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Multi-City Mandarin Programs

China has the largest population of any country in the world and is the third largest in size (after Russia and Canada). It is an incredibly vast country full of culture, history and heritage sites and exploring its beauty is an adventure of a lifetime. Combine this adventure with learning Mandarin and make it an experience that will be beneficial for both personal growth and your professional future.

  • Beijing

    LTL Multi City Beijing

    Why Choose Beijing?

    • Full of ancient culture and historical sites
    • Mixing modernity and tradition
    • Home to Forbidden City and Great Wall
    • Great standard of Mandarin spoken
  • Shanghai

    LTL Multi City Shanghai

    Why Choose Shanghai?

    • At the forefront of the global economy
    • Amazing modern architecture
    • Melting-pot of nationalities and cultures
    • Incredible night life and music scene
  • Chengde

    LTL Multi City Chengde

    Why Choose Chengde?

    • Immersion in Chinese language & culture
    • Local food and home-cooked meals
    • Beautiful hiking including The Great Wall
    • The highest standard of Mandarin spoken

Students study the first half of the program in Beijing and the second in Chengde. This is for students who are looking for the quickest language progress possible. It also offers the great experience of living in a big metropolitan city as well as a smaller more traditional town like Chengde. The total immersion environment in Chengde is especially helpful in helping students’ language skills to progress very quickly.

We have 3 different Immersion Program course options for you to choose from…

  1. Standard Chinese Immersion: This includes 20 hours a week of small group class in Beijing. You will study 4 hours daily from Monday to Friday in a group of a maximum of 6 students, all at the same Mandarin level as you. Our group classes are a great way to meet friends! Once in Chengde, you will study 20 hours a week again but this time on a 1-on-1 basis. This gives you time to work on the areas in which you, as an individual, need to improve.
  2. Chinese Immersion Intensive: This includes 20 hours of small group class + 10 hours of 1-on-1 class a week in Beijing. This equals 30 hours of study total, 6 hours daily. This allows for time to work on your specific needs in a private setting whilst not losing the social aspect of group class. Once in Chengde, you will study Mandarin 6 hours daily in a 1-on-1 setting. This extremely intensive 30 hour a week course will see your language skills progress very quickly!
  3. Chinese Immersion Individual: Our individual Immersion program begins in Beijing with 20 hours a week of 1-on-1 class. From the beginning we can tailor a curriculum specifically to your own needs and goals. You can then continue this routine of 4 hours of daily private classes as in Chengde you also receive 20 hours a week of 1-on-1 class. Our individual program is great for those wanting to concentrate on certain areas for improvement and see quick improvements.

All of our immersion programs include airport pickup, all transport between cities and most importantly, a survival kit for each city. This survival kit includes a pre-charged SIM card, help with police registration, a bicycle for you to use, A Beijing public transport card (pre-charged), help setting up a bank account, local maps and of course 24/7 support.

Total Prices, CNY 2016 Total 4 wks Total 6 wks Total 8 wks Total 10 wks Total 12 wks Total 14 wks Total 16 wks extra 2 wks
Chinese Immersion Standard 14,810 19,837 24,381 28,439 32,337 37,223 42,069 4,846
Chinese Immersion Intensive 22,483 30,862 38,435 45,199 51,761 59,838 67,915 8,077
Chinese Immersion Individual 18,646 25,350 31,408 36,819 42,069 48,531 54,992 6,462

All our prices include: Course tuition, your first text book, a Survival Kit for each city, transport to and from each city as well as pickup from the airport upon your arrival. Other Fees: Registration Fee 400 CNY, Accommodation Finding Fee (if applicable): 300 CNY. (Program price does not include accommodation)

There are a number of accommodation options in Beijing. Our most popular option is our Homestay Family, which allows you to live with locals and experience Chinese living first hand. This option also includes your traditional home-cooked breakfast and dinner. Homestay Family is the ONLY option we have available in Chengde.

Our other accommodation options in Beijing are our shared apartments and our serviced apartments. Shared Apartments are a more budget friendly option and popular with long-term students. They are located on Line 1 of the subway near the Communications University of China, about a 40min subway ride from school. Our serviced apartments are more centrally located and the best choice for couples and for those wanting a larger personal space.

hotel For more information about Beijing accommodation options visit this page.
hotelFor more information about Chengde accommodation options visit this page.

Students study half of the program in Beijing and half in Shanghai (you can choose in which city you’d prefer to start). Many people say if you love one, you will hate the other, but we just love them both. China’s two most dominant but very different cities: Beijing and Shanghai are the most exciting, powerful, cultural and international cities in the China and they compete against each other in everything from football to economics.

We have 3 different course choices for the Metropolitan Program…

  1. Standard Metropolitan China: This includes 20 hours a week of small group class in both cities. You will study 4 hours daily from Monday to Friday in a group of a maximum of 6 students (average of 3), all at the same Mandarin level as you. Our group classes are a great way to meet friends from all over the world.
  2. Metropolitan China Intensive: This includes 20 hours of small group class + 10 hours of 1-on-1 class a week in both cities. This totals 30 hours of Mandarin study every week, 6 hours daily from Monday to Friday. This course allows you to experience a social class setting as well as gives you individual time to work on areas you feel need improving.
  3. Metropolitan China Individual: Our Individual Metropolitan Program includes 20 hours a week of 1-on-1 class in both cities. Individual Chinese classes are the fastest way to improve your Mandarin. You have your own curriculum, can move at your own pace, choose certain vocabulary and concentrate on specific areas of language learning (such as reading or listening).

All of our Metropolitan programs include airport pickup, transport between cities and most importantly, a survival kit. The LTL survival kit includes a pre-charged SIM card, help with police registration, a bicycle for you to use, pre-charged public transport cards, help setting up a bank account, local city maps and of course 24/7 support from the LTL team.

Total Prices, CNY 2016 Total 4 wks Total 6 wks Total 8 wksL Total 10 wks Total 12 wks Total 14 wks Total 16 wks extra 2 wks
Metropolitan China Standard 10,327 13,681 16,712 19,420 22,047 25,279 28,512 3,231
Metropolitan China Intensive 17,996 24,700 30,758 36,169 41,419 47,881 54,342 6,462
Metropolitan China Individual 17,996 24,700 30,758 36,169 41,419 47,881 54,342 6,462

All our prices include: Course tuition, your first text book, a Survival Kit for each city, transport to and from each city as well as pickup from the airport upon your arrival. Other Fees: Registration Fee 400 CNY, Accommodation Finding Fee (if applicable): 300 CNY. (Program price does not include accommodation)

Our most popular option is our Homestay Family, which allows you to live with locals and experience Chinese living first hand. This option also includes your traditional home-cooked breakfast and dinner.

Our other accommodation option is our shared apartments. Shared Apartments are a more budget friendly option and popular with long-term students. In both Beijing and Shanghai, they are located close to public transport and within 40 minutes of the LTL School.

hotel For more information about Beijing accommodation options visit this page.
hotelFor more information about Shanghai accommodation options visit this page.

Study in all three LTL locations: Beijing, Shanghai and Chengde. You start you course in Shanghai, the perfect international setting to settle into China, then you move to Beijing for the second part of your course and finish fully immersed in Chinese language and culture in Chengde. A great option if you want to see a little of everything that China has to offer.

We have 3 different course options for you to choose from with the 3 City Combo…

  1. Standard Three City: This includes 20 hours a week of small group class in Shanghai and Beijing, studying 4 hours daily (Monday to Friday) in groups of no more than 6. Once you reach your final destination of Chengde, you will study 20 hours a week again but this time on a 1-on-1 basis. This gives you time to work on the areas you feel need most improving or learn the vocabulary you feel you are lacking.
  2. Three City Intensive: This includes 20 hours of small group class + 10 hours of 1-on-1 class a week in both Shanghai and Beijing. This option gives you the social benefit of group class and gives you the added benefit of 1-on-1 attention. Once in Chengde, you will study Mandarin 6 hours daily in a 1-on-1 setting. This more intensive 30 hour a week course will help you to progress very quickly in an immersive setting.
  3. Three City Individual: Our individual program means you will study on a 1-on-1 basis throughout your course. In each of our 3 cities you will take 20 hours a week of 1-on-1 class. Our individual program is the most intensive and the hardest but it will also see the greatest results. It’s also perfect for those who are already more advanced Mandarin speakers or for those with very specific needs, such as learning business vocabulary.

All of our immersion programs include airport pickup, all transport between cities and most importantly, a survival kit for each city. This survival kit includes a pre-charged SIM card, help with police registration, a bicycle for you to use, A Beijing public transport card (pre-charged), help setting up a bank account, local maps and of course 24/7 support.

Total Prices, (CNY) 2016 Total 6 wks Total 9 wks Total 12 wksL Total 15 wks Total 18 wks Total 21 wks extra 3 wks
Three City Standard 17,650 23,546 28,796 35,258 41,719 48,181 6,462
Three City Intensive 28,675 38,993 48,181 59,488 70,796 82,104 11,308
Three City Individual 25,000 33,844 41,719 51,411 61,104 70,796 9,692

All our prices include: Course tuition, your first text book, a Survival Kit for each city, transport to and from each city as well as pickup from the airport upon your arrival. Other Fees: Registration Fee 400 CNY, Accommodation Finding Fee (if applicable): 300 CNY. (Program price does not include accommodation)

In Beijing and Shanghai, we offer Homestay Families, which allow you to live with locals and experience Chinese culture (includes meals), Shared Apartments, which are cheaper and allow for a little independence and Serviced Apartments, which give you a larger personal space.

All of our accommodation options in Beijing and Shanghai are within an hour (usually 30 minutes) of both the city center and the LTL School. In Chengde, LTL only offer Homestay accommodation.

hotelFor more information about Shanghai accommodation options visit this page.
hotel For more information about Beijing accommodation options visit this page.
hotelFor more information about Chengde accommodation options visit this page.

The Heart of Chinese Culture

In our opinion, Beijing is the best city to truly experience the culture and history of China. From the Forbidden City to The Great Wall, Beijing has some of the best ancient landmarks in the world. Of all the large cities in China, it’s here you’ll find the most standard form of spoken Mandarin, making this city the ideal location for your language course.

What our students say: “a thriving culture, and so many things to see that you’ll never be short of options.” – Jamie, UK

Address: C2910, Sunshine 100, Guanghua Lu 5, Beijing
Tel: 010 51001269

Only interested in Beijing? Visit our Beijing courses page.

The New China Awakens

Shanghai is where Asian and Western cultures come crashing together. It’s also home to some amazing food and a great base from which to explore the surrounding water cities. Fast paced, modern and always exciting, no other city can compare as you experience first-hand the China of tomorrow.

What our students say: “The energy and atmosphere of the city just blew me away – this city truly never sleeps.” – Andreas, Germany

Address: United World Plaza, 172 Yuyuan Rd, Bldg A, Room 1501, Shanghai
Tel: 010 51001269

Only interested in Shanghai? Visit our Shanghai courses page.

The Emperors Summer Retreat

Chengde is the city of rest and relaxation. In ancient times it was a favorite spot for tired emperors looking for a slower pace of life and mountain air, away from the summer heat of Beijing. The city offers many outdoor activities and beautiful cultural sites, ready to be explored. If you’re looking for a full immersion experience with no English being spoken, Chengde is your best choice.

What our students say: “I did the Chengde Full Immersion Program with LTL and have to say it was probably the best Chinese study experience I have had.” – Pekina, Rio de Janeiro

Address: 承德市双桥区凤凰御苑6号楼1单元802
Tel: 0314-5706336

Only interested in Chengde? Visit our Chengde courses page.