Where to study mandarin in taiwan?

well bad luck for me ’cause again…im late for the registration in mtc of national taiwan normal university for this fall quarter so….just want to know where else can i apply to study (a good location just in taipei and the place i can meet lot of friends?? THIS SEPTEMBER…..thanks…..
Taiwan is the best place in the world to learn Mandarin Chinese!

Study Mandarin in great Taipei:

A)National Taiwan Normal Universty,
but you said you were late for registration.
http://www.mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/indexe.html
It’s in town.

B)National Chengchi University
http://www.nccu.edu.tw/english/main.php
It’s not in downtown Taipei but not far to town, it takes about 30 minutes to town by bus or can take bus to nearest MRT STN. ( Taipei metro ) ride it to town.

C)National Taiwan University
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~cld222/en/ne…
It’s in town.

D)TamKang University, downtown campus classes
http://www.cce.tku.edu.tw/2002/e-clp/ind…
It’s in town.

E)Chinese Culture University
http://mlc.sce.pccu.edu.tw/
It’s in town.

F)Ming Chuan University
http://www.mcu.edu.tw/admin/mscc/english…
MRT station is near it and not far to town by bus or MRT.

G)Fu Jen Catholic University
http://www.lc.fju.edu.tw/en_news.htm
Not in downtown Taipei, it’s in suburb Taipei (Taipei county).
It’s takes about 50 minutes to town by bus.

H) Taipei Language Institute:
http://www.tli.com.tw/tli/eng/en/1-1.asp
It’s in town.

See their schedule or ask them detail.
The school number B&G are not in town. Others are in town and are near. Number “H” isn’t a university.

Is Taiwan really in general more wealthy than mainland Chinese?

Question by Daniel Turp: Is Taiwan really in general more wealthy than mainland Chinese?
My friend, whose parents are from China but he was born in Canada, says that in general salaries and pays in Taiwan are much higher than mainland China, which haven’t even come close to reaching levels seen in developed countries. Is this true?

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Answer by bw022
Of course.

Taiwan is a developed country. In terms of per person gross domestic product is ranks around #20 between Germany and the United Kingdom at ,227. China is way down at about #93, between Equador and Albania at ,519. Most Chinese are fairly poor.

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Is there any good white pages websites or anything similiar in chinese for finding people in Taipei, Taiwan?

Question by Shawn: Is there any good white pages websites or anything similiar in chinese for finding people in Taipei, Taiwan?
Looking for any webpages in Taiwan that are white pages or similiar to find a friend who lost contact.

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Answer by Taiwanese Girl
There are a group of websites, links, etc. associated with this URL — http://www.taiwanfriendfinder.com

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How many absences can i have in chinese language center in Taiwan ?

Question by Djura: How many absences can i have in chinese language center in Taiwan ?
Hi ! I am studying mandarin in the language school ion Taiwan and i am wondering how many absences can i have and not having problems with visa extension ? Thank you !!!

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Answer by matt_of_asia
You must attend 10 hours a week of Chinese lessons to get the student visa. If you are absent more than 4 times without doctors notes over the course of the semester, you may need to explain yourself or lose your student visa status. If you intend to do a lot of travelling, you would be better served renewing your visa periodically. You also do need to PAY for your lessons to get the visa, so you might want to actually USE it.

To be sure of this fact, you should ask your teacher or the person you pay your cash to in order to recieve the lessons to get the best information. I am telling you what I experienced 9 years ago when I was doing lessons for my visa.

Flagg used to be an operation that you could pay your money to get ‘lessons’ without needing to attend. But those days are long gone and the last I heard of Flagg was in 2004 when it got busted and shut down, I haven’t tried to keep up on any news of that since- I don’t have the motivation to- (being legal has more advantages.) You should look into going to Thailand, China, Cambodia or the Phillipines if you want to sit around and hang out with your fellow SE Asian wanna-be criminals in pubs. The other option you have is leave every 2 months to do visa runs and get your visa renewed outside the national boundaries.

Learning Mandarin isn’t that bad, and if your plan is to live out here for a while, it is actually quite useful to know. But don’t listen to me; I doubt you are of the age or personality type to listen to many people’s advice, especially experienced expats who worked their way up the totem pole from zero to whatever I could claim to be now, somewhere slightly above zero, I guess.

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Do people from Taiwan prefer to be classified as Taiwanese or Chinese?

Question by Meii: Do people from Taiwan prefer to be classified as Taiwanese or Chinese?
I’ve always wondered. I have a few friends from Taiwan and they refer themselves as Chinese but I don’t know if a majority of people from Taiwan prefer it. I’m half Filipino and I know that some Filipinos prefer to be referred to as Asian while others prefer Pacific Islander. I’m sure it doesn’t matter too much but I don’t want to end up offending someone one day. Thanks!

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Answer by Jenn
The best thing to do is just ask people what they are and they will tell you themselves how they want you to refer to them (you would be able to tell because they would say something like, “I’m Chinese”). Most of the people I’ve met from Taiwan or with Taiwanese origin seemed to prefer being called Taiwanese, though, so it probably differs from person to person.

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Does any one know of a good Traditional Chinese medicine Doctor in or near Taichung-city?

Question by chububobcat????: Does any one know of a good Traditional Chinese medicine Doctor in or near Taichung-city?
Sometime around Christmas last year I was involved in a small scooter accident, while riding around in the country side. A Mercedes driven by some crazy Brit forced me off the road and in to a rice paddy. When I fell off my bike, it landed on my leg and hip. Since then I have had a little stiffness in my leg and some pain. Recently while riding in Taipei I was hit by man that ran a red light and did an illegal turn and re-injured my leg & hip, causing me at time severe pain, and it causes me to have some difficulty sitting or walking for long periods of time. I have visited 4 different western medicine doctors, and have been told 4 different things, with 2 of them being quite worrisome. So I thought before going through the test to find out if it is either of these, I wanted to try Traditional Chinese medicine doctor to see if there is something that can be done in this manner. I have had a few friends that have gone to see these people, none of them remember where the found the doctor since it was a “friend of a friend’s brother who introduced them” type of situation.

So does anyone know of a good, effective, reliable, Safe! Chinese Medicine doctor in or near Taichung?

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Answer by Cultural Insight
Sorry about your medical problems, dude. Hope you can find a good treatment center.

I know a couple of people who used TCM as a supplement to western medicine and someone who used it alone for arthritis. As it was explained to me, TCM is mostly about long term improvement to the immune system, though they do have some herbs to fight inflammation and other specific symptoms. If you need a joint replacement (hip, knee, whatever) then TCM can’t repair the problem, but it may be able to give you some symptomatic relief (maybe yes, maybe no).

The largest TCM facility in Taiwan is located in Taichung. The China Medical University was also the first TCM focused university in Taiwan. Give them a call and see if they can help. They can treat you with western and TCM at the same time, if that is likely to give the best results.

China Medical University.
No.91 Hsueh-Shih Road
Taichung, Taiwan 40402
R.O.C
Tel:886-4-2205-3366

China Medical University Hospital
2 Yuh-Der Road
Taichung City Taiwan 40447
R.O.C.
Tel: 886- 4-22052121 | Fax: 886- 4-22038303

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN MANDARIN CHINESE?

Question by wojiao_chicago: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN MANDARIN CHINESE?
I can practice one hour a day.

I have mastered pinyin (writing, and pronunciation) and am starting on grammar.

How long will it take me?

ALSO: I learn “somewhat” fast…

Sincerly,

Kaohsiung_Michigan
Also, I’m 14… If that helps at all…
& I’m on a tight budget, so I HAVE to teach myself. To listen to other mandarin speakers, I go on YouTube.

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Answer by o.o Boba MilkTea rocks 🙂
Hello,

The time for a person to master a language is somehow unpredictable. (I’m Mandarin. (came from Taiwan). and My mom used to make me go to Chinese school and learn the grammar.
My answer won’t be true to you since I was born talking Mandarin and other stuff.

But other people in my Chinese School class. (They’re fully American). And it took them about 5 months to master it.

But since you practice 1 hour a day, I would say about 2~3 months.

Hope I helped. 🙂

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What language does Taiwan and Hongkong people use in their daily activity? Is it Chinese or English.?

Question by Curious about Korea: What language does Taiwan and Hongkong people use in their daily activity? Is it Chinese or English.?
What language does Taiwan and Hongkong people use in their daily activity? Is it Chinese or English.

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Answer by Lisa A
Mandarin and Cantonese respectively.

Although in Taiwan they also speak Taiwanese, but Mandarin is the dominant language.

In Hong Kong, they also speak English, but Cantonese is the dominant language.

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why is my chinese tutor acting so weird?

Question by pooptastic: why is my chinese tutor acting so weird?
So I am learning mandarin and I ended up getting a chinese speaking partner whose from tainan and she was really nice and would call me everyday and help me whenever I wanted and was super nice to me.

But then about 2 weeks ago I introduced her to my girlfriend and since then she doesn’t call me and all a sudden is always busy, it is a real strange and drastic change in attitude and she has not been able to meet for 2 weeks when she used to be available every day?

Why is she acting like this, I almost feel like it has to do with my girlfriend

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Answer by ramses
that’s immature!

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