Intensive Chinese Course

Our elementary course uses an intensive format to help students quickly establish basic reading, speaking, listening and writing abilities. For the intermediate levels and above, we divide the course into elective and main classes. The main class focuses on reading, speaking, listening and writing, while the elective class is chosen of a student’s own accord and follows their own interests and learning needs.


Major Course Introduction

The main course will develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. Every class has 6-12 students. Classes are separated into ten levels according to students' Chinese ability. The beginner course meets every day for three hours and focuses on basic language skills to quickly establish speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. After finishing the basic levels students should be able to get by in Taiwan without difficulty. In the intermediate levels and above, students can still attend for three hours a day, but the main class is only attended for two of these hours, while the third hour is the elective class (students who receive a student visa must attend an elective class). In the intermediate and advanced levels students gradually build up their Chinese language skills through conversation and by reading articles. Eventually students can read newspaper articles and watch the news unassisted.
 
Course Curriculum Vocabulary / Teaching Style / Course Content
Elementary 1
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 1
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 1
Elementary TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 450, Words Sentence Patterns: 50
1.The Elementary 1 course is for students who have never studied Chinese.
2.This course mainly uses Pinyin or bo-po-mo-fo, and focuses on Chinese tones, basic communication skills, eventually teaches Chinese characters and basic sentence structure.
Elementary 2
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 2
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 2
Elementary TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary learned: 930 Sentence Patterns: 90
1.The Elementary 2 course allows you to understand daily conversation. It also gives you a basic knowledge to meet your needs while living in Taiwan.
2.Using information from daily life you can give a self-introduction stating where you live, who you know and what things you like.
3.During conversation, if the person you are speaking to uses a slow and clear voice, you will be able to have a simple interaction.
Elementary 3
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 3
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 3
TOCFL Reading Skills Builder 1
Basic TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 1950 Sentence Patterns: 160
1.The Elementary 3 course is for students who can already hold a basic everyday conversation. Students use their fundamental Chinese to learn more complex sentence structures, grammar and vocabulary.
2.In this level you learn to understand most vocabulary related to personal information. For instance, you could explain your personal history, family background, details about shopping, location and work.
3.You can also have a conversation about routine daily tasks and exchange simple information on the topic.
4.After studying this level you will be able to say a simple narrative about yourself, including background, the environment, and personal affairs.
Pre-Intermediate 1
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 3
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 3
TOCFL Reading Skills Builder 2
Basic TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 2125 Sentence Patterns: 230
1.The Pre-intermediate 1 course mainly uses situations from the workplace, school and socializing as topics to explore. When encountering familiar situations in daily life with a speaker who uses clear and standard pronunciation, you can understand the point they are trying to get across. This level strengthens a student's listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities along with proper use of harder vocabulary and phrases.
2.When traveling in Taiwan, students will be able to handle most situations that could potentially arise.
3.Students will be able to write about familiar topics and topics of interest using basic Chinese.
Pre-Intermediate 2
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 4
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 4
TOFCFL Reading Skills Builder 3
Intermediate TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 2750 Sentence Patterns: 290
1.The Pre-intermediate 2 course mainly uses situations from the workplace, school and socializing as topics to explore. When encountering familiar situations in daily life with a speaker who uses clear and standard pronunciation, you can understand the point they are trying to get across. This level strengthens a student's listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities along with proper use of harder vocabulary and phrases.
2.When traveling in Taiwan, students will be able to handle most situations that could potentially arise.
3.Students will be able to write about familiar topics and topics of interest using basic Chinese.
4.After this course, students will be able to talk about their hopes and aspirations along with short and simple explanations.
Pre-Intermediate 3
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 4
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 4
TOCFL Reading Skills Builder 4
Intermediate TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 3375 Sentence Patterns: 360
1.The Pre-intermediate 3 course mainly uses situations from the workplace, school and socializing as topics to explore. When encountering familiar situations in daily life with a speaker who uses clear and standard pronunciation, you can understand the point they are trying to get across. This level strengthens a student's listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities along with proper use of harder vocabulary and phrases.
2.When traveling in Taiwan, students will be able to handle most situations that could potentially arise.
3.Students will be able to write about familiar topics and topics of interest using basic Chinese.
4.After this course, students will be able to talk about their hopes and aspirations along with short and simple explanations.
Intermediate 1
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 5
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 5
TOCFL Reading Skills Builder 5
Advanced TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned: 3800 Sentence Patterns 400
1.The course material for the intermediate levels is more in depth. Mainly because students have taken many classes already and the course is designed to reflect a higher level of understanding.
2.Students can understand the general meaning of abstract and complex articles. Discussions will cover both personal and professional topics.
3.After taking the course, students shouldn’t feel nervous about speaking and interacting more fluently with native speakers.
4.In terms of composition, students should be able to write detailed articles on a wide range of topics and discuss the pros and cons of an opinion.
Intermediate 2
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 5
Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Workbook Vol. 5
TOCFL Reading Skills Builder 6
Advanced TOCFL Online Practice
Vocabulary Learned 4230 Sentence Patterns 430
1.Students taking the Intermediate 2 course can understand lengthier and more difficult texts while also interpreting deeper meaning that isn't explicitly stated.
2.Students can use Chinese to effectively communicate in work, social and academic settings.
3.Students will be able to fluently and freely express themselves, and shouldn't have to often pause and think about what words and phrases to say when speaking.
4.Students can write clearly about complex topics, and can composed organized articles which include a clear structure with relevant details.
Advanced Topic-based Class
Current Events
Thought and Society
Marketing and Business Topics
Vocabulary Learned: 4000-5000 Sentence Patterns: 500-700
1.The Advanced class mainly uses newspaper articles and editorials as teaching material. This allows students to easily understand more complex written information. During discussion, students can fluently express their opinions.
2.A student can summarize oral and written information, then explain the main points and debate them.
3.After taking the Advanced course, students should be able to understand more complicated circumstances and fully express what they are thinking without the risk of being misunderstood.

 

Group intensive classes are suitable for:

1. Foreigners who are interested in learning Chinese.
2. There are different courses according to your Chinese ability.
   Please register based upon the result of your placement test.
   Online Placement Test
 

 

Please Note:

  1. Intensive group classes start every month. Session durations are shown in the table below.
  2. Short term classes and intensive group classes have the same start date.
  3. All classes are taught with traditional characters.
2018 MLC Intensive Group Course Schedule
Month Period New Student Orientation First day of classes New students Application Deadline New students Payment Deadline Holidays
January 01/10~04/03 01/09 01/10 2017/11/24 2017/12/1

☺ 01/01 (Mon.)

 

☺ 02/10~02/20
☺ 02/28 (Wed.)

 

☺ 04/04 (Wed.)
☺ 04/05 (Thur.)
☺ 04/06 (Fri.)

 

☺ 05/01 (Tue.)

 

☺ 06/18 (Mon.)

 

☺ 09/24 (Mon.)

 

☺ 10/10 (Wed.)

 

☺ 12/31 (Mon.)

February 02/07~05/02 02/06 02/07 2017/12/22 2017/12/29
March 03/14~05/30 03/13 03/14 01/26 02/02
April 04/11~06/26 04/10 04/11 02/23 03/2
May 05/09~07/24 05/08 05/09 03/23 03/30
June 06/06~08/21 06/05 06/06 04/20 04/27
July 07/04~09/18 07/03 07/04 05/18 05/25
August 08/01~10/16 07/31 08/01 06/15 06/22
08/29~11/13 08/28 08/29 07/13 07/20
September 09/26~12/11 09/25 09/26 08/10 08/17
October 10/24~2019/01/09 10/23 10/24 09/07 09/14
November 11/21~2019/02/13 11/20 11/21 10/05 10/12
December 12/19~2019/03/13 12/18 12/19 11/02 11/09

 

1. Tuition Information

Duration
(start from the first class of a term)
Original Price Early Bird Price
15 hrs/wk Major class for Pre-intermediate and above levels 10 hrs/wk 15 hrs/wk Major class for Pre-intermediate and above levels 10 hrs/wk
2 weeks $8,000 $6,500 $6,500 $5,600
3 weeks $10,800 $9,200 $9,000 $8,300
4 weeks $13,500 $11,300 $12,000 $10,500
5 weeks $15,600 $13,500 $14,000 $12,600
6 weeks $17,800 $15,600 $16,200 $14,200
7 weeks $20,000 $17,800 $18,300 $15,800
8 weeks $22,000 $19,500 $20,000 $17,500
9 weeks $23,700 $21,000 $21,600 $19,000
10 weeks $25,500 $22,700 $22,600 $20,000
Full-term $27,000 $23,700 $24,300 $21,300
The rates above do not include the NTD300 new student registration fee or materials (approx. NTD500-1000).
 

2. Early bird discount deadlines are as follows:

2018:

Class Period Early Bird Payment Deadline
01/10-04/3 2017/12/22
02/07-05/02 01/19
03/14-05/30 02/23
04/11-06/26 03/23
05/09-07/24 04/20
06/06-08/21 05/18
07/04-09/18 06/15
08/01-10/16 07/13
08/29-11/13 08/10
09/26-12/11 09/07
10/24-2019/01/09 10/05
11/21-2019/02/13 11/02
12/19-2019/03/13 11/30


3. Long Term Student Discounts:

When paying for more than one term at a time, the following discounts apply

Week Registered Special Price Original Price Promotions
2 semesters 47,600 NT 54,000 NT 【Promotion 1】+【Promotion 2】 10% off all tuition and an additional NT1,000 discount. Save up to NT6,500 instantly.
3 semesters 70,400 NT 81,000 NT 【Promotion 1】+【Promotion 2】 10% off all tuition and an additional NT2,500 discount. Save up to NT10,600 instantly
4 semesters 92,700 NT 108,000 NT 【Promotion 1】+【Promotion 2】 10% off all tuition and an additional NT4,500 discount. Save up to NT15,300 instantly
5 semesters 115,000 NT 135,000 NT 【Promotion 1】+【Promotion 2】 10% off all tuition and an additional NT6,500 discount. Save up to NT20,000 instantly.
6 semesters 137,300 NT 162,000 NT 【Promotion 1】+【Promotion 2】 10% off all tuition and an additional NT8,500 discount. Save up to NT24,700 instantly
◆Due to these special promotional tuition fees, no other forms of rebates or promotion can be used.
◆Please note that textbooks and course material fees are not included in the tuition fees above Cost of materials is approximately $500 to $800 per semester.

4. Other Discounts

•Refer a Friend; Save 500 NTD
1.This is applied to new people who are attending a group class at the MLC (a full term of 15 hours per week).
2.Every time you refer a friend you get one point.
3.When registering for a full term of intensive group classes (3 hours a day) you can use your points. Every point reduces your tuition by 500 NTD. Every term you can use 2 points.
4.Your points must be used within 2 years of acquiring them.
5.The MLC reserves the rights to change the above mentioned promotions. The MLC also reserves the rights to amend or cancel promotions (this includes the requirements for receiving a discount, how points are accumulated, and the value of each point).


 
 
5. Short term students, or students who chose to take a main course only (ten hours every week) are not eligible for any promotions or discounts.