Chinese Classes in Taipei – On average 3 students per class Never more than six students – Guaranteed small groups Friends for life – Learn together in class Diverse lessons – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
A Winning Formula
Fast – Progress quickly with our small group classes Efficient – Improve every day, in class and after class Friendly – Learn together during class Professional – Our teachers know how to help you improve
The Best Teaching Team
Certified – Every teacher has met our high standards Experienced – Only teachers with at least five years experience Qualified – Only certified educators Diverse – Every class is different, fun and diverse
A Team Who Care
Community – Students, staff, and teachers, we’re all a family 24/7 – Whatever the hour, we’re here for you Knowledge – With years of experience we can advise you well Student Advisor – Always here to assist you with anything
Studying at LTL – What Our Students Said
STUDY CHINESE IN TAIWAN // WHAT’S THE DEAL?
Study Mandarin the social way, with our small group classes.
All our classes are led by experienced and certified teachers, and there will never be more than six students per class. This is so you can learn Mandarin quickly in a social environment without having to compete for the teachers attention.
We take great care in selecting our teachers, so you can efficiently improve your Mandarin language skills.
The small group classes cover a wide range of topics from daily life to culture and are a fun and social way of learning Mandarin. Our classes consist of 70% oral, and 30% reading and writing, so you cover a lot during your time at LTL. Our pre-arrival assessment will help us make sure that you end up in the right class with the right teacher.
If you already know some Mandarin, then you are free to start on any Monday of the year. If you are a complete beginner, then you can start on anyone of these Monday’s below.
STUDY CHINESE IN TAIWAN – WHEN CAN I START?
29 March 2021
19 April 2021
10 May 2021
31 May 2021
21 June 2021
12 July 2021
26 July 2021
09 August 2021
23 August 2021
13 September 2021
04 October 2021
25 October 2021
15 November 2021
06 December 2021
27 December 2021
17 January 2022
21 February 2022
14 March 2022
11 April 2022
09 May 2022
13 June 2022
18 July 2022
08 August 2022
22 August 2022
05 September 2022
03 October 2022
24 October 2022
14 November 2022
05 December 2022
26 December 2022
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
NOTE –Prices are in New Taiwan Dollars (NTD). Be aware you can also pay in Euros, USD, CND, GBP, AUD, JPY and SWF. The exchange rate at the time of payment will be used.
Small Group & Individual
20h group & 10h 1-on-1
All textbooks and learning materials are included in the below prices which are listed in New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). The longer you book Chinese lessons at LTL, the greater your discount will be. Discounts amount up to 30% if you book for 12 weeks or longer.
We also offer a special discount if you book your Chinese course over the Christmas period. Visit our Discounts and Supplements page to find out more.
We also have a Small Group & Individual option for students who’d like to maximise their learning experience while studying at LTL. This course includes an extra 10hrs/week of tailored 1-on-1 classes, in addition to the 20hrs Small Group classes.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Before you come to Taiwan to learn Chinese, we will do a personal assessment of your current Mandarin ability.
This is done so we can understand your level, as well as your personal goals so we can place you in the right class with the right teacher. We pride ourselves on finding the right class, and the right teacher for each of our students.
The assessment will be done through Whatsapp, Skype or a phone call. Remember our assessment is not a test.
No Other Fees
The prices listed above, include everything. There will be no hidden fees, no registration fee, no accommodation finding fee, no textbook fees.
The prices above are what you will actually have to pay. If you need, we can help you find accommodation in Taiwan.
So far at LTL we have provided Mandarin classes to over 4,500 students from more than 100 countries.
Do I get time to speak in class?
Yes, everyone gets the chance to speak and practice their Chinese in class.
This is precisely why we keep the class size small, to give you enough opportunities to speak and practice your Chinese. We know the importance of getting every student talking Chinese as soon as possible, you are learning Mandarin in a local environment so you need to make the most out of this opportunity.
How much Chinese can I realistically learn?
While language progress of course differs for each person, we are very proud of the speed that we get our students ahead.
For the small group course a complete beginner usually knows survival Chinese to get around within two to four weeks (HSK1), can have basic conversations after two months (HSK2), more complex conversations after five to seven (HSK 4) and can reach fluency within a year (HSK 5 to 6).
Students who live in a Taiwanese Homestay, choose the small group & individual classes or take part in the Chinese Immersion Program, progress faster than those who don’t.
Is your school easy to find?
Absolutely, we are located on Google Maps so just plug in LTL Taiwan, set the directions and you’ll find us in no time!
Head to Xinyi Anhe MTR station and we are a short walk from there.
What Our Students Said
Overall I did lots of things, in and outside of the classroom and really enjoyed it. Peinie has been a really good teacher. She's been really good at understanding that I work full time.
I found LTL Taiwan online, basically Google searched what was available in Taipei.
The reason I chose LTL was based on schedule. It was the only place offering evening courses and for 2 days a week, as well as full time courses.
Elisha with friends at the Taipei 101
My teacher was Peinie. She was great. We did a lot of things and it kept the class fresh.
The first two months we spent the first part of class doing Pinyin practice and pronunciation, then having her say words and me transcribing.
The remainder of my course we worked from textbooks or additional worksheets the teacher created.
Overall I did lots of things, in and outside of the classroom and really enjoyed it. She’s a really good teacher. She’s been really good at understanding that I work full time.
In terms of what to improve? Honestly, nothing.
Everything’s been really good. No problems at all. Thanks LTL
After having been a student at the university in Taipei, where I first discovered Mandarin, I found a job in Taiwan.
Even if I was working during the day, I was still eager to continue my Mandarin learning experience.
However, I was facing a problem : I wasn’t able to find any university which was able to propose a program time that would match with my working schedule.
As a consequence, I searched among the private schools what would be a good fit for my needs. After having done some considerable search about mandarin schools in Taipei, I decided to pick LTL Mandarin School which features all the criteria : evening classes, small group (more or less 5 people), workbook based learning, central location in Taipei (Da’an District), agreeable premises & skilled teachers, affordable programs.
After joining the school, the feeling about those criteria has been confirmed. I’ve been able to enjoy a positive and pleasant learning environment.
The teacher is as nice as skilled and provides quality teaching. The teaching is diverse : speaking, listening, writing and reading equally used in order to deliver a full learning experience.
Moreover, the atmosphere at the school and the exchange with the teachers & other students are extremely enjoyable.
I’d like to thank the teachers and the organization team at the school for such a good work.
So far, I’ve been renewing the 12 weeks program 3 times, and I’m extremely satisfied with the service provided and my improvement.
My name is Nuttanicha and I am from Thailand.
I came to learn Chinese for four weeks at LTL Taiwan taking small group classes and also individual classes.
I found LTL online and the LTL website seemed established.
I liked the fact there were lots of videos and photos of the students and the school so I decided to come here!
Chinese Class in Taiwan
Nuttanicha Learning Mandarin in Taiwan
I had five teachers overall, 3 for my groups and 2 for individual classes.
I really never expected they would be so accommodating, they even joined the students for lunch which was great.
The teachers all have their own style, but they are really all very good. They listen to your questions and always give helpful feedback.
Taipei was also great. The subway was really easy to use and get around. My parents were a bit worried about me getting to school but it was easy and it’s a really safe and relaxed place to be.
I plan to come back to LTL and would like to try out the Shanghai school.
I originally found out about LTL from a friend of a friend. She was also studying Chinese in my college and she said she’d heard about LTL, and told me it is a place that I could make fast progress over the summer. I looked at some other options too, but LTL looked the most inviting and the flexible schedule meant that it lined up better with my summer plans.
This is my first time in Taiwan. I’ve been to mainland China before, I went on a trip with my high school for 3 weeks, so I didn’t really feel surprised or experience much culture shock when I arrived here. My time here went very smoothly.
I took a combination of group and individual classes. For my group classes, Jasse and Eden were my teachers. For 1-on-1 I had Will for 3 weeks and Peinie for 2 weeks. 4 hours of group class per day sometimes felt quite long but I really liked the classes overall. Jasse’s style was great, she was able to transition us into reading Chinese characters really well. She prepared powerpoint presentations with characters slowly moving and pinyin appearing, so we slowly learned to read characters. She also kept things light and entertaining with games.
One thing I really liked about Willy’s classes was going through the stuff we learned the day before at a quicker pace for the 30 minutes. I really appreciated this part, because it helped me to focus more and orient myself about what we are going to do for the rest of the class.
When reading through the new vocabulary, Eden had us make sentences to help practice our speaking. She encouraged us to make longer sentences and use more grammar that we weren’t sure of. Peinie was also really good in that she helped me get through to the end of the book.
I really enjoyed the students events each week, like the visit to the night market. I really enjoyed staying in Taipei. The MRT is really reliable which makes it easy to get around. Overall I really liked the city.
I’m definitely planning to continue studying Chinese at college in the US, but maybe I’ll come back to Taiwan/China too.
I found LTL Taipei by googling for classes in Taipei. LTL stood out because of weekend courses, which no one else offered.
Aidan exploring Taipei
I would advise future students to start learning characters as early as you can. This is hugely useful and LTL helped me with this.
Taipei is a really cool city. I’d advise visiting the night markets and walk everywhere you can. There’s so much hidden on the backstreets.
I’m really enjoying Taipei. I work till 20:30 every day, so that’s hard, but weekends are important for me, which is why I do all the classes and go to meet-ups.
Classes at LTL
My teacher was Peinie. I had two other students in my class, one Australian, one French.
We had similar levels, but different backgrounds.
The level of the books does quite well for us. We usually spend 0.5-1hr of each class talking and asking questions about life here along with some outside assignments, recordings and practice.
It’s working really well. Each week has been progressively better and we’re making good progress. We study in a local style. I’m very satisfied with the whole experience.
“I arrived at LTL in Taipei roughly 6 months ago, barely able to string together a couple of words in Mandarin. To begin with, locals all assumed (correctly) I could not speak to them in Mandarin and so directly spoke to me in English.
Although this was very frustrating, it pushed me to study hard in my group classes. We started off fairly simply, learning about greetings, directions and basic sentence structure.
Tristan exploring Taipei
Within about 2 months, “simple” interactions were no problem and I would have been fairly comfortable “getting around” in Chinese-speaking environments, though perhaps sometimes not very eloquently.
Fast forward to about halfway through my six months at LTL, I was beginning to be able to have conversations with locals and I could begin to properly converse to shop-owners or locals in general (though the topics were somewhat limited to begin with).
At this point, in class, we began discussing traditions and even cultural aspects of the Chinese-speaking world.
It was much easier to build stronger connections with the locals and it became possible to realistically have local friends and acquaintances with whom I could converse in Mandarin only.
Finally, by the end of my 6 months with LTL, I was making phone calls, went to the doctor and even extended my visa without speaking English.
I can now navigate Chinese-language websites without too much difficulty, consume Chinese-speaking media and generally follow movies and TV series in Chinese as long as the plot isn’t too complicated.
Every week I was choosing articles and discussing current affairs with my teachers, and subsequently was able to have much more meaningful conversations with the locals.
The content of my course by month 6 was fully about current affairs, ethics, economics and generally much more “grown-up” topics.
Looking back, I’ve made a lot of friends back at LTL, including both teachers, students and locals. Currently, my Chinese, though not always 100% accurate, allows me to express myself fairly comprehensively in pretty much any situation.
It was a very immersive experience and throughout my lessons I did not really speak any english at all, which I think was very important, and the length of my course also allowed me to dive deeper into more complicated topics.
I really can’t recommend LTL enough to anyone who is considering spending time learning Chinese. Taipei is a really cool city with lots to see and do and the locals are friendly and often encouraging when it comes to speaking Mandarin.
The warmth of the staff and stellar teaching at LTL make this a wonderful place to study.”
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