In such a tight-knit group you’re also sure to quickly build friendships with your fellow classmates.
Chinese Courses in Shanghai
Small Groups (max. six people)
Monthly Start Dates
Chinese Courses in Shanghai
Maximum Six Students: Each student gets individual attention The Experts: Fully Qualified Teachers Modern Methods: Lessons are centred around gaining fluency Start From Your Level: Free language assessment before you start
Get Value For Money
Get What You Pay For: Each and every class is 55 minutes long, no less No Hidden Fees: Even your textbook is included in the tuition price Learn More In Less Time: High-quality teaching means you win
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
Become A Part Of Us
Diverse Student Body: Students of all ages study together Lunch Club: We share food from a different local restaurant Weekly Socials: Join us for a karaoke night or a weekend day trip
CHINESE COURSES IN SHANGHAI – MORE DETAILS
Already know some Mandarin Chinese? You can start your Chinese Course in Shanghai 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:
24 August 2020
21 September 2020
12 October 2020
02 November 2020
23 November 2020
14 December 2020
11 January 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
CHINESE COURSES IN SHANGHAI – PRICES (CNY)
Standard (20h group)
Intensive (20h group + 10h 1-on-1)
PRICES ARE IN CHINESE YUAN
These are the prices for the Chinese Courses in Shanghai (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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much Chinese can I learn at LTL?
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 are in each class?
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.
I chose to study at LTL in Shanghai because they replied to my query super quick and the course was very clearly structured; everything was really well organised.
The opportunity to study 20hrs of group classes and add 10hrs of 1-1 classes per week is really unique. All the teachers were really good. I think progress with languages really depends on the teacher, and I really had the feeling I made immense progress in my 5 weeks at LTL.
The school environment was very friendly, and I also liked the school surrounding area very much. I’m planning to continuing studying Chinese and might return to study with LTL in February for a few weeks. Thank you so much for my nice time at LTL 🙂 I really enjoyed my summer there.
I was looking for a short term language program in Shanghai. I researched LTL as well as some other school. LTL had good reviews, and the starting date and location fit well with my needs.
James playing Jenga in Shanghai
Before doing my language course in Shanghai I traveled to Beijing on my own. I was concerned about getting lost, getting ripped off and so on, but none of that happened. By the time I arrived in Shanghai I was already more confident about moving about in China. Shanghai was more diverse and more developed than I expected.
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. The latter part of the day was tougher because of this, but very rewarding. My teachers, Amanda and Gina were both very knowledgeable and patient with me even though I had some problems with reading and characters.
If I have the opportunity in the future, I would like to come back to LTL.
I have been to China 5 time already before joining LTL. I like Shanghai, and wanted to come again to establish business contacts. I searched online for a language school, and came across LTL. The starting dates fit perfectly with my schedule. The website had a lot of information and it was obvious that LTL has existed for a number of years.
LTL Weekend trip to Suzhou
Airport pick-up went smooth. My accommodation which was a small room in a shared apartment was fine. It was in a great location and the building was a high rise which gave a great view of the city. I could even see the Pudong skyline. As it was a shared apartment with seven people in total there were some disagreements here and there but nothing major. I was happy that the room had its own AC unit and large windows, which was great. The apartment had a washing machine and a balcony which I appreciated.
As for classes, 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. I loved learning with them, they really know how to encourage people. I can say nothing but great things.
I will continue learning Chinese back home, and I also already plan to come back to LTL again!
My study program at LTL was perfect, very suitable for my learning needs. The teachers were very friendly, professional and patient with me. They pushed me to work harder. A perfect atmosphere for learning; there were only 2 people in my group!! And the classroom was bright and comfortable.
The staff at LTL were very attentive and willing to help for any type of problems during the stay at the academy. I also liked the weekly activities, good opportunities to learn about Chinese culture and food etc. I’m continuing my Chinese studies and I’d like to return to China in the future and hopefully LTL too.
I highly recommend LTL for anyone looking to study Chinese in Shanghai.
Since I already studied Chinese before and I was acquainted with the Chinese characters, coming to Shanghai my primary goal was to understand spoken Chinese because I had a huge trouble registering the sounds of the language in my head. During my stay in Shanghai and with the everyday classes, I can say that I met my goal.
My teachers were great each one of their own accord and I didn’t have any trouble integrating in a class that was in progress before I joined. Jason gives the feeling of an older teacher or a father figure teacher… and expects his students to study har and be prepared for class. He wants to share his knowledge by motivating us to ask questions. Ray is really funny and shares a lot of personal stories in his class that allows the students to relate and learn as if they are part of the Chinese society… as if they also belong here.
George with Classmates at a Tea Ceremony Event
Until now my Chinese studies were focused on the HSK tests (that try to balance the learning of the characters with grammar and vocabulary) and as a result after 3 years of studying my vocabulary was poor. Your study program focuses more on being able to understand and speak Chinese in everyday situations, that was very helpful and eye opening for me. Overall, I am very happy with the teachers and the study program.
The environment at LTL was great. Especially for people that visit alone and have no friends there everyone was very helpful and friendly. With the activities that you organize every week it is very easy to make friends and the most important thing is that you feel secure that if something “bad” happens you can always get help from you guys.