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Individual Chinese Classes


1on1 classes at ltl

  • Personalised Curriculum
  • Certified Teacher
  • Weekly Start Dates
  • Individual Chinese Classes in Beijing

Individual Mandarin Classes are a great choice for Chinese learners of all levels and allow you to see rapid progress with individual attention. This intensive Chinese course includes 20 hours per week of 1-on-1 Class at our Beijing Campus. LTL personalizes your curriculum in accordance with your aims so you can get as much as possible out of your studies with us, whether short or long term. This also makes Individual Mandarin Classes a recommended choice for advanced learners who need to focus on more specific areas of Chinese or for students looking to improve industry specific Chinese.

Intensive Individual Mandarin Classes are a great choice for those up to the challenge of learning Mandarin as quickly as possible. This course includes 30 hours per week of 1-on-1 Class making it our most intensive program. The combination of increased exposure to Mandarin and increased class time with our teachers mean these students tend to improve more rapidly.

Individual Mandarin Classes and Culture Classes for those interested in gaining an insight into Chinese culture alongside Intensive Mandarin Study.This course includes 20 hours per week of Individual Mandarin Class and 10 hours per week of Chinese Culture Class. Both Mandarin classes and Chinese culture classes are taught by trained professionals in each field. Options range from kung fu to calligraphy to cooking and much more.

Course overview

Weekly Courses- all year round Course Content (h) Beijing Upgrades Locations
Small Group 1-on-1 Classes Culture Classes Beijing Safari Discover Beijing Beijing Tianjin Chengde
Small Group & Individual 20 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Standard Individual N/A 20 N/A
Intensive Individual N/A 30 N/A
Individual & Culture Classes N/A 20 10
  • 1-on-1 – 60 minutes per class at LTL Sunshine 100 Campus, your home or preferred downtown location
  • Small Group – Maximum 6 students, 55 minutes per class at LTL Sunshine 100 Campus
  • Culture Classes – Each Culture Class lasts 60 minutes, and you may take different classes each week.

Upgrade options

Click to find out more about Beijing Safari

Beijing Safari teaches you Chinese by speaking it where it is spoken best: the streets of Beijing! Learn how to shop not by studying a textbook, but by going out and shopping. With Beijing Safari the best place to learn how to buy a subway card is not a classroom, but a subway station; how to understand a menu, a restaurant. You will be at all times accompanied by a certified Mandarin Teacher who not only knows where to go, but also the vocabulary you will need when you get there. The instructor will teach you necessary words in advance, take you to places where you can engage in conversations and then listen to you while you have them. Your teacher will help if necessary, but more importantly give you feedback on the spot. During your “cool down” session the teacher will also give you a detailed explanation about additional sentences that could have been used and what the words meant you did not understand. How a session works: 1) First you “warm up” with your teacher, who will explain which situations will be practiced today and go through the vocabulary and sentence patterns needed. 2) The Safari starts, from buying blue trousers with a pair of socks at a shop to discussing rental prices with a property agent, according to your Mandarin level, increasing in complexity of vocabulary and sentence patterns used with each session. Live the Language has twenty different Safari Trips pre-prepared for you. 3) During your “cool down” session, your teacher reviews with you the additional vocabulary that has been learned and when, how and why misunderstandings might have occurred. Course information:

  • Beijing Safari is a beginner course, best suited to level A1
  • Beijing Safari is only available in Beijing
  • Course includes 10 hr/wk of specialized 1-on-1 Chinese classes
  • Maximum length of the course is 2 weeks

Beijing Safari is a 1-on-1 course upgrade. To book this course, please first choose a program that includes at least 10 hr/wk of individual classes. You may then upgrade those hours of class to Beijing Safari. *Please note, students are responsible for any purchases made during Beijing Safari.

Click to find out more about Discover Beijing

798 Art district beijing tour with LTL Mandarin school Immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture as you take your lessons out of the classroom and into some of China’s most famous historic attractions. Discover Beijing is an outdoor study Chinese program that lets you mingle with the locals as you learn. Your teacher will take you around the city for class, from the Temple of Earth to the Ancient University. You will not only see some of Beijing’s most famous sites, but studying amongst Chinese people will give you an immediate opportunity to practice your language skills. Every day you will travel with your teacher from our school to a different outdoor location where your class will take place. At the end of class you may choose to either return to LtL Mandarin school with your teacher or stay out and continue to explore your surroundings. You will have plenty to talk about with your Host Family at the end of the day! About Discover Beijing: 1) You will spend four hours per day one-on-one with your teacher, including Chinese study and travel to your destination. 2) This is an outdoor program. While Beijing has a dry climate and some of the least rainfall in all of China, in the rare occurrence that it rains your class will take place indoors instead. 3) Discover Beijing is a real life program and does not take place in a fully controlled classroom environment. This means that the flexibility to adapt to new situations ranging from unexpected Kong Fu lessons to sharing a table with a Chinese Bird Walker may be necessary. Course information:

  • Discover Beijing is suitable for all levels, A1-C2
  • Discover Beijing is only available in Beijing
  • Course includes 20 hr/wk of specialized 1-on-1 Chinese classes
  • Maximum length of the course is 2 weeks

Discover Beijing is a 1-on-1 course upgrade. To book this course, please first choose a program that includes at least 20 hr/wk of individual classes. You may then upgrade those hours of class to Discover Beijing.

Click to find out more about Culture Classes

Live the Language Mandarin School offers a variety of Chinese Culture Classes for beginners and fluent speakers alike. These are a fun way to improve your Mandarin skills and learn more about Chinese history and society. All Chinese Culture Classes are taught in Mandarin,giving you the opportunity to build upon your classroom study and practice speaking. Great immersion options at LTL Mandarin schoolTai Qi 太极拳: Founded in the 12th century by Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng, Tai Qi has been used to treat stress and hi gh blood pressure for centuries. Join the legions of Chinese who practice Tai Qi in parks all over the Middle Kingdom. LTL offers courses from beginner to advanced level teaching all five major styles from Yang to Sun. Kung Fu功夫: From Hong Kong action heroes to the PLA, Kung Fu refers to a variety of Chinese martial arts. Physically more challenging than Tai Qi, courses are available for all levels and different styles, with or without weapons. Chinese Cooking 做饭: Always wanted to know how the gong bao gets into the ji ding? Learn to prepare food Chinese family-style as LTL takes you on a culinary journey through different Chinese cooking traditions. Your teacher will not only provide the kitchen and ingredients, but also join you for dinner and conversation afterwards. Chinese Music: Er Hu 二胡: Learn how to master China’s quintessential classical instrument. A two-stringed bowed musical instrument played since the 10thcentury, Er Hu is today taught at all of China’s major musical schools. Offering classes from beginner to advanced level LTL will provide you with an Er Hu until you decide it is time to buy your own. A beginner can expect to play his/her first songs after the second lesson. Mahjong 麻将: Lose a fortune and win it back in the same night. LTL Mahjong classes will teach you the tricks for peanuts before you try your hand at your local Mahjong parlor. A four-person game, three students learn and play together with one teacher. Calligraphy 书法: Called Shodo in Japan and Seoye in Korea, Chinese calligraphy is one of the world’s oldest art forms. Learn how Chinese characters developed from tortoise shell carvings to today’s word processing. Your instructor will teach you about stylistic evolution from Jinwen to Kaishu and how to write Chinese worthy of an emperor. Beijing Opera Mask Painting 脸谱: Beijing Opera is an art in many ways, but the parts that fascinate most viewers first are the elaborate costumes and painted masks. Learn why a hero’s masks are always red and what the color of a beard says about a character. You will learn the techniques and soon paint your own masks. Paper Cutting 剪纸: While the days when a potential bride’s attractiveness depended on her paper cutting skills are gone, this ancient Chinese art form continues to be passed on from generation to generation. Our teacher will show you the patterns and skills she was taught by her mother, who learned it from her mother, with traditions reaching all the way back to the days of Empresses and forbidden romances in the Middle Kingdom.

If you want to take the HSK, you might want to consider the LTL HSK program and the view our HSK exam page for dates.

Have a look at the LTL Mandarin School Sign Up Guide  for details on how to book a course.

Contact Us with your questions or Sign Up Now for your Chinese course.


Prices below are for a sample selection of course durations for our intensive Chinese Classes in Beijing. For other durations, please view our PDF: Chinese language course and accommodation prices.

Prices in CNY Description 2 3 4 8 12 Extra
Weeks Weeks Weeks Weeks Weeks Week
Small Group & Individual 20h group & 10h 1-on-1 8,885 12,115 15,346 28,108 38,769 3,231
Standard Individual 20h 1-on-1 8,885 12,115 15,346 28,108 38,769 3,231
Intensive Individual 30h 1-on-1 13,327 18,173 23,019 42,161 58,154 4,846
Individual & Culture Classes 20h 1-on-1 & 10h Culture Classes 13,327 18,173 23,019 42,161 58,154 4,846

*All of our prices are in CNY.

**Price includes all your text books.

View our prices (subject to changes in the exchange rate) in the following currencies: USD, GBP, AUD and EUR

Christmas Discount: Arrive during low season and save big. All students who start their LTL course sometime in December 2017 receive a 50% discount from the 18th to the 29th of December in 2017 on all full time Chinese programs . (Minimum course duration 4 weeks)

For details, please check the LTL Chinese course discount/supplement page.

Upgrade Pricing

Beijing Upgrades Description 1 2 Notes
Week Weeks
Beijing Safari Get out of the classroom and practice your Chinese around Beijing (2h/day) 500 900 Only courses with a min. of 10h 1on1 class/week can be upgraded; beginner level only; max. no. of weeks that can be upgraded: two
Discover Beijing Experience Beijing and study at a different historic location every day (4h/day) 1,000 1,800 Only courses with a min. of 20h 1on1 class/week can be upgraded; includes tickets and transport costs; max. no. of weeks that can be upgraded: two

Other Fees: Registration Fee 400 CNY

Visas: As an accredited and recognized Chinese language school, LTL  is authorized to invite students to China for their course. Different visa fees and processes apply for each country, so please ask us for details.

For a full quotation on a course please Contact us

The Individual Program is perfect if you need a flexible course, as you can choose to start and finish your course any day of the year and LTL guarantees teacher availability during the exact dates you booked the program for. It is also possible to book long in advance and save money that way. How? As long as next years prices are not published, you can book your course and accommodation according to this years prices.

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1-on-1 MandarinIndividual Mandarin Classes

“I am very happy I had the chance to experience the one on one classes at LTL. Right from the start I felt a dramatic improvement in my Chinese level, the speed of learning was perfect and although I was very nervous at first, my teachers helped me to build up my confidence in speaking Chinese quickly. Thanks to the whole LTL team for an unforgettable experience”

– Miri, Israel

Four weeks Standard Individual, Homestay, and Survival Kit

Individual Mandarin Classes

“I really enjoy my 1-on-1 classes because my teacher challenges me every day, and I feel that my Chinese has improved very quickly during this course with her. She is an excellent teacher, very friendly, patient, and flexible.”

– Jonas, Switzerland


Four months Standard Individual, Homestay and Survival Kit

My 1-on-1 Chinese Class Experience  – Sim Sim, Austria

study invididual Chinese in BeijingIndividual and Culture Classes

“The thing I love most about my program at LTL is the opportunity to combine Mandarin classes with Chinese culture classes – because it is the culture that I am in love with, not just the language. My Tai Qi teacher is very experienced and committed – I love it!”

– Geraldine, Singapore

Two months Individual and Culture Classes, Homestay and Survival Kit

Other Programs

Chinese language group classes at LTL Mandarin School

Group Classes

  • Small Groups (max. 6 people)
  • Certified Teachers
  • Academic Curriculum
  • Modern Classrooms
  • Monthly Start Dates

Group Classes are perfect for beginners who would like to immerse themselves in Chinese language while interacting with other students and making new friends. We keep our classes small to make sure every student still gets individual interaction with our teachers and can really improve their Chinese quickly. For those students interested in intensive Chinese study we also offer a combination of Chinese group classes and individual classes. read more

experience China with LTL Mandarin schoolTwo City Combo

  • Immersion Program
  • Visit Beijing and Chengde
  • Certified teachers
  • Choose from individual and small group classes

Our popular Two City Combo combines intensive Chinese group or individual study in Beijing with an immersion program in nearby Chengde. This is perfect for any student looking to make rapid progress with their Chinese and is a great way to see China. You get the best of both worlds; the hustle and bustle of Beijing with the provincial quiet(er) life in the more traditional more

Social Life at LTL

Social Life at LTLStudents enjoying lunch together at LTL Mandarin School in Beijing

  • Meet other students from all over the world
  • Great student community
  • School dinners, karaoke, drinks and many other activities
  • Climb the Great Wall together
  • Spend traditional Chinese Holidays with other students and LTL

Community is very important for us at LTL. Our students come from all over the world, with a very wide variety of backgrounds, language abilities and China experience but are all united in their passion for learning Chinese and discovering China’s culture. We study together, meet for dinners, join for drinks, explore China’s capital and hope to meet many friends along the way. Learning Chinese can be more fun than a holiday. Join one of China’s most international and fun communities while learning Mandarin in Beijing. read more


The School Location

The LTL Beijing Central Business District campus

  • Located in the heart of the city
  • 400m walking distance to subway station
  • All you can drink free coffee & tea
  • Gym, basketball court, and swimming pool inside the complex
  • Banks, restaurants and shopping malls within walking distance

Study Chinese in centre of Beijing, the Central Business District. With convenient subway and bus access, plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars right next to our school, the area around LTL is filled with life. Experience the energy of studying in the heart of the capital, today’s centre of business, culture, and power of the world’s largest and fastest growing country. In the Central Business District, life goes 24/7 Beijing style, with Gucci shops next to tiny noodle restaurants, old men playing Chinese chess on the street besides luxury shopping malls. Beijing is big, fast, exciting, rich and at the same time small, slow, historic and poor and there is no better place to experience this amazing city, it’s contradictions and culture than the CBD.

The school is located in one of the first complexes built in the Central Business District and on the 29th floor of the Sunshine 100 complex next to Beijing’s first subway line (Line 1). With a total of ten class rooms, a common area with sofas, free WIFI, a kitchen and a lunch area, the school atmosphere is family style, where everyone eats lunch together and can relax after class with their classmates and teachers. If you want to know where to get the best noodles in the area or just need some help with your homework  we are happy to help – just ask.

School Tour Video

Have a look at the LTL Mandarin School Sign Up Guide  for details on how to book a course.

Contact Us with your questions or Sign Up Now for your Chinese course.

Social Life

Shanghai student community school trip. Learn Chinese and experience China.
  • Meet students and interns from around the world
  • Buzzing student community
  • School drinks, dinners, Karaoke, outings and many other activities
  • Visit the Shanghai skyscrapers, the French Concession and other famous locations
  • Visit surrounding Suzhou, Hangzhou and Nanjing together
  • Spend traditional and modern Chinese Holidays with the LTL students, interns and staff
  • Sample local Shanghainese cuisine, as well as other foods from all over China

Community is an important part of the LTL experience. Our students come from all over the world and have a wide variety of backgrounds, language abilities and aims, but are all united in their love of studying Chinese and discovering the beauty of Shanghai, the financial capital of China. We study together, eat lunches and dinners together, have evening drinks, explore the city and get to know many local and foreign friends on the journey. LTL has a great support network for our students. You can contact us any time of the day with any concerns you may have, whether it has to do with your course, your accommodation or even if you just want some advice and tips on the social scene in Shanghai and the best places to go for traditional Shanghainese soup dumplings.

WechatA big part of the daily communications occurs in the school, but also through our “base of communications”, the LTL WeChat group. In this group, we organize the majority of our weekly events and share them with the students, interns and staff members. The group is very lively and there’s always someone to talk with. The weekly social calendar, posted around the school as well as on the WeChat group and other venues, involves a weekly dinner and a sightseeing event or day trip (The French Concession, the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund and the New International Expo Center are just a few of the places we visit). These events and activities are always organized for our students free of charge, you just pay for your own expenses on the day.

At LTL, you will make friends for life, while at the same time exploring the multitude of amazing sights the city has to offer, so we promise you won’t be bored!

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  for Beijing, or +86 21 3368 0866 for Shanghai, 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.