Language course Chinese in Beijing

LTL Live the Language

Located in the centre of Beijing’s Central Business District, our partner school LTL (Live the Language) is situated in a very lively area, with hundreds of restaurants, shops and bars within a few minutes walking distance. With the next subway station (Da Wang Lu, where lines 1 and 14 meet) less than 500 meter from the school, the Forbidden City, 798 Art District or the Sanlitun nightlife district are just a few subway stops away. Yet the school itself is located in a very quiet and green development, with a gym & swimming pool, public basketball court and a lot of trees inside the compound. The school has a very “family-style” feeling, where teachers and students eat lunch together often go for dinner after class and there is always someone around in the sofa area to either have a chat or help with your homework.

Important features of our partner Chinese school in Beijing:

  • 11 class rooms
  • Free WIFI
  • School lunch area
  • Student sofa area
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Regular social activities
  • Very international student mix
  • Maximum of six students, with an average of three per class
  • University certified teachers

Social activities:

There are a lot of school activities, both organized by the student support team as well as by students themselves, as this school has a very active social community. At the welcome breakfast, the new student lunch and welcome dinner, during the first week on all beginner course starting dates, you will quickly meet other students, make friends and settle into the school. One of the most popular activities is the two day wild wall trip where you hike the untouched “wild” Great Wall of China, stay in a little village next to the wall overnight and get to truly experience China’s history without the tourist crowds.
Other popular weekend activities include:
-    The Beijing Old Town Walking Tour
-    798 Art District
-    The Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square
-    The Summer Palace
-    The Olympic Area
-    Chinese puppet or acrobat shows

During the week, the most popular activities are school dinners, after school drinks and school karaoke nights.

Intensive

With a maximum of six and an average of three students per class, the intensive course groups at this school are very small, which can be especially important if you want to learn and improve your tones in Chinese and be able to speak be a lot during class. With 20 classes per week, each class lasts 55 minutes and the course teaches both speaking (70% of class time) and reading/writing (30% of class time). All courses are taught by university certified Chinese language teachers.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 337 657 961 1250 1525 1785 2031 2265 2486 2695 2892 3078 3334 3591 3847 4104 4360 4616 4873 5129 5386 5642 5899 6155 6411 6668 6924 7181 7437 7694 7950 8207 8463 8719 8976 9232
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 610 1186 1732 2248 2735 3195 3677 4146 4602 5045 5478 5899 6390 6882 7373 7865 8356 8848 9339 9831 10322 10814 11305 11797 12288 12780 13271 13763 14254 14746 15237 15729 16220 16712 17203 17695
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 684 1330 1942 2520 3065 3580 4126 4658 5179 5686 6183 6668 7224 7779 8335 8890 9446 10002 10557 11113 11668 12224 12780 13335 13891 14447 15002 15558 16113 16669 17225 17780 18336 18891 19447 20003
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 755 1469 2143 2781 3382 3949 4482 4985 5456 5899 6314 6702 7261 7819 8377 8936 9494 10053 10611 11170 11728 12287 12845 13404 13962 14521 15079 15638 16196 16754 17313 17871 18430 18988 19547 20105
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 915 1779 2596 3366 4093 4777 5522 6254 6974 7681 8377 9061 9816 10571 11327 12082 12837 13592 14347 15102 15857 16612 17367 18122 18877 19632 20387 21142 21897 22653 23408 24163 24918 25673 26428 27183
Starting dates:  

beginner : 20/01, 10/02, 02/03, 23/03, 13/04, 04/05, 25/05, 15/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 31/08, 21/09, 12/10, 09/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/01/2020 - 01/02/2020 : €143 per week
Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

Combined

The combined course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with an additional 10 hours (60 minutes per lesson) of private lessons. This course is for students who want to progress as fast as possible. During the small group classes you follow the regular school curriculum, but the private classes are fully tailored to your needs. This means that according to your preferences, your teacher can introduce new material, revise and improve subjects covered during the small group classes or focus on areas you require additional individual practice in, like tones or pronunciation.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 683 1332 1949 2535 3091 3619 4119 4592 5040 5464 5864 6240
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 955 1861 2719 3532 4302 5029 5764 6473 7156 7814 8449 9061
Combined with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1030 2005 2929 3804 4632 5414 6213 6986 7733 8456 9154 9831
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1101 2144 3131 4065 4948 5782 6570 7312 8011 8668 9286 9865
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 1261 2454 3583 4651 5659 6610 7609 8581 9528 10450 11348 12224
Starting dates:  

beginner : 20/01, 10/02, 02/03, 23/03, 13/04, 04/05, 25/05, 15/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 31/08, 21/09, 12/10, 09/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/01/2020 - 01/02/2020 : €143 per week
Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

Intensive & Tai Chi

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 10 lessons Tai Chi.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

Intensive & Kung Fu

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 10 lessons of Kung Fu.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

Intensive & Cookery

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 10 cooking lessons to get to know the Chinese culture and gastronomy even better!

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

One-to-One

Taking a one-to-one course is the most effective way to learn the Chinese language, as the lessons can be focused exclusively on your language needs and interests.  In the pricelist you can find the prices of 20 lessons per week. If you are interested in more lessons per week, please contact us.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 692 1350 1975 2569 3133 3668 4175 4655 5109 5539 5944 6326
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 965 1879 2746 3567 4344 5079 5821 6536 7225 7889 8530 9147
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1039 2024 2956 3839 4674 5463 6269 7049 7802 8530 9235 9916
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1110 2162 3158 4100 4991 5832 6626 7375 8080 8743 9366 9950
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1270 2473 3610 4685 5701 6660 7666 8644 9597 10525 11429 12310
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/01/2020 - 01/02/2020 : €143 per week
Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

One-to-One & excursions

With this course, you’ll get out of the classroom; you will discover the city of Beijing and study in a different historic location every day (4 hours per day). Transportation costs or entrance tickets are not included.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Private Lessons & Excursions without accommodation 835 1607
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1107 2136
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1181 2280
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1253 2418
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1413 2729
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Transport and entrance tickets, if applicable, are not included and are to be paid to the school upon arrival.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/01/2020 - 01/02/2020 : €143 per week
Transfer:  

€44

Airport transfer upon arrival at Beijing airport (Price per person and way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • course materials
  • Free WiFi
The school is open all year round, it means that students never loose any classes, even if there is a National Holiday during your course. However during holidays it can come to changes in the schedule and classes might be moved to the week or weekend before or after the National Holiday (students will need to follow their teachers class make up schedule). Here are some of the National Holidays 2020 to take into consideration: 01/01/2020 (international New Year), 24/01/2020-30/01/2020 (chinese New Year), 04/04/2020 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2020 (Labor Day), 25/06/2020 (Dragon boat festival), 27/09/2020 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2020, 07/10/2020 (National Holiday).

For additional € 259 you can book a "survival kit" that includes a transfer on arrival, a pre-charged Chinese SIM card with 500MB 3G internet and 300 minutes of free local calls during your first month, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

Host Family

Host Families are available for students of all levels, including complete beginners. You will have your own room, be served delicious home cooked Chinese food for breakfast and dinner (if you book half board) and have the opportunity to practice your Chinese after class every day. To ensure a real Chinese immersion experience, there is never more than one student staying in one family. Families are guaranteed to be no more than 45 minutes transport time away, but most are within walking distance of the school. Your family will either do your laundry for you or you will have access to free laundry facilities and you of course have full access to the kitchen in case you want to use it. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available and prices already include free WIFI, air-conditioning and all other bills.

Shared apartment

The language school has several apartments located in different locations in Beijing, usually up to 30 minutes away from the language school. You will stay in a single room and share the apartment with local students or other international students of the language school. You will be accommodated in a small, modern room and share the bathroom with your roommates. The apartments also have a communal kitchen and a common area / living room.

Shared apartment Plus

When you book the “Plus” apartment, you will have a big room (approx. 20 square meters) in a shared apartment with other students, an en-suite bathroom and large bay window.

Budget Apartments

If you would like to save some money regarding the accommodation and if you do not mind a very simple accommodation, the budget apartment is your choice. The budget apartments are located next to the China Media and Communication University, next to China’s old “Grand Canal”. Apartments are shared with local university students or international students from the language school. You will live at approximately 30 minutes travel time away from the school (4 metro stops). You will be accommodated in a small single room and share the bathroom with your flatmates. Furthermore you will have access to the gym and swimming pool that is located in the same building. The main difference from the standard apartment is that the budget apartments do not have a kitchen and no common areas (living room)!

Please also note that the apartments are very affordable, convenient and safe, but are furnished according to local Chinese university student standards, which is usually quite basic.

Studio

Staying in a studio is a private and comfortable living experience. The studios have a private bath and kitchen and are located at approximately 15 minutes by bus to school. You will find many shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. The studios are being cleaned once a week.

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