Learn how to speak Chinese faster than ever before in our Shanghai school with first class Spoken Chinese Classes.
Our Spoken course focuses only on how to speak and understand the language – and not how to read or write it.
Students are encouraged to practice their spoken Mandarin in each and every class, through classroom debates, dialogues and speaking and listening exercises.
Because group classes are very small – with an average of three and never more than six students – there’s time for every student to get regular opportunities to speak out and have their say!
This is the best way to fast track your Chinese speaking ability, with our fully-certified teaching team.
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Spoken Chinese Classes in Shanghai
Students study for a total of 12 hours per week in a small group.
Classes take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for four hours, usually from 10am until 3pm with an hour lunch break.
It is possible to upgrade the program to ‘Intensive Spoken Chinese Only’ where students have an additional four hours of 1-on-1 classes per day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The course is organised with one major focus: helping our students learn to speak Chinese as fast as possible. In this course we do not teach any Chinese characters. If at a later point students also want to learn to read and write Chinese, it is possible to organise a course focused on characters.
You can join a course as early as next week, subject to availability.
However, if you want to make sure you have a guaranteed spot in advance, we advise students to book as early as possible as this is a very popular course that is often booked out.
SPOKEN CHINESE CLASSES – PRICES (CNY)
Number of Weeks
Spoken Chinese (12h small group)
Spoken Intensive (12h group & 8h 1-on-1)
13 – 24 wks
You can pay us via bank transfer, WeChat, Alipay or in cash at our Shanghai school. All prices are in Chinese Yuan (CNY).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I also learn characters in these classes?
While characters are not taught specifically during the course at all, they are always displayed alongside the texts and new vocabulary.
That means that students will usually start to recognise some frequently used Chinese characters automatically, even without actively studying them.
This course however does not teach Chinese characters.
Do I need to know characters to be fluent in Chinese?
Not necessarily, but in many cases you do.
The Chinese language uses less than 500 syllables representing tens of thousands of Chinese characters.
This means that each “word” in Pinyin can have dozens of completely different and non-connected meanings, because they are different characters that just happen to be pronounced the same.
Up to intermediate level this is not much of a problem.
However, once you know and are able to express more nuanced ideas in Mandarin, a Pinyin word like “shi” – which has about 80 commonly used characters associated with it, each one often with several different meanings – can become almost meaningless.
I studied at LTL for 3 months, attending class for 12 hours per week. I really enjoyed my time at LTL, it is a school with a friendly environment. The teachers were great and helped my confidence in spoken Chinese.
“I studied at LTL for 3 months, attending class for 12 hours per week. I really enjoyed my time at LTL, it is a school with a friendly environment. I had 2 teachers during my time there, both were great and helped my confidence in spoken Chinese.
The management team, Alex and Fu Lala, are very efficient and friendly. At the end of my time there, I was more than ready to pass my HSK2 exam, and will soon be ready for HSK3. I would really recommend LTL!”
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