Family Programs in China

Learn Chinese for kids in Beijing with the LTL family Mandarin program.

We offer fully tailored courses for the whole family, with Mandarin classes for children, family accommodation options and a lot fun add-ons. Parents can choose to take a Chinese course themselves, explore China or go traveling while their children study Chinese.

As each family is different, your student advisor will design a specific program for you and your family.

  • Chinese for kids
  • Fully tailored to your family
  • Family accommodation options
  • Safe, fun and effective
  • Experienced
  • Fast Mandarin learning

We have had hundreds of families study Chinese with us and if you are unsure what is most suitable, we would be happy to offer advice.

If your child is 14 or older, it is also possible to come to LTL and learn Mandarin without parents. China is a very safe country and Beijing is one of the most safest capital cities in the world despite the size and number of people.

  • Chinese for Kids

    Chinese for Kids

    Quick language Progress: children learn Mandarin very fast

    Summer Camp: fun, learning and adventure at the LTL summer camp

    Guardian Program: we look after your children when you are not in Beijing

    Kids Chinese: specialized programs for kids & teenagers

  • Family Experience

    Family Experience

    Tailored to you: one or two parents with any number of children
    Organized: visa documents, courses, support etc. all organized by LTL
    Easy: let us help you to settle into Beijing and China
    Support: 24/7 support for you and your family in China during your course

  • Advice


    Experienced: every year LTL has dozens of families studying with us
    Personal: your student advisor will guide you through the sign up process
    Flexible: homestays, apartments, individual or group courses - you choose
    Support: your student advisor takes care of you once you are in Beijing

  • The School

    The School

    Friends: quickly meet other students and parents at our school
    Flexible: choose times and durations that fit your families schedule
    Family Experience: come to China together with your children
    Fun: learning and fun for the whole family in Beijing

Family Programs in China with LTL

Mandarin for Children in Beijing

At LTL we have been organizing family Mandarin programs in Beijing for more than a decade and specialize in creating both fun and effective programs for kids and parents coming together to China.

Depending on their age, children learn Mandarin quite differently to adults and we tailor our courses specifically to their needs.

There are many different options of Chinese courses for kids, including group courses, individual Mandarin lessons, AP Chinese test preparation, the summer camp and many others. For accommodation we can help you to find an apartment for your family, organize homestays, or just let you know which hotels in the area offer the best deals.

Support options include airport pickup, the LTL survival kit or a guardian program for your children when you are not in Beijing.

Parents can choose how much Mandarin they want to learn and each child has different learning needs depending on age, Chinese level and aims of the course, so there is no one size fits all approach to Family Chinese learning packages at LTL.

Each program is individually organized. Please contact us to let us know about your, your spouses (if coming) and children’s situation, aims, time availability and preferences. Within less than 24 hours you will have a personalized program from your student advisor in your inbox.

The Guardian Program

While Beijing is one of the world’s safest cities, it is also a big place in which non accompanied children need to be supervised. To be accepted into an international hospital in case of emergency or apply for visa extensions in China for example, a guardian is required for all children younger than 18.

The LTL guardian program is mandatory for all children younger than 16 and highly recommended for children aged 16-18.

It consists of:

  • The extra care and support a child needs when living and studying in Beijing
  • Parental authorization for an LTL staff member to make medical decisions on behalf of the student in case of emergency admission to an international hospital. Without being accompanied by an authorized adult, International hospitals in Beijing will not admit patients under 18 years of age.
  • Parental authorization for an LTL staff member to apply for visa extensions for the student if necessary and accompany him/her to the necessary government authorities and assist during the interview with the visa officer.
  • Airport drop of by an LTL team member at the end of the course
  • 24/7 support for your child
  • Updates for you regarding your child’s progress and situation in Beijing

Prices (Chinese Yuan) 

Duration Price (CNY)
1 week 2,300
2 weeks 3,200
3 weeks 4,000
4 weeks 4,700
5-52 weeks 700 / week

There is no need to buy a guardian program if one of the parents is in Beijing. The guardian program is also already included in the summer camp program.

Note: The guardian program by itself does not provide 24/7 supervision and your child needs to be able to travel to and from school alone. If you want your child to be accompanied to and from school, we can organize this for you as an additional service, though in our experience this is usually not necessary as Beijing is a very safe city. Please see below for these add ons.

Accompanied transport: Even though China is very safe and this service is usually not required, we can arrange for a staff member to accompany your child to and from school Monday to Friday. The cost will depend on the distance mainly. As we only know the homestay family and exact distance once you made the booking it is possible to pay the fee in cash at the school. It usually costs no more than 1000 CNY a week.

The 24/7 upgrade: If you want your child to be supervised 24/7, be accompanied to and from school and have someone always keep track where your child is, we recommend the 24/7 upgrade.

Additional cost per week: 3,000 CNY

Please note that the 24/7 upgrade requires the child to already have a guardian program.

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Do all family members need to take a Chinese course?

No they do not. The program will be individually organized for your family and adapted to each family members needs and Chinese learning interests.

Can you help my child to prepare for the AP Chinese exam?

Yes we can. We offer special individual AP Chinese test preparation courses in Beijing, as well as exam preparation for other Chinese school exams. Please let your student advisor know what you are looking for.

How many people can live in a homestay?

To guarantee a real immersion experience, usually we only place one student into each homestay family. However, it is possible for families to stay together in the same homestay, either a parent and child or two siblings together in the same room or each family member in a separate room. Availability for these homestay families is restricted, so please make sure you enquire with us regarding availability and book in time so a suitable homestay family can be reserved for you.

What kind of apartments do you offer?

We have different serviced apartment solutions depending on your family’s size and course durations. Please let us know what you are looking for. It is also possible to stay in your accommodation before or after your course if you want to explore Beijing a bit more.

Is Beijing safe for children?

Beijing is an incredibly safe city and as a Confucian society the Chinese in general are very protective and caring of children. However, like any city of this size supervision is necessary. How much will depend on your child and their age. Anyone coming to Beijing should be careful with the traffic which is more chaotic than in many other countries.

What about visas?

We can organize visa invitations (link visas) for all family members.

How to get more information?

Contact us (link) with more details about your family’s situation and you will have an email by the next working day with suggestions, advice and if you want a completed booking. While it is always best to plan ahead with plenty of time, if you want we can have the program organized within a few days.

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