Multiple Locations +3
  • China
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
    • Xian
    • Chengdu
  • Taiwan
    • Taipei
  • Singapore
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
HSK (Mandarin Chinese)
Specialized Courses
Business Medical Professional Specific Purposes
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7)
Apartment Host Family


Price Details
For all prices please visit the LTL website where you'll find a breakdown of program and accommodation costs.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Wifi
Apr 30, 2023
May 17, 2023
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About Program

LTL Language School is a perfect fit for students who looking to improve their Mandarin quickly.

Our comprehensive Chinese programs allow students maximum flexibility. You can study at LTL from a week up to a full year. We offer Mandarin language lessons in 8 cities across Asia including Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore and the jewel in the LTL crown - Chengde, home of our incredible immersion program.

1-on-1 or group classes are available and accommodation is also encouraged with carefully selected Chinese host-families to maximize each participants personal exposure to the language and culture.

Here at LTL we have welcomed thousands of students since 2007 and are one of Asia's most trusted and premier language schools.

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Program Highlights

  • Study Chinese across 8 different cities throughout Asia
  • Build a program from a week up to a whole year
  • Learn from the best Chinese teachers in China
  • Meet and make new friends from around the globe
  • Speak Mandarin 24/7 with a Chinese host family

Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 50 reviews
  • 5 rating 94%
  • 4 rating 6%
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  • Academics 4.9
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.95
  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
  • Instruction 4.85
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.5
  • Value 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

2 weeks in Shanghai summer 2023

I studied with Alex and Jason at LTL Shanghai for two weeks in May 2023. I did 30 hours a week, including 10-20 hours each week outside the classroom in their “Discover Shanghai” and “Shanghai Safari” programs. I was one of the more advanced students, but the students who were there at the time were everything from absolute beginners to more advanced than me. They also set me up with a Chinese homestay, which was a lot of fun and I learned a lot from as well. Overall I highly recommend LTL. The teachers have degrees in teaching Chinese to foreign learners and their experience shows, they are really talented. The school has a nice environment as well, we often ate lunch together and there were often fun weekend and evening activities both with the teachers and among the students ourselves. The whole operation is very professionally run, with great textbooks they use and a good scheduling system. I was really impressed with every aspect of their program and staff. My Chinese improved a lot during my time and I will definitely go again! Thank you LTL!

7 people found this review helpful.
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Offline and Online 1st Class

I studied with LTL in Singapore and also use their Flexi Classes. Both are excellent ways to learn the language.

The Singapore facility is run smoothly and the home stays are absolutely brilliant. I even had my own gym and pool.

The Flexi classes run 24-7 and you can also learn other languages too, I started Korean for fun. You can choose how often you study so it fits busy schedules. I’m a student and do lots of extra curricular but I can still find time to study with Flexi classes which is so useful for me.

I cannot fault the operation at LTL along with staff and teachers. Highly recommended.

  • Great staff support
  • 24-7 online learning
  • Amazing homestay
41 people found this review helpful.
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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!

64 people found this review helpful.
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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.

73 people found this review helpful.
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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.
66 people found this review helpful.
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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

65 people found this review helpful.
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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.

63 people found this review helpful.
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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.
63 people found this review helpful.

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