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 .

Prices 2019

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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 328 639 935 1216 1482 1735 1975 2202 2417 2620 2811 2992 3242 3491 3740 3990 4239 4488 4737 4987 5236 5485 5735 5984 6233 6483 6732 6981 7231 7480 7729 7979 8228 8477 8727 8976
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 592 1152 1682 2183 2656 3103 3571 4026 4468 4899 5319 5728 6205 6682 7159 7637 8114 8591 9068 9546 10023 10500 10977 11455 11932 12409 12887 13364 13841 14318 14796 15273 15750 16227 16705 17182
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 666 1296 1892 2455 2986 3488 4019 4538 5045 5540 6024 6497 7038 7580 8121 8662 9204 9745 10287 10828 11369 11911 12452 12993 13535 14076 14617 15159 15700 16242 16783 17324 17866 18407 18948 19490
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 772 1504 2197 2855 3478 4067 4624 5151 5648 6117 6559 6976 7557 8138 8719 9301 9882 10463 11044 11626 12207 12788 13369 13951 14532 15113 15695 16276 16857 17438 18020 18601 19182 19763 20345 20926
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 732 1424 2078 2696 3278 3828 4345 4832 5289 5718 6121 6497 7038 7580 8121 8662 9204 9745 10287 10828 11369 11911 12452 12993 13535 14076 14617 15159 15700 16242 16783 17324 17866 18407 18948 19490
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 712 1384 2018 2616 3178 3708 4206 4672 5110 5519 5901 6258 6779 7300 7822 8343 8865 9386 9908 10429 10950 11472 11993 12515 13036 13558 14079 14600 15122 15643 16165 16686 17208 17729 18250 18772
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 820 1594 2326 3017 3669 4283 4947 5598 6238 6865 7482 8087 8761 9435 10108 10782 11456 12130 12804 13478 14152 14825 15499 16173 16847 17521 18195 18869 19543 20216 20890 21564 22238 22912 23586 24260
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 18/02, 11/03, 01/04, 22/04, 13/05, 03/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 09/09, 23/09, 21/10, 11/11, 02/12, 23/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, 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 .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 18/02, 11/03, 01/04, 22/04, 13/05, 03/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 09/09, 23/09, 21/10, 11/11, 02/12, 23/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

Prices 2019

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:
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Intensive & Tai Chi without accommodation 797 1560 2293 2995 3669 4314 4933 5526
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1061 2074 3040 3963 4843 5682 6529 7350
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1135 2218 3250 4235 5173 6067 6978 7863
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1241 2425 3556 4635 5664 6646 7583 8475
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1181 2305 3376 4395 5365 6287 7164 7997
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1201 2345 3436 4475 5465 6407 7303 8156
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1289 2516 3685 4797 5855 6862 7905 8923
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 18/02, 11/03, 01/04, 22/04, 13/05, 03/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 09/09, 23/09, 21/10, 11/11, 02/12, 23/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

Prices 2019

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:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Intensive & Kung Fu without accommodation 797 1560 2293 2995 3669 4314
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1061 2074 3040 3963 4843 5682
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1135 2218 3250 4235 5173 6067
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1241 2425 3556 4635 5664 6646
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1201 2345 3436 4475 5465 6407
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1181 2305 3376 4395 5365 6287
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1289 2516 3685 4797 5855 6862
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 18/02, 11/03, 01/04, 22/04, 13/05, 03/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 09/09, 23/09, 21/10, 11/11, 02/12, 23/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, a Chinese bank account, bike hire for the entire stay, public transport card with approx. 15 subway or bus trips & school locker.

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 years .

Prices 2019

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:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Intensive & Cookery without accommodation 797 1560 2293 2995 3669 4314
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1061 2074 3040 3963 4843 5682
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1135 2218 3250 4235 5173 6067
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1241 2425 3556 4635 5664 6646
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1201 2345 3436 4475 5465 6407
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1181 2305 3376 4395 5365 6287
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1289 2516 3685 4797 5855 6862
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 18/02, 11/03, 01/04, 22/04, 13/05, 03/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 09/09, 23/09, 21/10, 11/11, 02/12, 23/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, 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 .

Prices 2019

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 673 1314 1922 2500 3049 3569 4062 4529 4971 5389 5783 6155
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 938 1827 2669 3467 4223 4937 5658 6353 7023 7668 8291 8890
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1012 1971 2879 3739 4553 5321 6107 6866 7600 8310 8996 9660
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1118 2178 3185 4140 5044 5901 6712 7478 8203 8886 9531 10138
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1078 2099 3065 3980 4845 5662 6432 7159 7844 8487 9092 9660
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1058 2059 3005 3900 4745 5542 6293 7000 7664 8288 8873 9420
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1166 2269 3314 4302 5235 6116 7034 7926 8792 9634 10453 11250
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, 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 .

Prices 2019

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 816 1570
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1080 2083
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1155 2228
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2435
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1220 2355
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1200 2315
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1308 2526
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 : 03/02/2019 - 09/02/2019 : €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 2019 to take into consideration: 01/01/2019 (international New Year), 04/02/2019-10/02/2019 (chinese New Year), 05/04/2019 (Qing Ming Jie), 01/05/2019 (Labor Day), 07/06/2019 (Dragon boat festival), 13/09/2019 (Mid Autumn Festival), 01/10/2019 (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, 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.

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