Learn Mandarin in Taiwan with a full time 1-on-1 Chinese course in Taipei.

You will have your own private Chinese language tutor, study Mandarin individually and the course will be fully tailored to your needs and requirements.

Before you come to study Mandarin in Taiwan we will do an online assessment of your current Mandarin level and based on this create an individual study plan for you.

You can choose between studying 20 or 30 hours of individual Chinese classes per week or combine the individual classes with studying small group Chinese classes.

At the same time it is very easy to meet other students at LTL Mandarin School and you will quickly make friends during the breaks, our school events and daily school lunches. For us LTL is more of a family than a school and our student community is a big part of that.

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  • Study in Taiwan
  • Outstanding teachers
  • Individual study plan
  • Fast Chinese language progress
  • Fun student community
  • Flexible durations

Taipei’s Best Teachers

Proven – LTL tutors are fully qualified & certified
Experts – Our teachers in Taiwan have years of experience
Fun – a good Chinese class is not only intense but also enjoyable
Fast – quality teaching at LTL never fails to succeed

Study in Taipei

Clean – Great environment, clean air & healthy food
Safe – Taiwan is one of the world’s safest countries
Friendly – People in Taipei are famous for being welcoming
Mandarin – Taipei Mandarin is considered the clearest in Taiwan

Student Community

Friends – It is easy to meet other students and make friends
International – Our students come from all over the world
Stuff to do – Regular school trips, dinners, sight-seeing etc.
Fun – Study hard, play hard – learning Mandarin is a lot of fun

Tailored To You

Your course – Tailored to your individual needs and preferences
Study plan – An individual LTL studying plan prepared for you
Flexible durations – Course options from a week to a year
Flexible dates – Start your course on any Monday of the year

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You will have your own private Chinese tutor and study all your classes 1-on-1.

This means your course will be fully focused on you and your learning aims.

Depending on your preferences the course might focus on tones, pronunciation, improving your spoken Mandarin, grammar, Chinese characters, improving vocabulary, business Chinese or any other area you would like to focus on. As the classes are fully tailored towards you, you can choose whether you want to learn simplified or traditional Chinese characters, or both of them.

You can also choose to learn Pinyin (the Romanization system used in mainland China) or Zhuyin, which is promoted by the Taiwan government.

There are three different individual Chinese course options available:

Your Chinese Tutor

Mandarin teachers at LTL Taiwan are the best in the business and working for LTL in Taipei is one of the best positions a Chinese teacher can find.

Our teachers are all certified Mandarin instructors with years of teaching Mandarin in Taiwan and/or mainland China who will adjust their teaching speed, content and class structure to your specific needs. You will feel and see the difference.

Note: The cost of all textbook and study materials is already included in the course price.


CourseStandard IndividualIntensive IndividualSmall Group & Individual
Duration20h 1-on-130h 1-on-120h group & 10h 1-on-1
1 week23,61835,42623,618
2 weeks46,08369,12546,083
3 weeks67,439101,15867,439
4 weeks87,725131,58887,725
5 weeks106,982160,473106,982
6 weeks125,247187,870125,247
7 weeks142,557213,836142,557
8 weeks158,949238,424158,949
9 weeks174,456261,684174,456
10 weeks189,113283,669189,113
11 weeks202,950304,425202,950
12 weeks216,000324,000216,000
13-52 wks18,000 p/w27,000 p/w18,000 p/w

All prices are in NTD (New Taiwan Dollars).

A 1-on-1 Chinese class at LTL Taiwan lasts for a full 55 minutes and there are attractive discounts for students who study longer programs.

For more information on the Small Group classes in the Small Group & Individual Program, please have a look at our study in a small group in Taiwan page.

  • Individual Chinese tuition
  • Professional teacher
  • Textbooks
  • Free level assessment
  • Free study plan
  • Free LTL Chinese Online Learning Kit

At LTL we do not have any hidden charges. There are no registration fees, no accommodation finding fees or other charges other than your course fees shown above.

Starting Dates

You can start your individual Chinese course in Taiwan on any Monday. Just inform us and we will get you pencilled in to start learning Mandarin in Taiwan!

Other Details

Duration: a week – a year
Starting: on any Monday
Duration of each lesson: 60 minutes
School location: Da’an District, Taipei

Textbooks and study materials: included
Assessment and course design: FREE
Registration fee: none
Visa invitation: fully available

LTL Connection Kit

Our Taipei Connection Kit is a great opportunity to meet local friends straight away.

Let us make your life easier with our personal student ambassador and our personal Chinese language exchange friend.

Don’t stress about making friends and let us do the hard work for you.

Find out more about our Connection Kit here.


IMPORTANT NOTE – These two programs are upgrades – you must first purchase an individual course with us before being able to upgrade to these programs below. You cannot purchase a Safari or Discover program on it’s own.

Taiwan Safari

One of the best ways to learn Mandarin is to practise out and about on the streets on Taipei. That is exactly what our Taiwan Safari program will help you with.

Learn how to do all the basic things you’ll need to get around Taiwan, how to buy a train ticket, how to order your favourite foods and drinks, how to bargain for your favourite pair of shoes. There’s no better way to get to grips with the Chinese basics than really immersing yourself and getting out there and practising.

Your Chinese language teacher will accompany you at all times on the Taiwan Safari program. All LTL teachers are experienced and know their way around Taipei. They’ll make sure that your safari program is suitable for your Mandarin level.

Taiwan Safari classes are split into 3 parts:

Warm up – Your LTL teacher will introduce the lesson topic to you, and go through any vocabulary and sentence structures needed.

The Safari – Get out there, explore Taipei and put that Mandarin to the test.

Cool Down – You will review everything you’ve learnt during the safari session.

Please note – Students are responsible for any purchases made on the Taiwan Safari

  • Perfect for Chinese Beginners at level A1/A2
  • 10 hours of your 1 on 1 will upgraded to Safari per week
  • Maximum of 2 weeks course length
  • Beginner levels only

Discover Taiwan

Discover Taiwan and at the same time fully immerse yourself into a Mandarin language environment. This study program allows you to visit some of Taipei’s historical and cultural attractions while picking up and practising your language skills with locals in these areas.

Get out there with your teacher, visit some of Taiwan’s favourite spots and learn the lingo as you go. Ask whatever questions you want and your teacher will guide you through the day.

The discover program is great fun and a unique way to learn. Who says learning has to be all textbooks and memorization! Like the Taiwan Safari program, this program is an upgrade for 1-on-1 classes.

If you’d like to book this course, you must initially choose a program which includes at least 20 hours of individual classes per week. You can then upgrade those hours to the Discover Taiwan program. Students are responsible for any purchases made on the Discover Taiwan program.

  • 20 hours per week 1 on 1
  • Maximum of 2 weeks
  • Suitable for all Mandarin levels A1-C2
ProgramNumber of WeeksPrice in NTD
Taipei Safari12,250
Taipei Safari24,050
Discover Taipei14,500
Discover Taipei28,100


How much can my Chinese really improve?

The intensive individual course with 30 hours of 1-on-1 Mandarin tuition is the fastest way to learn Mandarin in Taiwan there is.

Don’t get us wrong, studying six hours of individual Chinese classes is intense. However, studying hard does get you results and your Mandarin will progress very quickly – especially when combined with living in a homestay.

While everyone is different in general for a complete beginner to achieve full fluency (about HSK / TOCFL level 5 or 6) takes usually a bit less than a year. For a more basic understanding, to get to a level where you can travel around Taiwan or mainland China, order food, buy train tickets and handle day to day life in Mandarin takes about two to four weeks. Again living with a homestay will speed up the process.

The standard individual course with 20 hours of 1-on-1 Mandarin classes per week will also get you ahead very quickly, however of course the intensive one delivers faster Chinese language progress.

Which is better, individual or group classes?

This depends very much on you.

In general individual classes are faster, however they also cost more than small group classes.

For beginners often small group Mandarin classes work quite well, however the higher your Chinese level is, the more specific your needs will be.

For example, with a strong imbalance in your reading and speaking abilities, individual classes or a combination of individual and small group classes can be more useful.

While individual classes are faster for students at any level, we definitely recommend for anyone who is TOCFL 4 / HSK 4 or higher to take only individual classes. This is because at the higher levels even in our very small group classes with only an average of three students per class the differences in the challenges students face become too big.

Depending on how Mandarin language students learned Mandarin previously, some might read very well, but struggle with speaking while others can express themselves without problems but are far behind with their characters. This results in a small group class being either too hard or too easy – depending on whether characters or speaking are taught.

Can I also study online?

Yes indeed.

We have online Chinese lessons for adults, teens and kids.

You will be able to learn with native Taiwanese Mandarin speakers also meaning you’ll learn traditional Chinese.

What exactly is the assessment?

Before you start your 1-on-1 Mandarin course in Taiwan with us we will do an online language assessment with you to find out about your current Chinese level, areas you are struggling in and what you would want to focus on.

This is usually done via Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat or phone and typically lasts about 15-20 minutes.

Do not worry, this is not an exam, but just to help us to prepare properly for your course before you come to Taipei.

Will I be able to meet other students?

Yes, absolutely. Even though you will not have any classmates studying in the same course as you, you will quickly meet the other LTL students during breaks, school lunches and our school events.

We are a very tight community here and while it is of course up to each person how much they want to participate in the school’s social life, life-long friendships are made between students, staff and teachers all the time.

How does the admin work?

To sign up for the program or ask any questions you might have, send us a message on live chat on this page or send us a message via the contact button on the top right of this page.

For visa related questions you can also have a look at our Taiwan study visa page. For airport pick ups, getting a public transport card, bicycle and SIM card all organized for you have a look at our services page.

We are looking forward to meeting you to study in Taiwan soon.

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