Learn Chinese in Taiwan and the Mainland and embark on a once in a lifetime experience as you simultaneously study and travel.

Dive into a brand new culture and boost your Chinese language skills in unique fashion with this popular Chinese language program.

In total we have a wonderful portfolio of eight cities you can study Chinese in.

You can study Mandarin whichever city takes your fancy, giving you a memorable experience and a different taste of China and Taiwan as you go.

Mix with locals, study Chinese intensively, discover this truly wonderful part of the world and make friends for life at LTL.

Taipei view of city
  • Learn Chinese in Taiwan and the Mainland
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Beihai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Singapore and Chengde
  • Learn Chinese, Travel, Discover
  • Flexible Chinese programs
  • Transport included in the price

Discover Taipei

Fascinating – Experience a beautiful part of the world as you are learning Chinese
Social – Enjoy the bright Taipei lights with your fellow students
Night Markets – A sight to behold in Taiwan, don’t miss out

Discover Shanghai

Metropolis – China’s biggest city in terms of size and population
Sublime – Skyscrapers everywhere you look
International – A huge host of nationalities to meet in Shanghai
Kick back – Dive into the nightlife – it’s like no other

Discover Beijing

Famed – Some of the finest sights in the World. The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and more
Hutongs – Explore Beijing’s famous old hutong alleyways
Historic – Beijing oozes culture and history, keep discovering

Discover Chengde

Immersion – A few people speak English, so speak Mandarin!
No foreigners – Watch your Mandarin progress fast
24/7 – You’ll speak non-stop Chinese in Chengde, great practice
Adventure – Hiking, food, exploring. You’ll never forget this



Experience Taipei and either Beijing or Shanghai with our Metropolitan program. Learn Chinese in two incredible cities.

Beijing is a city with endless historic and cultural beauty. A city that defines China. Shanghai is China’s biggest and most populous city and is as diverse a city as you’ll ever visit.

You can choose between three program options. Please be aware all prices are in NEW TAIWAN DOLLARS.

Metropolitan Standard

The metropolitan standard program allows you to study four hours of Chinese from Monday to Friday, totalling 20 hours every week.

You will enjoy our small group Chinese classes that include no more than six students per class and an average of less than three to ensure everyone gets talking.

Metropolitan Intensive

Our intensive Chinese course is where your Mandarin will really increase at a rate of knots. Study Mandarin for 30 hours every week.

This includes four hours of Chinese group class from Monday to Friday and then two hours of 1-on-1 Chinese class afterwards. A great way to get your Chinese ahead fast.

Metropolitan Individual

Study Chinese individually for 20 hours every week and receive personal, tailored Chinese classes just for you.

We will have a discussion with you before your course starts and then create the perfect study plan for you. This is ideal if you want to learn specific modules such as characters/speaking.

Metropolitan China Prices (CNY)

NOTE – Prices are all listed in Chinese Yuan.

Please note below is a list of sample durations, you can join for as long as you want, up to a year. Just speak to us to prepare your tailored course just for you.

4 wks12,95622,21521,972
6 wks16,70829,92829,580
8 wks20,07836,85636,414
10 wks23,09443,05642,531
12 wks25,78348,58347,983
14 wks29,38355,98355,283
16 wks32,98363,38362,583
18-52 wks3,600 / 2 wks7,400 / 2 wks7,300 / 2 wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

All the above Chinese programs will include an airport pick-up service for you and transfers between cities. You will also receive a survival kit upon arrival.

The length of the course is your decision. You can choose from a minimum of three weeks (one week in each city) or a maximum of 52 weeks. The longer you sign up for the more you will save per week.

MULTI CITY COMBO (Taipei – Shanghai OR Beijing – Chengde)

Dive into and explore three incredible cities which each have wonderfully unique reasons to visit. Our Multi City Combo will give you the opportunity to discover everything Taiwan and the Mainland has to offer as you simultaneously learn Chinese.

A truly once in a lifetime experience. Please be aware all prices are in NEW TAIWAN DOLLARS.

Here are three different programs we offer:

Multi City Standard

The standard multi city package gives you the chance to learn Mandarin for 20 hours every week.

The program can last for a minimum of 3 weeks with a week in each city and last up for to a whole year. In Chengde, the final city you will visit, the classes will all be individual to boost your Mandarin further.

Multi City Intensive

Crank the Mandarin classes up further with 30 hours of Chinese lessons every week, 6hrs every day.

In Taipei, Shanghai OR Beijing this will breakdown to 20 hours of Group class and 10 hours of 1 on 1 Chinese lessons per week. For the final leg in Chengde, the 30 hours would all be individual lessons.

Multi City Individual

If you fancy going it alone and learning things exactly the way you want to, then we’d highly recommend taking on our individual three city program.

Study Chinese for 20 hours every week. Individual Chinese lessons is the most surefire way of exponential progression when studying Chinese.

Multi City Prices (NTD)

NOTE – Prices are all listed in Chinese Yuan.

6 wks23,33032,14336,202
9 wks29,98242,25847,912
12 wks35,59850,79857,798
15 wks42,89861,89870,648
18 wks50,19872,99883,498
21 wks57,49884,09896,348
24-51 wks7,300 /3wks11,100 /3wks12,850 /3wks
Prices are all in CNY (Chinese Yuan/Renminbi)

Your airport pickup and a survival kit are included in the price of the package, as with the Metropolitan program.

NOTE – The minimum length of this course is three weeks, this requires a week in each city. You must sign up for a multiple of three weeks. For example signing up for 18 weeks rather than 20 weeks or 33 weeks rather than 32 weeks.

CHINESE IMMERSION (Taipei & Chengde)

Immersion in China is something that is difficult to achieve in the bigger cities, although it is still possible. This is why we offer a Chinese language program in the little known city of Chengde, the birthplace of Mandarin.

Chengde is known to be the city where the most standard Mandarin is spoken in the whole of China. It’s a “small city” in Chinese terms, although still boasts a population in excess of half a million residents.

Chengde is a part of China with zero foreign influence, zero English and 100% Mandarin.

Achieving full Chinese immersion is absolutely possible in a place like Chengde and with our Immersion program you can enjoy a Chinese course in Taipei and then Chengde where your Mandarin will sky rocket to new levels.


Is the cost of living in the cities similar?

Compared to many world capital’s Beijing is actually very affordable to live in.

Ultimately it can be what you want it to be. If you want a lavish, five star lifestyle you can find it. Likewise if you want to get by cheap with little expenditure, you can also do this comfortably.

Shanghai is fairly similar experience, as is Taipei. As you’d guess Chengde is the much cheaper of the four cities.

Chengde sounds like a real challenge. Am I up to the task?

Chengde is a challenge and it’s good for you see it this way.

Sometimes people underestimate the experience of Chengde. It is a real immersion experience and you really won’t hear any English spoken.

It’s important to know what you are getting in to. Ultimately only you know if it’s the right choice for you but we will absolutely chat with you about what you want to achieve and if Chengde is the place for you.

Should I join even if I’m a beginner?

Sure you can. We have beginners come to LTL all the time.

Remember, everyone learning Chinese started out as a beginner at some point. All language levels and abilities are welcome to join LTL Mandarin School.

What accommodation do you recommend?

If you want to continue with learning Chinese and making language progress outside of the school then the Homestay in Taiwan is really the way to go.

They are comfortable, have everything you could need and immerse you completely.

Any tips on how to prepare for China?

Before you fly to China we send you information packages with all the information you need to prepare yourself. We also wrote a blog on four things we wish we knew before moving to China.

Can I go travelling after my time at LTL?

Perhaps you want some time to explore the Taiwan’s beautiful coastline, or visit the Terracotta warriors in Xi’an, visit the Tsingtao brewery in Qingdao, try a really spicy hot pot in Chongqing, or go hiking near beautiful Dali in SW China’s Yunnan Province.

Of course, you can go travelling after your LTL course!

Make sure that you let your student advisor know in advance if you need to stay in mainland China longer after your course, so they can discuss the visa options and regulations with you in advance.

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    Hans Gellner , Student Advisor

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