Terms and Conditions of Study at ShuoHao Language Center

Last modified: Jan. 01, 2023.

Here is the ShuoHao Language Center Terms and Conditions which follows the policy guidelines of the Education Department of Taipei City.  https://english.doe.gov.taipei/

Please read before you agree.


On payment of fees, the terms and conditions will be deemed to have been accepted in full.


1.1 Chinese Group Courses include the Regular Course, Weekend Course, Intensive Course, Comprehension Course and Business Course.

  • For start dates of courses, please refer to ShuoHao Language Center website: shlanguagecenter.com/
  • Each hour of class will include 55 minutes of class with a 5-minute break.(Each lesson is 55 minutes long.)
  • The textbook is written in traditional character. (If students prefer to learn simplified one, we will suggest taking Private Courses.)
  • Weekend Class size – Maximum class size is 6 students per class, guaranteed.
    -Tuition 6500 NTD for 18 hours: 3 hours per Sat.
  • Regular Class size – Maximum class size is 6 students per class, guaranteed.
    -Tuition 13000 NTD for 36 hours: 2 days per week & 2 hours per day.
  • Comprehensive Class size – Maximum class size is 6 students per class, guaranteed.
    -Tuition 16000 NTD for 40 hours: 2 hours every weekday.
  • Intensive Class size – Maximum class size is 4 students per class, guaranteed.
    Tuition 10000 NTD for 20 hours: 4 hours every weekday.
  • 3-Month Visa Course Program size– Maximum class size is 6 students per class, guaranteed.
    -Tuition 65000 NTD for 200 hours: 4 hours language course from Mon to Thur for 12 weeks and 8 hours culture course during this period.
  • Business Class size– Maximum class size is 6 students per class, guaranteed.
  • The center will arrange the teachers.
  • If students miss a class, the center can arrange a special one-on-one make-up class for the price of NT$750/hour at the center.

1.2 Chinese Private Courses including 1 on 1, 1 on 2, and online courses are very flexible, students can choose dates and materials which they are interested in. Besides, students can apply for the Mandarin study tour ex. Safari Tour & Culture Discover. 

  • Each lesson is 55 minutes long.
  • For 1 on 1: The tuition rate would be 900 NTD/hour (10 hours up), 850 NTD/hour (20 hours up), and 800 NTD/hour (30 hours up).
  • For 1 on 2: The tuition rate would be 1100 NTD/hour (10 hours up), 1050 NTD/hour (20 hours up), and 1000 NTD/hour (30 hours up).
  • The goal of the Safari Tour is to practice daily Chinese conversation & real spoken Chinese with the stores near the center.
  • The goal of Culture Discover is for Chinese cultural exploration with the mission designed by the teachers. 
  • For the Mandarin study tour, students are responsible for paying for any purchases they make.
  • We will try our best to arrange classes at a time convenient for students, but time planning will be subject to teacher and classroom availability.
  • The center will arrange the teachers.
  • Students should take and finish their courses within 1 year.

1.3 The Summer / Winter Camp.

  • For the study plan & more details, please refer to the ShuoHao Language Center website: www.shlanguagecenter.com/

1.4 Other Programs include Social Events and Teacher Cultivation Training Workshops.

  • For the date of programs & more details, please refer to the ShuoHao Language Center website: www.shlanguagecenter.com/

1.5 Visitor Visas for Full-Time Students

  • We can support visitor visas for learning Chinese(Mandarin) for full-time students of 3 to 1 year with the possibility of extension. To qualify for the visa, students must learn in our Comprehensive Course + Private Course for 5hrs/week, Intensive Course, Visa Program, or Private Course for 15 hours or more per week. 
  • Full-time students are NOT allowed to take a personal leave or be absent over 1/4 of the course.    

1.6 ShuoHao Language Center reserves the right to change course arrangements without prior notice. 

1.7 Student placement in any course is subject to Chinese(Mandarin) language proficiency, which will be tested upon or before arrival. Offered levels are referenced in the Chinese(Mandarin) Level Guide.

1.8 Students who complete a course level (3 packages ) will receive a Certificate of Course Completion or you need to apply for it with the standard charge of NT$200 at the front desk a week earlier.


2.1 Course tuition fees must be paid in full, before the commencement of the course that the student is enrolled in. Students must pay a deposit of NT$1000 or the total tuition to enroll in the Chinese Group Course. Students must pay a deposit equal to the first day of class to enroll in the Private Course. Students must pay the total tuition to enroll in the Chinese Camp, the Social Event.

2.2 All Chinese Group Course related fees are calculated by full-terms or partial-terms. Partial-terms are calculated by a start date and end date with no breaks in between. Public holidays are not included in the tuition fee.

2.3 ShuoHao Language Center complies with the Department of Education, Taipei City policy to protect student tuition fees.

2.4 Students will not be enrolled until the deposit or the full tuition fee is paid.


3.1 The deposit to enroll in the course is non-refundable. The deposit is part of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the total tuition balance. 

3.2 ShuoHao Language Center will refund the equivalent tuition fees for canceled classes, taking required notice periods into account.

3.3 Classes will be canceled on typhoon days following the policy of the Taipei City Government. Canceled classes will be rescheduled or refundable.

3.4 Withdrawal rules according to Taipei City Government. 

  • 95% of the tuition can be refunded 60 days before the start of class.
  • 90% of the tuition can be refunded 59 to 1 day(s) before the start of class.
  • 70% of the tuition can be refunded before the second class.
  • 50% of the tuition can be refunded after the second class and before 1/3 of the term has been completed.
  • No refunds can be given after 1/3 of the term has been completed.

3.5 Learning Material Fees such as textbooks are non-refundable.

3.6 Refunds will use the original method of payment. Students must sign a refund form provided by ShuoHao Language Center for the refund to be approved.

3.7 Students enrolled in private tuition must notify ShuoHao Language Center at least 24 hours in advance to cancel a lesson, otherwise, there is no entitlement for a refund or option to make up the class without further payment.

3.8 Students once started the course; any changes are subject to an additional 2000 NTD re-booking fee (ex. switch group course to the private course and vice versa.) and the discounts based on the original course would be canceled.   


4.1 For Chinese Group Courses & Camp, Personal leave is when students miss class for any reason. ShuoHao Language Center is not required to give refunds or course reschedules for personal leave.   

4.2 Private Course students may request a course reschedule 24 hours in advance.
The reschedule must be mutually agreed upon. 

4.3 Full-time students are NOT allowed to take personal leave or be absent for over 1/4 of the course.


5.1 Students must look after their personal property and must not cause any damage to school property or property belonging to anyone else.

5.2 Students agree to behave properly, and considerately and take responsibility for their behavior. ShuoHao Language Center expects high standards of professionalism and behavior from both staff and students. Students are expected to respect all other students and staff of all cultures, religions, ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. Bullying, threatening, insulting, or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If a student does not comply with the rules and regulations, this may lead to a warning, or in serious cases, expulsion (termination of enrollment). 

5.3 Students must not be involved in any fights or commit any violent or illegal acts under Taiwanese law or the law of their home country.

5.4 Students expelled from ShuoHao Language Center will receive a refund based on section 3.4 of the Terms and Conditions.

5.5 When attending these courses or events, the school reserves the right to take and use photos or videos for an unlimited period of time.

All Terms & Conditions are subject to change without prior notice.