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Gateway Chinese InstituteKaohsiung, Taiwan

Chinese courses at this language school can not be booked on our site. The information is provided in order to orient our visitors about the complete range of language course options available in Kaohsiung.

Location: The campus is perched on the side of a mountain overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. All are just 20 minutes from the city centre.

Additional information: Taiwan’s second-largest city and one of the largest container ports in the world, Kaohsiung (高雄; gāoxióng) makes the ideal introduction to Taiwan. It’s a modern megacity blossoming with authentic Taiwanese culture.

Its architectural and historic sights are enhanced by a large number of lush parks, outdoor cafés and bars, art galleries and museums, two swimming beaches and 1200 sprawling acres of pristine forest within the city area– all linked by a spanking-new transport system. The older districts of Zuoying, Yancheng and Cijin Island contain plenty of historic sights along with a smattering of traditional snack stalls and multicultural cuisine, while modern Kaohsiung is best taken in with an evening stroll along the Love River or True Love Pier or perhaps a visit to soaring 85 Sky Tower close to its bustling shopping districts.
  • The language school Gateway Chinese Institute was founded in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2014.
  • Legal name / parent company: Gateway Chinese Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 24664689 (company ID)

Chinese Courses

General Language

Information for all courses offered by Gateway Chinese Institute

Comments about courses

These courses are only available to students who are outside of Taiwan at the time of booking.

Supplement for single room in residence: TWD 5000 per week

Extra one-to-one lessons: TWD 8000 for 10 lessons per week
All courses include tuition, textbooks, accommodation, airport pickup, university and city orientation packs, ongoing support from staff and coordinators, pronunciation and tone improvement workshops and access to online learning platform.

Lesson duration
60 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
22 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 14 May 2024, 01 Oct 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Chinese language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 240 12
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 480 24
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 540 27
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 600 30
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 660 33
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students


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  • Excursions in Kaohsiung
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  • Gateway Chinese Institute logo
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  • Socialising
    Socialising 5/8
  • Views of Kaohsiung
    Views of Kaohsiung6/8
  • Seeing Kaohsiung
    Seeing Kaohsiung7/8
  • Enjoying the outdoors
    Enjoying the outdoors8/8

Gateway Chinese Institute

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Chinese teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Gateway Chinese Institute and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Gym

  • Volleyball court

  • Basketball court

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 30
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 30
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 70
Junior courses - In summer: 30
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 19 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from Philippines do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 14 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
316 TWD
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet8 km
Baseball4 km
Basketball4 km
Cooking8 km
Dancing8 km
Diving60 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf15 km
Ice Hockey18 km
Music5 km
Rugby6 km
Sailing5 km
Swimming8 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga4 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Video about leisure activities at Gateway Chinese Institute Kaohsiung
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)


Student opinions about Gateway Chinese Institute, Kaohsiung

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
The experience felt in the setting and operations of the School as observed at the Kaoshiung Teaching location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The Director of Gateway Chinese Institute and his team went above and beyond! Their dedication and professionalism are forever etched in my memory as: I was a last-minute registrant, I had specific aims for this linguistic journey and some specific interests for the cultural section of the program! I appreciate all the hard work that Director Nic and this staff put into fulfilling it all ...despite the very short notice. Their thoughtfulness when from coordinating my pick-up from an out-of town area to ...working hard to see about the delivery of a special cultural component I was interested in ...and even on a Sunday!! Also the lodging was very well chosen and thus made the logistics of getting timely to and from class class very convenient.
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Continuous success and Blessings! I shall definitely recommend GCI!
Course: Full Immersion Course 25 private lessons - SINGLE ROOM - 1 week
27. Mar. 2018


4F, 77 Lìwén Rd - 813 Kaohsiung
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Questions and answers about Gateway Chinese Institute

  • As long as you are not yet in there, you can book the course.

    If you are already in Taiwan, unfortunately, it is not possible. As we are sponsored by local government to market our services to students outside of Taiwan and promote Kaohsiung as an education tourism destination, we cannot accept students if they are already in here.

    These are, unfortunately, the guidelines we need to follow as set out by our local government sponsors.
    Durgham , Director from Gateway Chinese Institute, Kaohsiung - Apr 18, 2023

FAQ about Gateway Chinese Institute,

  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Gateway varies from 1 students (Full Immesion Intensive Private Course 15) to 10 students (Full Immersion Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Gateway Chinese Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Gateway Chinese Institute comes from USA with a 30% representation, followed by students from England (20%) and Germany (15%).
  • Gateway Chinese Institute offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.

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