Welcome to the Chinese Language Center (CLC) at National Taichung University of Education (NTCU). Established in 2008, the center serves adults intending to learn Chinese as a second language within the distinct setting of a native language environment. Students from all over the world choose to study Chinese at CLC for a wide variety of social, professional, academic, or personal reasons. With that in mind we strive to provide a flourishing learning environment celebrating Chinese languages as well as culture. We are proud to say the Chinese Language Center at National Taichung University provides an unparalleled curriculum making it the ideal place to study Chinese.
In preparing thousands since the University’s foundation in 1899, the Chinese Learning Center has inherited a rich tradition of intellectual nurturance combined with an exemplary faculty, helpful staff and unrivaled resources. Students may utilize over 710,000 books, journals, electronic databases, audio-visual materials, newspapers, maps, and microfiches located within the campus library. Additionally, the NTCU library is affiliated with the Cooperative Association of the Libraries of Universities of Education in Taiwan, allowing for interlibrary loans and student access to outside library resources.
In conjunction with top-notch library resources, the university maintains an assortment of recreational facilities accommodating tennis, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, outdoor swimming, dance and weight training.
Conveniently located in Central Taiwan’s municipal hub, NTCU presents a comfortable living environment within an exceedingly pleasant climate. The surrounding neighborhood is immersed in local culture, featuring the renowned National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung Cultural Center and local-favorite, Chunghwa night market. Nearby bus, train and high speed rail stations make for swift local and island-wide travel. Whether you’re running errands around town or setting out one of Taiwan’s many site seeing ventures, public transportation is always within reach.
The CLC has made a concerted effort to broaden the availability of Chinese language studies to foreign students by offering the most affordable tuition among major Chinese language centers in Taiwan. Yet, the teaching quality, teaching hours, and facility remain superior among other counterparts. The CLC at NTCU understands the expectations of international students in Taiwan in terms of their financial budget and strives to accommodate a wide variety of students from various backgrounds.
Whether you are just arriving at CLC or an old friend, we look forward to providing you with the information, friendship and support to make your international experience a fruitful one. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Cheng-Ji (Paul) Lai, Ph.D.
Director, Chinese Language Center, Division of Continuing and Extension Education