I had my first class at Shi-Da (NTNU; 國立台灣師範大學) today. There are two Koreans, a Vietnamese and a Taiwanese American in my class. The class I am studying in is Newspaper Readings II (新聞選讀第二本). I have studied this book before in my one-on-one class and written about it on my blog.
I found the pace of the class a little slow, but still interesting. The style of teaching and the dynamic of being in a group class was something that I wasn't really used to. I was able to learn some new vocab and also the teacher introduced a number of interesting anecdotes about Taiwanese culture. I think the real challenge will be the first test. I am really not confident about my writing ability, although I am sure with the need and incentive to practice it will improve fairly quickly.
I met Todd during the break. I hope to meet another Taiwan blogger there soon. I would like to meet some Thai students so I can practice my much neglected Thai. I also hope to get to know students from many other countries.
Next update on the class will be after my first test. I must go and do my homework.