Frequently Asked Questions
Where in Beijing is your school located?
LTL Mandarin School Beijing is located in the Central Business District in the DaWangLu area. One subway stop from GuoMao (World Trade Center), we are around 300m from DaWangLu subway station (lines 1 and 14) on Guanghua Lu. The school is easily reachable by bike, foot, public transport or taxi from areas like Chaoyang park, Sanlitun, Central Park, the Kerry Center, Lido, Dongzhimen or Shuangjing. Our address is
Guanghua Lu 2, Sunshine 100, Bldg. C, 2910
中国北京朝阳区 光华路2号 阳光100 C座 2910
Phone: +86 (10) 5100 1269
If you want, we can of course teach you also at your home or office.
How long will my Chinese classes in Beijing be valid for?
For purchases of up to 100 hours your Mandarin classes will be valid for a full two years from the date the invoice was issued. If you buy more than 100 hours of individual classes together they will never expire.
How can I pay for my Chinese Tutor in Beijing?
You can pay LTL in cash (CNY) or via international bank transfer, WeChat pay, AliPay or any other popular payment method in China.
What is the minimum duration of a Chinese class?
For classes outside the school the minimum duration is 1.5 hours, but for classes at our school you do a one hour lesson too. If you want to take one hour lessons outside the school, have a look at our super flexible Chinese program
Can I study on the weekends, mornings or evenings?
Yes you can. With the standard Chinese Individual program you can study any time from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm at no extra charge.
Are your Chinese teachers experienced?
Our teachers are the heart and soul of our school. All LTL teachers not only hold a university degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at either Bachelor or Masters level, but also have a minimum of five years of teaching experience. Qualifications and experience make a difference!
Which Chinese books and study materials does LTL use?
For learning Chinese there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Some students struggle more with tones and pronunciation, while others may want to quickly improve their Chinese in a specific area like business or daily survival Chinese. Some students are able to focus entirely on learning Mandarin and so are able to absorb a lot of grammar and theoretical concepts; others might only be able to study after work and need a much more light-hearted approach to remain focused after a long working day. This is why we do not make our students follow a template curriculum, but individually design a study plan and choose suitable textbook(s) for each student. Come to our school to have a look, we have more than 300 of them.
How long does it take to complete a Chinese language level?
While there are many ways to measure Chinese levels, the only truly internationally-recognised standard are the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi 汉语水平考试) levels from 1 to 6. The exams are administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and roughly follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Due to the slightly weird design of the exam, the time it takes to move from one level to the next increases the higher up you get. While your Chinese progress will depend on many factors, including how much Mandarin you speak outside of class, the intensity of your classes, study discipline etc., take a look at this as a rough guide for how many hours it takes to achieve each HSK level.
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