Expat in Shanghai? Coming to Shanghai for a short period of time? We also offer a number of part time Mandarin courses to fit your schedule!

Whether you wish to study with us twice a week after work, during your lunch break, or even over the weekend – we’ve got you covered.

We even offer specialist courses for those who wish to study Business Chinese.

Group Class



LTL courses are taught by qualified and experienced native speaking teachers.


All of your books and study materials are included. There are no other hidden fees.


We’ve received a tonne of 5 star reviews and accreditations from across the globe.


We’ve been teaching languages since 2007. If anyone knows how to get it done, it’s us.


Enjoy the flexibility of learning Chinese either in the morning, evening, or at the weekend from our school, at your office, a coffee shop, or even the comfort of your own home.

We work around your busy schedule to make the learning Chinese process fun and not stressful.

If you wish to study Chinese with a friend, we also offer 2-on-1 Chinese courses which come at a discounted price for you both.

  • Flexible Study Time
  • Study Where You Want
  • Certified Teachers
  • No Hidden Fees
  • 1-on-1 Individual Classes
  • Small Group Classes
  • Group Classes at LTL


Learn Mandarin in Shanghai part-time with our small group classes that will never exceed six students.

Group classes average between 2 and 3 students so you receive all the attention you need to perfect your pronunciation. We’ll be sure to provide flexible schedules that work around your lifestyle.

  • Average Group Of 3 Students
  • Maximum Group Of 6 Students
  • 90 Minutes Per Lesson
  • 8, 10, 12 or 16-Week Courses


You can also study business Chinese with us in Shanghai. We’ve been helping working professionals break down language barriers for years and this course is ideal for perfecting your business Chinese skills.

Beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels are all catered for. Pick your study location, set your own goals, and get to work with our top-class, fully-certified teaching team.

  • Flexible Study Times
  • Study Anywhere
  • Certified Teachers
  • All Levels
  • 1-on-1 Individual Lessons in Shanghai
  • 1-on-1 Individual Classes
  • Graduations at LTL Shanghai


In need of flexible Chinese classes to adhere to your daily schedule? Perfect, it’s what we do best!

This course gives you the option to study whenever you are free and cancel classes at very short notice, without having to pay for them.

  • Arrange A Class Within 6 Hours
  • Certified Chinese Teachers
  • Cancel A Class Up To 2 Hours Before
  • Tailored Study Plan


Learn how to speak Chinese faster than ever before in our Shanghai school with first-class Spoken Chinese Classes.

Our Spoken course focuses only on how to speak and understand the language – and not how to read or write it.

Students are encouraged to practice their spoken Mandarin in every class, through classroom debates, dialogues, and speaking and listening exercises.

  • Speak Chinese Quickly
  • Small Groups Averaging 3 People
  • Certified Teachers
  • No Time Wasted On Characters
  • 1-on-1 Classes Graduation


My schedule changed. Can I cancel my 1-on-1 class?

If you cannot attend your Chinese class with us you have the option to cancel six hours before the start of the lesson.

If you have a lesson at 5pm on a Monday afternoon, you can therefore cancel anytime before 11am on that day.

Our Chinese tutors are full-time professionals and they require a regular schedule to adhere to. If you do decide to cancel your class, you have the option to cancel up to 30% of your Mandarin classes at no charge.

If you cancel more than 30% of your lessons then you will have to pay for them.

Having said that you are welcome to change your schedule. Just communicate with us and we will arrange a plan for you.

Try and give us two weeks’ notice so we can re-arrange this at the convenience of you and your Mandarin teacher.

What if I miss a group class?

Your teacher will communicate with you regarding the materials you missed in your class so you can catch up by yourself outside of school.

If you’ve missed several consecutive classes and are falling more significantly behind, you have the option to purchase several special 1-on-1 catch-up classes at a discounted rate.

You can drop us a message if this happens.

Can I attend a trial class?

Unfortunately not. Imagine a situation where we have a class of three students, each week a new trial student comes into that class.

The rhythm and flow of a class would be disrupted very easily and it would put the paying students back whilst also making the teachers life more awkward.

If you wish to hear what other students say about LTL check out our Chinese language school review page.

Do you also offer online Mandarin classes?

Yes, we do. You can study with LTL 24/7 online with Flexi Classes.

How long are my 1-on-1 lessons valid for?

If you purchase more than 100 hours your classes will never expire.

However, all purchases up to 100 hours of Mandarin language classes will be valid for two years from the date the invoice was issued.

How many students are in a group class?

Our classes never exceed six students, and actually, the average number of students is under three per class.

What if I don’t know any Chinese?

That’s fine.

We welcome all levels, all ages, and all backgrounds at LTL.

In fact, most of our students are beginners!

Do you issue Fapiao?

We do indeed issue Fapiaos.

Be aware that Chinese Tax regulations are a little complex. Please do tell us who the fapiao is for before you begin your Mandarin lessons with LTL.

Chinese fapiaos can be issued to companies with a Chinese name only, so be sure to inform us. If need be, a standard invoice and receipt can be issued at a future date.


The teachers? They were wonderful! I was only here a week, and it’s very hard to leave.

– Brianna from the US


The teaching is diverse. Lessons include speaking, listening, writing and reading equally.

– Maxime from France


My first few days were great. The location was close to good food and landmarks. 

– Annlyn from the US



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