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 year .

Prices 2018

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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 394 700 933 1167 1414 1651 1875 2088 2290 2479 2657 2858 3091 3324 3557 3791 4024 4257 4491 4724 4957 5190 5424 5657 5890 6123 6357 6590 6823 7057 7290 7523 7756 7990 8223 8456
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 701 1125 1406 1744 2125 2495 2853 3199 3534 3857 4168 4503 4869 5236 5603 5970 6336 6703 7070 7436 7803 8170 8537 8903 9270 9637 10004 10370 10737 11104 11471 11837 12204 12571 12938 13304
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 869 1368 1677 2011 2459 2895 3320 3733 4135 4524 4903 5304 5737 6170 6604 7037 7471 7904 8338 8771 9205 9638 10072 10505 10939 11372 11806 12239 12672 13106 13539 13973 14406 14840 15273 15707
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 854 1513 2035 2493 3032 3546 4038 4505 4949 5369 5766 6173 6679 7185 7691 8197 8703 9209 9715 10221 10727 11233 11739 12245 12751 13257 13763 14269 14775 15281 15787 16293 16799 17305 17810 18316
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 854 1513 2035 2493 3032 3546 4038 4505 4949 5369 5766 6173 6679 7185 7691 8197 8703 9209 9715 10221 10727 11233 11739 12245 12751 13257 13763 14269 14775 15281 15787 16293 16799 17305 17810 18316
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 924 1643 2214 2710 3297 3859 4396 4906 5391 5850 6283 6726 7277 7829 8381 8933 9485 10037 10589 11140 11692 12244 12796 13348 13900 14452 15004 15556 16108 16660 17212 17764 18315 18867 19419 19971
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 794 1403 1884 2310 2807 3282 3735 4166 4575 4963 5328 5706 6172 6639 7106 7573 8040 8507 8974 9441 9908 10375 10842 11309 11776 12243 12710 13177 13644 14111 14578 15045 15512 15979 16446 16913
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 09/04, 30/04, 21/05, 11/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08, 17/09, 08/10, 29/10, 19/11, 10/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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 729 1342 1808 2275 2771 3243 3692 4118 4521 4900 5256 5658
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1037 1767 2281 2852 3481 4087 4670 5229 5765 6278 6767 7303
Combined with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1205 2010 2552 3119 3815 4488 5137 5763 6366 6945 7501 8104
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
Combined with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2285 3089 3818 4654 5452 6213 6936 7622 8271 8882 9526
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
Combined with host family, single room, no meals 1130 2045 2759 3418 4163 4874 5552 6196 6807 7383 7927 8506
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 09/04, 30/04, 21/05, 11/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08, 17/09, 08/10, 29/10, 19/11, 10/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

Intensive & Tai Chi

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

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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

Max. 6/3 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Intensive & Tai Chi without accommodation 729 1342 1808 2275 2771 3243 3692 4118
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1037 1767 2281 2852 3481 4087 4670 5229
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1205 2010 2552 3119 3815 4488 5137 5763
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1130 2045 2759 3418 4163 4874 5552 6196
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2285 3089 3818 4654 5452 6213 6936
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 09/04, 30/04, 21/05, 11/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08, 17/09, 08/10, 29/10, 19/11, 10/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

Intensive & Kung Fu

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

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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

Max. 6/3 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Intensive & Kung Fu without accommodation 787 1457 1982 2506 3060 3590
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1095 1882 2454 3083 3770 4434
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1263 2125 2726 3350 4104 4834
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1318 2400 3262 4049 4943 5798
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1188 2160 2932 3649 4452 5221
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 09/04, 30/04, 21/05, 11/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08, 17/09, 08/10, 29/10, 19/11, 10/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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

Max. 6/3 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Intensive & Cookery without accommodation 787 1457 1982 2506 3060 3590
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1095 1882 2454 3083 3770 4434
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1263 2125 2726 3350 4104 4834
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1188 2160 2932 3649 4452 5221
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1318 2400 3262 4049 4943 5798
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 09/04, 30/04, 21/05, 11/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08, 17/09, 08/10, 29/10, 19/11, 10/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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 729 1342 1808 2275 2771 3243 3692 4118 4521 4900 5256 5658
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1037 1767 2281 2852 3481 4087 4670 5229 5765 6278 6767 7303
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1205 2010 2552 3119 3815 4488 5137 5763 6366 6945 7501 8104
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2285 3089 3818 4654 5452 6213 6936 7622 8271 8882 9526
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1130 2045 2759 3418 4163 4874 5552 6196 6807 7383 7927 8506
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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 874 1602
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1181 2027
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1263 2125
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1334 2415
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1274 2305
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1334 2415
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1404 2545
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 : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 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

During national holidays, like the Golden Week in October and the Chinese New Year, lessons depend on the individual teacher's schedule. If your teacher is in Beijing your classes will continue as normal, if the teacher goes home for a few days then these classes will all be rescheduled.The school ensures you receive the number booked lessons.

Shared apartment

The shared apartments are located next to the China Media and Communication University, next to China’s old “Grand Canal” that during the Ming dynasty connected Beijing with the Southern provinces. Apartments are shared with Chinese university or students from the school. You will live at approximately 30 minutes travel time away from the school.

An apartment usually has four different rooms, one large room with an en-suite bathroom (the prices for Apartment Plus apply) and three small rooms sharing one bathroom. There is a gym, swimming pool, two super markets and several restaurants inside the compound, as well as the university cafeterias next door.

The compound is about 500 meters from to the China Media and Communication University subway station, close to the university and has many shops and restaurants in the area. All rooms have a desk, chair and wardrobe. To ensure hygiene standards and because Chinese university students usually do not cook themselves, but eat in the university cafeteria, it is not allowed to cook in the kitchen. You are however of course free to use the fridge and microwave in the apartment. 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.

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.

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.

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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Learn Chinese in Beijing, an exciting and confident city which is at the pinnacle of China’s economic growth. A city of contrasts, Beijing makes a fantastic destination to learn Chinese as there is so much to discover wandering its bustling streets; from soaring sky scrapers to tranquil parks to beautiful temples. The opportunities that learning Chinese can bring to a language student are endless, as the Chinese language will only continue to grow in dominance, especially in the business world.

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