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Learning Mandarin part 2

 As I am just over a week into my studies at MTC NTNU, I thought I should provide an update regarding the process and how I am finding the course so far. First, you will hear people calling the school one of three things, all of which are the same school: NTNU MTC Shide My previous post covered everything up to the application and can be found here . First, the process. With my application submitted and having received what NTNU considers an invoice (prices in NTD), I had to decide between the following: Regular A (6-10 students) - $26,400 Intensive A (6-9 students) - $36,000 Regular B (13-20 students) - $21,600 Intensive B (13-20 students) - $28,800 The above costs were for summer 2021, and on top there was a registration fee of $1,000 if paid on or before the registration date, and $2,500 if paid after the registration date, along with $300 for accident insurance. The difference as I found out after I attended the registration day (via zoom due to lockdowns) between regular and inten

Learning Mandarin part 1

I knew in advance of moving to Taiwan that life here would be difficult without knowing Mandarin, but wasn't expecting it to be as difficult as it really is. I should really thank my Taiwanese friend for going everywhere with me to get everything done. On my own I am really not sure what I would have been able to get accomplished. Really don't want this point to be lost on anyone. Now for my Mandarin learning experiences so far. This post will cover everything up to me signing up with NTNU, and part 2 will focus on everything following this and my experiences at NTNU. I have tried all of the following: Language exchange meet up groups - a few of them are: Multilingual Cafe Language Exchange Taiwan Travelling & Language Exchange Language Exchange Taipei Language exchange Facebook groups - a few of them are: 台北語言交換 Taipei Language Exchange Taipei Language exchange|台北語言交換 語言交換在台北Language Exchange in Taipei Finding an online Mandarin teacher/tutor - a few of them are: italki pr