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 3 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 years .

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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 : 13/01, 03/02, 24/02, 16/03, 06/04, 27/04, 18/05, 08/06, 29/06, 13/07, 27/07, 10/08, 24/08, 21/09, 12/10, 02/11, 23/11, 14/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

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

€50

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

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 RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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:
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 : 11/01, 01/02, 22/02, 15/03, 12/04, 26/04, 17/05, 07/06, 28/06, 12/07, 26/07, 09/08, 23/08, 13/09, 04/10, 01/11, 13/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Shanghai airport: € 50
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Shanghai airport: € 100

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 2021 to take into consideration: 01/01/2021 (international New Year), 12/02/2021-17/02/2021 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2021 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2021 (Labor Day), 14/06/2021 (Dragon boat festival), 20/09/2021, 21/09/2021 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2021-07/10/2021 (National Holiday).

For additional RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

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 : 13/01, 03/02, 24/02, 16/03, 06/04, 27/04, 18/05, 08/06, 29/06, 13/07, 27/07, 10/08, 24/08, 21/09, 12/10, 02/11, 23/11, 14/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

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

€50

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

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 RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 : 11/01, 01/02, 22/02, 15/03, 12/04, 26/04, 17/05, 07/06, 28/06, 12/07, 26/07, 09/08, 23/08, 13/09, 04/10, 01/11, 13/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Shanghai airport: € 50
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Shanghai airport: € 100

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 2021 to take into consideration: 01/01/2021 (international New Year), 12/02/2021-17/02/2021 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2021 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2021 (Labor Day), 14/06/2021 (Dragon boat festival), 20/09/2021, 21/09/2021 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2021-07/10/2021 (National Holiday).

For additional RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

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:  

€50

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

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 RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Shanghai airport: € 50
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Shanghai airport: € 100

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 2021 to take into consideration: 01/01/2021 (international New Year), 12/02/2021-17/02/2021 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2021 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2021 (Labor Day), 14/06/2021 (Dragon boat festival), 20/09/2021, 21/09/2021 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2021-07/10/2021 (National Holiday).

For additional RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

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:  

€50

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

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 RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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.

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Shanghai airport: € 50
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Shanghai airport: € 100

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 2021 to take into consideration: 01/01/2021 (international New Year), 12/02/2021-17/02/2021 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2021 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2021 (Labor Day), 14/06/2021 (Dragon boat festival), 20/09/2021, 21/09/2021 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2021-07/10/2021 (National Holiday).

For additional RMB 1815 / € 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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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.

Approximate nationality mix per year (in %)

Average number of students per week during the different seasons
Approximate age range of the students (in %)

Weather in Shanghai

Month Max
°C
Min
°C
Hours-
sun
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
Oct 22 15 5
Nov 27 9 5
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