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 394 700 933 1167 1414 1651 1875 2088 2290 2479 2657 2858 3091 3324 3557 3791 4024 4257 4491 4724 4957 5190 5424 5657 5890 6123 6357 6590 6823 7057 7290 7523 7756 7990 8223 8456
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 723 1168 1471 1830 2233 2625 3005 3373 3729 4074 4407 4763 5151 5539 5928 6316 6705 7093 7481 7870 8258 8647 9035 9423 9812 10200 10589 10977 11366 11754 12142 12531 12919 13308 13696 14084
Intensive with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 891 1411 1742 2097 2567 3025 3472 3907 4330 4741 5141 5564 6018 6474 6929 7384 7839 8294 8749 9204 9660 10115 10570 11025 11480 11935 12391 12846 13301 13756 14211 14666 15121 15577 16032 16487
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 854 1513 2035 2493 3032 3546 4038 4505 4949 5369 5766 6173 6679 7185 7691 8197 8703 9209 9715 10221 10727 11233 11739 12245 12751 13257 13763 14269 14775 15281 15787 16293 16799 17305 17810 18316
Intensive with host family, single room, fullboard 924 1643 2214 2710 3297 3859 4396 4906 5391 5850 6283 6726 7277 7829 8381 8933 9485 10037 10589 11140 11692 12244 12796 13348 13900 14452 15004 15556 16108 16660 17212 17764 18315 18867 19419 19971
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 854 1513 2035 2493 3032 3546 4038 4505 4949 5369 5766 6173 6679 7185 7691 8197 8703 9209 9715 10221 10727 11233 11739 12245 12751 13257 13763 14269 14775 15281 15787 16293 16799 17305 17810 18316
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 794 1403 1884 2310 2807 3282 3735 4166 4575 4963 5328 5706 6172 6639 7106 7573 8040 8507 8974 9441 9908 10375 10842 11309 11776 12243 12710 13177 13644 14111 14578 15045 15512 15979 16446 16913
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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 729 1342 1808 2275 2771 3243 3692 4118
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1058 1810 2346 2939 3590 4217 4822 5403
Intensive & Tai Chi with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1227 2053 2617 3206 3923 4618 5289 5937
Intensive & Tai Chi with studio, single room, no meals 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, no meals 1130 2045 2759 3418 4163 4874 5552 6196
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, halfboard 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535
Intensive & Tai Chi with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2285 3089 3818 4654 5452 6213 6936
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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 787 1457 1982 2506 3060 3590
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1116 1926 2519 3170 3879 4564
Intensive & Kung Fu with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1284 2168 2791 3437 4212 4964
Intensive & Kung Fu with studio, single room, no meals 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, halfboard 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, no meals 1188 2160 2932 3649 4452 5221
Intensive & Kung Fu with host family, single room, fullboard 1318 2400 3262 4049 4943 5798
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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 787 1457 1982 2506 3060 3590
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1116 1926 2519 3170 3879 4564
Intensive & Cookery with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1284 2168 2791 3437 4212 4964
Intensive & Cookery with studio, single room, no meals 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, halfboard 1247 2270 3083 3832 4677 5486
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, no meals 1188 2160 2932 3649 4452 5221
Intensive & Cookery with host family, single room, fullboard 1318 2400 3262 4049 4943 5798
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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 729 1342 1808 2275 2771 3243 3692 4118 4521 4900 5256 5658
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1058 1810 2346 2939 3590 4217 4822 5403 5960 6495 7006 7563
One-to-One with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1227 2053 2617 3206 3923 4618 5289 5937 6561 7162 7740 8364
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
One-to-One with host family, single room, fullboard 1260 2285 3089 3818 4654 5452 6213 6936 7622 8271 8882 9526
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1189 2155 2910 3601 4388 5139 5855 6535 7180 7790 8364 8973
One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 1130 2045 2759 3418 4163 4874 5552 6196 6807 7383 7927 8506
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 11/02 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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 874 1602
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1203 2070
Private Lessons & Excursions with shared apartment plus, single room, no meals 1371 2313
Private Lessons & Excursions with studio, single room, no meals 1334 2415
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, fullboard 1404 2545
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, halfboard 1334 2415
Private Lessons & Excursions with host family, single room, no meals 1274 2305
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 - 24/02 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€51

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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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
Dec 11 2 5
Jan 8 1 4
Feb 9 2 4
Mar 13 5 5
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