The Philippines has the following advantages as your alternative destination for the study of English.
English is widely spoken in the Philippines. It is used as the business language as well as the medium of instruction in schools and universities.
The Philippines offers the same quality English language education at an affordable cost.
There is a significant Chinese community in the Philippines.
Geographically speaking, the Philippines is located just next door to Taiwan and would only require a two hour period for travel.
Regardless of whether you go to the Philippines for a short term language course or for a longer period of study, there are a number of things to consider in preparation for your trip. From your itinerary, accommodations, transportation, visa requirements, money matters, all these (and more) require some planning.
* Some school have adopted the international academic year schedule that starts in August and ends in May of the next year.