LTL Taiwan Mandarin School

The culture, the amazing food, the sense of everyday adventure. It’s a truly unique place and we love it. Our passion for all things Taiwan and China is infectious and it shows with our students who come to visit us, as our Chinese language school reviews page shows!

LTL School has arisen from humble beginnings, in a small coffee shop in the central business district of Beijing. Now we boast four excellent schools, with first class teachers and a wonderful teaching environment. LTL Taipei is the next chapter in an ever blossoming story for LTL. Every single student who comes to LTL is treated with care and respect. You are never just a number here and our tight knit community feel shines through.

  • Four Great Language Schools

    Four Great Language Schools

    Taipei - Our newest school and the best in Taiwan

    Beijing - Where it all began and now our marquee school

    Shanghai - Located in the old French concession in China's biggest city

    Chengde - The jewel in the LTL crown, the Immersion program

  • LTL Family Feel

    LTL Family Feel

    Support - Round the clock support from the LTL team

    Students - Build close bonds and friends for life with fellow students

    Teachers - Speak 100% Chinese and make close friends with our teachers

    Staff - Our staff are always willing to join students for food or drinks

  • Top Taiwan Teachers

    Top Taiwan Teachers

    Experience - Five years teaching experience for all teachers we employ

    Degree - All LTL teachers boast a degree in teaching foreigners Chinese

    Engaging - No two lessons are ever the same

    Interactive - So much more than just reading a textbook

  • Experts


    Over a Decade - of experience. We know how things work here

    Local area - We'll advise you on things to do in Taipei

    Enthusiastic - We love Taiwan and we are sure you will too

    Embrace it - Let us help you discover this unique culture

How did LTL begin?

LTL began way back in 2007 in a little coffee shop in Beijing with Andreas Laimböck and our first director of studies, Tina Xiang.

Andreas had been studying Chinese in China for a number of years before but found many faults with the way he was learning. This is where the idea of LTL came about. Andreas didn’t want students to suffer the same fate he did. LTL was never a money making venture, but a venture to show people this amazing culture that Andreas is so fond of, and in turn many of our students are.

Since humble beginnings in 2007; LTL has grown rapidly and LTL Taiwan is the fourth city LTL boast a presence. Shanghai and Chengde are the other cities and these offer very different Chinese experiences which can be all be experienced with our multi city program.


July 2018
LTL Taiwan

Our first Chinese language student in Taiwan started a four week full time Mandarin course in Taipei.

Andy Liu and his teacher in Taiwan

Andy Liu and his teacher in Taiwan

Andy is from the USA and is of Taiwanese decent. He often visited Taipei for business trips and grew up speaking some Mandarin at home.

Already having the basics, his main aim was to be able to speak Mandarin confidently in business situations.

He did four hours a day of one on one classes and progressed very fast.

Andy also wrote about his experience of studying at LTL Taipei, which you can find on our individual Chinese classes in Taiwan page.

LTL Taiwan has grown rapidly since then and has this year become one of our most popular study destinations, both because of the great school and teachers we have there but also because Taipei is just a really cool, nice and friendly city to learn Mandarin in.

Who works behind the scenes?

Staff from LTL on a Day Trip

Staff from LTL on a Day Trip

We have staff based all over China in all sorts of departments to make LTL the well oiled machine it is. The jewel in our crown are the LTL teachers. We are incredibly selective when choosing which teachers to hire at LTL. We demand experience and demand the best quality. We offer our teachers great packages to join us and we make sure they are treated as good as anywhere in China.

Our teachers are backed up by our director of studies, of which we have four overall (one per school). Our director of studies manages the class schedules to make sure you are assigned the perfect teacher, in the perfect class. Our students advisors will be your first port of call as a student, in most instances. They will usually also be your first point of contact when you first enquire with us. Our students advisors know everything about Taiwan and China inside out and will be able to help you with day to day problem that may.

Other than that, we have a HR department, Immersion and Homestay specialists and a Marketing team. All of which work together closely every days from Chengde, to Beijing, Shanghai to Taipei.

Our team is very international, with staff from England, Italy and even Kazakhstan but overall our staff are mainly Chinese.

LTL Quick Facts

Learn more about LTL

  • Meet the LTL Team

    About LTL

    LTL staff, teachers and students always develop a very close bond throughout our schools and LTL Taiwan is no different. We pride ourselves on being a close community where everyone helps everyone.

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  • Why Choose LTL

    About LTL

    It's easy for us to shout from the rooftops about why we love LTL Mandarin School and why you should join us. So how about our wonderful alumni students do that for us. Come and see what they have to say.

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Courses Offered

  • Full Time Group Classes

    Full Time

    Study Chinese in Taiwan with our small groups classes that average just three people per class. Excel and enhance your Chinese language skills with our excellent new school and first class teachers.

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  • Taiwan & the Mainland


    Learn Chinese in Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengde with our once in a lifetime program. Study Chinese in any of four different cities and experience Taiwan and the Mainland like never before.

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  • Part Time Group Classes

    Part Time

    Learn Chinese in Taiwan with our small group classes that never exceed six people and average less than three. Study in the morning, evening or even the weekend and enjoy Mandarin lessons with our fully qualified teachers.

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  • Gap Year Program


    Enjoy a 36 week Gap Year in Taiwan with LTL Mandarin School. You have a whole wealth of Gap Year options from Teaching English, Studying Chinese intensively and travelling this incredible part of the world.

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