Chinese Language Learning

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. With more than 1.1 billion Chinese speakers across the globe, speaking Chinese is a skill that can give you a competitive advantage in the global business world and set you apart from your peers.


 
Getting Started!

As you prepare for your time in Taiwan, you may wish to get a head start on your Chinese studies. We recommend the following Apps for students desiring to start learning today. While Taipei is a very English-friendly city, knowing some basic Chinese can certainly make your first weeks in Taiwan a little easier... 加油!

 

Name

Level

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

Price

HelloChinese

Beginner

V

V

V

V

Free

ChineseSkill

Beginner-Advanced

V

V

V

V

Free

HelloTalk

Advanced

V

V

V

V

Free

HelloChinese- This beginner level app offers self-paced learning that focuses on a combination of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The courses teach fundamental grammar and some useful day-to-day vocabulary.

ChineseSkill– This app is very similar to HelloChinese but includes some more advanced material. The modules are reasonably sized and are easy to fit into any schedule.

HelloTalk- HelloTalk is a platform designed to facilitate language exchange. The platform helps to link you with an exchange partner and includes several ease-of-use tools including in-app corrections and translations to your native language as well as pinyin (Romanized Chinese).


 Chinese Language Courses at NTU
 
Through NTU’s Office of International Affairs, international students are offered up to one year of free Chinese language courses conducted at all skill levels. Classes are taught by NTU’s experienced language instructors and class sizes range from 10-20 students. Courses are graded and earn NTU credits however they do not count towards the GMBA graduation requirements. 


 

Course

General Chinese

Enhancing Chinese

Applied Chinese

Credits

3

1

2

Levels

Elementary Levels 1-3

Intermediate Levels 1-3

Advanced Level

Elementary

High-intermediate

Advanced

Contact Hours

6 hours per week

4 hours per week

2 hours per week

Features

Chinese grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary.

Supplements General Chinese course. Focuses on speaking and listening with an emphasis on daily life.

Situation and theme based courses.

More information please check NTU OIA at:  http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/study-at-ntu/why-study-at-ntu/learning-Chinese

You may also email: ntucie@ntu.edu.tw