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

You are interested in learning Chinese in Taipei? We have researched all the details about the best Chinese language schools in Taipei for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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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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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Taipei

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 7 reviews

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

Pranav
India

Rating: 4

4.0 | 1 review

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

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

Vojtech
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 3 reviews

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

Mirjam
Netherlands

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 7 reviews

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

Sébastien
France

Key Facts about Taipei

In terms of quality of life Taipei reached place number 84 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 7,872,000

Time zone: +18h. (GMT +8)

Region: Taipei,

Currency: TWD (1 TWD = 0.0357 USD)

Name of city in Chinese: 台北

Taipei quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (11 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 27 (rankings of universities in Taipei)

High season: October

Low season: March

Average course price per week: 319 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Taiwan average):64.64 TWD (60% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 110 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Taipei

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66.2 °F66.2 °F68 °F73.4 °F77 °F80.6 °F82.4 °F82.4 °F80.6 °F77 °F71.6 °F69.8 °F
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92mm136mm167mm157mm210mm297mm239mm276mm245mm107mm69mm74mm

Events in TaipeiBest time to take a language course in Taipei

October
Double Ten Festival
Double Ten Festival

10 October 2021The 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.

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, 145,00 TWD, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Taoyuan Airport T2, The Ambassador Hotel Tapei

Taxi: 2459 TWD, 30 minutes drive to city center of Taipei

Direct international flights from:
  • Australia: Brisbane, Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • USA: Chicago O'Hare International, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, New York John F. Kennedy, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International
  • New Zealand: Christchurch
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International

    FAQ about schools 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.
  • Taiwan Mandarin Institute was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Student Residence' 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 4.5 stars out of 5.
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