SEMESTER IN SHANGHAI
Spend a full university-style semester in Shanghai studying Chinese at LTL School.
This intensive 18-week program will get you using the language from Day One.
As part of a small group of no more than five other international students, you’ll cover all aspects of Mandarin Chinese: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
WHY LEARN CHINESE IN SHANGHAI?
SEMESTER IN SHANGHAI || THE DETAILS
The course curriculum has been designed to get students from absolute beginner to at least HSK 3 after just one semester – and many hardworking, motivated LTL students have achieved well beyond that in so short a time.
For those who return for a second semester of study, you could expect to reach functional fluency in under a year.
You’ll be in the classroom for four hours per day, Monday to Friday, and get the help and support you need to immerse yourself in the Chinese language outside of the classroom too.
PRICES & DATES
Our semester in Shanghai runs twice a year. The dates are fixed meaning you have a clear structure from start to finish.
Your class will never include more than six students and typically they will just be you and one or two other students. All tuition fees, textbooks, and learning materials are included in the final price.
We will welcome you with open arms and make you feel like a part of the family from the get-go.
USD 5,270 / 18 WEEKS
|included in the semester
|not included in the semester
|A full 18 or 36-week language program
|Accommodation in Shanghai
|All textbooks and learning materials
|Access to all LTL social events
|Student visa support
SURVIVAL KIT STANDARD
NOTE || The below services will vary from city to city and shop to shop. We cannot guarantee all of the below, but will do our best to assist you.
SURVIVAL KIT COMFORT UPGRADE
Contains everything in the standard package along with these extras:
Do you have a class at my level?
Many of the students who do the Semester program are complete beginners.
However, if you have studied Chinese before, then you will have a personal language assessment with our Director of Studies before your arrival.
We will then place you in the appropriate Small Group class for your level.
What are the accommodation options?
There are two main options for accommodation in Shanghai – living in a Shared Apartment in central Shanghai or staying with a local family.
You can check out our accommodation page for more details.
Do I need to buy health insurance?
Yes, you should.
Please make sure it covers international clinics and hospitals in Shanghai.
Can I also study Chinese online with LTL?
Yes, we also provide online classes with our platform LTL Flexi Classes.
Can any age apply?
Yes, our semester program isn’t exclusive to younger students.
We’ve had all kinds of people partake in our semester program from all around the globe.
How much Chinese will I learn?
In the 18-week semester, you will cover a lot of ground. But of course, the more effort you put in, both in and out of the classroom, the more progress you will make.
From experience, students who stay in an LTL homestay with a local family will gain oral fluency more quickly than those who live with other English-speaking foreigners.
It’s also important that you use what you have learned in the classroom when you are out and about in Shanghai, and resist the temptation to revert to English when it seems easier.
As a general guideline, a motivated student on the Semester program arriving as a complete beginner could expect to reach at least HSK 3 level after 18 weeks, and their spoken language and listening comprehension should be well beyond that.
What is the social life like for students in Shanghai?
Students in the Semester Program quickly get to know the other members of their Small Group, and many remain lifelong friends well after the course has finished.
It also won’t be long until you meet LTL Shanghai students in other programs, thanks to the weekly Social calendar.
A typical week would include a ‘welcome breakfast’ for new students on Monday, a ‘school dinner and drinks’ in a local restaurant or bar on Wednesday, and a day trip to a local attraction at the weekend.
Even when there’s no pre-organized event, everyone tends to meet in the common area after class to go for lunch together.
As a smaller school, we are proud of our family atmosphere, where everyone knows each other’s names – and diverse student body, where there is no one dominant student type.
Students who come to study abroad at LTL arrive from all over the world, from South America to Scandinavia, and at all different ages and life stages.
How can I apply?
Simply click here to contact a Student Advisor directly!
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