General Study at National Kaohsiung Normal University
National Kaohsiung Normal University owns two campuses – Ho-ping Campus and Yan-Chao Campus. The University runs a shuttle bus service between the two campuses. The Ho-ping campus is situated right opposite the Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Centre. It is located in a lovely, beautiful open space. The University is credited with a very prestigious status and is well respected as an excellent place to study.
- The University has 5 colleges: College of Education, College of Humanities, College of Science, College of Technology, and College of Creative Arts.
Studying Chinese Mandarin as a Foreign Language
If you are planning to study Chinese Mandarin at the University, they offer very reasonable group prices and is an intensive study course. You will need to commit to 15 hours per week (9.00-12.00, Mon-Fri). They will focus on speaking, reading, writing and listening.
The University teaches Traditional Chinese Characters (rather than the Simplified Characters). The whole of Taiwan uses the Traditional Characters so if you are planning to live here it will make it easier to get around and read things like the road signs and food menus. The Taiwanese say it is an advantage to learn the Traditional Characters first rather than the other way round. They can also help you to apply for a study visa/ARC to stay in Kaohsiung. If you contact their Centre of Language and Culture Teaching, you will find they are extremely helpful in answering any questions.
Official Website: National Kaohsiung Normal University (In English)
National Kaohsiung Normal University (In Chinese)
Address & Contact Info:
Heping Campus : No.116, Heping 1st Rd., Lingya District, Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Yanchao Campus : No.62, Shenjhong Rd., Yanchao Township, Kaohsiung County 824, Taiwan
Tel: 886-7-7172930 Fax: 886-7-7166903 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get there:
- Contact the University to determine the correct branch, and they will provide the best method to get there.
- The Heping Branch is very central, and the nearest metro stop is Sinyi Elementary School (O6) on the Orange Line