Small Groups – Learn Chinese in China

Learn Chinese in China in small group classes that contain no more than six students and an average of just three.

Small group classes at LTL are a great way to get talking, writing and reading together.

Everyone gets a chance to play their part. Our classrooms are modern, bright and fairly small meaning this isn’t just hours of taking notes and listening. Our teachers are all full certified and have bags of experience when teaching Chinese to foreigners. We only hire the best.

At LTL Mandarin School you really get the chance to dive right into the language.

Learn Chinese in China - Learn Chinese in Xi'an

  • Small Groups so you learn faster
  • No more than six students per group
  • Average of three per group
  • Progress faster than you thought possible
  • Make great friends at LTL
  • Reading, writing, speaking, listening

Our school locations give you the chance to study Chinese throughout China with also Beijing, Shanghai, Chengde, Beihai and even Taipei also on offer.

  • China's Finest

    China's Finest

    Bags of Experience – We only hire the finest China has to offer

    Fully Qualified – Our teachers all hold a degree in Teaching Chinese

    Certified – Many apply, but only a few make the grade to work with LTL

  • Progress Fast

    Progress Fast

    Study with the best – Learn much faster than a University Semester

    Study efficiently – Get talking early on, this is so important to progress

    Study with friends – Help each other along and have fun in the process

  • LTL Support Team

    LTL Support Team

    Always Here – We are here to help you when you need us

    Experts – We've know China, we understand how to deal with your queries

    Family Feel – LTL will become your second home in no time

  • Full Time - Top Quality

    Full Time - Top Quality

    Small – Classes are kept small for a reason

    Never More Than Six – Smaller the class, the more you can talk

    Make Friends – You'll meet students from all over the world

Learn Chinese in China with LTL

Here are the key details for our Small Group Classes:

  • Learn Chinese in Xi’an Monday to Friday
  • Choose a standard (20 hours a week) or intensive (30 hours a week) course.
  • All classes are 55 minutes long
  • Classes will have no more than six students (average of three)
  • 70% Oral Chinese
  • 30% Reading and Written
  • Take a free assessment with us before coming to China so we can place you in the right class

Standard – 4 hours per day, 5 days a week totalling 20 hours of Chinese study each week.

Intensive – 6 hours per day (4 hours of group class and 2 hours of 1-on-1 class), 5 days a week totally 30 hours of Chinese study each week.

Our Intensive class gives you the chance to bump up your Chinese even faster with 2 hours of 1-on-1 tutelage on top of your group classes. This will help consolidate the knowledge you pick up in your group classes that bit further.

The Free Assessment

Don’t worry, this isn’t a test.

The idea of our assessment is to make sure we know exactly where you stand with your current Chinese level. Putting you in the right class is essential to progression. You don’t want to be stuck in a class with students speaking at a higher level than you, do you?

Our director of studies will chat to you briefly on the phone (Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp etc) for 5-10 minutes and this will give us an idea of where to place you.

This makes everyone’s lives easier when you arrive in China!

NOTE – If you already know some Mandarin, you can start on any Monday of the year.

If you are a complete beginner, then you can start on anyone of these Mondays below.

Learn Chinese in Xi’an – 2020 Starting Dates

  • 20 January 2020
  • 10 February 2020
  • 02 March 2020
  • 23 March 2020
  • 13 Apr 2020
  • 04 May 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 15 June 2020
  • 06 July 2020
  • 20 July 2020
  • 03 August 2020
  • 17 August 2020
  • 31 August 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 12 October 2020
  • 09 November 2020
  • 30 November 2020
  • 21 December 2020

Learn Chinese in Xi’an – Pricing

Duration % OFF Standard
(20h group)
Intensive
(20h group + 10h 1-on-1)
1 week 0% 1,653 3,352
2 weeks -4% 3,226 6,541
4 weeks -7% 6,141 12,452
6 weeks -12% 8,767 17,778
8 weeks -16% 11,126 22,562
12 weeks -24% 15,120 30,660
13-52 wks -24% 1,260/wk 2,555/wk

Key Details:

  • Prices are in Chinese Yuan (CNY).
  • All textbooks and learning materials are included
  • The longer you book for, the greater the discount.
  • Even bigger discounts if you book over Christmas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I pick group or 1-on-1 classes?

This really is entirely up to you.

If you already have a fairly decent grasp of Mandarin then placing you in a group is much harder because levels tend to vary much more from the intermediate levels upwards.

If you are a complete beginner, or have a little basis in Mandarin perhaps the Intensive course (4 hours Group, 2 hours Individual) would be a great way to start.

Likewise, if you have particilar things you want to learn, 1-on-1 is probaably best because you can tailor the classes to what you want.

Give us a call or an email us and we can chat about what suits you best.

What is a typical lesson like at LTL?

Our group classes are all about enhancing your basis of Chinese as quickly as possible. This is done using relevant text books and getting your mouth moving (speaking Chinese) early as possible.

Typically lessons tend to be split into this format:

Mon-Wed-Fri – Speaking

Tue-Thu – Character Practice

All elements of Chinese are covered meaning you cover all bases from the very beginning.

Will I study with students from my country or anywhere in the world?

Anywhere and everywhere! The beauty of LTL is the diversity of the school.

Everyone has their own story and their own background. It’s a truly great place to be and you will meet characters you’d never meet in your home environment.

Do we get to talk much?

Yes, this is essential and why we keep class sizes so small.

If you just sit and listen to us, how do you expect to improve. It’s so important to us that you all get speaking as early as possible and get comfortable with the language.

How intensive is 6 hours of Chinese a day?

It’s a challenge for sure but our students tend to relish and enjoy it.

This is a fantastic way to truly consolidate what you learn in group classes and also a great way to tailor content to how you want. Group classes follow a structure but with individual classes you can learn exactly what you want.

How many teachers will I have?

Generally one or two.

It can depend on the season, how busy the school is and other factors but the typical scenario will leave you with two teachers – one for Oral Chinese and the other for Written Chinese.

Of course, all teachers communicate about their lessons with other teachers so you don’t waste time going over the same things.

Can I do anything else outside of class to help consolidate what I learn?

There are loads of things you can do such as:

  • Stay at a Homestay
  • Make Chinese friends
  • Go to language mix events
  • Study, study, study
  • Read lots
  • Download the best Chinese learning apps
  • Ask questions as much as possible
  • Try NOT to default to your mother tongue

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