Intensive Mandarin Chinese in Taipei

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    Study Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan
    Intensive Language Courses – 16 hrs / wk
    Start any Monday – Minimum age is 16 yrs
    2 wks: $995 / 4 wks: $1595 USD

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    PROGRAM

    Study intensive Mandarin language and Chinese culture, 16 hours (classes) per week. Small class sizes (6 – 8). Placement test given upon arrival check-in. Instructors are native teachers trained to teach Mandarin as a 2nd language. A wide range of activities and excursions also provided. Housing is provided in a student type residence within walking distance. Arrival (check-in) on a Sunday, and departure on Saturday. Minimum age is 16 yrs. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Available year-around.

    Start on any Monday. Early registration advised.Join us !

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    LOCATION

    Taipei, Taiwan (central location in city).

    COURSES & ACTIVITIES:

    Mandarin Language courses: 16 hrs (lessons) per week, M-F. Start every Monday at 9:00 am, or 11:00 am.
    Classes conducted in the morning(9-11), Noon Class (11am – 1pm), Afternoon (2-4), and Evenings (7-9).

    Levels offered are: Beginner, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced.

    * Cultural Program is also provided; activities and nearby excursions. Details provided upon check-in orientation.

    4 LEVELS: A1/A2, B1, B2, C1:

    Level A1 / A2 (Beginner): No previous lessons (or some). Starts with the elementary basics in Chinese pronunciation, tone emphasis, basic communication skills, Chinese characters, and simple sentence formation (structure). Speak 350 – 450 words upon completion.

    Level B1 (Lower Intermediate): studies more complicated sentence structures used in everyday conversation (such as “Let’s introduce ourselves”, “What time is it”, ect. Covers the typical daily conversations on the street, at the market, at a restaurant, at the bank exchange office, at the post office, at the hotel, getting a Taxi, talking about your home and family, and daily schedule. By the end of this course, the students can expect to speak 800 – 900 words after completion.

    Level B2 (intermediate): aims at improving speaking and extending vocabulary. By studying literary texts of average difficulty, as well as journalistic publications (newspapers & magazines), and also by listening to radio and tv broadcasts. Overall, the student is expected to become an independent speaker, improving their comprehension ability and producing texts. Student can expect to speak 1000 – 1500 words after completion.

    Level C1 (advanced): improving and refining vocabulary,special terminology, phraseology, and acquisition of stylistic, contemporary). Student is expected to become an experimented speaker, able to obtain such a high level of proficiency- almost as a native speaker. Using both literary, and non-literary texts, according to what the student is interested in….as well as continued listening to media broadcasts. Student can expect to speak 1500 – 2500 words after completion.

    Certificate of Completion (attendance) is awarded to each student. Students can earn 1 transfer credit per week.

    * Note: You are encouraged to bring a wireless enabled laptop. Wifi connection at the school building, and at the accommodations. Also, there are several “wifi hotspots” in the city.

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    HOUSING

    Students are lodged in nice, modern, private student type flats (furnished studios), with other students in complex. Close by school (walking distance about 6 minutes). Common area includes media room (TV), Games, and large fully equipped kitchen. Early registration advised to book a room. Cost $375 USD per week. No meals included. Bed linens and towels provided. Laundry facility provided. Allow extra funds for meals / food ($150 USD per week approx). Can also cook own meals in student housing.

    * Check-in on Sunday. Check-out on Saturday.

    Family 2 Bedroom Apartments also available. Inquire if interested.

    Note: Can arrange own housing if you prefer.

    DATES & FEES

    Start on any Monday

    PROGRAM FEES: (housing not included)

    2 weeks: $995 USD

    4 weeks: $1595 USD

    * Addtl week cost: $300 USD extra. Housing & meals not included (extra).

    * Cultural program included (activities and some excursions).
    Schedule provided at arrival orientation

    * National Holidays – school closed, plus Christmas (Dec 25), and New Years Day (Jan 1st).
    * Chinese New Year Holidays (varies per year)
    .

    REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum age is 16 yrs. Open to all students and adults worldwide.

    No Visa needed for the 1st 90 days, for citizens of several countries, including USA, Canada, and UK.
    Check with Taiwan Consulate (Embassy) for details. Passport required for entry.

    * CSA will send the Admissions (Invitation Letter) with your confirmation documents.

    * Also, be sure to have “global insurance” (Sanitary Insurance – Medical & Accidental).
    CSA will suggest insurance providers in your Confirmation (admission) Docs.

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    ARRIVAL

    Plan on check-in the day before (Sun). Program starts on a Monday, ends on Friday.
    Check-out Saturdays.

    * Airport pick-up / drop off is available if desired. Cost extra – pay there. Email us your flight arrival info.

    Less expensive airport ground transportation easily available to / from airport.
    Check a current travel book (or app) for Taipei for details.

    Register Now – to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.