TLI, Taipei Language Institute, a pioneer in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, was founded in New Jersey, the U.S. in 1956, and in the same year set up a school in Taipei. Over the last 50 years, TLI established numerous branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, and New Delhi one after another, providing service for professionals around the world, ahead of its competitors not only in terms of history but also become an innovator in Chinese teaching methods and linguistics research. Through consistent diligence, TLI has provided teaching in 7 different languages.
TLI has trained over 80,000 Chinese teachers, compiled over 500 different teaching materials, established 60 branches and teaching locations worldwide, as well as published import tool-books like Modern Chinese Cross-strait Dictionary: A Dictionary of Southern Min, Bible Dictionary, and Chinese-English Dictionary of Commonly Used Words for International Students.
More than 400,000 students across the world have chosen TLI for language instruction and become bilingually experts in various fields such as business, politics, academic life, journalism, trade, law, and evangelism. Notable alumni of TLI include ambassadors to China from various countries, university presidents, and major leaders in businesses, education, news media, religion, and politics. Some notable names include the 2 Pulitzer Prize Winner in a row, Nicholas Kristof, Professor John Fairbank of Harvard University, former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, and former President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-Jeou. TLI has won great respect as the authoritative language training institute.
With 60 years of history, TLI has established an enormous global education structure and extended its reach to other fields like eclectic education, art & cultural performances, translations & publishing, media, finance & real estate, and other general business fields. By keeping the foundation in Greater China and aiming for the world, TLI strives for business continuity as a multinational corporation that has a service team with great execution and expertise.