Chinese Semester Program in Beijing

Experience a full Semester program in Beijing and learn Chinese every day.

We offer 18 week semester programs where you can truly enhance your Chinese language skills abroad and in many instances reach HSK3 after one semester, and HSK4 after two semesters.

At LTL class sizes average less than three students. The maximum number of students per class is six, meaning every student gets a chance to speak up and have their say. The Semester program is competitively priced and a great way to fast track your Mandarin language skills.

Semester in Beijing - Learn Chinese in China with LTL

  • Full Semester Program in Beijing
  • Study abroad for 18 weeks
  • Improve your Chinese language skills
  • Fixed Semester schedule
  • Excellent value program
  • Smaller classes than college or university

Make friends from all four corners of the world and enjoy being part of a tight knit LTL Family every day.

  • Progress quicker at LTL

    Progress quicker at LTL

    Small class sizes – Means the focus is on you

    Hour long – Lessons are 55 minutes, not 45 or 50

    18 weeks – Get your Mandarin up to HSK3 in a semester

    Certified – Our teachers are the best in Beijing

  • Excellent Value

    Excellent Value

    Never miss out – Don’t lose out on classes due to public holidays

    Materials included – Study materials and books included in the price

    Support – Got a question, we are here to help you

    Discount – Great value option compared to other LTL programs

  • The LTL Family

    The LTL Family

    Lunch – Share lunch with fellow students and staff every day at school

    Worldwide – We’ve had students from over 100 countries

    Social Events – Join us every week on our student socials

    Friends for a lifetime – We bring people together from all over the world

  • Top Class Teachers

    Top Class Teachers

    Experts – Reach HSK3/4 after a semester

    Qualified – All teachers have a degree in teaching Chinese

    Diverse – Our teachers provide fun, engaging and unique lessons

    Pride – Once our teachers join us, they generally stay with us

Semester in Beijing

Studying Chinese abroad with our Semester program is an experience that will remain with you forever. Our 18 week program will get your Mandarin ahead fast. Small group classes, fully certified teachers and a comfortable teaching environment means you have all you need.

Our Semester course runs from Monday to Friday every week and will include 4 hours a day of Mandarin lessons. Many students reach HSK3 level after one semester and can reach HSK4 after two but this can improve further with the inclusion of a homestay and extra individual classes. Hard work outside, as well as inside of the classroom is essential in helping you achieve the best Chinese language level possible. You will have the opportunity to make friends for life, just like at university or college. We are a small but tight knit family at LTL and every student who joins us is welcomed with open arms.

Be a part of our community with our daily lunch club and weekly social events. If to wish to push your Chinese at an even faster rate, then it’s worth checking our our Immersion Program or looking at staying with one of our Beijing Homestay families.

2019 Dates and Pricing (Chinese Yuan)

Our Semester program has fixed starting dates and they run for 18 weeks at a time. Prices for our Spring Semester and Fall Semester are the same.

Semester 2019/2020 Date Price
Spring Semester ’19 11th Feb. 2019 – 14th Jun. 2019 26,744 CNY
Fall Semester ’19 16th Sep. 2019 – 17th Jan. 2020 26,744 CNY
Spring Semester ’20 10th Feb. 2020 – 12th Jun. 2020 26,744 CNY
Fall Semester ’20 21st Sep. 2020 – 22nd Jan. 2021 26,744 CNY


Selfie of four students at a Beijing duck restaurant in Beijing.

Students enjoying Beijing Roast Duck

Within this price you receive the following:

  • 18 week university style Semester in Beijing
  • Chinese Tuition
  • Textbooks along with your Learning Materials
  • First class teaching with our experienced and certified teachers
  • 24/7 Support of the LTL Staff
  • Access to the LTL Social Program
  • Student Visa Support (but documents not included)

Please note – Accommodation in Beijing and flights is not included in the China Semester Program price. Please let us know if you have any queries

What Our Students Say

Alana Testimony for LTL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The Chinese Semester Program is fantastic for absolute beginners and those with a minimal knowledge of Chinese. Each day of studying Chinese is satisfying and rewarding because the results are tangible outside of the classroom."

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Tatjana Testimony for LTL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The amazing staff and excellent teachers at LTL provide for a very welcoming, highly professional and encouraging learning environment. Staff and teachers were highly flexible at all times. Would absolutely recommend highly to anyone"

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Vera Testimony for LTL
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"The best thing about LTL school, in my opinion - is the informal atmosphere in class and school. The teachers really became my friends. I studied with Lucy and Felix and we would do things together outside of class which included ice skating."

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a complete beginner, is this OK?

Yes, most of our Semester program students are also beginners.

We will find a class that fits your level. If you’d like to learn some survival basics before you arrive in China, then our Online Preparation Course might be just the thing for you.

Why can I progress quicker at LTL than at a university or college?

It is genuinely true by the way; you will progress faster here!

Small class sizes are crucial to this. Imagine being in a class of 15 or 30, you can’t speak up. Your teacher cannot correct you. There is no personal focus. With us there is. You will form a close bond with your teacher(s) and they will get to know your strengths and weaknesses. Don’t underestimate those extra 5/10 minutes per class as well.

55 minutes compared to 45 minutes make a huge difference over a Semester.

How about the Social Life, is there much for me to do?

There certainly is.

We are fully prepared every week. Our staff produce a list of weekly social activities which students can partake in at their own free will. These range from visits to our favourite restaurants and bars, to trips to museums, art districts and much more.

How about applying for the Visa?

Visit our Visa Application page for more information on this.

Other Part Time Courses

  • Individual Classes


    Tailor lessons to exactly the way you wish with our personalised 1 on 1 Chinese classes. Study Chinese the way you want to learn: focus more on the tones, listening or even writing.

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  • Group Classes


    Study Chinese in Beijing in a small group at a time that is suitable for you. LTL Mandarin School offers you first class Chinese lessons with fully certified and experienced teachers.

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