Regular Chinese Course
Quickly improve your Mandarin level
Improve your Chinese skill during the morning with our Regular Chinese Course. Class time will cover speaking, listening, and reading. Writing can be done on the student’s own time. There will be no more than 6 students per class. Class size is small so students can get the most out of class. A full term is 10 weeks long. Classes will meet for 2 hours per day, Monday to Thursday with 40 sessions for a total of 80 hours. New group courses may require 3 students to commence.
The course is for motivated Chinese language students with the goal of becoming fluent. Class time is designed to give students plenty of opportunities to practice Mandarin. Students will learn by having conversations and doing language learning activities. Our small class size allows every student to be an engaged and active participant.
For absolute beginners, we will start with Pinyin. Students will learn the sounds of Mandarin Chinese, and practice correct pronunciation of the language. For Beginner 1 students with more than 30 hours of Mandarin learning experience, you can start at a later lesson of Textbook 1. E.g. Lesson 4.
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Textbook 1
After a brief overview of Pinyin, students will be learning the basics of Mandarin with practical daily Chinese conversations and applications.
In Textbook 1, there are 15 lessons total. By the end of the course students will be able to:
Give self-introductions and simple greetings
Take part in simple conversations
Buy things and ask about prices
Express likes and dislikes and give opinions
Give descriptions of someone’s appearance, of a place, of a food’s taste, etc.
Make requests and plan for future events
In Beginner 2, students will continue to learn the basics of Mandarin with practical daily Chinese conversations. In addition, students will also be able to read short essays and other supplemental reading.
In Textbook 2, there are 15 lessons total. By the end of the course students will be able to:
Ask for and give directions
Talk about past experiences
Know what to do at a Taiwanese wedding
Carry on in a conversation
Ask and answer hypothetical questions
Describe your travel experiences
Talk about the good and bad aspects of a situation
In Intermediate 1, students will continue to learn conversational Mandarin & reading short essays. Intermediate 1 will also introduce extended dialogues.
In Textbook 3, there are 12 lessons total. By the end of the course students will be able to:
Have a detailed discussion
Offer clean reasons for why you like or dislike certain things
Describe changes in the weather
Emphasize, give examples, and provide further information
Talk about changes in society
State reasons methodically and sum up your thoughts
Talk about your education and work experience
Explain the pros and cons of an activity
Explain the origins and narrate the details of an event
Express your views and reasons for opposing something
Intermediate 2 students will continue to learn conversational Mandarin, reading short essays, and extended dialogues. Intermediate 2 students will be able to confidently converse with native Mandarin speakers.
In Textbook 4, there are 12 lessons total. By the end of the course students will be able to:
Understand main points of clear standard input on routine matters in work, school, leisure, etc.
Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in a Chinese speaking area
Describe experiences, dreams, and ambitions and briefly give reasons for opinions and plans
Produce simple connected text on familiar topics
Textbooks are required for the course and are sold separately.
Our current term is from November 13 to January 15. Students with Mandarin learning experience may apply for late enrollment to join for a partial term provided that a course at the right level is available.
The next term will be from January 22 – April 10, 2018. Absolute beginners can apply for the new term.
April 11 - June 21, 2018
Holidays: Labor Day 5/1, Dragon Boat 6/18
June 25 - August 30, 2018
Sep 3 - November 13, 2018
Holidays: Mid-Autumn 9/24
Nov 14 - January 29, 2019
Holidays: 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1
Regular Course Tuition
NT$22,00080 hours of class over 10 weeks.
How to Enroll
Fill out the application form online by clicking on “Apply”. If you are unsure of your level, fill out the form as best you can and we will figure out the right level for you. Class times and schedules may also change depending on when we have the right class for you.
We will check your application and communicate with you to confirm the right class for you to join. Please reply to our email to confirm your course. Once you are ready to join the course, we will send you a payment request to enroll.
Students can pay a NT$1000 deposit to enroll in the course. The deposit will be deducted from the total tuition and the remaining tuition could be paid on the first day of class. Students can also pay the full tuition 1 week in advance to receive a NT$200 early bird discount.
Once your deposit or tuition fee is received you will be officially enrolled in the course. We will send an enrollment confirmation within 1 business day.