No lessons just follow a text book. Whatever you want to learn, we teach you. Mandarin lessons are taught according to your individual needs and requirements.
We work around your busy schedule to make the learning Chinese process fun and not stressful.
Let us show you how much progress you can make with your Chinese, even whilst working full-time in Shanghai.
The key is a structured, organised and efficient study plan and of course, a professional Chinese tutor to accompany you on the journey.
Flexible study times
Fair pricing: no hidden fees
Free LTL Online Chinese Kit
The LTL Quality Guarantee
Your Own Chinese Tutor in Shanghai
Certified: All teachers are certified Chinese professionals Personalized: Follow an individual study plan focused on you Guarantee: If you are not happy after 3 hrs, classes will be free
No Hidden Fees: No weekend, evening, or morning surcharges No Transport Surcharges: Within Line 4 of the Shanghai MTR Great Discounts: For buying more classes and paying on time Free LTL Online Study Kit: Various discounts for the best apps
Flexible For You
Time: Study at any time Mon-Sun 8am to 10pm, at no extra cost Not Only At School: We can also come to you Cancel: Cancel up to 30%. 6 hours notice during working hours
A Brand You Can Trust
Relaxed: Modern class-rooms, air-con, free soft drinks & beer Ideal Location: 300m to Shaanxi South St. station Experienced: LTL Study Advisors will help you to learn Mandarin Community: Join weekly school dinners & after class drinks
The LTL Quality Guarantee
Before you start with your Chinese Tutor in Shanghai, we will do an individual assessment with you to determine your language level and specific needs.
Based on this we will then match you with a suitable Chinese tutor and develop a personal study plan for you, before you have your first class.
This might sound trivial, but is important because a good Chinese class is not just a tutor turning up with a book.
It does (and it should) take a lot of effort on our part to prepare and organise in advance.
This effort is exactly why we need our students to also commit to our Chinese school before we start the process and why we do not offer free trial classes.
However, with the LTL Quality Guarantee we are promising you that our teaching quality is outstanding.
If you do not agree after 3 hours, then you owe us no money at all and the classes you took are completely free.
Where is LTL Shanghai?
No. 218 Xiangyang South Road. Modern Mansion Building A, Floor 9, Room 910 徐汇区襄阳南路218号现代大厦 A座 910室 Tel: +86 (0) 21 3368 0866
Nearby metro station
Shaanxi South Road Station, Exit 7 陕西南路地铁站，7号出口 Line 1 – Line 10 – Line 12
CHINESE TUTOR SHANGHAI – PRICES & DETAILS
Private 1-on-1 Class
Price per hour (CNY)
120 – 200
90 – 119
60 – 89
120 – 200
Price per hour (CNY)
120 – 200
90 – 119
60 – 89
120 – 200
All prices are in Chinese Yuan and per person. If you need information regarding Fapiaos please visit our Fapiao Information page.
At LTL there are no surcharges for weekend, morning or evening classes.
We also do not charge any teacher transport fees for Chinese classes taught anywhere on subway line 4. All students are welcome to attend our weekly social events free of charge and will also have access to our free LTL Online Chinese study kit.
Students follow a regular study plan depending on work and personal schedules. However, up to 30% of your lessons can be cancelled if we are notified six working hours before your class is due to begin.
It is also possible to fix the duration of a class to anything between 1.5 hours (short lesson) and 6 hours (super intensive lesson). If you need even more flexibility, check out the LTL Super Flexible Chinese Program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is LTL Shanghai located?
Located right in the Former French Concession, LTL is about 250 metres from Yongkang Lu and a two minute walk from Shaanxi South Road Subway Station (Lines 1, 2 and 12).
Shaanxi South Street subway station is two subway stops away from both People’s Square and Jingan Temple. The area is full of bars, restaurants and shops.
Our full address in English is: Shanghai, Xuhui District, Xiangyang South Rd. Modern Mansion, Tower A, Unit 910 Phone: +86 (0)21 33680866. If you take a taxi, tell the driver to go to Xiangyang Nan Lu and Fuxing Zhong Lu (襄阳南路 / 复兴中路). The school is located right at the intersection of the two roads.
In Chinese the address is: 上海市徐汇区襄阳南路218号现代大厦A座910室.
Do I need a regular study schedule?
Firstly, sticking to a regular schedule is not only good for maintaining the self-discipline needed to learn a language quickly, but also ensures that students can get into a “study rhythm” – which in our experience is essential if you want to make real progress in the language.
Moreover, LTL teachers are professionals who do not just teach for fun, but made a choice to teach Mandarin as a career.
This is great in terms of getting a teacher that’s reliable, motivated and experienced.
However, like any professional, our teachers need and deserve a reliable work schedule and an income that actually allows them to live, rent and eat in Shanghai.
So to make sure that a teacher can reserve his or her time for you when you want to study, a regular study schedule is needed.
Saying that, we do offer very flexible terms for this schedule.
You can request to change this schedule – subject to availability within at least two weeks, but often much faster.
Students can move or cancel up to 30% of their scheduled classes without having to pay for any of them, as long as they notify us at least six hours in advance during working times (9am to 6pm).
How many classes a week do you recommend?
In general Mandarin Chinese is more of a “sprint” than a “marathon” language, because it is very easy to forget words unless you hear/use/review them again quite soon after you learned them.
I studied at LTL for 3 weeks and it was a very nice experience. I got to know Chinese culture in a new way. The teachers were fantastic, I’d recommend them anytime, they know what they are talking about and do their job passionately.
The school director helped me a lot with non-school related things like China life, VPN, and anything I asked for. The support at the school was fantastic and very accommodating. My classes were Individual classes, so I didn’t have other classmates, but I met everyone nonetheless in the LTL social events, where they’re like a big family.
I am a typical spouse in Shanghai, accompanying my husband who is working for a German Automotive Company.I joined LTL a few months ago and due to the fact that I am often in Germany my lessons plan is extremely flexible.
Generally I have One on One classes two times a week 4hours each. When I am in Germany I take lessons via WeChat to repeat my skills. Even the subject matter of my lessons is tailor-made: my focus is speaking and learning Chinese for every day situations.
Nevertheless I try to learn some Chinese characters as well because characters give you an understanding of Chinese history and culture.
Christina and her teacher Qinqin
During the last months my Chinese has improved very well. But what is also important for me: no matter how old you are, which nationality you have and what is your reason to study Chinese – you are always welcome in the LTL family. I will never forget the lesson we learned “jiao pengyou – to make friends” and my teacher and I, we both said we are not only teacher and student but friends too! I can highly recommend LTL – the qualified and experienced teachers, professional organization and the pleasant and funny atmosphere!
AJ has kindly provided LTL with a video of his time studying Chinese at our school. AJ works full time so fitting Chinese into his daily schedule takes commitment and motivation. He gives us a look into the world of learning a language whilst working full time.
I found out about LTL through a friend’s recommendation. Their fares are competitive, similar to other private tutors, and I heard positive feedback about LTL.
Our teacher is great. She is very experienced and talkative in class; and I understand her clearly. The book that we use for the program is very focused on speaking, which I find very useful in my day-to-day life in Shanghai. Plus the advisors from the school regularly follow up with us on our development and progress which is great. I’m planning to continue studying Chinese for sure.
I am really satisfied with my teachers and experience with LTL Mandarin School in Shanghai.
The teachers are very professional, and they have been very flexible in meeting the requirements of my schedule, as a someone who works full time this is really important for me. They’re also great at getting me to do my homework.
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