Learn Chinese in China at LTL Mandarin School (8 Locations)

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About Program

LTL Mandarin School is a perfect fit for students who looking to improve their Mandarin quickly! Our comprehensive Chinese programs allow students to create the perfect program. You can study at LTL from as little as two weeks and up to a full year. Choose between studying in Beijing, Shanghai and even lesser-known Chengde, where you won't see a foreigner or speak a word of English. This is the jewel in the LTL crown and the reason so many students have seen such brilliant results with LTL.

Options include 1-on-1 or group classes, to maximize each students desired exposure to the language and preference of the teaching style. Internship and volunteer options are also available. Accommodation is also encouraged with carefully selected Chinese host-families to maximize each participants personal exposure to the language and culture. For all of the details on the available options, please consult the LTL website!

Program Highlights
  • Experience Full Immersion into Mandarin Language.
  • Learn from the best Chinese teachers in China.
  • Meet and make new friends from around the globe.
  • Choose from 3 brilliantly diverse locations.
  • Speak Mandarin 24/7 with your Chinese host family.

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Program Reviews

9.69 Rating
based on 48 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 93.75%
  • 7-8 rating 6.25%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
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  • Academics 9.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.2
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.6
  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.5
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 8
  • Value 9
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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Brand new to learning Mandarin

I am brand new to learning Mandarin, and was a bit apprehensive about starting a full program without any background in the language. LTL has made this an incredibly joyous and easy to navigate experience. Their teachers are knowledgable and friendly and have even customized their lessons for the students in the virtual room. The other day I had a class on food and being hungry and my teacher brought in tons of additional food words to reflect my interests and foods I love. In addition to the wonderful teachers, their office has gone above and beyond to check in periodically and make sure that I am getting the best possible experience from their classes. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to learn Mandarin. I can't wait to learn more and continue with the company!

4 people found this review helpful.
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Rachel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellence

This is a school of excellence. I would recommend it to anyone seeking to learn Chinese. The teachers are excellent and the school is very responsive to any questions or problems you have. You are truly taken care of! I am currently using the online Flexi class program and plan to join the in-person program in Taiwan this summer. This school has so many options, it's hard not to find one that fits! Plus, you can change it at any time as your schedule changes. It's perfect for me as a working professional also trying to squeeze in language learning time.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Johanna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved my classes with LTL Mandarin School

I stayed with LTL for a month in 2016 and it was an amazing experience. They were very helpful and I loved the environment and international atmosphere in the school. I've found amazing friends and visited places I would have never found without my new friends. The classes were well structured and the teachers very helpful. On the weekends, we had a lot of great activities offered and got to know the culture. I also tried Taiji and absolutely loved it. I felt very well taken care of in LTL Mandarin School and look forward to going there again.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
When I arrived in Beijing and drove to my housing by train, I did not have a Chinese SIM-Card yet but had to meet the landlord. I could not find her so I asked a Chinese to help me and luckily he knew some English and called the landlord. She came and only spoke Chinese but knew exactly what to do. We went to buy a SIM card and the brought me to my place so everything worked out well.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Sybille
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LTL Mandarin School, Shanghai

A quick note to thank the amazing staff at LTL in particular teacher Kristin J , my 14 year old daughter enjoyed her classes tremendously!

She enjoyed herself so much that she's asked us to organise another trip to Shanghai for two weeks this time. She feels that her speaking mandarin has improved a lot even though she only had a week's tuition, overall the positive and welcoming attitude of the teachers was really beneficial to boost her confidence and have her practice her language skills after class in real life situations.

We cannot comment on the school organised housing as we had organised our own accommodation at a nearby hotel.

Once again, many thanks to your professional staff for making this first language trip a success.
Sybille, Singapore

3 people found this review helpful.
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Lee
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

5 weeks in Beijing groupclass

I stayed in Beijing for 5 Weeks to attend group class. I was surprised by how much I actually learned in that short time.
I had 4 hours of school a day and after that there was homework.
I had three different teachers and all of them were really good. They really get you involved during class so you can apply what you learn and are good at explaining. Furthermore they are open for questions and suggestions which is also a plus.
I feel like the school had a really good feeling of what I needed to learn better. For example they put my from a group with a high learning speed in one with a lower pace and a lower lessonlevel so I could learn in a more suitable speed.
All in all I am really happy I learned a lot and everyone was really nice and friendly.
I had a good time and learned more than I was expecting. In the first week I could not even order food and the last week I could understand what the teacher is saying and what people on the streets were talking about. Also I could have really simple conversation. So definitely recommend.

3 people found this review helpful.
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Carsten
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Have a very unforgetable experience in China LTL school

Since fall 2015 I have now been studying Mandarin at LTL for about alltogether 30 months with my 2 teachers Alwin.
I had been studying Mandarin at both a big state university and another private school before but nothing compares to LTL!
I had pretty precise requirements when I signed up for classes at LTL: only one-to-one classes, with at least 2 different teachers, 15 hours a week at different hours during the day time and no use of text books.
None of this was a problem and this method has worked beautifully for me since the beginning.
When you have one-to-one classes you can have it exactly as you want it, concentrate on any aspect of chinese (grammar, conversational chinese, chinese characters etc. etc) you fancy.
I like having 2 different teachers who give me different input/ feedback.
I also tried a homestay in Chengde where I for 2 months stayed with a 3
generations family and had another great teacher. Highly recommendable experience!
I can only give LTL and my 2 teachers ny best and warmest recommendations.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
please always open your mind and try to accept to a different culture .And you can learn more than what you expect ,and experience more special things.
3 people found this review helpful.
Jeremy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LTL Shanghai

A fantastic school to study at located in an equally fantastic area of Shanghai. I would say that the most excellent attribute that I experienced was their flexibility. Due to my work and travel commitments, which tend to be last minute, I had numerous interruptions to my daily schedule. Dealing with LTL was a relaxing process and solutions were always easy to find. My initial 7 weeks of intensive study was spread out over almost 4 months. I personally find this kind of flexibility to be excellent.!. On from that dealing with Alex, the head of the School in Shanghai, was an easy and often fun process. Along with Dannie and Johann, and of course the excellent teachers on their rather large roster. The weekly events that were organised are an excellent chance to get an inside view of the life and history of Shanghai, whilst also giving students a great chance to further practice their Chinese language skills in real life settings. Also I found that the one on one classes were excellent and the teachers I had allowed the classes to flow organically, so we not only studied from the text book, but also discussed contemporary topics and delved into Chinese history.. Overall my experience with LTL was a positive one and I would highly recommend any student wishing to further their study into the Chinese language in Shanghai, to get in contact with LTL.!!. 谢谢

3 people found this review helpful.
Daniela
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An LTL Experience

I have been with the LTL school for 4 months. During the first month I was studying Chinese as a student. At that time I did the individual program in which I had 4 hours of Chinese every day. During this time I had the opportunity to study Chinese with 3 different teachers. They were all very well prepared. Studying with three different teachers gave me the chance to understand different points of view and learn three different teaching methods, which allowed my Chinese to improve super-quickly.

After the first month I started my internship for LTL. In this way I've been able to see both sides of the school, as a student and as a worker. Working for LTL gave me the chance to learn many new things all very useful for my career.

Also my manager was really impeccable, every day he taught me something new, making sure I was able to get by myself at the end of the day. All of this was an unforgettable experience.

During my 4 months in China I chose to stay in a Chinese homestay, it was the best choice I could make. At home I had the opportunity to talk and improve my Chinese, not to mention the homemade Chinese food that is really delicious.

I believe that the bonds I have created during this period at LTL will last a long time and that this experience will be impossible to forget.

4 people found this review helpful.

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