6 Best language schools in Taipei (ranked based on student reviews)

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Overall attractiveness of Taipei
12 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Taipei

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Taipei

Taiwan Mandarin Institute

Great teachers that understand our specific needs. Loved that when my group class classmates left, I had private, one-to-one lessons.

9 September 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 8 reviews
LTL Mandarin School

Alex (the director) and the teachers were great, very professional and dedicated.

19 June 2019
Course: Small Group - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 1 review
Globe Mandarin School

Small groups, excellent teachers, the assessment was spot on! Good teaching method, very lively and interesting lessons with equal focus on reading and speaking.
A canteen would have been great. This makes it easier to meet new people.

1 November 2018
Course: Intensive Mandarin Course - 1 week
Student age: 50 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 3 reviews
Taiwan Mandarin Institute

Highly dedicated teachers, friendly atmosphere. You feel like going there.
I was positively surprised

9 December 2014
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 8 reviews
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Interesting information about Taipei

Why Taipei? Taipei is a modern metropolis known for its high level of technological ...
advancement and lively street-food scene and many night markets. Its a city whose beauty lies in its blend of Chinese culture with that of a curious Japanese fusion, Southeast Asian and American influences. Although in a big city, it’s easy to find a quiet oasis in one of the many green parks dotted around the city. Full of cultural energy and atmosphere Taipei is sure to have something to interest every type of visitor.
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Key Facts about Taipei

Population:   7,872,000
Time zone: -1h. (GMT +8)
Region: Taiwan, T’ai-pei Shih
Currency: TWD (1 TWD = 40.6541 KRW)
Name of city in Chinese: 台北
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Taiwan in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Taiwan on the official website - .
High season: December
Low season: January
Average course price per week (High season): 17,250 THB
Average course price per week (Low season): 409 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:85* (15% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:98* (2% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:67* (33% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (Taiwan average): 75.94 TWD
    (28% cheaper than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 110 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Taipei

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Events in TaipeiBest time to take a language course in Taipei

Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival

February 2023Fifteen days after Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Lantern Festival. It is normally held at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial of Taipei and the theme is always the zodiac animal of the new year. The event features thousands of lanterns, traditional lion and dragon dances and Buddhist processions.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

February 2023Possibly the most famous and important event in Taiwan, Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated with parading dragons, acrobatics shows and traditional dances culminating in a giant fireworks show.

Double Ten Festival
Double Ten Festival

10 October 2023The National Day of Taiwan and China, Double Ten, celebrates the uprising against the Qing dynasty on October 10th, 1911. Events include a military parade in front of the Presidential Building while open air and street shows of traditional songs, dances and martial arts are showcased.

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

November 2023The most important yearly event in Chinese cinema and one of the most renowned film festivals in the world, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival presents awards to the best movies of the year and invites everyone to discover the richness of Chinese cinema.

What to do in Taipei

Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille du Midi
Bao'an Temple
Bao'an Temple
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Beitou Hot Spring Park
Beitou Hot Spring Park
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Arrival airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International (TPE) - 30 km. from Taipei city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Taoyuan Airport T2, The Ambassador Hotel Tapei

Taxi: 30 minutes drive to city center of Taipei

Public transportation in Taipei

FAQ about schools in Taipei

  • Taiwan Mandarin Institute has received the best overall rating in Taipei.
  • Globe Mandarin School, located in 6th Floor,No.191,Section 3, Roosevelt Road has been voted as the school with the best location in Taipei.
  • 'Private Studio' at Taiwan Mandarin Institute is the best rated accommodation in Taipei.
  • The student price index in Taipei is 67.3. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Taipei with 4.6 stars out of 5.
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