Recommendation for Learning Chinese in Taipei
Great website: nice and clear and really helpful.
I am about to come to Taiwan to learn Mandarin and wondered whether I could ask you a question.
It was always my intention to study at TLI one to one so I was, of course, delighted to read your recommendation for learning Chinese like that.
But I have one question:
If I studied one to one at TLI in Taipei as opposed to Taichung would there be a big difference in quality and my progress?
I know you say here that TLI Taichung is the best place to learn and I am really tempted to go for that option. However, I am interested in doing martial arts for health in my free time and Taipei seems to be the best place for that.
However, if there is a big difference in quality between TLI Taichung and TLI Taipei I would go for Taichung as learning Mandarin if the most important thing for me.
My plan is to learn one to one for 6 months to start with and then take things from there.
I would be very grateful if you could advise me.
Look forward to hearing from you.
First, thank you for taking the time to visit Taiwanese-Secrets.com
I have actually heard very good things about the TLI Mandarin language institute in Taipei. If you think you would like to live in Taipei city to learn martial arts, then go for it - I'm sure the Taipei TLI branch also has great teachers and I heard that their system and material is pretty much the same. Also, Taipei is an amazing city that has tons of good restaurants, great nightlife, cafes, English bookstores, the Taipei 101, old temples... I'm sure you won't regret it!
Keep me updated Tim! Good luck in your Chinese studies!
Thanks for replying so quickly: it was much appreciated.
Still trying to get my head around the visa procedure and the prospect of trying to find accommodation when there is daunting, but I hope to fly out around mid November.
I still haven't decided on Taipei/Taichung but I AM thinking of starting off at 15 hours one to one at TLI and then go to 25 hours a week! Really going for it!
There is also an American in Taipei who may be able to advise me on Chinese medicine: I would eventually like to train in acupuncture and tuina.
Thanks once again for your advice and the excellent website.
All the best