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TOP 10 HSK exam tips

TOP 10 HSK exam tips

Like any exam, there are ways to do better at the HSK simply by understanding how the test works. Let Gloria Hao, certified HSK examiner and LTL’s Director of Study tell you her favorite exam tricks for the HSK exam.   Listening Part 1- HSK Levels 1 & 2 You have to listen to several sentences in Mandarin either from…read more →

North Korea Marathon with LTL

North Korea Marathon with LTL

Visit North Korea, run (or watch) the very first amateur marathon in the country, and see yourself what the last real communist country on this planet is like. We leave Saturday at lunch time get into Pyoenyang after a bit more than an hour flight. After visiting the “Arch of Triumph” we check into North Korea’s main international hotel, the…read more →

A Language Year with LTL

A Language Year with LTL

I have been learning Chinese at LTL Mandarin School for about 3 months in Beijing and will continue my course her until next year. LTL organizes a language course, accommodation and an internship in a Chinese company for me. The LTL Team The staff are at LTL are very friendly and I always have somebody to ask for help when…read more →

Learning Chinese as a family

Learning Chinese as a family

When looking for a language program, we had an extensive list of requirements for every member of our family. LTL put together a perfect program for all of us.  My sons took six hours of 2-on-1 classes per day and lived in homestays with Chinese families in both Beijing and Chengde.  With flexible class schedules, I was able to take…read more →

Tianjin Expat Magazine reports about LTL

Tianjin Expat Magazine reports about LTL

Chinese Lesson – Live The Language Part 1. by Joy McKenzie When I first arrived in China, learning the language seemed like an impossible task. Forgive me, but everything sounded like, ‘ching chong’, ‘ping pong’, ting tong’ and as for the characters, they just looked frightening and meant as much to me as looking at the lines on the palms…read more →

Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months)

Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months)

How far did Benny get to learn fluent Mandarin in Three Months?   Benny Lewis (“Fluent in 3 Months”) came by LTL Mandarin School last weekend for two hours of Chinese class and we spent about an hour chatting in Chinese afterwards  (well not the whole time – I was cutting vegetables for a BBQ also). He is leaving the mainland tomorrow and it…read more →

Student Feedback Email

Student Feedback Email

Once a month we ask all our students to fill out a feedback form regarding their classes, so we know where we are already good and where we still need to improve. One LTL student sent us an email this month as well Dear LTL team, I am so happy with my learning experience that I would like to further…read more →

LTL International Football Fan Club

LTL International Football Fan Club

北京国安 – 上海申花 Beijing Guo An vs Shanghai Shen Hua Friday night started out like any other by meeting up with fellow classmates and friends to grab and quick bite and celebrate the start of the weekend. But this Friday was not like any other I’ve experienced in Beijing because this Friday I was heading to my very first Chinese…read more →

Enlightenment through immersion

Enlightenment through immersion

During Chinese New Year and the week after I decided to head down to Sichuan and see some more of China. As part of my trip I planned to scale Mount Emei (峨眉山), one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. It is traditionally regarded as the place of enlightenment of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra. As such I was expecting a nice…read more →

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