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Already in Beijing – Local Chinese classes

Individual Classes

1on1 classes at ltl

Classes in Beijing

  •  Certified and experienced Chinese teacher
  •  Flexible scheduling
  •  Personalized curriculum
  •  Study at school, at home or in the office

Whether you want to study Chinese part-time or full-time, LTL runs 1 on 1 classes for you either in the school in Beijing, at your home, office or favorite coffee shop on a schedule suitable for you. We guarantee certified experienced teachers teaching you a personalized curriculum tailored to your unique requirements and study style.Read more

Classes in Shunyi

One-on-one classes held in Shunyi are the perfect way to fit Chinese study into your busy schedule. The teacher travels to you, which means that a 2 hour class really does only take 2 hours of your time. No transit, no traffic, no worries.

With a private lesson, you move at your own pace. Live the Language Mandarin School will also work with you to determine your study goals and create a course that meets your needs.Read more


Group Classes

Chinese group class


  • Certified and experienced Chinese teacher
  • Flexible part-time schedule
  • Personalized curriculum
  • Study at school, at home or in the office

For both new and experienced students, local group classes in Beijing are the perfect Mandarin course for rapid improvement in Chinese. Classes are tutored by a teacher certified in ‘teaching Chinese as a foreign language’ at our locations in the CBD. Study chinese part-time from the very beginning until full fluency in small group classes after or before more

Chengde Weekend

  • Immersion
  • Intensive Chinese studies
  • Homestay
  • Chinese culture classes

Most learners of Mandarin face the same problem: even while living in China we often end up speaking surprisingly little Mandarin once we’ve finished classes. Let LtL help you surpass this plateau with the Complete Immersion Chengde Program. Banish English from your life as you communicate solely in Mandarin all day, every day, guaranteed.Read More


Executive Chinese Classes

learn business chinese with LTL Mandarin School
  • Super flexible schedule
  • Our most experienced teachers
  • All books and study material.
  • Classes also available over skype worldwide

LTL Mandarin School also offers a private Chinese study program designed specifically for busy professionals in Beijing who require a flexible schedule and want to study part-time. Taught only by our most experienced teachers, you are able to arrange classes with only six hours notice and cancel any class up to two hours before without being charged.Read More

Chinese Levels

When starting a course of Chinese study, it’s helpful to understand how the class levels are defined and divided.LTL uses the HSK/EU Classification System of Language Ability for all its courses. The A1 course starts from complete beginner level, each LTL level takes 60 hours of small LTL group class to complete.

HSK Level Upon Completion LTL Course Name Characters/Words Upon Completion Language Ability Upon Completion
Definition According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
HSK 1 Elementary A1 Characters: 178 Can understand and use familiar everyday chinese expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Words: 150
HSK 2 Elementary with Honors A2 Characters: 349 Can understand sentences and frequently used chinese expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Words: 300
HSK 2 to 3 B1 Characters: 485 Can understand and express basic life topics clearly in mandarin and understands sentence patterns, like forming a question, comparing things or describing objects.
Words: 450
HSK 3 Intermediate with Honors B1+ Characters: 623 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Words: 600
HSK 4 Upper Intermediate B2 to B2++ Characters: 1071 Can understand the main ideas of complex chinese text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Words: 1200
HSK 5 Advanced C1 to C1+++ Characters: 1709 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Words: 2500
HSK 6 Advanced with Honors C2 to C2+++++ Characters: 2633 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read in the mandarin language. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
Words: 5000

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 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 between 8.30am and 6.30pm local Beijing/Shanghai time.

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How to Sign Up

Know everything you need to know? Ready for your Chinese adventure? You can sign up online for your language course at LTL by filling out the form on our Sign Up page

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