(Mandarin) Chinese school in Taipei: Taiwan Mandarin Institute

From 275.- GBP
306.- EUR
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Key points

  • No need for a visa for European citizens, up to 90 days
  • School located in the town centre with an on-site residence
  • Classes in mini-groups with dedicated teachers
  • Activities and excursions in an urban environment and exceptional natural surroundings

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Residence, Studio
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, France, etc..

The school is located in the city center, on the 2nd, 3rd and 12th floors of a modern building. It stands out thanks to its small classes (3 students / class on average, max 6) and dynamic teachers. A well-respected institution, the school teaches Mandarin in close connection with its rich culture. In the 20 air-conditioned classrooms, equipped with the latest technologies, students from all over the world are challenged and guided throughout the course by native teachers. The metro is a minute’s walk away and all around the school, a wealth of restaurants, shops and bars invite you to dive into local life.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 338.- GBP
(376.- EUR)
Lessons
16 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals, private bathroom (Executive)
1
376 EUR
760 EUR
821 EUR
2
727 EUR
1415 EUR
1639 EUR
3
1078 EUR
2054 EUR
2396 EUR
4
1263 EUR
2516 EUR
2799 EUR
6
1894 EUR
3737 EUR
4161 EUR
8
2459 EUR
4891 EUR
5457 EUR
12
3622 EUR
7233 EUR
8082 EUR
16
4462 EUR
9253 EUR
10385 EUR
24
6621 EUR
13769 EUR
15467 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer from Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up) 79 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up and drop-off) 147 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 275.- GBP
(306.- EUR)
Lessons
10 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals, private bathroom (Executive)
1
306 EUR
690 EUR
750 EUR
2
610 EUR
1298 EUR
1522 EUR
3
915 EUR
1891 EUR
2233 EUR
4
1192 EUR
2445 EUR
2728 EUR
6
1803 EUR
3645 EUR
4070 EUR
8
2414 EUR
4846 EUR
5412 EUR
12
3636 EUR
7247 EUR
8096 EUR
16
4858 EUR
9649 EUR
10781 EUR
24
7302 EUR
14451 EUR
16149 EUR
Extra week (24+)
306 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer from Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up) 79 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up and drop-off) 147 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one course, 20 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 550.- GBP
(612.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals, private bathroom (Executive)
1
612 EUR
995 EUR
1056 EUR
2
1220 EUR
1907 EUR
2132 EUR
3
1829 EUR
2806 EUR
3147 EUR
4
2383 EUR
3636 EUR
3919 EUR
6
3605 EUR
5448 EUR
5872 EUR
8
4827 EUR
7259 EUR
7825 EUR
12
7272 EUR
10883 EUR
11732 EUR
16
9716 EUR
14506 EUR
15638 EUR
24
14605 EUR
21753 EUR
23451 EUR
Extra week (24+)
612 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer from Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up) 79 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Taoyuan Intl. (pick-up and drop-off) 147 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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32 students gave their opinion about this school

30 years old - Austria
/ 5
Etwas älteres Schulgebäude, WC-Anlagen und Küche schon etwas lediert. Kleine Klassenräume.Sprachkurs selbst sehr gut. Sehr motivierte Lehrkräfte. Sehr großer sprachlicher Fortschritt. Privatunterricht sehr gut.
1 week, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, sehr viel Fortschritt im Sprechen. »
Top tips
« 101 Gebäude. »
20 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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49 years old - Germany
/ 5
Professioneller Einzelunterricht , welcher sich an einem Lehrbuch richtet. etwas trocken.Die Schule im 12. Stock eines Hochhauses , recht klein, eng, und durch Strasse laut.
1 week, May – June 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
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31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das Institut ist sehr gut eingerichtet und Taiwan hat mir, besonders wegen den Menschen, sehr gut gefallen. Einzig die Bücher für den Kurs sind etwas umständlich gestalten. Es brauchst jeweils noch ein Buch in pinyin, da Übungen teilweise nicht übersetzt sind. Das kann auch Sinn machen aber so hat man sehr viel Material.
2 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja auf jeden Fall habe ich Fortschritte erzielt. Ich habe quasi von Null angefangen und konnte schon die ersten wichtigen basics lernen. »
School highlights
« Besonders die Lehrkräfte sind sehr gut und überaus freundlich. Sie freuen sich auch über die Menschen und die Kultur zu reden. Was ich genau so wichtig finde wie die Sprache. »
Top tips
« Ich konnte das Sylvester Feuerwerk am 101 erleben. Sehr eindrücklich, leider war es regnerisch. »
59 years old - Germany
/ 5
Meine Vorstellungen hinsichtlich des Sprachkurses und des Ortes wurden vollständig erfüllt. Dem ist eigentlich nichts hinzuzufügen. Kleine Gruppen bis max. 6 Teilnehmer sind sehr gut;natürlich ist ein Großteil der Teilnehmer jung, d.h. im "üblichen Studentenalter"; dennoch sind alle Altersklassen vertreten - und für das Lernen ist es meiner Meinung nach auch völlig irrelevant! Die zentrale Lage, d.h. U-Bahn-Anschluss und fußläufig zur Schule (ca. 12 Minuten) ist hervorragend!
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, allein 2 Wochen geben jede Menge zusätzlichen Input, jedoch muss das Bestreben sein, auch nach (!) dem Aufenthalt vor Ort in Deutschland an der Sprache dranzubleiben! »
School highlights
« Unkomplizierter Zugang und Umgang mit allen TeilnehmernEinsatzbereitschaft und Engagement der Lehrkräfte! »
35 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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66 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Séjour linguistique absolument réussi. Petits groupes classe, excellent matériel et surtout professeurs très compétents. Enseignante moi-même, je suis admirative de la qualité de l'enseignement de mes jeunes collègues taiwanais. Excellente école pour ceux qui veulent améliorer leur chinois. Les compétences des enseignants ne se limitent pas à la seule étude de la langue, ils ont une très bonne connaissance de la littérature et de la civilisation chinoises. Excursions très bien organisées. Elles offrent un éventail d'activités très diverses qui vont de l'opéra chinois au cours de surf. Très bien pensé. Je trouve que les écoles occidentales ont beaucoup à apprendre de TMI: cette école illustre ce que doit être un établissement scolaire: sérieux, exigeant, agréable et très compétent.
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, incontestablement. L'excellent enseignement ajouté au travail personnel ne peut qu'être fructueux. »
School highlights
« Excellent enseignement. De plus, on n'a pas toujours les mêmes enseignants, ce qui est pédagogiquement bénéfique et la communication entre eux est parfaite. Autre point positif: le matériel scolaire. le personnel administratif est à l'écoute et bienveillant. »
25 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
Les gens sont vraiment accueillants . Beaucoup de belles rencontres , de belles personnes avec le coeur sur la main . Mais je pense qu'avant de partir dans n'importe quel pays il faut tout d'abord partir sans préjugés , avec un esprit ouvert sur le monde et sur les gens . Les professeurs sont compétents , ils prennent vraiment le temps de voir si tout les points sont acquis ou non . Ils ont beaucoup de pédagogie.
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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36 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
I've had a great time learning in Taipei! Everything was well organized and my teachers were great! Only the weather in the last few weeks could have been better. Especially the teachers were great, I was looking forward to going to school every day. Concerning the organization and the school in general there were no issues at all. Very free in choosing topics. All the teachers were open to any question and happy to help with anything that came up during my stay there.
8 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Especially my listening and speaking. Mostly from the immersion in the city plus the many hours of school. »
School highlights
« Great teachers »

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Student residence
Ideally located in the city centre near the lively Shi-da district and 5 minutes’ walk from the school, this modern residence is very popular with international students. Offering air conditioning and high-speed cable internet and Wi-Fi throughout, the residence includes 9 single rooms, 2 toilets, 4 showers, 3 full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a common lounge and a laundry room. All rooms come with a plasma TV, free wifi, hairdryer, kettle and desk. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Private apartment
In the Taipei city centre, in the lively Shi-da area, just 7 minutes’ walk from the school, you can stay in an air-conditioned studio with all the conveniences, including a private bathroom, study area, safety deposit box, big-screen TV and high-speed internet access via Wi-Fi and cable. There are laundry facilities on-site. Bed linen and towels are supplied and weekly housekeeping is included. Two options are available:
- “Executive” studio: cooking facilities (refrigerator, oven, kettle, microwave) but no separate kitchen
- “Deluxe-kitchen” studio: a separate, fully-equipped kitchen is available (oven, hotplates, refrigerator, toaster, kettle)

In the centre of Taipei, you are right in the heart of the action: stroll about the markets, explore temples or buy a miracle beverage in a Chinese shop smelling of spices and wild flowers. Taipei is a city where you can travel everywhere in complete safety. Rest in the shadow of what was once the highest tower in the world, Taipei 101. Take advantage of the school’s social programme to get to know the other international students: eat out in a restaurant, explore historic Taipei sights, visit monuments and museums and sign up for the Chinese calligraphy introduction class. In the school building, impromptu evenings will give you the opportunity to get to know the other participants and enjoy the diversity. On Friday, classes end at 1pm, which means students can plan longer excursions on the island or overnight visits to Hong Kong.

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