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 404 718 957 1196 1451 1693 1923 2142 2348 2543 2725 2932 3170 3409 3649 3888 4127 4366 4606 4845 5084 5323 5563 5802 6041 6280 6520 6759 6998 7238 7477 7716 7955 8195 8434 8673
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 742 1198 1508 1877 2291 2692 3082 3459 3825 4178 4520 4885 5283 5681 6080 6478 6876 7275 7673 8072 8470 8868 9267 9665 10063 10462 10860 11259 11657 12055 12454 12852 13250 13649 14047 14446
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 914 1447 1787 2151 2633 3103 3561 4007 4441 4863 5273 5707 6173 6640 7106 7573 8040 8507 8974 9440 9907 10374 10841 11308 11775 12241 12708 13175 13642 14109 14575 15042 15509 15976 16443 16910
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 876 1552 2087 2557 3109 3637 4141 4621 5076 5507 5913 6332 6850 7369 7888 8407 8926 9445 9964 10483 11002 11521 12040 12559 13078 13596 14115 14634 15153 15672 16191 16710 17229 17748 18267 18786
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 876 1552 2087 2557 3109 3637 4141 4621 5076 5507 5913 6332 6850 7369 7888 8407 8926 9445 9964 10483 11002 11521 12040 12559 13078 13596 14115 14634 15153 15672 16191 16710 17229 17748 18267 18786
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 815 1439 1932 2369 2879 3366 3831 4273 4693 5090 5464 5852 6331 6810 7288 7767 8246 8725 9204 9683 10162 10641 11120 11599 12078 12557 13036 13515 13994 14473 14952 15431 15910 16389 16868 17347
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 948 1685 2271 2779 3382 3958 4508 5032 5529 6000 6444 6898 7464 8030 8596 9162 9728 10294 10860 11426 11992 12558 13124 13690 14256 14823 15389 15955 16521 17087 17653 18219 18785 19351 19917 20483
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 : €149 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
  • 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
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 : €149 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
  • 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, please contact us). If you are interested in more lessons per week, please contact us.

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
  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 748 1376 1855 2333 2842 3326 3787 4224 4637 5026 5391 5803
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1086 1856 2406 3014 3682 4326 4945 5541 6113 6661 7185 7757
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1258 2106 2684 3288 4024 4736 5424 6089 6729 7346 7938 8578
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1220 2210 2985 3694 4500 5271 6005 6703 7364 7990 8579 9203
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1220 2210 2985 3694 4500 5271 6005 6703 7364 7990 8579 9203
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1159 2097 2830 3506 4270 4999 5695 6355 6981 7573 8130 8724
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1292 2343 3168 3916 4773 5592 6372 7114 7817 8483 9110 9770
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 29/01 - 04/02 : €149 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
  • 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 748 1376 1855 2333 2842 3326 3787 4224
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1086 1856 2406 3014 3682 4326 4945 5541
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1258 2106 2684 3288 4024 4736 5424 6089
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1220 2210 2985 3694 4500 5271 6005 6703
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1292 2343 3168 3916 4773 5592 6372 7114
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1159 2097 2830 3506 4270 4999 5695 6355
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1220 2210 2985 3694 4500 5271 6005 6703
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 : €149 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
  • 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 807 1495 2032 2570 3138 3682
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1145 1975 2583 3251 3978 4681
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1317 2224 2862 3525 4320 5092
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1279 2329 3162 3931 4797 5626
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1218 2216 3007 3743 4566 5355
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1351 2462 3346 4153 5069 5947
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1279 2329 3162 3931 4797 5626
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 : €149 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
  • 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 807 1495 2032 2570 3138 3682
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1145 1975 2583 3251 3978 4681
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1317 2224 2862 3525 4320 5092
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1279 2329 3162 3931 4797 5626
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1218 2216 3007 3743 4566 5355
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1351 2462 3346 4153 5069 5947
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1279 2329 3162 3931 4797 5626
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 : €149 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
  • 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 896 1643
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1234 2123
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1406 2372
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1368 2477
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1307 2364
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1368 2477
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1440 2610
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 : €149 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
  • 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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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
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