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Beijing Group Classes


ltl mandarin school chinese group classroom beijingFor both new and experienced students, Evening Chinese group classes are the perfect Mandarin course for rapid improvement. By interacting with other students from Beijing and engaging in active conversations, you are able to immediately practice your new vocabulary and sentence patterns while also benefitting from the questions asked by other students.

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LTL is committed to providing an optimal learning environment, which is why all our Beijing group classes have an average of 3 and a maximum of 6 students. This is the ideal size for interacting with others while still receiving the personal attention you need to succeed in your studies. Whether evening or morning, all Chinese group classes are taught by certified Chinese teachers.

Classes are taught following the LTL curriculum and include speaking, listening, reading and writing. The main focus is on spoken Chinese (approx. 70% of class time) though.

All LTL teachers are government certified and hold a university degree in “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language”.

You are also welcome to join our social program, including weekly school dinners, weekend trips and after school drinks on a Friday.


CBD (Dawanglu Station)

  • LTL main campus
  • 5 minutes walk from Dawanglu station (Line 1)
  • Beginner to intermediate level group classes
  • Both morning and evening classes

LTL Mandarin School is committed to providing an optimal learning environment, which is why all our Beijing group classes have a maximum of 6 students, with an average class size of four, and minimum of three students per class. This is the ideal size for interacting with others while still receiving the personal attention you need to succeed in your studies. All Chinese group classes are also taught by certified Chinese teachers.


  • 5 minutes walk from Shuangjing station (Line 10)
  • Beginner to intermediate level group classes
  • Both morning and evening classes
  • New location!

Located about 5 minutes walk from the subway station we offer Chinese group classes from beginner to intermediate level in Shuangjing. The classes run in both in evening and morning depending on demand and availability.

LTL can issue Fapiaos for all Chinese classes booked in Beijing.

Schedules & Pricing

All Chinese group classes in Beijing run for 6 or 12 weeks from their starting dates and meet on a fixed weekly schedule according to the following courses:

Pricing overview

Hours per week Class meeting schedule Times available Price (RMB) for 12 weeks
4 Tues/Thu 8-10 AM or 7-9 PM 2,880
6 Mon/Wed/Fri 8-10 AM or 7-9 PM 4,320
20 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Variable Duration Dependent

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Upcoming classes

Start date Class Level Day Time Hr/wk Length of course Location
Dec. 5, 2017 A1, A1+, A2 T/Th 7-9pm/8-10am 4 12 weeks CBD Sign up
Dec. 12, 2017 A1, A1+, A2 T/Th 7-9pm/8-10am 4 12 weeks CBD  Sign up
Dec. 4, 2017 A1, A1+, A2 M/W/F 7-9pm/8-10am 6 12 weeks CBD Sign up
Dec. 18, 2017 A1, A1+, A2 M/T/W/Th/F Variable 20 Variable CBD Sign up

Above the starting dates for evening, morning and weekend Chinese classes starting this and next week. If you want to start your course later than that contact us for a full list of future starting dates.

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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 Chinese everyday 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 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 mandarin 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. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources of Chinese language, 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


Have a look at the LTL Mandarin School Sign Up Guide  for details on how to book a course. Also feel free to check out our Infographic below which tells you all you need to know about the HSK Exam.

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HSK Exam Infographic


noemi chinese student

My partner came to Beijing for work and I decided to join him here to learn Chinese while working part-time. I am currently studying a 10 week beginner Chinese course with LTL. My teachers are very good at tailoring our classes to the language needs of every-day life in Beijing for an expatriate and classes are very interesting and fun. I enjoy going to school every day. I feel our progress after so far only two weeks has also been very quick, with me already being able to bargain and starting to understand what people say on the streets. I have and will continue to recommend LTL to anyone who wants to seriously study Chinese.

– Noemi, Switzerland

Contact LTL

If you have any questions regarding our classes, please don’t hesitate to ask. 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 time.

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