• Taiwan
Jan 15, 2020
Oct 28, 2011
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About Program

Study Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan at the National Taiwan Normal University. The program takes place at the Mandarin Training Center, which is currently the biggest and most well known Chinese language center in the world. Students from over 70 countries come to this program to learn Chinese as a second language.

Interested students vary in their reasons for learning Chinese as a second language. Some come for employment reasons, others to be able to interact with a Chinese speaking culture. Check out the link above to see more details for this program!

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Yes, I recommend this program

NTNU Has A Pretty Swell Program

I spent 6 months at NTNU's Mandarin Training Center and this is my overall impression:

- Some really great teachers.
- Central, easy location.
- Multicultural classes with students from all over the world. Class sizes are kept small.
- Plenty of great resources for students who want to immerse themselves in the language.
- Lots of excursions and cultural classes are offered as well; great way to meet other students.
- Priced well.

- NTNU doesn't help you find housing or take care of odds and ends when you arrive in Taipei. You're on your own.
- Some teachers are awful. You might have to switch classes, which isn't a huge deal and can easily be done.
- I found the women in the administrative office to be complete beasts.
- Very involved, but it has to be. I wouldn't sign up unless you have a lot of time to devote to class, homework, and labs. (several hours per day, you're basically a full time student).

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