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Learn Chinese in China like never before with our invigorating Multi City Chinese program.

Grasp a unique taste of the Chinese culture and your language skills will improve vastly as you experience some fascinating cities in the Middle Kingdom.

Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Beihai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Singapore and Chengde offer excellent opportunities to dive right into Chinese culture.

This could include a host of activities. Mixing with locals in Chengde after a day of studying at school, drinking tea at a traditional tea shop in Beijing, or throwing yourself into the bright night lights of Shanghai.

The possibilities are endless

Experience all this whilst studying abroad and learning Mandarin.

  • Study Chinese in China with LTL
  • Study in up to 8 different cities
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Beihai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Singapore and Chengde
  • Monday – Friday Intensive Chinese
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  • Unique Cultural Experience
  • Flexible options to suit you
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Speak to us for tailored programs

Experience Beijing

History – Beijing has it in abundance
Stylish – The Capital has a modern, stylish side. Live it large
Famous – The Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tian’anmen Square
Hutongs – Explore the Beijing’s famous old town

Experience Chengde

Immersion – Experience “real China”, like never before
No foreigners – Watch your Mandarin progress fast
24/7 – You’ll speak non stop Chinese in Chengde, great practice
Adventure – Hiking, food, exploring. A proper adventure

Experience Shanghai

Modern – Experience staggering skyscrapers across the city
Architecture – Nowhere does skyscrapers like Shanghai
Diverse – All kinds of worldwide nationalities to meet
Nightlife – When dark Shanghai shines bright, it’s sublime

Learn Chinese in China

All Round – Taste a little bit of everything all over China
Homestay – Enhance your Chinese even further
Support – We are here to help 24/7 in any City
Family – We are a family at LTL, join us and meet friends for life

Multi City Program Options

Metropolitan China (Beijing – Shanghai)

Beijing and Shanghai, two incredible cities in their own right. Both offer such different opportunities in such diverse environments. You’ll learn the culture of this wonderful country and enhance your language skills when studying Chinese abroad with LTL. Choose one of our three course options below and get on the road to studying Chinese abroad.

You can choose between three program options:

Metropolitan China Standard

Our standard package includes 20 hours of small group classes each week. Our Shanghai school is located in the old French concession. In Beijing, you’ll be right in the thick of the action in the central business district (CBD). The 20 hour program each week will be the perfect opportunity to push on your Mandarin knowledge.

Metropolitan China Intensive

If you want to absolutely maximise your time in Metropolitan China and progress your Mandarin, this is the course for you. As with the standard package you will receive 20 hours of group classes but on top of that you also get 10 hours of 1 on 1 classes, this is where your Mandarin language skills will progress even faster.

Metropolitan China Individual

Receive 20 hours of 1 on 1 classes every week with our individual package. All focus will be on you as you enhance your Mandarin language skills as quickly as possible. The study plan will be personalised so you achieve the goals you strive for before arriving in China. The perfect program if you want speedy progression.

Metropolitan China Prices (CNY)

4 wks14,41824,65224,652
6 wks18,79533,40733,407
8 wks22,72741,27141,271
10 wks26,24648,30948,309
12 wks29,38354,58354,583
14 wks33,58362,98362,983
16 wks37,78371,38371,383
18-52 wks4,200 / 2 wks8,400 / 2 wks8,400 / 2 wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

All our Metropolitan programs include airport pickup, your transport between cities and your survival kit upon arrival.

Survival kits include a Chinese Mobile SIM card (make sure your phone is unlocked), help with police registration, help with setting up a bank account, a bicycle to use, public transport cards including money, local maps and the guidance of the LTL support team 24/7.

The duration of the course is entirely up to you, with a minimum of 4 weeks and the maximum 52 weeks. The longer you join multi city Chinese program, the greater the saving.

Where will I stay?

We have a number of accommodation options which are priced the same in both cities. Our Homestays ensure you utilise everything you learn in the classroom or you can opt for our serviced or shared apartmentswith fellow LTL students.

We aim to locate you within a relatively short commute from the school whether in Apartments or Homestays.

Three City Combo (Shanghai – Beijing – Chengde)

Experience all three cities on offer from the modern day metropolis of Shanghai to the full immersion experience in Chengde.

Your journey will start in Shanghai before heading north to Beijing. You’ll conclude your adventure in Chengde where your Mandarin knowledge will really boost due to zero foreign contact.

We offer three different programs here which are as follows:

Three City Standard

Our standard package offers 20 hours of Mandarin lessons a week. Classes are small and intimate, with one of our expert teachers in our Shanghai school. After that, it’s on to Beijing. However, we raise the bar when you get to Chengde. 20 hours of private lessons every week and no English allowed. Full immersion will see your Chinese language skills improve rapidly.

Three City Intensive

Throw yourself in the deep end with 30 hours of Chinese Language lessons every week at our schools. 20 hours of group classes, and 10 hours of one to one tutoring in Shanghai and Beijing.

When you head to Chengde you’ll have a whole 30 hours a week of private one to one classes. If you really want to enhance your Mandarin as quickly as possible, we recommend this program.

Three City Individual

Our individual course allows you to mould the course around your specific needs and goals. In Shanghai, Beijing and then finally Chengde you will study 20 hours of private, 1 on 1 classes each week.

This gives you the opportunity to set specific targets, goals and topics you wish to achieve. Chengde is the perfect way to end your trip as you will experience full immersion.

Three City Prices (CNY)

6 wks25,88135,62240,493
9 wks33,53647,10453,889
12 wks39,99856,79865,198
15 wks48,39869,39879,898
18 wks56,79881,99894,598
21 wks65,19894,598109,298
24-51 wks8,400 /3wks12,600 /3wks14,700 /3wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Likewise, with the Metropolitan programs, the same package is included in the price. Airport pickup, transport between cities and your survival kit making your transition to China that little bit more comfortable.

Survival kits include a Chinese SIM card (make sure your phone is unlocked before coming to China), help with police registration and setting up any new bank accounts.

Additionally you’ll also receive usage of a bicycle, public transport cards topped up for convenience, maps and our 24/7 support.

The duration of the course can be a minimum of 4 weeks and the maximum 52 weeks. Chat to us for further details and we will make sure you are matched with the perfect Multi City Program.

Chinese Immersion Program (Beijing – Chengde)

This unique Chinese Immersion program allows you to gain a real insight into modern-day China from two very different perspectives.

Students spend the first half of their Chinese language course at our Beijing school right in the heart of the Central Business District. You will then take the train to the city of Chengde, China’s old Imperial Summer Capital, nestled in the mountains of Hebei province.

This is a whole new experience in itself and because of this we’ve made another page for it.


How will I travel from City to City and what are the costs?

There are no extra travel costs between cities. All costs are included in the price and we have zero hidden costs at LTL. Chengde now has an airport meaning you can fly between all 3 cities. The journey’s can also be completed via High Speed Train. Beijing to Shanghai takes shy of five hours. Very fast considering the distance. The trains are comfortable and a pleasurable ride. Soon we are also opening a new school in Taiwan and in Beihai which will give you even more options.

Can you give an idea of the cost of living?

In China you will enjoy a decent cost of living where the main expenditure is rent. Chengde, as you may expect, is the cheapest of the 3 cities to live in but even Beijing and Shanghai won’t set you back greatly compared to other big cities worldwide. Lunch and Dinner can be purchased for anything between 2 and 10 USD on most days depending on your choice of food. In Chengde there is a good chance your Chinese friends will end up treating you to food and drink also.

I’m a beginner, is this for me?

Of course. Almost 50% of our students are beginners coming from abroad so this is perfectly normal.

In terms of accommodation, what would you recommend?

If you wish to have a chat to us about your specific requirements then drop us a message via our Contact Page. In terms of general advice we’ve always been mad keen on the Homestays. They maintain your Chinese speaking outside of class and stop you falling into the trap of talking your first language too often outside of the school. This is hugely important when learning Chinese and wanting to achieve full immersion.

What are the main differences between the LTL schools?

Whilst Beijing is our main school, Shanghai and Beijing offer very similar environments. There are small groups of students always around, regular activities and people to meet. Chengde is almost the opposite to this. Focus moves towards immersion rather than contact with other foreigners. Experience Chinese culture first hand in the final destination of your trip and learn Chinese throughout China.

Chengde sounds like a real challenge. Am I up to the task?

Chengde is “real China” as we like to say. Life will most likely be very different to what you are used to but in a positive manner. You may end up partaking in a whole host of activities in Chengde which include hiking, playing with your local sports team, enjoying the public dancing or just getting to know new friends. This is an experience we cannot recommend highly enough and we are sure you’ll have a memorable experience in Chengde. Be aware though, if you are not keen on complete immersion this might not be the place for you. Chat with us and we can discuss your options further if you remain unsure.

How can I prepare myself for the adventure in China?

We send out pre-course information packages which give you all the information you need. This includes what to pack and any potential technical questions you may have. Shanghai and Beijing have everything you need anyway so if there is something you forget or don’t have, we can help sort you out upon arrival. You will be fully supported by LTL when you come to learn Chinese in China.

What Our Students Say

Ben Testimony for LTL
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The classes in Beijing and Shanghai were both great, nothing to complain about. Doing an indivdual class is great as you can learn about whatever you want to, or need to, at your own pace. The class is fully adapted to you.

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Taitti Testimony for LTL
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Learning Chinese in at 40 – yes, I can! I would warmly recommend taking time to learn a language and studying with LTL. I made friends with other students, equally the younger and the older ones.

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Maggie Testimony for LTL
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I have had a great experience at LTL. I leave China with a new skill, friends from all over the world, and the ability to live and travel comfortably in one of the biggest, most influential countries in the world.

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