I've been studying Chinese in Taiwan for a year now at a university language center and hope to find a job so as to keep improving my skills through self study or failing that, picking up classes again. I want to speak perfect Chinese a year from now.
I've applied to the big chain schools and I'm checking out smaller buxibans, but reading through the posts here I'm getting a bit anxious just because of how mixed opinions appear to be.
Should I expect to be doing comfortable 25 hour weeks with plenty of time to work on my language skills? Or 12 hour days making my goals totally unachievable? Is there some secret question that I can ask hiring managers to get an idea of what to expect?