thanks for the review on Wenhua. I am currently a Shi-Da student and I am extremely frustrated with the MTC. The teachers are boring, the facilities are old and the classes make me wanna sleep. I will start my fourth term of Chinese next week and enrolled at Wenhua and after seeing your review got much more excited. I decided to change mainly because of the price and the high school atmosphere of Shi-Da. I thought that if I was gonna get frustrated again by my classes, at least I would save 6000 NTD (200USD). I will begin from PAVC 3 Lesson 7. My advice to anyone now is to avoid MTC and search. There are many other places that suits one's different needs. Shi-Da is just the one we easily heard of and thought was good but actually is a place where you go to listen to teachers chat about subjects that interest themselves.
Nice to know its come in useful for some people. If you've taken the intensive course then you're at the level can choose electives, I'd recommend the song lyrics one if you can. Its alot of fun, and useful. My friend timed her trip back home to take a month off just so she could take the next level song lyrics elective again lol (its not offered every term). The writing course is strenuous, it's really wearing me down. I didn't like the reading one so much either. All the culture series of electives seem fun. And yes the teachers are younger so they often teach you slang terms related to the new words in the book, it comes in handy.