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 2017

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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 400 712 949 1186 1438 1679 1907 2124 2328 2521 2702 2907 3143 3380 3618 3855 4092 4329 4567 4804 5041 5278 5516 5753 5990 6227 6465 6702 6939 7176 7413 7651 7888 8125 8362 8600
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 735 1188 1496 1861 2271 2669 3056 3430 3792 4143 4481 4844 5238 5633 6028 6423 6818 7213 7608 8003 8398 8793 9188 9583 9978 10373 10768 11163 11558 11953 12348 12743 13138 13533 13928 14323
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 906 1435 1772 2133 2611 3077 3531 3973 4403 4822 5228 5658 6120 6583 7046 7509 7972 8435 8898 9360 9823 10286 10749 11212 11675 12138 12601 13063 13526 13989 14452 14915 15378 15841 16303 16766
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 868 1539 2070 2535 3083 3607 4106 4582 5033 5460 5863 6278 6792 7306 7821 8336 8850 9365 9879 10394 10908 11423 11938 12452 12967 13481 13996 14510 15025 15540 16054 16569 17083 17598 18112 18627
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 868 1539 2070 2535 3083 3607 4106 4582 5033 5460 5863 6278 6792 7306 7821 8336 8850 9365 9879 10394 10908 11423 11938 12452 12967 13481 13996 14510 15025 15540 16054 16569 17083 17598 18112 18627
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 940 1671 2251 2755 3353 3925 4470 4989 5482 5949 6390 6840 7400 7962 8523 9084 9645 10207 10768 11329 11891 12452 13013 13574 14136 14697 15258 15820 16381 16942 17503 18065 18626 19187 19748 20310
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 808 1427 1916 2349 2854 3337 3798 4237 4653 5047 5418 5803 6277 6752 7227 7702 8177 8651 9126 9601 10076 10551 11026 11501 11976 12451 12926 13400 13875 14350 14825 15300 15775 16250 16725 17200
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 23/01, 13/02, 06/03, 27/03, 17/04, 15/05, 05/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 11/09, 09/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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 2017

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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 741 1364 1839 2313 2818 3298 3755 4188 4597 4983 5345 5754
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1076 1841 2385 2989 3651 4289 4903 5494 6061 6605 7124 7691
Combined with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1247 2088 2662 3260 3990 4696 5379 6037 6672 7283 7871 8506
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646 7302 7922 8506 9125
Combined with host family, single room, no meals 1149 2079 2806 3476 4234 4957 5646 6301 6922 7508 8061 8650
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646 7302 7922 8506 9125
Combined with host family, single room, fullboard 1281 2323 3141 3883 4732 5544 6318 7054 7751 8411 9032 9687
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 23/01, 13/02, 06/03, 27/03, 17/04, 15/05, 05/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 11/09, 09/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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, polease contact us). If you are interested in more lessons per week, please contact us.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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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 741 1364 1839 2313 2818 3298 3755 4188 4597 4983 5345 5754
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1076 1841 2385 2989 3651 4289 4903 5494 6061 6605 7124 7691
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1247 2088 2662 3260 3990 4696 5379 6037 6672 7283 7871 8506
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646 7302 7922 8506 9125
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1149 2079 2806 3476 4234 4957 5646 6301 6922 7508 8061 8650
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646 7302 7922 8506 9125
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1281 2323 3141 3883 4732 5544 6318 7054 7751 8411 9032 9687
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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 2017

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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 741 1364 1839 2313 2818 3298 3755 4188
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1076 1841 2385 2989 3651 4289 4903 5494
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1247 2088 2662 3260 3990 4696 5379 6037
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1210 2191 2959 3662 4462 5226 5954 6646
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1149 2079 2806 3476 4234 4957 5646 6301
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1281 2323 3141 3883 4732 5544 6318 7054
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 23/01, 13/02, 06/03, 27/03, 17/04, 15/05, 05/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 11/09, 09/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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 2017

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 800 1482 2015 2548 3112 3651
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1135 1958 2562 3224 3944 4641
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1306 2205 2838 3495 4284 5049
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1268 2309 3136 3897 4756 5579
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1208 2197 2982 3711 4527 5309
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1340 2441 3317 4118 5026 5897
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1268 2309 3136 3897 4756 5579
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 23/01, 13/02, 06/03, 27/03, 17/04, 15/05, 05/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 11/09, 09/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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 2017

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 800 1482 2015 2548 3112 3651
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1135 1958 2562 3224 3944 4641
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1306 2205 2838 3495 4284 5049
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1268 2309 3136 3897 4756 5579
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1208 2197 2982 3711 4527 5309
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1340 2441 3317 4118 5026 5897
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1268 2309 3136 3897 4756 5579
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 23/01, 13/02, 06/03, 27/03, 17/04, 15/05, 05/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 11/09, 09/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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 2017

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 888 1629
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1223 2105
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1394 2352
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1356 2456
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1428 2588
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1356 2456
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1296 2344
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Additional costs are for transport and entrance tickets are approx. € 50 per week.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €151 per week
Transfer:  

€54

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
  • Free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day
  • course materials

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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July 32 25 8
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