

Your time will be spent with your Chinese Homestay Family and your Chinese Teacher, but throw in any new local friends you meet and you will, quite literally, be Living The Language (LTL).

Chengde is a unique experience and it shouldn’t be confused with the popular and much bigger Chengdu. Chengde is based north of Beijing by roughly 3 hours travelling by train.

Let’s introduce you to our Three City Combo programs:

STANDARD

INTENSIVE

INDIVIDUAL

THREE CITY COMBO – PRICES (CNY)

WeeksStandardIndividualIntensive
6 wks23,33032,14336,202
9 wks29,98242,25847,912
12 wks35,59850,79857,798
15 wks42,89861,89870,648
18 wks50,19872,99883,498
21 wks57,49884,09896,348
24-51 wks7,300 /3wks11,100 /3wks12,850 /3wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Anything Else?

Here are some additional pointers which you will also find handy. Don’t forget to check out our FAQ section below, or contact us either via live chat below or by email above.

CHINESE IMMERSION PROGRAM (CHENGDE + ANOTHER CITY)

Chinese Immersion is an LTL specialty and we can promise you a great experience where your Chinese level will increase hugely.

Whether you are taking a gap year just before university or you are on sabbatical from work, this is a incredible chance to try something out of the ordinary.

You will spend your time in two completely different locations but two that boast huge history, heritage and stacks of Chinese culture.

Your first city is entirely up to you. A popular combination is Beijing & Chengde given their close proximity but this is entirely your choice.

Moving on towards Chengde will be a completely new challenge where you will be thrust into an environment without a foreigner in site.

To find out more about what our Chinese Immersion Program entails, including prices, check out our section entirely dedicated to it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can beginners take part?

Yes you can.

Around half of LTL School students are beginners with zero Chinese to their name.

Beginner courses start on various Monday’s through the year.

If you’d like to pick up a few phrases before you arrive, check out our online courses.

How do living costs vary between the cities?

Shanghai and Beijing will obviously cost more than living in Chengde but the cost of the former actually isn’t too bad compared to many big worldwide cities.

Singapore is the most expensive city we are based in. On the other hand Beihai is incredibly cheap, which reflects with our 40% OFF courses there. Beijing and Shanghai would be somewhere in the middle of these two

Lunch would cost you around 3USD generally, a beer 2USD and a taxi for a few kilometers no more than 3USD.

Bar rent, the cost of living in Beijing and Shanghai isn’t as bad as you’d expect.

There are places where you can splash out a bit more but if you want to keep the purse strings tight, you can do just that.

Chengde sounds intensive, is it for me?

The most intensive Chinese course in China there is, it’s as simple as that.

It is very different and you must be aware if you partake in our Mandarin program in Chengde you genuinely won’t be using any of your first language.

This will be a 100% Mandarin spoken trip.

Your contact with foreigners will be zero and you will learn Mandarin in China 24/7.

The experience, on the other hand, will be a memorable one and our students leaving Chengde can boast much improved Chinese and friends for life in the city. It’s one of our most exciting and adventurous Chinese courses in China.

Ultimately, if this is something you are uncomfortable with then this isn’t then Chengde isn’t the city for you. You should consider Beijing or Shanghai instead.

What are the schools like?

Our first school was opened in Beijing and the environment is comfortable, friendly and relaxed.

The same goes for Shanghai and Taipei despite being slightly smaller schools.

They are all located near Metro Stops (Dawanglu for Beijing, South Shannxi Lu for Shanghai and Xinyi Anhe in Taipei) and can boast a large number of food and drink options nearby.

Chengde on the other hand is a world apart. You will study Chinese with your homestay or a local coffee shop minimising all contact with foreigners.

Is transport between all cities included?

No unfortunately not.

Is it easy to travel between cities?

Yes, transport in China is fast, efficient and easily accessible. S

Shanghai and Beijing takes a little over 4 hours on the fast train and Beijing to Chengde will also have its own High Speed version very soon.

For now, the standard train still only takes roughly 3 hours. Despite its size, it’s generally safe and simple to travel around in China.

Of course coming to or from Singapore/Taiwan requires a flight, but again, these are frequent to Beijing/Shanghai.

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