Course Information
Regulation of Evaluation and Certification
Admission Information
Registration
 
 
Chinese Classes for Foreign Students
Course Information

1. Recruitment :
Non-native speakers of Mandarin or children of overseas Chinese 18 years or older who are interested in learning Chinese are welcome.

2. Course Dates :
The courses will be delivered concurrently with regular academic semesters, with additional summer classes (to be completed within 2 months). That is, programs are provided 3 times a year, 15 hours a week.

3. Features :
a. Placement Testing
Students enrolled will take the placement test and be placed into classes by level. The placement test used for this purpose is the TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language), the Taiwanese equivalent of the TOEFL, designed and regularly administered by the Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency – Huayu.
b. Small classes
Each class has less than 12 students.
c. In addition to language courses, students are required to take culture courses.
4. Language courses are composed of Basic, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons. The focus starts with simple pronunciation at the Basic level, moving to daily conversation, and finally on to the reading and discussion of newspaper articles at the Advanced level.

Level

Content

Textbook

Goal of course

Basic

Mandarin Phonetic Symbols, the Pinyin system, Pronunciation, Tone graph, and Chinese characters.

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese1(i~L3)

Easy Chinese for you(Beginning Chinese)(L1~L6)

Mandarin Phonetic Symbols / The Pinyin System will  be used for transcription.

The level focuses on basic Pronunciation, and easy Chinese characters.

Elementary

Basic grammar,

conversation, Chinese characters, and basic writing.

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese1 (L1~L12)

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese2 (L1~L13)

We enhance the students' expression skills on different topic, and teach for written texts. Students could listen and understand easy sentences, dialogues, stories, and they could use basic grammars, vocabularies to communicate with anyone that will familiar with social common expressions of various places.

Intermediate

Daily conversation topics, campus activities, travel, social, history, and culture.

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese3 (L1~L14)

Students could listen and understand dialogues and informations from radio or any occasion, then describe some thing, express and discuss opinions with anyone in social life or work, they also can express views by easy writing. And they could write letter, story, and easy work report.

Students will learn the topics range from business to news and culture, and better understand Chinese ways of thinking and cultural contents.

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese4 (L1~L14)

Advanced

Chinese culture and custom that include folklores, traditional drama, medicine, technology, environmental protection, purchasing, leisure activities. Practical Audio-Visual Chinese5(L1~L14) Students could use Chinese complex sentence patterns, and understand any information from written text, any occasion, and communicate or express opinion with anyone fluency in social life, speech or meeting.

Students can read the literature, different topics of articles, newsprint, report...and so on that discuss on various topics, and they would understand of Chinese culture in depth and width.

5. Cultural course topics include: calligraphy, tea ceremony, Chinese knot work, Chinese food preparation, , and temples and religious culture. (Course length: 2 hours)

6. Extracurricular activities
Each term has one outdoor teaching activity for visiting students to fully experience Taiwan’s local culture, by visiting Central Taiwan’s scenic spots, famous temples, and night markets, and also by joining traditional festival activities. Besides these, We also hold X'mas party, birthday party, farewell party at the period of semester.

Students experience Mazu’s holy pilgrimage Students enjoy Taiwanese meatballs together
Students make child toy of Taiwan Students danced Taiwan aboriginal dance
We learned and made pottery in TianZhong We visited  historic monuments in Lugang
We made Chinese knot We made scissor-cut to a picture

7. Course Schedules
There are sixteen hours of class per week (including language and cultural courses). Summer Programs (two months / eight weeks) total 128 hours; Fall and Spring Programs (four months / eighteen weeks) total 288 hours.

Regulation of Evaluation and Certification

1. Requesting Leave, Cancellations, and Dropping out
a. Student who cannot show up to a class should fill out a form asking for leave, which must be signed by their teacher.
b. The total hours of a student’s absences cannot exceed 25% of the total course hours.
c. Transcripts and certification will not be given to student whose absences exceed the permitted hours.
d. There are no classes on national holidays and holidays authorized by school calendar.
e. Classes will be cancelled in the rare event of typhoons, earthquakes, natural disasters, air-raids, or other extraordinary events that have been recognized by the Executive Yuan's Central Personnel Administration Bureau. Make-up classes will not be provided under these circumstances.
f. Student cannot work in Taiwan without the permission of Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Labour. In the event that a student works illegally, the student’s visa will be cancelled and student’s tuition will not be refunded.

2. Grading
a.Class Attendance 20%
b.Tests and Quizzes 20%
c.Assignments 20%
d.Midterm Exam 20%
e.Final Exam 20%

3.Certification of Achievement and Transcript
Student can apply for a Certification of Achievement and a transcript of grades upon completion of all courses, without exceeding the permitted hours of absence. Students should apply for the Certification of Achievement and transcript in the final week of their last semester at the MTC. If students need the Certification and transcript to be mailed, please pay NT$200 for postage. They will be mailed by registered mail and sent to the student 30 days after completion of the program.

This is not a credit-course program. Thus, the Certification shall only bear the student’s name, the study period, and total learning hours. No credits shall be given to the student.

Admission Information

1. Admission requirements
The minimum age for applicants who wish to apply to this program is 18 years. Non-native Chinese speakers, overseas Chinese students, and exchange students at MingDao University or other off-campus foreign friends are included. Applicants are required to have at least a high school degree or equivalent in order to register.

2. The Application Procedure

Step 1 Submit Your Application Form to the Center.
Step 2 Await the Application Review
Step 3 Receive Your Letter of Admission
Step 4 Prepare Your Taiwan Visa Application
Step 5 Pay Tuition
Step 6 Take the Chinese Placement Test
Step 7 Begin Classes

3. Required Documents for Application
(1)Application form
To get the form, email us or download the form from the website.( 2 photographs needed)
(2)Study plan(Written in Chinese or in English)
‧Autobiography
‧The purpose of study (see p.5 on the application form)
(3)Copy of your Passport (date of issue & expiry)
‧Passports must be valid for a least six months from the start of the semester.
(4)Education documents (The documents must be authenticated by the local Taiwan office in your home country)
a.A copy of Certificate of Completed school Education or graduation certificate
b.Academic transcript
c.Student ID (copy)
(5)Financial Statement / Official Bank Statement
‧Original financial statement within the last 6 months
‧USD2,000 needed per semester (confirming full ability to pay of tuition fees for students coming to Taiwan for the first time)
(6)Medical health certificate (Including HIV test )
‧NOTE: The validity of this certificate is 3 months only.
(7)Health Insurance certificate(copy)
‧Original certificate will be returned after scanned in PDF form when the class begins.
(8)Two 2-by-2inch photographs
‧In colored form within 6 months

Registration
1. Admitted students should enroll and take a placement test on the announced date of registration.
2. It is recommended that admitted students arrive in Taiwan two to three days prior to the date of registration.
3. The registration procedure is completed only when payment of all the tuition fees is made no later than the registration date.
4. Payment should be made via cash only.
5. Please send all the required application documents to:
MingDao University, Mandarin Training Center, No.369, Wen-Hua Road, Peetow ,ChangHua, 52345 Taiwan, R.O.C.