Study Chinese in Taiwan – Group Classes

Study Chinese in Taiwan at our conveniently located school in Taipei. You will learn Chinese, 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.

Study Chinese in Taiwan - LTL School

  • Study Chinese in Taiwan
  • Fully certified teachers
  • Average class: Three students
  • No more than six per class
  • Make local and international friends
  • Reading, writing, speaking, listening

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.

  • Small Group Mandarin Classes in Taipei

    Small Group Mandarin Classes in Taipei

    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

  • Excellent Teachers

    Excellent Teachers

    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

  • Effective Mandarin Learning

    Effective Mandarin Learning

    Fast – Progress quickly with our small group classes

    Efficent – Improve every day, in class and after class

    Friendly – Learn together during class

    Professional – Our teachers know how to help you improve

  • Great Support 24/7

    Great Support 24/7

    Community – Students, staff, and teachers, we're all a family

    24/7 – Whatever the hour, we're here for you in case of emergency

    Knowledge – With years of experience we can advise you well

    Student Advisor – Always here to assist you with anything

What Our Students Say About Group Classes

Carmen Garcia came to LTL to study Chinese in a small group class. Listen to what she has to say about her experience here. NOTE – The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Sandra from New Zealand is retired and learns Chinese to keep her brain active. Listen to what she feels about her time at LTL Mandarin School.

Study Chinese in Taiwan – Group Classes

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 in 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.

2019 Chinese Course Starting Dates

  • 21 January 2019
  • 18 February 2019
  • 18 March 2019
  • 8 April 2019
  • 29 April 2019
  • 20 May 2019
  • 10 June 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 15 July 2019
  • 29 July 2019
  • 12 August 2019
  • 2 September 2019
  • 30 September 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 11 November 2019
  • 9 December 2019

Pricing (New Taiwan Dollars)

Class Small Group Small Group & Individual
Duration 20h group  20h group & 10h 1-on-1
1 week 10,329 20,953
2 weeks 20,154 40,884
3 weeks 29,494 59,831
4 weeks 38,366 77,829
5 weeks 46,788 94,913
6 weeks 54,776 111,118
7 weeks 62,347 126,475
8 weeks 69,516 141,018
9 weeks 76,298 154,776
10 weeks 82,708 167,779
11 weeks 88,760 180,055
12 weeks 94,467 191,633
13/52 wks 7,872 p/w 15,969 p/w

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.

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

Personal Assessment

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 whit the right teacher. We pride ourselves on finding the right class, and the right teacher for each of our students. The assesment 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 materials are used and what is a common lesson structure at LTL?

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.

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 3.500 students from more than 100 countries.

Will I be able to speak much in a group class?

Yes, everyone gets the change 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.

Do you teach Chinese characters?

Yes, we do. As the classes are in Taiwan, we are teaching traditional as well as simplified characters. However, the main focus of the class is still speaking and listening.

How much Chinese will I be able to 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.

Everyone learns differently, and at different speed. That being said, we do take pride in the speed at which our students learn Chinese. For a complete beginner it will usually take two to four weeks to know survival Chinese (HSK1), basic conversational level comes after about two months (HSK2), more advanced conversions take five to seven months (HSK4), and fluency will take about a year (HSK5 and 6). If you want to speed up your progress even more, consider booking a homestay, or combining small group with 1 on 1 classes.

What about when I finish my course?

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 an online continuation course, so that students can keep studying with their LTL teachers and materials when they return home.

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