#12023-24 Academic Year Program

  • The academic year program is a non-degree, non-credit program that provides intensive and effective Chinese language training to learners throughout the world. The program consists of three 10- or 11-week quarters and an optional summer term of nine weeks. Classes are held daily at the same time slots from Monday to Friday. One class is 50 minutes.

    • Total immersion environment with language pledge
    • Rigorous curriculum; small-class, intensive training
    • Large variety of courses, modern and classical
    • 200–220 class hours per quarter, recommended 12 semester credits for Physical Track;
    • 100–110 class hours per quarter, recommended 10 semester credits for Online Track

    Both a Physical Track and an Online Track will be offered for the 2023-2024 Academic Year Program. Please choose the track you prefer when applying.

    Track options AYP
    • The course module of the Physical Track is convertible to 2 one-on-one classes if ICLP is unable to find a class that suits a student's exact level, learning pace, or otherwise deemed necessary by the Instructional Office to facilitate the student's learning.
    • The tuition covers textbooks/materials required for students' classes as well as textbook shipping fees for Online Track students, except for Independent Studies courses for High-Advanced level students.
    • ICLP recommends 12 semester credits for students who complete one quarter of the Physical Track program and 10 semester credits for students who complete one quarter of the Online Track program. Because of their rigor, one-on-one classes are given greater weighting than group classes.

    Physical Track students can expect to have an individual class as well as 3 group classes of three to four students each day. Classes may be scheduled at any time slots between 08:10 a.m. and 17:00 Taiwan time. To maintain the total immersion environment at ICLP, students are required to sign a Chinese language pledge and to speak exclusively in Chinese at all times, both in the classroom and within the ICLP area.

    Physical Track students are responsible for securing their visa or entry permit/qualification. Students must comply with all visa, entry, and quarantine requirements (if any) as specified by ICLP in accordance with regulations, policy, and measures announced by the Taiwan government and NTU. Information on visa application and the latest special entry measures for foreign travelers to Taiwan can be found on the website of Taiwan's Bureau of Consular Affairs:

    The Online Track curriculum consists of 2 individual classes each day. The one-on-one format prevents potential technical issues from disrupting a group class, while the entire class time is concentrated undividedly on one student's learning.

    Online Track students are asked to provide at least 8 time slots out of the 18 time slots between 06:10 a.m. and 24:00 Taiwan time (UTC +8) in which they will be available for classes. A student's classes may be scheduled at any of the time slots they provided. Due to the complexity of course scheduling logistics, the class module and schedule of all students will remain the same until the end of the quarter.

    (applies to both the Physical Track and Online Track)

    Classes at ICLP emphasize oral practice, so students must spend adequate time (no less than 1.5 hours daily for each class they take) preparing and reviewing each lesson. While speaking is a core component of the ICLP curriculum, all classes provide comprehensive training in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Coursework may include reading materials, recorded audio materials, written assignments, and speeches. Textbooks are written in Chinese characters; some are rendered in simplified Chinese to suit students' needs.

    Prior to enrolling at ICLP, students are recommended to have at least two years of language training in Chinese or the equivalence thereof at an intensive program (with overall Chinese language ability at or above the Intermediate-Mid level, TOCFL B1, CEFR B1, or HSK3).

    Beginner students are welcome to apply for our Academic Year Program starting from the Fall Quarter. Those who wish to start from any other quarter are accepted once there are enough applicants to form a beginner's class. We recommend that beginner students join the Physical Track to ensure they establish a solid foundation for their Chinese abilities in an efficient manner.

    Students in the academic year program are encouraged to attend three consecutive quarters, although ICLP also accepts applications for one or two quarters. From their second semester onward, students may tailor their coursework to their own interests. Splitting the year into three quarters provides students with the maximum opportunity to explore our diverse course options.

    For a more detailed listing of the class offerings and teaching materials at ICLP, please see our Textbooks page.

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    ► ICLP 2023-2024 Calendar
    Application Fee (non-refundable)
    Tuition Fees
    Fee Physical Track Tuition Online Track Tuition Due Date
    Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit NT$18,000 NT$15,000 As specified in admission letter (usually around two weeks from the announcement of your admission decision).
    2023 Fall Tuition NT$169,950 NT$135,960 August 10, 2023
    2024 Winter Tuition NT$169,950 NT$135,960 November 30, 2023
    2024 Spring Tuition NT$154,500 NT$123,600 February 29, 2024
    • All tuition fees are charged in New Taiwan Dollar by credit card. The enrollment deposit will be credited against the tuition fee of your first quarter.
    • The tuition covers textbooks/materials required for students' classes as well as textbook shipping fees for Online Track students, except for Independent Studies courses for High-Advanced level students.
    • ICLP is not able to offer financial aid. Students may seek funding opportunities from their home country government, home university, or independent scholarship/fellowship institutions.
     #Refund Policy 
    If students need to withdraw from the Program, the following refund guidelines must be observed:
    1. Students who submit a refund application prior to the first day of class are entitled to a 90% refund of the tuition.
    2. Students who submit a refund application before the end of the first third of classes are entitled to a refund of 50% of the tuition.
    3. There will be no refund after the first third of the classes.
    4. If courses of an entire quarter are cancelled due to low enrollment or other reasons unrelated to the student, a full refund will be issued without interest.
    5. The cost of any textbook, course material, and associated shipping fees incurred before a refund is requested shall be borne by the student and deducted from the refundable amount.
    6. No refund will be issued for the application fee.
    7. Refund applications shall be submitted by 17:00 of the due date. Please submit the following information by online request form (contact ICLP by email for the link):
      1. Refund request form (template provided by ICLP);
      2. Bank account information.
      The refund is expected to be transferred approximately 4–6 weeks after the refund application is confirmed complete by ICLP. The student shall be responsible for all associated bank charges.
    8. Students who are unable to attend the program may apply for a deferment of enrollment prior to the tuition deadline. The enrollment deposit and/or full tuition will be held for one year. A re-application must be submitted by the application deadline of the quarter enrollment is to be deferred to. No application for deferment will be accepted after the tuition due date.
    9. Enrollment can only be deferred once. A processing fee and any difference in tuition will be charged in the event that the tuition is raised. However, no refund of tuition difference will be issued if the tuition is reduced. No refund application will be accepted once deferment is granted whether or not the applicant is able to enroll.
    10. Fees for optional courses, field trips, housing and insurance are non-refundable.
    11. The refund policy is in compliance with the Regulations for Implementation of Continuing Education at Higher Education Institutions (專科以上學校推廣教育實施辦法修正條文; 100.1.11教育部令) enacted by the R.O.C Ministry of Education.
  • 2023-2024 Academic Year Program
    The academic year program consists of the Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters, and an optional summer term. Students are encouraged to attend three consecutive quarters, though ICLP also accepts applications for one or two quarters.

    Application Deadline (Taiwan Time, UTC +8):
    2023 Fall Quarter June 30, 2023 July 4, 2023
    2024 Winter Quarter October 15, 2023 October 20, 2023
    2024 Spring Quarter  January 15, 2024 January 20, 2024
    Admission may close early if the program reaches maximum capacity before the application deadline.

    Announcement of Admission Decisions:
    Approximately two weeks after completion of the student's entire application (including reference letters). Applications are reviewed in order of completion. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list once all spots in a quarter are taken up.

    ► 2023-2024 Application Requirements

    ► ICLP Online Application System

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