A thought just occurred to me. When I was on mainland China some years ago it was common to call everyone who’s name you didn’t know ‘mei nu’ or ‘shuai ge’ (regardless of their attractiveness). I thought this was both a nice thing to do and incredibly convenient. I don’t otherwise know how to say ‘hey, you!’ in Mandarin.
Can I do this in Taiwan, or should I say something else?
These schools classes generally don’t require you to write or read and no tests. Some effort is needed to keep up when talking or reading from book in class. They teach, and up to you how much effort you want to learn.
TMI and others have facilitated classes available and most will adjust or set up according to your desires which matches other people’s.
Probably the best thing to do is walk in tell them you’re looking for and they will maybe have something immediately or something coming up or in development once have a few students interested in the same thing.
They’re all so close to each other you can probably visit all of them within a couple hours.
I am a Chinese teacher, and I think you can try ALG, Automatic Language Growth, to learn spoken Chinese.
You will learn Chinese in easy and plain Chinese.
ALG Mandarin Online provides some previous classes on its website:
Perhaps, it helps you develop your listening and speaking skill more.
“Qua sa shao” means “What are you looking at? (Literally)” and used to be used by young gangster or little kid. And it becomes a funny express to make listener feel friendly as you mentioned it is kind of “icebreaker.”