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Learn how to speak Mandarin quickly with our Spoken Only Chinese program at LTL Beijing.

In these classes only oral Chinese is taught – no Chinese reading or writing skills.

You’ll achieve much faster progress with your spoken Mandarin, by using the time that otherwise would be spent learning characters on speaking and listening during class.

This program will help you perfect your pronunciation and tones, and allow you to learn and practice conversational sentence patterns and grammar in spoken Chinese.

Being able to speak Mandarin will make it life in China much easier. It is however possible to add extra classes at a later point if you decide you want to study Chinese characters – although they are not taught directly, Chinese characters are still displayed throughout this course to build familiarity.

Annabel at LTL Beijing
Jane with her two students at LTL Beijing
  • Learn to speak the language quickly
  • Average of 3 students per group
  • Spoken Mandarin only
  • Professional teachers
  • Learn characters later

Learn how to speak Chinese fast

Spoken ONLY: Focus on how to speak and understand
Streamlined: Less time reading = more time speaking
Practice: Spend the whole class speaking and listening
Add-ons: Learn to read and write later if you want to

Personal Customer Service

Easy: Quick and easy to sign up and pay
English: Our teachers and Student Advisors all speak English
Personal: Programs and services are personalised to you
Free Assessment: An assessment of your current Chinese level

Quality Teachers

Experienced: At least 5 years of teaching experience
Qualified: A university degree in Teaching Chinese
Accredited: Accredited Chinese language instructors
Professional: LTL teachers are all native speakers

China’s Best Language School

Location: Our campus is in Beijing’s CBD
Flexibility: Starting dates throughout the year
Exclusive Discounts: Every student gets a free LTL Online Kit
Fair & Transparent: Fair pricing & no hidden charges!

Learn how to Speak Chinese – Group Classes

There are two options for the Spoken Only Group classes:

With the Standard Spoken Only Chinese Program you have a total of 12 hours of small group class per week. Classes take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our central Beijing school for four hours per day. You’ll usually start classes at 10am, have a lunch break from 12pm to 1pm and finish by 3pm.

The Intensive Spoken Only Chinese Program includes an additional eight hours of 1-on-1 classes per week. The classes are taught on Tuesday and Thursdays, four hours per day. With a total of 20 hours of Chinese language instruction focusing only on speaking Chinese, your spoken Mandarin will improve very quickly.

Both the Standard and Intensive Spoken Chinese Only programs are offered at levels: A0, A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Learn how to speak Chinese – Individual Classes

If you want to study during the evenings and weekends, or simply need more flexibility with your study times, the Individual Spoken Only Chinese Program is the right choice for you. Classes can be taken at any time from 8am to 9pm, any days of the week, at any location in Beijing. For prices, please have a look at our Beijing Individual Mandarin Lessons page or send a WeChat message to Student Advisor Maria now. Her mobile number is 18410181078.

Spoken Chinese Classes – Starting Dates

If you’ve studied Mandarin before, you can start your course on any Monday.

If you are a complete beginner then you can start your course in Beijing on the following dates:

  • 12 Dec, 2022
  • 9 Jan, 2023
  • 30 Jan, 2023
  • 20 Feb, 2023
  • 13 Mar, 2023
  • 3 Apr, 2023
  • 24 Apr, 2023
  • 15 May, 2023
  • 12 Jun, 2023
  • 3 Jul, 2023
  • 24 Jul, 2023
  • 7 Aug, 2023
  • 28 Aug, 2023
  • 25 Sep, 2023
  • 23 Oct, 2023
  • 13 Nov, 2023
  • 4 Dec, 2023

Subject to availability, you can join a course as soon as next Monday.

However, if you want to make sure you have a guaranteed spot in advance, we advise that you make a booking as early as possible – this is a very popular course that often gets booked out.

Lessons are taught at our Beijing CBD campus, near Dawanglu 大望路 subway station.

Small group classes are taught for four hours a day from Monday to Wednesday and also include learning how to read and write in Chinese. You can find more information on our full time Chinese courses page.

Learn How to Speak Chinese – Class Prices (CNY)

Number of WeeksSpoken Chinese
 (12hr small group)
Spoken Intensive 
(12hr group & 8hr 1-on-1)
13 – 24 weeks1,474 per week3,440 per week
Prices are listed in CNY / RMB (Chinese Yuan)

Prices are inclusive of textbooks and study materials.

There are absolutely no hidden fees or charges. You can pay us via bank transfer, WeChat, AliPay or in CNY cash at our Beijing school.


How many students are in an LTL group class?

To make sure everyone has enough time to speak, all group classes at LTL are very small.

We currently have an average of three (2.85 to be exact) and a guaranteed maximum of six students per class.

How do I sign up for a Spoken Only Chinese Course?

Just get in contact and we’ll organise everything for you! Send us a message via our contact form to ask questions or let us know which course you are interested in.

You will definitely get a reply today, most likely within a few minutes. Please note though that on weekends, at night and during holidays we might be a bit slower with replying than usual.

How can I pay for my Chinese course?

You can pay LTL Beijing via WeChat, Alipay, cash or bank transfer.

How long does it take to be able to speak Chinese?

As a rough guide it will take a complete beginner about 30 hours to learn the basic language required to live in China, 60 hours for basic conversations and about 200 hours for daily life conversations.

Where is your school?

Our address is:

Guanghua Lu 2, Sunshine 100, Bldg. C, 2910

Central Business District / Chaoyang

100026 Beijing, China

中国北京朝阳区100026 光华路2号阳光100 C座 2910房间

Phone: 0086 (0)10 5100 1269

How can I learn Chinese characters later?

Once you get to a higher level it’s a good idea to also learn how the Chinese writing system works. We offer specialised 1-on-1 courses at our school to help students get their reading and writing up to speed with their spoken Chinese.

Please talk to your Student Advisor if you want to get started on Chinese characters too.

Which study materials do you use?

For the Spoken Only Chinese program we use the “Rapid Spoken Chinese” (口语速成汉语) series. All text books are already included in the course fees.

Get in Touch

For enquiries about Part Time Courses please click here to contact us.

If you have WeChat please scan the code here and Maria will arrange your program.

Maria has been a part of the LTL team for many years, in fact she is one of the most longest serving colleagues we have, boasting over a decade at LTL!

She has been helping students in Beijing improve their Chinese for years on end and is here to help you.

Contact her, and know that you are in the best hands possible.

Other Part Time Courses

  • Part Time 1-on-1


    Take your private Mandarin lessons in Beijing at the time and place you want. Our Chinese courses can be taught at our school in the CBD, office or home.

    Learn More

  • Part Time Groups


    You can take our group Chinese classes in Beijing in the evenings, early mornings or at weekends at our centrally located school in Beijing’s Central Business District.

    Learn More

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    Sabatino Antonini , Student Advisor

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