Small, personalized language school offering alternative Mandarin training methods for Westerners, particularly those who have "failed" at learning Mandarin using traditional methods.
Founded by "ironlady" (Terry Waltz) of Taiwanease and Forumosa fame, Albany Language Learning provides Chinese classes via Skype and in person, using the TPRS® methodology unavailable in Taiwan as well as a number of innovations of ironlady's for Mandarin learning, including a practical tonal spelling method, directional gestures to reinforce tones, and purpose-written texts to get you reading fast (if that's a goal of yours).
You pick your goals. You decide your topics. You won't need homework or extensive study and memorization. You'll soon experience a whole world of Chinese language opening up around you in Taiwan!