Now entering its eighth year, Taiwan Mandarin Institute’s Kid’s Camp is Taipei’s most popular destination for international children who wish to learn Mandarin during the summer months, every year. The 1 to 4 week camp will not only be fun and interactive, but placing your child in a full immersion environment, ensures they will learn a lot of useful Mandarin and also begin practicing and using their new vocabulary almost immediately, during their visit to Taipei. Children absorb information much quicker than adults and with 16 hours of intensive fun Mandarin each week, and with minimal class time of the written element, your child will come away with potentially 200 additional words of Mandarin.

Visiting kids to  TMI Chinese Summer Camp can also expect:

90 Day Landing Visa – No endless trips to local embassy! Many students from many nations qualify automatically for the 90 day landing visa which is granted at the airport in Taiwan. Please check the list of visa exempt countries on our website and see if you are eligible!

Simplified Mandarin – The institute remains one of the only schools in Taiwan to specialize in the Simplified format and uses pinyin (Pinyin is the Romanization of the Chinese characters based on their pronunciation. In Mandarin Chinese, the phrase “Pin Yin” literally translates into “spell sound.” In other words, spelling out Chinese phrases with letters from the English alphabet)

Class Level Assessment – Taiwan Mandarin Institute’s kids camp splits operates three different levels simultaneously- This means that is the case of two siblings or friends at different levels, they can still go to and leave the school as same times of day as all classes start at 9am. Kids will be split int different level classes such as Beginner, Lower Intermediate and Advanced. Regarding ages groups, we usually group together 4-7 age groups 7-14 age groups.

Cost of Living & Class sizes  – It’s no great surprise to hear that the cost of living and studying in Shanghai or Beijing as steadily risen over the past few years – As a city becomes more popular for learning languages, then the class sizes increase to match demand- All children’s Mandarin classes at Taiwan Mandarin Institute will not exceed 12 person(s), which allows every child more opportunities for interaction and learning. Teachers can also provide more guidance, with this small class size.

School facilities

Taiwan Mandarin Institute is located in the city center of Taipei. Just 2 minute’s walk from the nearest metro station you will find the school located on the 2nd and 12th floors of a large multistory building. The school consists of all the modern learning materials such as a library, fully serviced reception desk with native English speaking staff, full audio visual facilities in each class room and free wifi throughout the building.

Adults and Parents courses offered

Why not begin or enhance your own Mandarin journey while visiting Taipei? The institute offers a wide range of courses to suit everyone’s needs. Our friendly admissions team will do their very best to sync both the kid’s course and the parent’s course to run simultaneously. The student can decide to choose the simplified or traditional character course.

Field Trips and Cultural Activities

The institute organizes an educational field trip every Friday (4 hours duration) for the kid’s camp to different attractions in Taipei, such as Taipei Zoo, Maokong Gondola and much more.

And for the adults and kids alike, the institute organizes cultural and social activities, taking place 3 evenings per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). All activities are carried out by a professional tour guide and are free of charge to all TMI students enrolled in a course and accommodation.

Accommodation

The school manages all its own accommodations, including a number of modern family 2 bedroom apartments, located just 2 minutes’ walk from your class. The private apartments are fully loaded with all necessary amenities such as high speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, washing/drying machines, and of course cooking facilities. Supermarkets, cafes and the bustling Shida night market are also located nearby. A number of Metro stations are just on your doorstep, making the rest of Taipei easily accessible during your stay.

Program Costs

You can choose to take the course for lessons only, 16 hours per week (finishing at 12pm Monday-Thursday and at 1pm on Fridays) or you can choose a package of the course and family 2 bedroom apartment, which is suitable for families between 2 and 5 persons.

Starting Dates 2018

4th June 2018
11th June 2018
18th June 2018
25th June 2018
2nd July 2018
9th July 2018
16th July 2018
23rd July 2018
30th July 2018
6th August 2018

Prices per Child* (Includes all course materials and field trips)
1 Week- 16,275 TWD
2 Weeks- 28,665 TWD
3 Weeks- 40,835 TWD
4 Weeks- 51,350 TWD

* If more than one child, there is a 10% sibling discount available for each additional child booking per family

Optional Family 2-bedroom Apartment- 3,900 TWD per night.
For 2018, Taipei Kid’s Mandarin camps begin on the above mentioned dates, with your accommodation stay starting the Sunday before the course and ending the Saturday after the course. Places are limited to 12 persons per each group class, we recommend booking your course and accommodation early to avoid disappointment.