Speak Mandarin in Taiwan

Learn how to converse in Mandarin with our Speaking Chinese courses in Taipei. As the name suggests, you will only be taught oral Chinese in these classes with the aim to get your speaking skills ahead fast. No written or reading material will be covered.

Your spoken Mandarin ability will increase much quicker as a result. Our specialist Chinese tutors will focus directly on your pronunciation, tones and spoken sentence structures.

No other school or language centre in Taiwan has a course like this and with our experience, support and experienced teachers, your spoken Chinese level will improve noticeably very fast.

Studying Mandarin in Taipei

  • 100% Spoken Chinese
  • No Chinese character practice
  • No written or reading practice
  • Average of under three students per class
  • Maximum class size of six
  • Certified and experienced teachers
  • All lessons at our Mandarin centre in Taipei
  • Fast Progression

    Fast Progression

    100% Spoken Mandarin: Get your speaking ahead fast

    No reading or writing: Means more time speaking and conversing

    Practice: We will perfect your tones in Chinese and your pronunciation so you will speak Mandarin like a pro in no time

  • Taiwan's Finest

    Taiwan's Finest

    Taipei: Located conveniently in Taiwan's #1 city

    Flexible: Start on various Mondays throughout the year

    No hidden costs: The prices are shown in black and white - there are no hidden charges or costs with LTL Mandarin School

  • Quality Teachers

    Quality Teachers

    5 Years Experience: We only employ the best teachers in Taiwan

    Qualified: All teachers have a university degree in teaching Chinese to foreigners

    Speak, speak, speak: Utilise your expert tutor and build a strong rapport with them. Listen to them, learn from them, copy them

  • Support from LTL

    Support from LTL

    Happy to help: We will always strive to help you during your time in Taiwan

    Everyone matters: We are a close group at LTL, everyone supports each other

    Assessment: We will assess you to gauge your Chinese level and assign you the most suitable program

Speak Mandarin in Taiwan – Group Classes

Small Group Class at LTL

Small Group Class at LTL

We have two options for the LTL Spoken Only Group classes:

Standard Spoken Only Mandarin Program in Taiwan – With this Speaking Chinese Program you have 12 hours of small group class in Taipei every week. All classes take place at our school every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Typically classes will start at 10am and finish at 3pm with an hour break for lunch but if this changes we will inform you of the alternative schedule.

Intensive Spoken Only Mandarin Program in Taiwan – The intensive course includes the standard 12 hours of Chinese plus an additional eight hours of class. These extra eight hours are taught individually to speed up your language progression. These classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, again at our Taipei Mandarin Centre. With these additional hours, totalling 20 hours per week, your spoken Chinese will improve very quickly.

NOTE – Standard and Intensive Spoken Chinese Only programs are offered at levels: A0, A1, A2, B1 and B2.

Speak Mandarin in Taiwan – Individual Classes

Flexibility is important if you are on a busy schedule and we cater for this with our Individual Spoken Only Chinese language courses. Classes can be taken in evenings and at different times in the week between 8am and 9pm. All prices will be shown on our Individual Chinese classes in Taipei page. Likewise, if you need further flexibility check out our Super flexible Chinese course.

Spoken Mandarin Course Starting Dates

Start date Program Name Level(s) Day(s) Time(s) Hrs/wk
5 October 2020 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
5 October 2020 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-1pm 12
5 October 2020 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
26 October 2019 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
26 October 2019 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-1pm 12
26 October 2019 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
16 November 2019 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
16 November 2019 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-1pm 12
16 November 2019 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
7 December 2019 Small Group A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20
7 December 2019 Spoken Chinese A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon/Weds/Fri 9am-1pm 12
7 December 2019 Spoken Intensive A0, A1, A2, B1 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm 20

NOTE – If you have studied Chinese language in the past and have some knowledge you can start on any Monday of the year. Subject to availability, you can join our Spoken Chinese course from next Monday!

ALSO NOTE – This is a very popular language course, in most cases we would advise you to get your course booked as soon as possible rather than leaving it until the last minute.

Other Chinese Courses

  • Super Flexible 1-on-1

    Part Time

    Taipei’s most flexible Chinese language course. We give you the ability to book and cancel your Mandarin classes just hours in advance of the starting time. All lessons can be at any location.

    Learn More

Spoken Mandarin Course – Prices

Number of Weeks Spoken Chinese Spoken Intensive
 12h small group  12h group & 8h 1-on-1
2 12,488 22,385
4 21,575 41,368
6 30,998 60,689
8 39,513 79,100
12 54,503 113,885
13 – 24 wks 4,541/wk 9,489/wk

Our Speaking Chinese course prices include all your study materials, which we will provide on your first day at LTL Taiwan. We pride ourselves on clear and transparent prices so there are no hidden costs or anything else you need to pay for.


How do I sign up for a Spoken Only Chinese Course?

Drop us a message via our Contact form or for a more immediate reply check out our live chat feature at the bottom right side of this page. Bare in the mind the time difference as our offices are based in China. If you catch us too late, no bother, we’ll reply the next day as quickly as possible.

When my Chinese speaking improves how will I improve my character knowledge?

We believe once you get to a fairly strong speaking level you should really be learning the characters too. Speak to one of our students advisors about this. We offer specialist one-on-one courses so you could perhaps set some of these up to get your Chinese characters to improve quickly.

How many students are in an LTL Taiwan group class?

Our small group classes in Taiwan average less than three students per class. This is imperative because it gives every student the chance to speak Chinese and improve their pronunciation. Bigger groups means less chances to speak. A class will never exceed six people but the average is under three.

Which study materials will we use?

Generally we have a tonne of books that we choose from. However, for the Spoken Only Chinese program we use the “Rapid Spoken Chinese” (口语速成汉语) series. Your text books are included in the course fee so there is no need to pay extra.

How long does it take to get proficient in speaking Chinese?

Clearly everyone is different and learning speeds may vary. However, as a very broad guide it will take a beginner roughly 30 hours to learn the basics in Mandarin, 60 hours for basic conversations and approximately 200 hours for day to day conversations.

What payment methods do you accept?

Any of the following are accepted: WeChat, Alipay, cash or bank transfer.

Other Part Time Courses

  • Part Time Group

    Part Time

    Learn Chinese in Taiwan with our small group classes that never exceed six people and average less than three. Study in the morning, evening or even the weekend and enjoy our Mandarin lessons.

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    Alexander Krasnov, Student Advisor

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