Overview

Summer school in China is a combination of fun, adventure and learning in a very exciting but also very safe environment. There are many different options to study abroad in China during the summer, including Chinese courses in Beijing or Mandarin programs in Shanghai. Additionally, we have our Chinese summer camp or a summer Chinese program on the Great Wall. Students can live with a Chinese family or during the summer camp in the camp residence. All programs offer a mix of studying, exploring and traveling, make it easy to meet both Chinese and international friends and are always focused on proving a both safe and fun experience.

  • A summer in China
  • Learn Chinese
  • Live with a Chinese family
  • The Mandarin Summer Camp
  • Guardian Programs
  • Programs for families
  • Chinese Summer school

    Explore - Experience China during the summer
    Summer School - Learn, travel, make friends and enjoy China
    Global - International students studying abroad in China together
    Choice - Many different course options to choose from

  • Chinese Language Progress

    Fast - Quickly improve your Mandarin during your course
    Not so hard - Chinese is a lot easier than many people think
    Speak Practice your Chinese language skills with local friends
    Enjoy - With the right course and teachers learning Chinese is great fun

  • Make Friends

    Community - Great student community at our summer school
    Friends - Everyone is new and it is easy to make friends with others
    International - Students from all over the world studying together
    Trips - Meet other students quickly during our LTL school activities

  • Safe

    Support - LTL 24/7 emergency support – we are always there for you
    China - One of the world’s safest countries
    Guardian Program - We offer Chinese guardian programs for minors
    Host Families - A family looking after their guest like an own child

There are different options to come to China to attend summer school at LTL. All of them can be combined with each other. Our student’s most popular choices for a summer in China are:

The Chinese Summer Camp

For students from 7 to 17 years of age the summer camp program combines daily Chinese language classes and afternoon activities, weekend trips and a fully organized experience. Accommodation is either with a host family or our camp residence. We also offer a day camp option for minors traveling with their families, but students older than 11 can come to China by themselves. It is possible to combine a summer camp with a family trip or any of the other summer course options below. The camp takes place in Beijing and you can find more details on our Chinese summer camp page.

Small Group Classes

Any student of 15 years or older can join our regular Chinese summer group courses in both Beijing and Shanghai. You will either learn Mandarin in China’s capital or study Chinese in China’s largest city Shanghai. It is possible to combine a small group with a summer camp, family or 1-on-1 Chinese program. For students younger than 18, accommodation is always with a host family.

Beijing Group Classes Shanghai Group Classes

Study 1-on-1

Students of any age can take individual Chinese classes during the summer in China. We have study Mandarin in China programs in all our Chinese summer schools and you can come for as short as a week or spend your whole summer learning Mandarin with us. Accommodation for minors is always with a Chinese host family unless you are traveling with your family.

Beijing 1-on-1 Classes Shanghai 1-on-1 Classes

Family Programs in China

Each family is different and we tailor every family program specifically to a family’s specific needs. Parents can join the studying experience or just accompany their children. Accommodation can be in a homestay, apartment or hotel, this is all up to you. We have experienced family program advisors who can help and advice you on how to best organize your family program in China. Just send us a message and let us know about your situation. You will have a detailed reply within less than a working day in your inbox.

The Guardian Program

The guardian program is already included in the summer camp, however for students younger than 18 studying any other program we offer the guardian program option. It is compulsory for any students younger than 16 and recommended for students between 16 and 17 years of age and includes the additional support needed for a minor coming to China. If you have a child younger than 18 who is planning to study Mandarin with us, please contact us for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the right summer program for me?

This depends very much on your situation, aims and preferences. Best is to send us a message and tell us a bit more about you. Knowing your age, your current Mandarin level, when you might want to come to China, the aim of the trip, any concerns you or your parents might have, thoughts on the city you want to study in, accommodation options etc. are helpful in preparing useful advice for you. Also of course feel free to ask any questions you might have. You will have a reply with potential options from a student advisor within less than a working day.

What is the weather like in the summer?

As China is a very big place, the climate varies quite significantly depending on where you are. Summers in China however are usually quite warm and this is also the case for both Beijing and Shanghai. Temperatures in both cities are usually above 30 Degrees Celsius during most summer months. All LTL schools and accommodation options of course offer air conditioning. During the summer our school’s rooftop in Beijing is especially popular as you great views over the city from the 30th floor and it is a great place to have lunch or hang out after class during the summer.

Who are the teachers?

Our teachers are our school’s greatest asset. All LTL teachers are certified and experienced Chinese language teaching professionals. They are the main reason why classes at LTL are not only fun and interesting, but also very effective and efficient. You will see, feel and experience the difference when you study a Chinese course with us.

Do you have information for parents?

As a parent you can set curfews and decide on other parameters of your child’s life during the summer school. Or you could join your child on its trip to China. Please also have a look at our parents’ information page for more details.

Can I attend summer school in different cities?

Yes, you can combine summer programs in different cities. Have a look at our multi city Chinese courses in China or contact us for a personalized program for you.

Can I also study in China outside the summer?

Yes, you can study Mandarin at LTL during all times of the year, from winter to fall. We are open 365 days a year. The only program that is not available after the summer is the Chinese summer camp. All other options are available all year round.

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