LTL stands for Live The Language, and that’s exactly what we provide with our homestay experiences.

Learning Chinese in the classroom is all good and well, but you need to apply it outside of the classroom to bring it into real life.

A homestay in Xi’an provides you with the most authentic and immersive experience. This is real, immersive learning at its very best.

LTL Homestay Dinner



We choose our homestay families in Xi’an very carefully, so you experience the best.


Books and study materials are included. There are no other hidden fees to worry about.


Our roll of honour is impressive and only growing. Check out all our reviews online to see why.


We have over 15 years of experience teaching languages to students.


Our homestay option is a superb accompaniment to your Mandarin language course in Xi’an. Over 80% of LTL students opt to stay with a homestay family.

A homestay in Xi’an provides you with the most authentic and immersive experience. You can bond with your homestay family, enjoy local home-cooked food, and partake in weekend activities together.

  • Immersive Learning
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Two Meals a Day

USD 403 / WEEK

  • Making Dumplings in Xi'an
  • Making Dumplings in Xi'an


What happens if I arrive back late at night?

As long as you show respect and don’t make loud noises then this is fine.

Regular communication using Wechat is encouraged so your homestay family know you are safe and well.

How do you decide on the homestay family?

We make every effort to understand you better before finding the right placement.

Our goal is to grasp what truly motivates you, including your interests, hobbies, and passions.

After getting to know you a bit better, we are in the best place to make the perfect match possible.

How do I get to my homestay family from the airport?

We can pick you up if you’d like.

You can also make your own way if you fancy a challenge to get yourself started but typically after a long flight students prefer to be taken directly by our drivers.

Do I get a house key?

Yes you do.

Will I receive information about my host family before?

Yes we will send you an information pack to your email, typically a week or so before your course starts.

Can I stay in a homestay and not book a Mandarin course?

Unfortunately not.

Our homestays are reserved for our students only.

Can someone come and stay over at my homestay?

No this is forbidden.

Can I lock my bedroom door?

Yes of course this is no problem.


An LTL student advisor will reach you within 24 hours and get your course booked up in no time.

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    • LTL Avatar Alexander Krasnov
      Alexander Krasnov , Student Advisor

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