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.

If you can’t come to our school to take your classes, have a look at our Online Programs. You’ll still be able to study Speaking Chinese only, from anywhere and anytime.

  • 100% Spoken Chinese
  • No Chinese character practice
  • No written or reading practice
  • Average of under three students per class
  • Maximum class size of six

Fast Progression

100% Spoken Mandarin – Get your speaking ahead fast
No Reading or Writing – Means more time conversing
Practice – We will perfect your tones in Chinese

Quality Teachers

5 Years Experience – We only employ the best teachers
Qualified – All teachers have degrees in teaching to foreigners
Speak, speak, speak – Utilise your expert tutor

Taiwan’s Finest

Taipei – Located conveniently in Taiwan’s #1 city
Flexible – Start on various Mondays throughout the year
No Hidden Costs – No funny business at LTL, it’s clear as day

Support from LTL

Happy to help – We will always strive to help you
Support – We are a close group, an international family
Assessment – We will assess you to gauge your Chinese level


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


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.

If this changes, we will inform you of the alternative schedule.


The intensive course includes the standard 12 hours of Chinese + 8 additional 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.

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.


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.


Start dateProgram NameLevel(s)Day(s)Time(s)Hrs/wk
October 4th, 2021Small GroupA0, A1, A2, B1Mon-Fri9am-1pm20
October 4th, 2021Spoken ChineseA0, A1, A2, B1Mon/Weds/Fri9am-1pm12
October 4th, 2021Spoken IntensiveA0, A1, A2, B1Mon-Fri9am-1pm20

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.


Number of WeeksSpoken Chinese
 (12h small group)
Spoken Intensive 
(12h group & 8h 1-on-1)
13 – 24 wks4,541 /wk9,489 /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.

How can I improve my character knowledge then?

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?

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.

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  • LTL Avatar Alexander Krasnov
    Alexander Krasnov, Student Advisor

    Welcome to LTL Mandarin School!

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