Pioneer Language Institute 台北市私立先鋒語文短期補習班

Learn to speak proper Mandarin in a short time at the Pioneer Language Institute in Taipei!

Curriculum

Pioneer offers the following different levels and courses in Mandarin:

Elementary

Speaking

  • Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. 1,IIBen-Andi with Teacher
  • Far East Everyday Chinese I
  • Practical Chinese Reading & Writing
  • Mandarin Express
  • Chinese Master I, II
  • Situation Chinese (Phone Calls,Letters,Workplaces)
  • Speak Chinese ( Shopping & Eating Out)
  • Practical Chinese I, II
  • Step by Step-Mandarin

Reading

  • Selections form Mandarin Daily News
  • Elementary School Mandarin Primers Vol.1-6

Intermediate

Speaking

  • Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. III,IV
  • Far East Everyday Chinese II
  • Practical Chinese Reading & Writing II
  • Situation Chinese ( Business & Business Travel,Workplace)
  • Travelling, Medical Treatment, Campus Life & Socializing
  • Practical Chinese Dialogues II
  • Taiwan Today
  • Chatting in Chinese
  • Short Speech Master
  • Practical Business Conversations I, II

Reading

  • Reading Chinese Newspaper : A Modern Approach
  • Newspaper Readings 1,2
  • Business Reading
  • Chinese Folk Tales
  • Chinese Moral Tales
  • Chinese Customs and Tradition

Advanced

Speaking and ReadingCKS Memorial Hall

  • Daily Newspapers Articles
  • Practical Audio-Visual Chinese Vol. V
  • New Radio Plays & Mini Radio Plays
  • Stories from Chinese History
  • Selected Contemporary Chinese Short Stories
  • Thought and Society
  • The Independent Reader

Other teaching materials(simplified/traditional characters) provided by the students can be used in classes.

One-on-one or 2-student class instruction is the special feature of Pioneer. Small group classes of 3 or 4 students also can be arranged.

Class Load: A normal group class load is 10 or 15 hours per week. However, special arrangements can be made to meet individual student needs.

Hours: For group classes, each term lasts 2 - 3 months. Classes are taught two hours a day, five days a week. Each class session consists of two 50-minute periods of instruction and a 10-minute break. The class periods are as follows:

8:20-10:00 am (no break)
10:10-12:00 pm
12:10-2:00 pm
1:10-3:00 pm
5:10-7:00 pm
7:10-9:00 pm
3:10-5:00 pm
6:40-8:30 pm
7:40-9:30 pm

Our English Language Programs

The Center has English classes for Taiwanese students on a small group basis. One-on-one adult English classes also can be arranged.