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Steeped in rich history and culture, Taiwan’s oldest city is not only one of the most unique places to learn Mandarin, it’s also one of the best.

Our 1-on-1 Mandarin courses in Tainan are built around what you want to study. Thats means focusing the skills and content that matter to you.

Individual classes are the fastest route to fluency and with your learning goals at the forefront, our experienced teaching team will create a customised Chinese course that’s just for you.

Before your course starts, we’ll conduct a Pre-Course Talk and Assessment to understand your level and priorities.

So, ready for a truly immersive Chinese language experience in Taiwan’s picture-perfect hidden gem?

Welcome to Tainan!

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  • Learn Mandarin in Tainan
  • Personalised course content
  • Experience true Taiwanese culture
  • 20 or 30 class hours a week
  • Homestay accommodation available
  • Materials and textbooks included

The Perfect Fit

Content – You want to study it, we’ll teach it
Length – Anywhere from one week to one year
Top Teachers – We only work with qualified, experienced instructors

Truly Immersive

Live the Language – Speak Chinese all day, everyday
Culture – Traditional lifestyles are still the norm in Tainan
Explore – Make memories and friends to last a lifetime

Student Support

Student Advisors – Always on hand to help
Insider tips – We know the scene. We’ve got you covered
Diversity – Our students come from all over the world

Learn More About The LTL Student Experience:


Standard Individual

✅ 20 hours of Chinese classes per week

✅ Lessons tailored to your needs

✅ 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

✅ 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

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.


When you can and learn Mandarin in Tainan individually, you can start on any Monday of the year. Please get in touch with us and we can discuss a starting date subject to availability.

Other Details

Duration: One week – a year
Starting: Every Monday
Duration of each lesson: 60 minutes
Lessons Location: Tainan, Taiwan

Textbooks and study materials: Included
Assessment and course design: FREE
Registration fee: None

LTL Connection Kit

Worried about meeting new people in Tainan? We’re here to help!

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 new social life in the best way possible.


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

Tainan Safari

One of the best ways to learn Mandarin is to practice out and about on the streets on Tainan.

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 Tainan Safari program.

Our Tainan 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, 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 Tainan

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

This study program allows you to visit some of Tainan’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 Tainan’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 Tainan program.

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

– 20 hours per week 1 on 1

– Maximum of 2 weeks

– Suitable for all Mandarin levels A1-C2

ProgramNumber of WeeksPrice in NTD
Safari12,600 NTD
Safari24,700 NTD
Discover15,200 NTD
Discover29,400 NTD


Will I learn Mandarin faster by taking 1-on-1 classes?

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.

Group lessons seem more social, can I make friends?

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 go for lunch together often and provide 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 Tainan with LTL.

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

Can I learn Mandarin 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 Tainan?

Whether you’d prefer to explore historical areas or experience the best of modern dining, Tainan has plenty to offer!

As Taiwan’s old capital city, Tainan is steeped in culture.

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

Is six hours a day not too much?

Six hours can sound like a long time to study, 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?

For sure! 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 many teachers will I have?

Sometimes one, sometimes two.

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 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.

How do I sign up to learn Mandarin in Tainan?

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.

My teacher was well prepared and she answered all my questions in great detail. The team was more than friendly and supportive.

– Luyi from the US


I opted for 1 on 1 classes with LTL. Each teacher was extremely attentive and curated their courses to fit my learning style.

– BJ from the US


I cannot recommend LTL highly enough for learning Chinese! The experience I had here was exceptional.

– Abdullah from Kuwait



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