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School Locations

LTL Mandarin School’s main campus is located in Beijing 北京 with Chinese immersion courses also available in Chengde 承德. In Northern China, Mandarin is used in general conversation, giving you plenty of opportunities to use your new language skills every day. While Mandarin is spoken for business and education in southern cities such as Shanghai, the prevalence of local dialects means practice outside the office or classroom can be limited.

Beijing


School facilities in Beijing

  • Study in the CBD in downtown Beijing
  • School balcony, library and rest area
  • All you can drink free coffee & tea
  • 400m to the next subway station
  • Gym, basketball court, and swimming pool inside the complex
  • Cafeteria with food delivery service to the school balcony
  • Six different banks, plenty of restaurants, and two shopping malls within five minute walking distance
  • Opposite the BEC University, including a library, two football fields, and three university cafeterias

The School

The LTL main campus is conveniently located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Beijing. We are a 5 minute walk from the Dawanglu 大望路 subway stop on Line 1 and can also be easily reached by bus or taxi making it very convenient for everyone learning Chinese in Beijing to get to.

Chinese homeworkOur school has been designed with the highest feng-shui and professional standards to provide an atmosphere that is optimal for learning. We have a study area filled with learning resources and equipped with free Internet, as is the rest of the school. Plus, we have a balcony that opens up to an interesting view of the neighborhood where you can sip coffee or have lunch with us. You are welcome to drop by any time to have a look!

The City

Meaning “Northern Capital,” Beijing is filled with centuries of history and culture. It is also probably one of the world’s safest capital cities an the origin point of standard Mandarin, the official dialect of China. This means that Mandarin is not only taught in schools but also spoken on the streets. Put your lessons to use as you visit ancient temples and modern marvels, truly experiencing both the past and future of this fascinating city. We could write pages and pages about Beijing, it’s art districts, historic old town, the amazing food, crazy nightlife and the enormous energy this city has, but you will just have to come yourself and see. After living here for more than 10 years, we can confidently say that there is probably no more exciting, energetic, and amazing city to visit on this planet right now.

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Chengde


Programs in Chengde:

  • Total Immersion into a Chinese language and culture environment
  • 1-on-1 Chinese Classes
  • Chinese art, sports and cooking classes
  • Homestays & Shared Apartments
  • Full LTL service

The Chengde Summer Palace

The Chengde Summer Palace

LTL in Chengde

LTL in Chengde is located right in the middle of the old town, next to the Imperial gardens and old Summer Palace and the LTL team is 24/7 available to support you. Our students in Chengde study and live 100% China. That means no group classes or students studying together in the same building to make sure you will not be tempted to speak English during class or lunch breaks. Classes are organized and planned individually in a location close to your home.

If you are looking for a more international environment where you can meet other foreigners, speak English  and find a cultural environment more similar to yours, we recommend to have a look at LTL Beijing or Shanghai instead.

The City

With clean air, great hiking, and a generally slower pace of life, Chengde is very different to China’s large metropolises. At the same time, Chengde was the imperial summer capital during the Qing dynasty and China’s emperors spent their summers here, built their summer palaces, temples and the imperial mountain resort. Even though only two hours northeast of Beijing, located in the Northern mountains next to the Great Wall, with a cool breeze during the summer, great air quality and with several UNESCO world heritage sites in the city, Chengde is little known to the international tourist community, which is unlucky for the average China tourist, but very lucky for LTL students.

The Imperial Mountain Resort in Chengde

The Putuo Temple in Chengde

Total Immersion

Almost unknown outside of China, you will probably not meet a single other foreigner in Chengde. There is not a single Mc Donald’s restaurant in Chengde and pretty much nobody speaks English. Also, as a the former imperial summer capital, many inhabitants are descendants of the former extended imperial family and ruling aristocracy, which means that very standard Mandarin is spoken throughout the city – probably the best in all of China. LTL students live with a Chinese family, study 1-on-1, and are fully immersed in a Chinese language and culture environment in Chengde.

If you want to see a side of China that is slower, less developed, cleaner and more traditional than China’s large cities, while still being surrounded by native Mandarin speakers, experience China’s history and want to be fully immersed into Chinese culture, a Chinese course in Chengde or the LTL Two City Combo combining a Mandarin course starting in Beijing or Shanghai, only moving to Chengde after you settled into China for a while are for you.

You can see more Chengde pictures on our School Gallery or find LTL Chengde on Google Maps


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Shanghai


LTL Mandarin School Classroom

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  • Study in the French Concession area in downtown Shanghai
  • Comfortable classrooms
  • All you can drink free coffee, water & tea
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shops
  • 300m to the next subway station
  • Many lunch options

Jingan Temple - LTL Mandarin School Shanghai

Jingan Temple – within walking distance of the LTL school

The School

Located in the most bustling center of the old French Concession, LTL Shanghai could not be more centrally located. In a modern office tower, within walking distance to the subway and bus stations you will be learning Chinese right in the heart of the city. Historically, the Shanghai French Concession has been an center for foreigners in Shanghai from the 19th century, and continues to be so until this day, while at the same time retaining its unique look and feel. The school is a short walk from the famous Yongkang Lu Bar Street, as well as walking distance from Nanjing Road, the main shopping area of Shanghai and the modern skyscrapers Shanghai is famous for. LTL Shanghai teaches in small groups and 1-on-1 in modern classrooms, offers a rest area, free WIFI, free drinks and for many of our students is their “home away from home”.

Our Address

English: Modern Mansion, Xiangyang South Rd, Bldg. A, 9th Floor, Room 910, Shanghai
Chinese: 上海市徐汇区襄阳南路218号现代大厦A座910室

Tel: +86 21 3368 0866

Check out the LTL Gallery for more pictures of the LTL Shanghai school.

The City

There is probably no more vibrant, young, and energetic than Shanghai today. Everything in Shanghai is bigger, better, faster. The city is not only home to 24 million people, but also has the world’s biggest subway system, a mix of old and new and is the economic center of the world’s second largest economy. Walking through the many cafes and restaurants in the mornings on the way to school, having dinner with your classmates on the Bund overlooking Shanghai skyline and exploring the night scene right at the doorsteps of the campus building is an experience one must have lived to describe. While doubtlessly very big and today one of the world’s prime cities, Shanghai is also very green, with a lot of parks, trees and a well preserved old colonial district with small houses and alleys where you can still feel the Shanghai of old, when it was called the “Paris of Asia” and an early cosmopolitan melting pot.

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Contact LTL


If you have any questions regarding our destinations, courses, accommodation or even if you just want to say hello, we are always happy to hear from you. You can contact us using the form below or if you’d prefer, email us directly on info@livethelanguage.cn. Our team will normally be in touch within 24 hrs of receiving your message, although you may have to wait a little longer at weekends.

If you need to speak to us urgently, you can always give us a call on +86 10 5100 1269  for Beijing, or +86 21 3368 0866 for Shanghai, between 8.30am and 6.30pm local Beijing/Shanghai time.

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If you want to learn about the LTL sign up process, you can download our LTL Sign Up Guide for step by step information.