Choose from a number of Chinese Gap Year programs and explore China whilst studying Mandarin. There are many options to choose or build your own.
STUDY CHINESE IN TAIWAN // SMALL GROUPS
Study Chinese in Taiwan – open to all age groups, all year around.
You will learn Chinese traditional characters, experience the local culture, as well as making friends with your class mates.
All our teachers are experienced and certified, to teach you more effectively and help you improve your Chinese speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
All of our group classes are small in size,
We make sure that the teachers attention isn’t divided on too many students at a time, all so you can make faster Chinese language progress.
Our school is a comfortable and friendly environment to study Mandarin and you will be made to feel at home at the best Chinese language school in Taipei.
- Study Chinese in Taiwan
- All age groups welcomed
- Traditional Chinese
- Fully certified teachers
- No more than six students per class
- Reading, writing, speaking, listening
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Small Class Size
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
Come and Join Our Community
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.
Learn Chinese, and make friends for life.
Our school conveniently located in the centre of Taipei. If you are looking for even quicker progress, why not combining your classes with a homestay, so you can practice what you learn in class with your host family.
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?
- 5 Dec, 2022
- 26 Dec, 2022
- 16 Jan, 2023
- 6 Feb, 2023
- 6 Mar, 2023
- 27 Mar, 2023
- 17 Apr, 2023
- 8 May, 2023
- 29 May, 2023
- 26 Jun, 2023
- 17 Jul, 2023
- 7 Aug, 2023
- 28 Aug, 2023
- 18 Sep, 2023
- 16 Oct, 2023
- 6 Nov, 2023
- 27 Nov, 2023
- 18 Dec, 2023
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.
|Duration||Small Group||Small Group & Individual|
|Course Length||20h group||20h group & 10h 1-on-1|
|13/52 wks||9,000 p/w||18,000 p/w|
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.
Find out more about our accommodation options in Taiwan.
Our language school in Taipei is centrally located in the city meaning distance to school from your accommodation and local amenities is quick and convenient.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How well qualified are your teachers?
We owe our success to our teachers.
All of our teachers are university educated, and hold teaching certificates. We also only hire already experienced teachers.
Our hiring process for teachers is meticulous, and it shows in the classes you receive.
What do you focus on in class?
The classes consist of all aspects of language learning, speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
However, the classes are mainly focused on oral, which takes up about 70% of the class, and 30% is dedicated to reading and writing.
Do you teach Chinese characters?
Yes, we do. As the classes are in Taiwan, we are teaching traditional as well as simplified characters, but our group classes teach just Traditional. However, the main focus of the class is still speaking and listening.
For lessons in Simplified Chinese please check out our 1-on-1 classes.
I want to continue learning after my course, how?
Lots of students are worried about how they can keep up their mandarin practise when they finish their course with LTL.
This is why we offer online courses, so that students can keep studying with their LTL teachers and materials when they return home.
Where will my classmates be from?
Your classmates will come from all over the world.
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.