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Taiwan to send certified Mandarin teachers to allies

Taiwan to send certified Mandarin teachers to allies

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Starting next year, Taiwan will send certified professionals to its diplomatic allies and other countries to teach Mandarin Chinese, the government-funded agency responsible for the initiative said Tuesday. The countries that so far have shown interest in the new initiative are mainly in Latin America and include Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador and Nicaragua, according the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). "We will send certified professionals to our diplomatic allies and other countries with which we have good ties, if they need Mandarin Chinese teachers," said TaiwanICDF Secretary General Tao Wen-lung at a news briefing. He said TaiwanICDF used to send volunteers overseas to teach the language but will now recruit certified Mandarin Chinese instructors for the initiative. The agency said it is still finalizing the details of the plan with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-08-03 19:42 GMT+08:00