Group Chinese Courses in Shanghai

Learning Chinese in Shanghai via a small group is a great way to get quality teaching for a really attractive price. Every student who comes to study Chinese in Shanghai with us is different.

No two students are the same and we make sure every single person who comes to LTL Shanghai enjoys their experience as much as the next.

We keep our groups small, with a maximum of six students per class and an average of three.

Group of students taking a selfie inside a LTL Shanghai classroom

  • Small Groups (max. six people)
  • Certified Teachers
  • Academic Curriculum
  • Interactive Lessons
  • Monthly Start Dates
  • Central Shanghai Location

That way everyone gets the chance to practice their pronunciation and ask questions – every lesson, every day. In such a tight-knit group you’re also sure to quickly build friendships with your fellow classmates.

  • Make Rapid Progress

    Make Rapid Progress

    Maximum 6 students per class: Each student gets individual attention

    The Experts: Fully Qualified Teachers

    Modern teaching methods: Lessons are centred around gaining fluency

    Start from your current level: Free language assessment and streamed classes

  • Experience Shanghai

    Experience Shanghai

    Historic area: Live and breathe beautiful Shanghai's history

    Location: Only five mins walk from the subway, shops and bars

    Live with locals: Stay in a homestay with a local Chinese family

    Expert guides: Let us introduce you to the city we call home

  • Get Value For Money

    Get Value For Money

    Get what you pay for: Each and every class is 55 minutes long, and no less

    No hidden fees: Even your textbook is included in the tuition price

    Learn more in less time: High-quality teaching = less time in the classroom

  • Become Part Of A Community

    Become Part Of A Community

    Diverse student body: Students of all ages study together

    Daily Lunch Club: Every day we share food from a different local restaurant

    Weekly Social Calendar: Join us for a karaoke night or a weekend day trip

Chinese Course in Shanghai – Group

Already know some Mandarin Chinese? You can start on any Monday of the year.

Our Mandarin language programs are super flexible. You can sign up for classes for any length of time, whether you want to study for one week or one year.

We ask that complete beginners start their Chinese Small Group program on one of our beginners’ start dates, as listed below. Here are the beginners’ start dates:

  • 16 March 2020
  • 06 April 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 18 May 2020
  • 08 June 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 13 July 2020
  • 27 July 2020
  • 10 August 2020
  • 24 August 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 12 October 2020
  • 02 November 2020
  • 23 November 2020
  • 14 December 2020
  • 11 January 2021
  • 01 February 2021
  • 22 February 2021
  • 15 March 2021
  • 12 April 2021
  • 26 April 2021
  • 17 May 2021
  • 07 June 2021
  • 28 June 2021
  • 12 July 2021
  • 26 July 2021
  • 09 August 2021
  • 23 August 2021
  • 13 September 2021
  • 04 October 2021
  • 01 November 2021
  • 13 December 2021

Study Chinese in Shanghai with LTL

Learn Chinese in Shanghai – Pricing (Chinese Yuan)

Duration % OFF Standard
(20h group)
(20h group + 10h 1-on-1)
1 week 0% 2,362 4,789
2 weeks -2% 4,608 9,345
4 weeks -7% 8,773 17,789
8 weeks -16% 15,895 32,231
12 weeks -24% 21,600 43,800
13-52 wks -24% 1,800/wk 3,650/wk

These are the tuition prices in Chinese Yuan (CNY) for some sample durations of the Standard and the Intensive LTL Small Group programs. All prices include your textbook and learning materials.

As you can see, the longer your course, the greater the discount on the base tuition price – up until 12 weeks, after which the minimum rate applies. For alternative durations and prices in other currencies, please contact us.

What Our Students Say

Elisabeth Testimony for LTL
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I had a great time at LTL, the student environment was very friendly, and I really had the feeling I made immense progress in my 5 weeks here. I really enjoyed my summer.

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James Testimony for LTL
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I was doing small group classes. I was able to cover a lot of material in my short stay, learning new material in the morning and then applying and seeing how it was used in the afternoon.

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Joel Testimony for LTL
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My Small Group class was taught by two different teachers. Both were very good, and I really liked them. By their attitude and energy level, you can just tell they are passionate about it.

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Roberto  Testimony for LTL
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My study program was perfect, suitable for my learning needs. The teachers were friendly, professional and patient with me. I highly recommend LTL for anyone looking to study Chinese in Shanghai.

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George  Testimony for LTL
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'During my stay in Shanghai and with the everyday classes I can say that I met my Chinese goal. Overall, I am very happy with the teachers and the study program, and I'd come back to LTL again...'

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a Small Group for my level?

Small Group classes for complete beginners start at least once a month on the start dates listed above. If you’ve studied some Mandarin Chinese before, you’ll get a personal language assessment with our Director of Studies before your arrival. You’ll then be assigned to the appropriate group for your level so you are safe in the knowledge that when you come to Learn Chinese in Shanghai, you’ll be set!

How much Chinese will I learn?

The amount of progress you will make obviously depends on how hardworking you are, and how you choose to spend your time in Shanghai outside of the classroom. From experience, those who stay in an LTL homestay with a local family will gain oral fluency more quickly than those who live with other foreigners. As a general guideline, a student on the Small Group program could expect to reach at least HSK 2 level after 8 weeks, if not HSK 3. Coming to China to Learn Mandarin requires far more than just four hours of classroom study. You must try and make every effort to immerse yourself into Chinese culture, the language and everything that comes with the country.

How many students in a Chinese Class in Shanghai?

Our class sizes are never more than six students in a class, but actually the average is less than three students per class. We are huge believers in getting our students speaking. There’s no big lecture halls, no big class sizes – it’s incredibly intimate and this is part of the reason why our students learn Chinese in Shanghai so fast.

Are all your Chinese lessons in school?

Yes, all our group classes take place at our Chinese language school in Shanghai. You will receive a schedule from our staff showing you when you have classes. As a general rule of thumb, Mandarin classes in Shanghai run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm with an hour break for lunch at 12pm. This can vary slightly so be sure you know your schedule. Ask us if you are unsure.

I'm worried the level of students in the class will detriment my learning, can you re-assure me?

Sure we can. Remember, when you sign up you are placed in a group with students who also share your level. There is a complete level playing field here. Obviously when you start learning Chinese some learn quicker than others but the level never fluctuates too far. If you ever feel concerned with the level of Chinese you possess compared to your classmates please speak to us but you will always be set off at a level playing field.

Can I study Chinese in other cities with LTL?

You absolutely can! Why not experience other parts of China after all? Your options lie in Beijing and Chengde which are all polar opposites to Shanghai in many ways. Beijing is the capital and the heart of China. It oozes history and culture but has an impressive new modern side to it. Chengde then throws a complete curveball to the experience. Minute, in compared to Beijing and Shanghai yet a great place to learn Chinese, because no English is spoken there!

We are also delighted to offer you Mandarin courses in Taipei, the #1 city in Taiwan as our next destination. Technically not China, this is a fascinating place to visit and study Mandarin with LTL.

How can I apply?

Simply click here to contact a Student Advisor directly and we’ll be in touch quickly to get you sorted out!

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