TOCFL test takers exceed 210,000

The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is a standardized test developed for non-native speakers of Chinese. It is designed to measure test takers’ listening, reading, speaking and writing a...

Asian Art Biennial ‘Artist Making Movement’ kicks off at NTMoFA

Curated by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA), the 2015 Asian Art Biennial officially opened on September 19. This year’s theme is Artist Making Movement, reflecting on the restlessness and ...

“Song of the Reed” in theaters now

The movie “Song of the Reed” is having its premiere Tuesday night. The documentary tells the story of Taiwanese women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied terr...

Indonesian New Year in Taiwan

The number of Indonesian migrants is the largest among all the migrant workers in Taiwan, and Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority nation in the world. For Muslim people, the Eid al-Fitr, is a fea...

Indonesian lifeguard fights expulsion

Wong Tu Tjie, a 51-year-old Indonesian, is facing repatriation this month for overstaying his visa. Many migrant civil groups and Wong’s close friend launched a news conference in front of the Nationa...

Chinese lecturer wins Overseas Exemplary Youth Award

You Xinen, a Chinese lecturer at the University of Vienna, has been working as a Chinese teacher for over five years, and she won the overseas exemplary youth award from the Foreign Overseas Chinese A...

Chinese spouse expands group to help more foreign spouses

A Chinese spouse from Guangxi named Tan Huixuan, moved to Kinmen and got married a few years ago. She found out that there are many foreign spouses living on the island who have financial difficulties...

Taiwan mother-in-law helps new immigrants with computer

The National Immigration Agency has launched a new immigrant computer course, and a resident of Tainan, Hong Chu-lien, provided her house for those new immigrants to come and learn the computer. The c...

Chinese spouse builds dreams in Penghu

The National Immigration Agency's Penghu office launched a “Taiwan new immigrant new life” event, and Chinese spouse Zhang Mengxing who used to study at Peking University told her own story of moving ...

NIA to train Southeast-Asian language teachers

In order to help the new immigrants and their second generation to make good use of their linguistic advantages, the National Immigration Agency launched a new immigrant native language teacher’s trai...

Indonesian spouse receives Cordana choir ticket

Indonesian single mother Chen Li-na moved to Taiwan 17 years ago, and raised her two kids on her own after her husband passed away. She used to work at a factory, but had been jobless for two years du...

Tainan Community College holds “mobile desk event”

Tainan Community College launched multiple courses for the new immigrants from either Southeast Asia or the west, providing the public with more information about the Western and Southeastern Asia cul...

Chinese spouse founds association to help newcomers

The Chinese Couples in Taiwan Caring Friendship Association has been in existence for over two years and has helped many Chinese spouses to adapt to the life in Taiwan. The director-general of the...

Vietnamese spouse becomes guide at NTM

One of the new immigrant ambassadors of the National Taiwan Museum, Nguyễn Frng-hua, said that she would not like to introduce the resources of precious knowledge to the visitors, but she would like t...

Vietnam-born Taiwanese wins English speech championship

A retired school teacher invented English material and started tutoring his Vietnamese-born Taiwanese nephews. The siblings made such great progress after receiving lessons from their uncle that they ...