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17 November 2008 @ 10:42 am
For everything else...  
Plane ticket to Taiwan: $32,000 New Taiwan Dollars (NTD)

Chinese Textbook: $500 NTD

4 Semesters of Chinese Classes: $80,000 NTD

Cell phone: $500 NTD

Knowing how to tell Telephone solicitors in their native language: "I don't speak Chinese. I am an American": Priceless.
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Baby J: GIRkishuku on November 17th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Hahahahaha! You made me snort my coffee!!
The Samurai Butterfly: Drugs (indilime)samuraibutterfl on November 17th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
LOL That ranks up there with "But I don't have a phone."
(Anonymous) on January 19th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
MTC Question
Hi, I'm thinking of studying at the MTC, can you tell me a bit about the teaching methods and styles? Is it mostly reading and writing based? And do they use pinyin, or bopomofo? On the whole, did you feel the school was effective for you and other students?
Peter (柯益友): postmarkpeterintaiwan on January 31st, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: MTC Question
It is both reading and writing based, but also a lot of verbal repetition and practice.

Some teacher make students learn Bopomofo, but the texts have both pinyin and bopomofo so if you know pinyin it shouldn't be a problem. I knew pinyin and didn't learn bopomofo and was ok.

I do think the school was effective. It is nice to have friends and classmates from all over the world. I miss that aspect of it a lot.

When you apply pay attention to the deadline If you miss it you will have to wait for the next quarter. There are no exceptions.