Language course Chinese in Shanghai

LTL

Our partner school LTL (Live the Language) in Shanghai is located in the heart of the city. From the school it is less than 300 meters to the Shaanxi South Rd. subway stop, where lines 1, 2 and 12 meet and a mere three minute walk to Shanghai’s main bar and nightlife area. With countless restaurants and shops close by, this is very you really can feel the buzz and rhythm of one of this great city. The school itself however feels more like a “home away from home”, with a comfortable rest area, a big lunch table where students and teachers usually eat together, free WIFI, a big sofa and free coffee and tea all day.

Important features of our partner Chinese school in Shanghai:

  • 8 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:

While it is easy to meet other students due to the “family atmosphere” during class breaks, staff and teachers are also very involved in the school’s social life and the infamous “mini weekends” on Wednesday nights are just as much fun as the other regular school dinners, weekend trips and city tours.
Popular weekend activities include:

  • Suzhou weekend trip
  • Shanghai Bar Hopping
  • Old Shanghai walking tour
  • Eat Shanghai: a culinary tour of Shanghai’s hidden local food scene
  • Nanjing weekend trip
  • Hangzhou weekend trip
  • Old Water Towns day trip

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

Intensive

The intensive course has a maximum of six students per class, and an average of three students per class, making it a minigroup where each student gets a lot of personal attention. 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 398 707 942 1178 1428 1667 1894 2109 2312 2503 2683 2886 3121 3357 3592 3828 4063 4299 4535 4770 5006 5241 5477 5712 5948 6184 6419 6655 6890 7126 7361 7597 7833 8068 8304 8539
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 730 1180 1485 1848 2255 2651 3034 3406 3766 4114 4450 4810 5202 5594 5986 6378 6770 7163 7555 7947 8339 8732 9124 9516 9908 10300 10693 11085 11477 11869 12262 12654 13046 13438 13830 14223
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 900 1425 1759 2118 2592 3055 3506 3945 4372 4788 5191 5619 6078 6537 6997 7456 7916 8376 8835 9295 9754 10214 10674 11133 11593 12053 12512 12972 13431 13891 14351 14810 15270 15729 16189 16649
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 862 1528 2055 2518 3061 3581 4077 4550 4998 5422 5822 6234 6744 7255 7766 8277 8788 9299 9810 10321 10832 11343 11854 12365 12876 13387 13898 14409 14920 15431 15942 16452 16963 17474 17985 18496
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 802 1417 1902 2332 2834 3314 3772 4207 4620 5011 5380 5762 6233 6704 7176 7648 8119 8591 9062 9534 10006 10477 10949 11420 11892 12363 12835 13307 13778 14250 14721 15193 15664 16136 16608 17079
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 862 1528 2055 2518 3061 3581 4077 4550 4998 5422 5822 6234 6744 7255 7766 8277 8788 9299 9810 10321 10832 11343 11854 12365 12876 13387 13898 14409 14920 15431 15942 16452 16963 17474 17985 18496
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 933 1659 2236 2736 3330 3897 4439 4954 5444 5907 6345 6792 7348 7906 8463 9020 9578 10135 10693 11250 11807 12365 12922 13479 14037 14594 15151 15709 16266 16823 17381 17938 18495 19053 19610 20167
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 16/04, 07/05, 28/05, 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08, 03/09, 17/09, 08/10, 05/11, 26/11, 17/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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 consists of the intensive course with 20 lessons per week and 10 additional private lessons per week. Especially if you want to progress as fast as possible, this course is the best option. During the small group classes you follow the regular school curriculum, but the private classes are fully tailored to your needs.

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
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 16/04, 07/05, 28/05, 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08, 03/09, 17/09, 08/10, 05/11, 26/11, 17/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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

When you book an intensive & Tai Chi course, you’ll have 20 lessons of Chinese per week, with 10 lessons Tai Chi. This typical Chinese sport is a good way to cultivate shape, breath, strength, quality and spirit of the human body. So you’ll stay fit during your Chinese language course abroad!

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 736 1355 1826 2297 2798 3275 3729 4159
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1069 1828 2369 2968 3625 4259 4869 5456
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1239 2073 2643 3237 3962 4663 5341 5995
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1201 2176 2939 3637 4431 5189 5912 6599
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1141 2065 2786 3452 4204 4922 5607 6257
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1201 2176 2939 3637 4431 5189 5912 6599
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1272 2307 3119 3855 4699 5505 6274 7004
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 16/04, 07/05, 28/05, 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08, 03/09, 17/09, 08/10, 05/11, 26/11, 17/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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

When you book an intensive & Kung Fu course, you’ll have 20 lessons of Chinese per week, with 10 lessons Kung Fu. Kung Fu is an umbrella term for all the Chinese material arts which contain various fighting styles. We offer you the possibility to practice this sport during your language course in Shanghai.

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 795 1472 2001 2531 3090 3625
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1127 1945 2544 3201 3917 4609
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1297 2190 2818 3471 4254 5013
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1259 2293 3114 3870 4723 5539
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1330 2424 3294 4089 4991 5855
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1259 2293 3114 3870 4723 5539
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1199 2182 2961 3685 4496 5272
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 16/04, 07/05, 28/05, 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08, 03/09, 17/09, 08/10, 05/11, 26/11, 17/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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

The intensive & cookery course combines an intensive course of 20 lessons with 10 cooking classes 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 795 1472 2001 2531 3090 3625
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1127 1945 2544 3201 3917 4609
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1297 2190 2818 3471 4254 5013
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1259 2293 3114 3870 4723 5539
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1330 2424 3294 4089 4991 5855
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1259 2293 3114 3870 4723 5539
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1199 2182 2961 3685 4496 5272
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 16/04, 07/05, 28/05, 25/06, 09/07, 23/07, 06/08, 20/08, 03/09, 17/09, 08/10, 05/11, 26/11, 17/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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

The One-to-one course is a very effective way to learn the Chinese language, as the private lessons can be focused exclusively on your language needs and interests. You can book 20 individual lessons per week or more (if you wish to book more lessons, please contact us). 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 736 1355 1826 2297 2798 3275 3729 4159 4565 4948 5307 5714
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1069 1828 2369 2968 3625 4259 4869 5456 6019 6558 7074 7637
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1239 2073 2643 3237 3962 4663 5341 5995 6625 7232 7816 8446
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1201 2176 2939 3637 4431 5189 5912 6599 7251 7867 8447 9061
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1201 2176 2939 3637 4431 5189 5912 6599 7251 7867 8447 9061
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1272 2307 3119 3855 4699 5505 6274 7004 7697 8352 8969 9619
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1141 2065 2786 3452 4204 4922 5607 6257 6873 7456 8004 8589
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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

When you take the One-to-one course combined with excursions, you’ll learn Chinese at a different historic location in Shanghai 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 882 1617
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1215 2090
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1384 2336
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1347 2439
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1287 2327
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1347 2439
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1418 2570
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 : 11/02/2018 - 24/02/2018 : €147 per week
Transfer:  

€52

Airport transfer upon arrival at Shanghai 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.

Host family

Most students at LTL choose to live in a host family. To guarantee a real immersion environment, there is always just one student per family which means that you will be fully integrated into a real Chinese home. You will of course have your own private room with all the privacy you need, while you sometimes have your own bathroom but in some families will also have to share it with other family members. The highlight of any Chinese families daily life is dinner and you should be prepared to be pampered with a lot of traditional Chinese food if you book meals (half or full board). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available and prices already include free WIFI, air-con and all other bills.

Shared Apartment

Shared Apartments are centrally located and usually only about 20 minutes from the school. You will stay in a standard room where you will share a bathroom with your flat mates. The kitchen and living room are always shared and your flat mates will be either students or other young international people who came to China to discover this amazing city. You can also book a Shared Apartment Plus, including a large room with en-suite bathroom.

Shared Apartment Plus

Shared Apartments Plus are exactly the same as the standard shared apartments, but you’ll have a large room with en-suite bathroom.

Studio

If you would like to enjoy more privacy during your time in Shanghai, staying in a private studio would be the best option. The studio is fully equipped with a private bathtoom and kitchen and is 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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From its humble routes as a small fishing town, Shanghai has developed into China’s largest city and one of the most important in the world. The biggest and most important sea port in the world, it is a whirlwind of vibrancy, culture and business and a very popular destination for people wanting to learn Chinese. Since Shanghai has had the status of the cultural and economic centre of East Asia for the first half of the 20th century, it is seen as the birthplace of everything that is considered modern in China. From traditional Chinese venues and teahouses to modern, fashionable bars and clubs, the city caters for everyone.

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Oct 22 15 5
Nov 27 9 5
Dec 11 2 5
Jan 8 1 4
Feb 9 2 4
Mar 13 5 5
Apr 19 11 5
May 24 16 6
June 27 20 5
July 32 25 8
Aug 32 25 8
Sept 27 21 5
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