Looking for the best Business Chinese Classes in Shanghai? You’ve come to the right place!

Doing business in China without the relevant Mandarin knowledge can be quite a challenge.

LTL Business Chinese classes in Shanghai allow you to focus on learning the vocabulary and grammar you need in your daily work life.

From basic office conversations to advanced business negotiations and cultural insights, we offer tailor-made business Chinese courses for all levels.

As with all LTL programs, we start with a personal assessment of your language abilities and study goals, and use that to create a personal study plan for you.

  • All levels, beginner to advanced
  • Flexible 1-on-1 classes
  • Certified and specially-trained teachers
  • Study at our school, your home or your office

Business Chinese Classes

Learn The Core: Business, office and commercial Chinese
Beginner Levels: Start learning the basics then move forward
Advanced Levels: Take your career in China to the next level

Convenient Classes

Flexible Times: Study in the mornings, evenings or weekends
Flexible Locations: Study at our school or we come to you
Tailor Made: Get a study plan specific to your needs

Our Teachers

Experienced: Our tutors have years of experience
Certified: All LTL teachers are fully-certified to degree level
Intensive Study: Private classes for maximum progress

A Brand You Can Trust

International Management: Run by foreigners
Fully-accredited: By three different governments
Personal service: Your Student Advisor is always on hand

Chinese Lessons at LTL Mandarin School


All classes are taught 1-on-1.

There are no hidden fees: no surcharges for classes in the mornings, evenings or weekends.

Study wherever you want: No transport charges for studying in your office/home/favorite coffee shop within anywhere of Line 1

Cancellations: Students can cancel up to 30% of their classes up to six hours before their class during working hours (9am to 6pm). If you need more flexibility than that, have a look at the LTL super flexible Chinese program.


Please see the following table for 1-on-1 class prices:

Class HoursPrice per hour
> 120182
90 – 119200
60 – 89216
30 – 59230


Can I do Business Chinese Classes as a beginner?

Yes you can.

Of course, classes also cover a lot of general aspects of Chinese like pronunciation, tones and grammar that are not directly related to business – but these are necessary to be able to start speaking.

You’ll find that all dialogues and example sentences are built around the work environment, such as greeting a business partner, asking for help in the office etc.

How long will it take for mea to speak Business Chinese?

How long it takes to learn Chinese up to a level where you can do business negotiations in Mandarin depends very much on how you study it.

One very important factor is that for Chinese, shorter and more intensive courses work better than longer and less intensive ones.

The reason for this is that when you have longer breaks between classes the probability that you’ll forget what you learned is much higher.

We have had students who made it from zero to HSK 5 within two years, whilst running an international company and being on business trips almost every second week.

Our advice is always to first define a target (where do you want to get to), identify your resources (time, motivation, budget), and then let us help you create a structured plan.

Can you issue Fapiaos?

Yes of course we can.

However, because Chinese tax regulations are incredibly complex, annoying and sometimes simply do not make sense, we need to know that you want a Fapiao and to whom it should be issued to before you start your Mandarin course.

Please note that in China Fapiaos can only be issued to Chinese companies with a Chinese name. However, a normal invoice and receipt can also be issued at a later point, to any entity you wish, including companies with names in languages other than Mandarin.

Can I take Business Chinese Classes online?

Yes absolutely.

We have individual Chinese Online classes which are tailored to your needs. You can also book these online via our website.

What Our Students Say

Chris Testimony for LTL
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“I studied Business Chinese for one year with LTL. Because I have to travel abroad a lot for work, it was great how supportive the staff was with scheduling. They were professional and flexible with everything.”

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Valentina Testimony for LTL
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"I was doing individual classes I focused on business Chinese. Learning business Chinese is different from learning normal Chinese. My teacher, Kristen was very good at both!"

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Michael Testimony for LTL
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"I’ve done a lot of business in China, but I want to expand. I thought I’d kick start my Chinese learning, take a month of classes and go hardcore, and at the same time be closer to my clients."

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  • LTL Avatar Hans Gellner
    Hans Gellner , Student Advisor

    Welcome to LTL Mandarin School!

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