(Mandarin) Chinese school in Taipei: Taiwan Mandarin Institute

From 306.- EUR
approx 275.- GBP
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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..
ratings
28 authentic opinions

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..
ratings
28 authentic opinions

The school is located in the centre of Taipei, on the 12th floor of a modern building. It distinguishes itself with very small classes (max. 6 students/class, avg. 3 students/class) and dynamic teachers. A well-respected institution, the school makes a point of teaching Mandarin Chinese in close relation to its rich culture. In the nine air-conditioned classrooms equipped with the latest technology, students from all over the world, including from Hong Kong, 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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  • Activity programme
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  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 356.-
(about GBP 316.-)
Lessons
16 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
356
720
776
2
683
1283
1540
3
1011
1882
2248
4
1185
2196
2625
6
1779
3593
3933
8
2307
4701
5154
12
3394
6948
7628
16
4180
8894
9800
24
6196
13230
14590
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.02 / 10.10.2018

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

Private Tuition (10)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 286.-
(about GBP 254.-)
Lessons
10 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
286
650
706
2
570
1170
1427
3
854
1725
2091
4
1113
2124
2553
6
1685
3499
3839
8
2257
4651
5104
12
3401
6955
7635
16
4545
9259
10165
24
6833
13867
15227
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.02 / 10.10.2018

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

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 571.-
(about GBP 506.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
571
935
991
2
1139
1739
1996
3
1709
2580
2946
4
2227
3238
3667
6
3369
5183
5523
8
4511
6905
7358
12
6795
10349
11029
16
9079
13793
14699
24
13647
20681
22041
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.02 / 10.10.2018

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

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 376.-
(about GBP 333.-)
Lessons
16 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
376
760
821
2
727
1415
1639
3
1078
2054
2396
4
1263
2516
2799
6
1894
3737
4161
8
2459
4891
5457
12
3622
7233
8082
16
4462
9253
10385
24
6621
13769
15467
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2019

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

Private Tuition (10)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 306.-
(about GBP 271.-)
Lessons
10 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
306
690
750
2
610
1298
1522
3
915
1891
2233
4
1192
2445
2728
6
1803
3645
4070
8
2414
4846
5412
12
3636
7247
8096
16
4858
9649
10781
24
7302
14451
16149
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2019

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

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 611.-
(about GBP 542.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals
1
612
995
1056
2
1220
1907
2132
3
1829
2806
3147
4
2383
3636
3919
6
3605
5448
5872
8
4827
7259
7825
12
7272
10883
11732
16
9716
14506
15638
24
14605
21753
23451
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.01.2019

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

Options/Extras

Airport pick-up (Taoyuan Intl.) 78 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Taoyuan Intl.) 157 EUR
Airport pick-up (Taoyuan Intl.) 79 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Taoyuan Intl.) 147 EUR

Other accommodation options

Studio, single room, no meals (Deluxe-kitchen)
Studio, single room, no meals (Deluxe-kitchen)

Course info

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.

4.4/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
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Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

28 students gave their opinion about this school

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)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (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)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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36 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (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)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (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 »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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77 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich habe meinen Aufenthalt in Taipeh sehr genossen. Das TMI hat sehr schöne und z.T. auch grosse Räumlichkeiten. Die Lehrer/innen sind sehr kompetent und bestens ausgerüstet (Laptop). Ich wurde wohl in eine zu gute Klasse eingeteilt und musste am Anfang sehr viel "nacharbeiten", was bei der enormen Hitze nicht einfach war. Ein Plus war, dass mein Studio nur ein Stockwerk über dem Kurszentrum lag..... Das Durchschnittsalter = ohne mich berechnet....Erschwerend war, dass das Lehrmittel in der alten Schreibweise abgefasst ist und wir so ständig zwischen den (zusätzlichen) Mandarin- und den Taiwan-Büchern hin und her jonglieren mussten. Das Kursmaterial ist aber sehr gut. Es werden jeweils an drei Abenden verschiedene Aktivitäten angeboten (Teezeremonie, KTV, Shopingtour, Tempelführungen etc...)
6 weeks, September – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Die Lage der Schule - Nähe Metro - Nähe NightMarket - einfach alles in der Nähe.... »
Top tips
« Geld wechseln! »
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sichere und saubere Stadt. Nette Menschen. Ich habe ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch erhalten. Zusätzlich gab es Kopien. Sehr günstige Freizeitaktivitäten 3 mal pro Woche. Sehr empfehlenswerte Destination. Die Unterkunft war grossartig.
3 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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School highlights
« Die meisten Lehrkräfte verfügten über sehr gute Englischkenntnisse. »
Top tips
« Elephant Mountain, Taipei Zoo (sehr günstiger Eintrittspreis ca. 2 Fr.), Eslite Bookstore (CDs von asiatischen Künstlern kaufen), Taipei 101 Shopping Mall, Night Market »
21 years old - Canada
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
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School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Mon séjour à Taipei m'a forcé à parler en mandarin puisque les personnes là-bas ne savent pas parler anglais (pour la plupart). La pratique m'a permis de faire des efforts et de progresser énormément. »

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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 nine single rooms, two toilets, three full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a common lounge and a laundry room. All rooms come with a plasma TV, hairdryer, kettle and desk. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Private apartment
In the Taipei city centre in the lively Shi-da area, just 2 minutes’ walk from the school, you can stay in an air-conditioned studio with all the conveniences, including a private bathroom, study area, 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)

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 nine single rooms, two toilets, three full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a common lounge and a laundry room. All rooms come with a plasma TV, hairdryer, kettle and desk. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Private apartment
In the Taipei city centre in the lively Shi-da area, just 2 minutes’ walk from the school, you can stay in an air-conditioned studio with all the conveniences, including a private bathroom, study area, 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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