Chinese Learning Center
Mandarin is increasingly being recognized as an important language in the world. Furthermore, about
one-fifth of the world's population speaks some form of Chinese. Mandarin, however, is consistently
rated as one of the most difficult languages for Westerners to learn. It is thus especially important that the
right program be selected. Here in Kainan Chinese Learning Center, you have more than one option in
terms of locations, programs, text materials and schedule
The Mandarin Classes, dedicated to the teaching of Chinese culture and Chinese as a second language,
aim at offering a variety of Chinese courses that acquaint foreigners and overseas Chinese with the
essence of the Chinese language and culture as well as at strengthening international friendship through
the promotion of cultural exchange.
3. Academic Calendar in 2009
Registration Fee: NTD$500
Term Length/ Application deadline Application deadline in
Periods of Study in Taiwan foreign country
Fall Sep.1 – Nov. 9 NT$22,500 Aug.15 Aug.1
Winter Dec.1 – Feb. 9 NT$22,500 Nov.15 Nov.1
1. Tuition does not include book fees and other teaching materials, service fees for document
applications or insurance premium.
2. Application in Taiwan: 2 weeks before the new term begins.
3. Application in foreign countries: 1 month before the new term begins (based on the date shown on
the postal stamp)
4. Course Offerings
I. General Courses
Class Basic Elementary Intermediate Advanced
Duration 15 hours per week 15 hours per week 15 hours per week 15 hours per week
Time Morning 09:00~12:00
A Total of
Description of General Courses
A. Basic Level
This class is for students with no background in Chinese. Introduction to the writing system,
and emphasis on the fundamental vocabulary and structure of Chinese are required for basic
B. Elementary Level
This is a follow-up to the Basic Level. An increased emphasis will be paid to reading and
writing skills in Chinese, as related to basic personal needs. Reading and writing are substantially
accelerated, and oral practice is based on reading materials. Students will be trained to read and
write letters, short paragraphs and essays in Chinese characters.
C. Intermediate Level
After the students have completed Basic Chinese and Elementary Chinese or their Mandarin
proficiency is equivalent to that at the elementary level. Emphasis is put on reading narrative texts,
and understanding authentic oral texts. Writing assignments stress skills necessary for basic
personal needs and tasks necessary for writing social correspondence. In particular, readings and
discussions (written and oral) of works on contemporary cultural and social life in the vernacular are
emphasized in class.
D. Advanced Level
This level is designed to familiarize students with the language commonly used in of print and
broadcast media, with a focus on news media. Students will learn strategies and tactics applicable to
newspaper reading, both skimming Chinese texts for basic content and reading intensively for
Basic Elementary Intermediate Advanced
Pronunciation Dialogue Intermediate Mandarin Media Chinese
Basic Dialogue Grammar and Writing Advance Mandarin
Basic Vocabulary Chinese Stories Business Mandarin
Basic Grammar Basic Mandarin
II. Individual Classes (Tutorial): To be arranged individually
The academic year consists of three-month terms (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, and 3rd Quarter and 4th
Application deadline: 2 weeks prior to the term
After discussion, students and teachers begin to plan the curriculum.
5. Application Procedure
1. Before the designated application deadline for the specific term, the students should submit the
required registration documents.
2. We will send notification of acceptance of registration to successful applicants 10 days (Not
including holidays) after the closing date for applications.
3. After receiving notification of acceptance of enrollment, students should fix their visa. According to
ROC regulations, overseas students must be enrolled for 15 or more hours of class per week to be
designated as "formal students", and thus able to be granted a student visa.
4. Flow Chart of Visitor Visa Application
All applicants should submit the following by the application deadline:
1. Two copies of completed application form, including three 2-inches photos.
2. Recent health certification (within six months). The applicant must submit a general statement
(or standardized form) signed by a certified doctor stating the applicant's overall health and
including the following: allergies, and venereal disease. This requirement is waived if the
applicant is in possession of a current ROC work visa. In this case, a copy of the work visa
should be provided instead of the health certificate.
3. Photocopy of passport which must clearly show passport number, name and personal details and
4. Recent financial statement (within three months) proving the applicant has at least US$2,500.
Taoyuan Campus：No. 1, Kainan Rd., Lujhu, Taoyuan County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: (886) 3-341-2500 Ext. 4639 .4640
Fax: (886) 3-270-5542
Taipei Class： No. 6, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Kaohsiung Class：No. 3, Wufu 2nd Rd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan (R.O.C.)