Are you planning to learn Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan? You’ve come to the right place.
One of the quickest and most effective ways to learn Chinese is to enrol in one of the many Chinese courses offered by Taiwanese universities.
Center of Chinese Language and Culture, National Taiwan Normal University
Mandarin Studies Programme, National Chengchi University
Chinese Language Programme, Tamkang University
Language Center, Fu Jen Catholic University
Feng Chia University Language Center
Chinese Language Center, Tunghai University
Chinese Language Education Center, Providence University
Chinese Language Center, National Cheng Kung University
Chinese Language Center, National Sun Yat-Sen University
International Chinese Language Programme, National Taiwan University
Chinese Language Programme, National Central University
Mandarin Studies and Culture Center, Ming Chuan University
Taiwan Scholarship Programme, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Travel in Taiwan, for more general information about the culture and environment of Taiwan
Another popular option is to enrol in a part-time or full-time course at a private language institution. One well known such institution, with over 50 years of experience, is the Taipei Language Institute.
Private tuition is an alternative for those too busy to enrol in a full-time course. Tutors advertise on various ex-pat forums such as Taiwanease.com or Forumosa.com. Prices vary from around NTD$500 to NTD$1000. The skill and qualifications of private tutors also vary, so take the time to find somebody suitable.
An alternative is Language Professionals of Taiwan. Teachers of almost any language can advertise their services. I have personally used it to find a Chinese tutor and some of my English-teaching friends use it to find students.
Another possible way to quickly learn Chinese is to subscribe to one of the various Chinese podcasts. They offer great services for business people who do not have the time to go to a regular class. Commonly, a subscription includes podcast audio lessons (which you can listen to anywhere), web study tools, and live practice with teachers via Skype or something similar.