Excursions and Karaoke in Taiwan

Greetings from Tainan, Taiwan! We are starting our seventh week in TISLP, marking the last two weeks of the program. Our time in Taiwan certainly has flown by! These past few weeks have been very busy with studying and exploring Taiwan. Last week we went on our cultural trip to Taipei. We visited the National …

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The Chinese Language Pledge

It’s hard to believe that I only have two more weeks in Taiwan! We’ve hit some big mile markers, such as staying with our host families, taking our midterm exam, and going to Taipei. Now we have our Taiwan night, video research project, and our final exam coming up. Days seem to be long and …

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Intensive Language Learning in Taiwan

After a month and a half of being steeped in Taiwanese culture, I have experienced two very differing results. The first result was my original goal for participating in this intensive program – becoming more fluent in Chinese and improving my listening comprehension. It is undeniable that we all have made significant progress in these …

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Academic Overview of AC’s Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program

Introduction Hello everyone, My name is Alex Tran, and I am currently a participant of American Councils Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program (TISLP) of 2019.  From what I have heard, TISIP is a relatively new program (established in 2016), so the things I talk about may change as the years go by.  This blog post …

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My Time so Far in Taiwan!

This will mark my third week in Taiwan at TISLP and I feel like time has flown past. This is my second time to Taiwan, the first trip was last year when I volunteered to teach English at a bilingual camp in smaller, more rural districts. I grew up in the States in a Cantonese-speaking …

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First Impressions

Coming to Taiwan to study Chinese has been such a wonderful experience! People from all over the globe know Taiwanese people to be exceptionally friendly and lead very hardworking lives, and my experience in Taiwan would definitely confirm that people in this country are exceptionally nice and committed to those around them. The people in …

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