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Want to study a personalised Chinese course whilst surrounded by breathtaking coastlines and bustling night markets? You came to the right place!

Taking a 1-on-1 Mandarin course in Kaohsiung is the best way turbocharge your Mandarin. Our individual program is built around what you want to learn.

You’ll have the full, undivided attention of your teacher and can focus on topics and skills that matter to you, from reading novels to character-free conversation.

Before your course starts, we’ll do an assessment of your current Chinese level to start you off with the right materials.

With relatively few foreigners compared to Taipei- but just as much fun (did somebody say beach party?)– you’ll be sure to have a truly immersive experience and fast-track your language skills.

  • Learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung
  • Courses tailored to you
  • Less foreigners means more Mandarin
  • Study around your schedule
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Coastal scenery and rich culture
Courses Made to Measure

Flexible – Choose between full-time and part-time courses
Tailored to You – Every class is specially adapted to the student
Pace and Length – Study at the pace you want

Fast Track Your Mandarin

Immersive – Live, eat and socialize in Chinese
Experienced Teachers – Ready to take you to the next level
Homestays Available – Live with a Chinese-speaking family

Student Support

Everyone matters – No one is just a number at LTL
Always available – Staff and student advisors on hand
Insider tips – We know the scene. We’ve got you covered

Here’s What Our Students Had To Say:


Standard Individual

✅ 20 hours of Chinese classes per week

✅ Lessons tailored to your needs

✅ You choose the content and pace

✅ One teacher or two (depending on availability)

Intensive Individual

✅ The fastest way to improve your Mandarin

✅ 30 hours of Chinese classes per week

✅ Personalised lesson plans

✅ You decide what and how you learn

✅ One teacher or two (depending on availability)

Group & Individual

✅ 30 hours of Chinese classes per week (20 group, 10 individual)

✅ 4 hours of group classes, 2 hours of individual classes per day

✅ Individual classes tailored to you

✅ Learners grouped according to ability

✅ The perfect mix!

NOTE – These classes are designed for adult learners, classes for children can be found on our under 18 page or they can learn online with us.


You can start learning Mandarin in Kaohsiung on any Monday you wish. Please get in touch with us and we can discuss a starting date subject to availability.

Other Details

Duration: a week – a year
Starting: on any Monday
Duration of each lesson: 60 minutes
Lessons Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Textbooks and study materials: included
Assessment and course design: FREE
Registration fee: none

LTL Connection Kit

Signing up for our Connection Kit means you’ll already have local friends from day one.

With a personal student ambassador and a personal Chinese language exchange friend, you’ll kickstart your Kaohsiung social life in the best way possible.

Don’t stress about meeting new people, we’ll do the hard work for you. Find out more about our Connection Kit here.


IMPORTANT NOTE – These two programs are upgrades – you must first purchase a 1-on-1 course to learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung with us before being able to upgrade to these programs below. You cannot purchase a Safari or Discover program on its own.

Kaohsiung Safari

One of the best ways to learn Mandarin is to practice out and about on the streets on Kaohsiung. That is exactly what our Kaohsiung Safari program will help you with.

Learn how to do all the basic things you’ll need to get around Taiwan, how to buy a train ticket, how to order your favourite foods and drinks, how to bargain for your favourite pair of shoes. There’s no better way to get to grips with the Chinese basics than really immersing yourself and getting out there and practising.

Your Chinese language teacher will accompany you at all times on the Kaohsiung Safari program. All LTL teachers are experienced and know their way around Kaohsiung. They’ll make sure that your safari program is suitable for your Mandarin level.

Our Kaohsiung Safari classes are split into 3 parts:

Warm up – Your LTL teacher will introduce the lesson topic to you, and go through any vocabulary and sentence structures needed.

The Safari – Get out there, explore Kaohsiung and put that Mandarin to the test.

Cool Down – You will review everything you’ve learnt during the safari session.

Please note – Students are responsible for any purchases made on the Taiwan Safari

– Perfect for Chinese Beginners at level A1/A2

– 10 hours of your 1 on 1 will upgraded to Safari per week

– Maximum of 2 weeks course length

– Beginner levels only

Discover Kaohsiung

Discover Kaohsiung and at the same time fully immerse yourself into a Mandarin language environment.

This study program allows you to visit some of Kaohsiung’s historical and cultural attractions while picking up and practising your language skills with locals in these areas.

Get out there with your teacher, visit some of Kaohsiung’s favourite spots and learn the lingo as you go. Ask whatever questions you want and your teacher will guide you through the day.

The discover program is great fun and a unique way to learn.

Who says learning has to be all textbooks and memorization.

If you’d like to book this course, you must initially choose a program which includes at least 20 hours of individual classes per week. You can then upgrade those hours to the Discover Kaohsiung program.

Students are responsible for any purchases made on the Discover Kaohsiung program

– 20 hours per week 1 on 1

– Maximum of 2 weeks

– Suitable for all Mandarin levels A1-C2


Will I learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung faster 1 to 1?

Yes, with 1-on-1 Mandarin classes, everything is up to you and your needs.

The pace will be up to you, if you want to progress faster, you can. If you want to learn more speaking than writing (or vice versa), you can.

In a group class the teachers attention is spread across several students, and the pace and curriculum are set.

Do you offer accommodation too?

Yes we do.

Our most popular choice is our homestay experiences.

Here, you will live with a local family in Kaohsiung and you’ll be able to enjoy local, home cooked food every day whilst also practicing your Mandarin.

Group lessons seem more social, should I worry?

Just because you are in an 1-on-1 class doesn’t mean you won’t meet people!

To help you meet new friends, students and locals alike, we offer The LTL Lunch Club, and various social events throughout the week.

Don’t worry about the social aspect, the friendships you will build will happen outside the classroom.

Your progress will be quicker with 1-on-1 classes, and in the end this is why you’ve chosen to learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung with us.

The social life is great whether you do individual or group classes.

Can I learn online before coming to Taiwan?

You sure can – we offer 24/7 Chinese classes with LTL Flexi Classes.

This is a great value solution and we offer a whole host of super interesting topics from beginner to HSK 6 level.

What is there to do in Kaohsiung?

There’s certainly something for everyone in Kaohsiung.

Whether you like spending the weekend at a beach bar, visiting historical sites, exploring the art scene or snacking away at a night market, you can do it here!

Check out the DISCOVER tab in the main menu to find out more about Kaohsiung.

How many teachers will I have?

This will vary from student to student. If you have a preference, please let us know and we will take it into account.

We will do our utmost to provide what you prefer.

This, however will be subject to your current ability as well as teacher availability.

You can be sure that whether you have one or several teachers you will never cover the same topics twice as all of our teacher communicate between classes.

Is six hours a day too much to learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung?

Six hours of Mandarin study can sound like a lot, but in our experience you will not feel this way.

We know that people learn differently, and our classes will be set up to be both enjoyable as well as informative.

Learning for six hours every day will also see your Chinese ability improve quickly, but of course it’s a challenge and, especially early on, there will be a lot to take in!

Do you have any reviews I can read about LTL?

Oh we do! Loads in fact.

If you Google LTL Taiwan you will see some great words from our Taiwan students.

Otherwise we also have more reviews on Trustpilot and Facebook.

How do I sign up?

If you want to come and learn Mandarin in Kaohsiung with us, please speak to our Student Advisor by opening a live chat on this page or Contact Us.

We look forward to you joining the LTL Community.

What other locations in Taiwan are LTL based?

We offer courses in Taipei, Tainan and Taichung as well as Kaohsiung.

You are most welcome to visit us in as many of these as you wish!

Having done all 1:1 classes, I was very happy about how flexible they were and that they could provide a great tailored course! I had very specific requests.

– Dan from Romania


The classes were long and intense, but not so exhausting that I was too tired to explore the city afterwards. My homestay family was very kind and made sure I was taken care of.

– Brianna from the US


The teachers are exceptional, employing engaging and effective teaching methods that make learning Mandarin enjoyable and enriching. The staff is friendly and supportive.

– Cameron from the UK



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