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LTL Mandarin School

Sunshine 100, Bldg. C 2910, Guanghua Lu 2, Beijing, China
4.89 / 5 based on 25 reviews.
Offers full immersion Chinese Language Courses in downtown Beijing, Chengde and Tianjin. Small Groups, 1-on-1 classes, Culture Classes are offered as courses. Accommodation options are homestay, shared apartment or hostel (dormitory). Focus on not only teaching students, but to help them to immerse themselves into a Chinese language and cultural environment.




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LTL is the place to be! LTL Mandarin School
5
by Marc, United States
Course details: 30 weeks, 5 hours/week, homestay, September 2015
Im so glad I ended up studying at LTL. Ive been studying mandarin for a while now, with no end in sight. However, being at LTL has given me the confidence and the opportunities I need to utilize and practice my Chinese on a day to day basis. Unlike University settings, LTL allows for a very intimate teaching atmosphere, which I personally have enjoyed since I can get direct feedback on my pronunciation grammatical usage and so on. In addition to being a great school, you also have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and take part in fun activities every week.
If I were to mention one shortcoming of LTL it is that their WIFI is somewhat unreliable; but beside this, it really is the place to be if you want to learn Chinese and have fun while doing it!
The staff
the Wifi is unreliable
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Absolutely amazing language school LTL Mandarin School
5
by Michael
Course details: 11 weeks, 20 hours/week, , October 2015
I am having the best time at LTL. After 4 weeks of group classes (20 hours per week) I have learned a lot of Mandarin. I now feel confident completing many daily tasks such as ordering food at a restaurant, using transport and asking directions. I hope over the next 6 weeks I have remaining I will be able to get to HSK 3 level - this is from starting at less than HSK 1!
The staff are incredible. Everyone is so friendly. They have lots of social programs so you get to meet all the students. Everything is very professional too - the teachers are really good and the classes are well structured. Everything is perfect.
The only drawback is that this is a very expensive school; however, you do get what you pay for.
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Helpfull staff and lovely homestay LTL Mandarin School
5
by windy
Course details: 2 weeks, 20 hours/week, homestay, November 2014
The teachers and staff members are really nice and helpful. There is a good and informal atmosphere. Furthermore, my homestay family was so kind and the location was only a 20 min walk away from school and easy accessible by public transport.
Good location, many nice classmates, friendly teachers and staff
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Friendly staff, high-quality classes & accommodation to any level LTL Mandarin School
This review was found useful by 7 users 5
by Maria
Course details: 4 weeks, 15 hours/week, homestay, August 2012
Hello all,

First of all, I am currently reading a degree in Chinese at Oxford University. So it's been a while that I attended LTL, but in many ways the programme inspired me to study Chinese on University-level and immerse in the culture further.

I did an intense month-long programme that consisted of group classes in the morning and one-on-one tutorials in the afternoon. Coming to LTL as a beginner, the staff was helpful in accommodating to my level, group lessons were a great way to engage with the language and I was then able to consolidate my knowledge in one-on-one sessions. In only a month my Chinese improved drastically, as a result. As well as that, I tried out their 'Safari' classes - you venture out in the 'real' world and have to practice your Chinese skills with a teacher by your side to correct and support you. That built up my confidence and provided me the foundation for getting by in Beijing.

LTL also organised a home-stay for me for the entire month that I was in Beijing. Living with a Chinese family was extremely helpful for my Chinese - the family was friendly and offered me support, patiently explaining day-to-day vocabulary to me.

Overall, the staff at LTL were always open and friendly, ready to answer any questions or help with any problems. The atmosphere was amicable too - everyone, teachers and students would have lunch every day together, so you always felt included and that you're constantly learning new words and phrases.

Finally, I would say that it's been a load road since I attended LTL, but the programme and the ways that it allowed me to immerse into the culture and language, inspired me to study Chinese further. Currently, I am back in Beijing, on my year abroad, improving my Chinese further in Peking University.
Friendly staff, immersing in culture and language, opportunity to make Chinese friends and practice Mandarin, accommodation to any level, affordable price, central location.
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Improving My Mandarin and Enjoying It LTL Mandarin School
This review was found useful by 8 users 5
by Garrett
Course details: 12 weeks, 20 hours/week, private flat, May 2014
Hello everyone,

I have just completed a 3 month program with LTL and wanted to write a quick review for them. Before I came to China the biggest thing I was worried about was getting a visa and setting up accommodations. LTL to care of this both quickly and effectively. Even when my visa caught a hitch at the consulate LTL was quick to respond with extra paperwork which ultimately allowed me to receive a visa.

When I arrive and began classes with LTL I was in a group classes. I did this for half of my time and enjoyed it. I was able to listen to others and get a better feel for how the language could be used. After a month and a half I began wanted 1on1 because of specific topics that I wanted to cover. Within 1on1 I was able to select the material and books that would be used. The teachers in both group and 1on 1 were helpful and professional. Really enjoyed my time with them and thought overall the quality was consistently high. Back in the US and outside the class in Beijing I had other teachers, and the quality at LTL is the cream of the crop.

Besides the class there were also weekly school dinners and activities. One week we went bowling and another to the 798 art district. This was a welcome break from studying Chinese and I really appreciated them. Even though Chinese is always encourage there is always a couple of students who are resting and didn't mind speaking some English.

Overall had a great experience with LTL and would recommend it to anyone wanting to come and seriously study in Beijing.
Good Team
Fun Atmospere
Hard Working Teachers
Great Teaching
Price
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Intensive, tiring, effective LTL Mandarin School
This review was found useful by 6 users 5
by Leonardo
Course details: 12 weeks, 5 hours/week, homestay, June 2014
I've been studying here for a bit less than 3 months, studying from 4 to 6 hours per week. I changed from group classes to one-on-ones when I realised I needed something a bit more intensive. And it was so. My teachers have been very good: not too strict (you get some Chinese-style teaching in other places), nor too relaxed (it took a lot of effort to stay behind them). They are often around at school to chat a bit, they only speak to you in Chinese when they know your Chinese is good enough, and some of them are young and friendly: it's pretty easy to make friends with them.
I made great progresses, and I'm now set on the right track to improve(when I came, my tones where all messed up and I could never get the sentence order right).
The atmosphere during classes and breaks is enjoyable and friendly, which is quite an important thing when you're abroad, don't know anyone and can't speak the language.
The school organises periodically activities and dinner: nothing special, but the trip to the "wild" part of the Great Wall is definitively worth it.
Teaching method, Efficient organisation, Friendly atmosphere, Nice position,
A bit pricy
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Fun LTL Mandarin School
5
by Brian, 33 years old from Dublin, Ireland
Course details: 4 weeks, 20 hours/week, shared flat, December 2013
I studied at LTL for a month this winter and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As I had previously never been to China and went there on my own with no knowledge of the language I was quite concerned about feeling lonely there. This turned out not to be a problem. The student community at the school is small but a lot of fun. There are a lot of activities where students, and often staff do things together which makes making friends very easy. In general the atmosphere at the school is very relaxed and supportive which helped especially during my first week when I experienced a bit of a culture shock.
Social life, activities, support when you need it
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Reliable LTL Mandarin School
This review was found useful by 7 users 5
by Michael
Course details: 10 weeks, 20 hours/week, shared flat, October 2013
This was my first trip to China and while I had not heard such good things about most of the university programs I was a bit hesitant to study with a private school, as most require you to make a pre-payment even before you get to China and you never know if you get the money back.
I finally met two guys at the Confucius Institute at home who both studied at LTL and recommended it, so I took the risk and applied. It was a great decision. Not just that I found the classes very useful, but the LTL team made my whole stay a lot of fun and surprisingly trouble free. To me LTL felt a bit like home while I was in Beijing, hanging out with other students on the balcony, chatting with the staff and knowing that there is someone you can ask for help if you need to. I was looking for an academically focused program and found the teaching quality very high - I would say even better than at the Confucius Institute I had previously studied at.
They told me very clearly beforehand what they can do and what not and were very good in advicing when choosing my course, accommodation. For anyone who is coming to China for the first time, I can recommend LTL as a very safe and reliable option.
Reliable service, honest answers, do not lie about what life/course will be like
They need new chairs and a paint job for some of their classrooms
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for quick progress LTL Mandarin School
5
by Kiren
Course details: 6 weeks, 20 hours/week, shared flat, June 2013
The school is located in the Central Business District, with small classes, professional teachers and a very helfpul support team. The website describes the school quite accurately and I suggest going through the descriptions on there in depth.
My teacher was very good and I found the course structure and organization very suitable for me. I do not think it would have been possible to organize this in a better way for my needs and found my language progress during my six weeks in Beijing highly satisfactory.
central location, good teachers, good organization
the lifts are slow.
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very worthwhile course LTL Mandarin School
This review was found useful by 6 users 5
by Veronika
Course details: 8 weeks, 20 hours/week, homestay, March 2013
LTL is a school that cares. They especially care about helping people to learn Chinese and to help them to immerse themselves into China. They also care about planning their courses, their teachers, their homestay families, and their students - and I could feel that while studying there. The two city combo is a great program and I could see how my Mandarin improved a lot faster than during my previous courses in Shanghai. My homestay mother, Li Ayi, was not just someone I lived with, but by now is a friend. She took me to her sons wedding, cooked for me, and was very patient in helping me to practice my Mandarin.
It was an all around good experience, especially after a not so happy experience with another school last year, thanks LTL.
the homestays, the Chengde courses, the team
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