I'm planning to attend the 2 month summer term at the Mandarin Training Center at Shida. I've already submitted the AIDS test, the financial statement, the college transcript, my credit report, good citizen record and the mandatory sacrificial virgin, and gotten my acceptance letter. I'm going in for the placement test on Friday.
Now my Chinese is pretty good, so I’d like to get into a higher level, probably 6-7 on their scale of 9. My special circumstance is that I work all day, so I’ve no choice but to go for the evening slot. Guess I’ll find out soon if there are enough applicants at my level and with my schedule.
I’ve gotten tired of the Buxiban scene, and while I have a great private instructor, I hate the hit & miss of looking for a quiet corner at a Barista. Plus Shida does have a certain reputation, and I’d like to judge it for myself.
Any tips, suggestions, gotchas, warnings, from veterans of MTC?