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Taiwan Mandarin InstituteTaipei, Taiwan

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

13 students - overall rating
2F, No.335, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Road - 106 Taipei - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • Student private apartments located a 30 second walk to class
  • Free cultural and social activities.
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.7/5.0)
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

Location: Taiwan Mandarin Institute is located at a prime position in the capital city of Taiwan, to the North of the island. Taipei has a very contested history and a highlight to visit whilst in the Capital city is the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a memorial erected for a former president, which is 20 minutes from Taiwan Mandarin Institute. In close proximity to the Memorial Hall are a number of train stations that are well connected to all major cities in Taiwan. As travelling by train has been rated as one of the best ways to visit the country, students will be able to do this with ease.

Getting around: Taiwan Manderin Institute has a subway station, Taipower Building Station, seconds from the front day meaning students are able to explore the city during their free time. Coupled with the city’s interesting past, there is also a modern twist to Taipei which should not be missed. Shi-men Ting shopping neighbourhood is just 15 minutes on the subway and Taipei 101, a magnificent skyscraper, impossible to miss, can be visited in a 30 minutes metro ride.

Social and Cultural: In order to get to grips with a new language, a great method is to combine the learning with activities that can help plant the seed of understanding. There is a great emphasis on the importance of this at Taiwan Manderine Institute and the school offers an evening social event three times a week for students to socialise with both their classmates and their teachers as well as experience the depth of the Taiwanese culture. The class content and form is of equal importance and all teachers are fully trained and with over 2 years experience of teaching Taiwanese.

Chinese Courses

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Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

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  • Course notes
    Course notes2/15
  • Individual attention
    Individual attention3/15
  • Conversation practise
    Conversation practise4/15
  • Copy from the board
    Copy from the board5/15
  • Detailed notes
    Detailed notes6/15
  • Class in progress
    Class in progress7/15
  • Accomodation
    Accomodation8/15
  • Office space
    Office space9/15
  • lessons
    lessons10/15
  • Explaining carefully
    Explaining carefully11/15
  • School
    School12/15
  • Team rowing
    Team rowing13/15
  • Youth lessons
    Youth lessons14/15
  • Convivial mealtime
    Convivial mealtime15/15
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating of
Taiwan Mandarin Institute, Taipei
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (3 ratings)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Students 18-30 years (4 ratings)
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Students 31-49 years (4 ratings)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Students 50+ years (2 ratings)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Student opinions about Taiwan Mandarin Institute, Taipei

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were excellent. And it is really helpful to have an option where you can jump in at any time with almost any schedule. I don't think it's easy to accommodate a student for a random three-week session.
Disliked
The textbooks had a number of problems. The fit between student and class was a bit off.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
10. Sep. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Great teachers that understand our specific needs. Loved that when my group class classmates left, I had private, one-to-one lessons.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Fantastic. So, so helpful in getting my Mandarin to a near-conversational level.
Course: Intensive Course [Chinese] - 4 weeks
9. Sep. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher was very good at English and organised the lessons well. It was very challenging, but you also learnt a lot.
Disliked
Personally, I would have preferred a little less vocabulary and a little more writing exercises. The course was too difficult for absolute beginners, but just right for me.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The small class size allows for a lot of co-design of lessons.
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
11. Dec. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Great atmosphere. Very professional teachers. The cultural outings are great. Highly recommend!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: 7 semaines Intensive Combo Course (16 group + 8 individual) + 4 semaines Intensive - 11 weeks
4. Apr. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Highly dedicated teachers, friendly atmosphere. You feel like going there.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I was positively surprised
Course: Intensive Mandarin Course - 3 weeks
9. Dec. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Instructors were accommodating and competent.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Private Lessons 8 - 4 weeks
11. Jan. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere in the school
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments very satisfied
Course: Private Mandarin Lessons - 2 weeks
30. Oct. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teaching style
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Very satisfied with studying here. The staff smiled and was friendly.
Course: Private Mandarin Lessons - 2 weeks
30. Oct. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Varied lessons
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Mandarin Course - 2 weeks
23. Aug. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of Taiwan Mandarin Institute compared to ratings of all schools in Taiwan

 Taiwan Mandarin Institute TaipeiAverage of all other schools in Taiwan
Overall school rating4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Homestay4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shared flat4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Taiwan Mandarin 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
Students should arrive at 11:00
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Taiwan Mandarin Institute and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoVisa Debit - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
2009
Legal name / parent company
TMI Chinese Co. | Tax registration ID: 5057864356

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 21
    Number of public PC workstations: 1

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 150
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 70
Junior courses - In summer: 30
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
4 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 20
Adult courses Throughout the year: 20
Junior courses In summer: 20
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 19 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Taiwan Mandarin Institute

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
65.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 117 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 32 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 08 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024, 2 Feb 2024, 04 Apr 2024 - 05 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 10 Jun 2024, 17 Sep 2024, 10 Oct 2024, 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
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.

Airport transfer

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport:
84 € one way
155 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Taoyoun International Airport (Taipei).
More details about airports near Taipei and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Taipei page. For flight comparisons to Taipei, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 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
No
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
Baseball-
Cooking-
Dancing1 km
Diving30 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Sailing10 km
Swimming-
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Not offered.

Adults - Paid activities

Elephant Mountain, Taipei 101, CSK Memorial Hall, Rahoe St, Shlin night market, KTV, indoor shrimp fishing, Calligraphy class.

Junior - Free activities

Not offered.

Junior - Paid activities

Elephant Mountain, Taipei 101, CSK Memorial Hall, Rahoe St, Shlin night market, KTV, indoor shrimp fishing, Calligraphy class.

Accommodation

Student Testimonial Videos

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Questions and answers about Taiwan Mandarin Institute

  • Generally, in the Intensive Mandarin Chinese Classes, we cover 2-3 lessons week, or about 100 – 150 new words per week. However, the pace of the class will be determined by the comfort level of the class. We try to place students together that work at approximately the same speed. If you find the class to easy or too difficult you can speak with our reception at any point, who will gladly move your class. Noting on any given week- TMI would have about 15 different class levels running, so finding your exact level or placement is never an issue.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • Yes, All Teachers/Instructors at Taiwan Mandarin Institute are proficient in both Simplified and Traditional formats. The student can choose which format they want to follow and TMI is proud to be one of the only schools in Taiwan to have all course Textbooks and materials in both formats - Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • TMI is very proud to be the only institute in Taiwan to offer a full refund policy. If you book your package in advance and cannot make it to Taiwan, then TMI will refund 100% of your fess without any charges. If you have started your course and in the rare instance concerning both course and accommodation if for whatever reason you are not satisfied the quality, the admissions will offer you a full refund of the remaining fees and accommodation costs provided that you have not completed no more than 30% of your initial booking period. Note that refunds can take up to 60 days to process and will incur a bank transfer fee which is usually 20-25 USD. All refunds must go back to the same source of payment and account holder that paid the initial fees.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • The actual group class time focuses on a conversation and listening/speaking with most of the character learning and writing given as homework’s. This way it allows you to get the most out of your class-time and not spend a large percentage writing out characters. For Private 1/1 Classes, you the student can choose whichever topic you wish, and some students want 90% writing inside the class, then this is fine. Private class content can be determined by you, the student!
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • If you are able to speak and listen at an advanced level but cannot recognize many characters, there are no issues! You will still be placed in the advance level class, and you can then use the Pinyin to read the characters - Note that all materials at TMI includes Pinyin so you do not need to have a proficient level of reading/writing of characters to progress your spoken Mandarin Chinese.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • Yes! Certainly, we have many professionals who visit us from North America, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries to top up their mandarin Chinese skills. Furthermore, if you mention to us that you are a businessperson, we will assign you with a business-experienced teacher. Same if you mention to us that you are a medical professional, then the teacher will adapt and provide medical related vocabularies for your class.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • Yes! TMI has its own accommodation suites located conveniently within 3 minutes walk from the school and also MRT metro station. All rooms are private and there are various suites available from standard student room to a supreme executive suite. Due to TMI owning and managing the majority of its 40 different accommodation suites, this means that you have a dedicated accommodation team to assist you with any questions or requests. All suites are fully furnished and even have weekly cleaning provided. No security deposit is required and all bills are included in the cost.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • TMI has accepted applications as soon as 2 weeks before a course. However, as courses and accommodations at TMI fill up pretty quick, we recommend that students apply 1 to 2 months before they plan to arrive in Taiwan. For the High season months ( June, July, August, September, December and January - We recommend booking about 2-3 months in advance to ensure you get a place at TMI.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • Yes, all students can receive a certificate when the course is finished.
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
  • All of our courses are available on an 1 week – 52 week basis. For our short stay visitors (1- 6 Weeks) we recommend the Combo Intensive 24 hour per week course for rapid progression, and for those who wish to take private classes we recommend 4 hours per day for 5 days per week (20 hours total per week).
    Lisa Lebret, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 02, 2022
    • Morning classes, especially in high season, cannot be guaranteed. The timeframe is only given 2 days before the class starts.
      Mark, Administration from Taiwan Mandarin Institute, Taipei - Jun 28, 2023

FAQ about Taiwan Mandarin Institute, Taipei

  • You can, indeed, book tuition and accommodation! Just let us know what your requests are, and we will be happy to check the availability for you.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 12, 2022
  • The HSK is an examination that determines your level of Chinese. Roughly, like TOEFL or IELTS in English. This exam is required to enter universities to study an academic programme in Chinese (bachelor's, master's, or just learning the language does not count). This means that your goal for your language studies is to get the required HSK level for your further studies.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 03, 2023
  • No, if you are going to study Chinese, you won't need much English! It is another matter if you are going to study in English. The other thing is if you are going to major in English, you will definitely need to have a good English is not as important as Mandarin.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 03, 2023
  • The minimum required age for the intensive course is 16 years, however this is a mixed-age class. There's no maximum age at the school. There might be older students as well.
    Angela Ligartova, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 18, 2023
  • 100% of teachers at Taiwan Mandarin Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Taiwan Mandarin Institute comes from USA with a 20% representation, followed by students from Spain (15%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Taiwan Mandarin Institute offers courses from 4 years to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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