Buxiban wars: 16 English cram schools strike back at TutorABC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sixteen English cram schools, known in Taiwan as "buxiban" (補習班, supplementary learning classes), held a joint press conference yesterday (March 13) to counter rival ...

Parents, children lined up over 12 hours to register for New Taipei cram school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To demonstrate their commitment to providing their children a good education, many parents in Taiwan are willing to go to extremes. A cram school in New Taipei’s ...

Taiwanese-American teacher added to cram school blacklist for sex offenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man who has been terminated from his position at an after-school children's care center (安親班) in Taipei after news surfaced that he is wanted in the U....

Cram school background check reprieve for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temporary exemptions to a new requirement that foreigners applying to cram schools provide a criminal record check are now being granted on a case-by-base basis to take into ac...

You know you've been a foreigner in Taiwan too long when...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Facebook user in the group Foreigners in Taiwan (外國人在台灣) yesterday posted a document which was dated 2000 listing the many humorous ways a foreigner knows they have lived in ...

Pay to play: Cram schools to pay 5% tax next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Effective January 1, 2018, more than 1,000 cram schools, also known as (buxiban, 補習班), will be required to pay a five percent business tax and file related invoices for th...

Foreign cram school teachers in limbo as ministries hash out rules on background checks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Almost a month after an amendment to the Supplementary Education Act (補習進修教育法) was ratified requiring foreigners applying to cram schools, also known as "buxiban"...

Explosion and fire at American English cram school in Tamsui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Early this morning, residents of Tamsui were awakened by a loud explosion emanating from an American English cram school, which soon burst into flames. Tamsui resi...

Details on cram school background checks for foreigners finalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The government this week finalized the details of the background check on foreign nationals that is part of a new law geared at tightening the requirements for both f...

Fire breaks out at Hess English cram school's HQ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A fire broke out yesterday on the top floor of the headquarters of the well-known English cram school Hess (何嘉仁美語), which is located at Minquan East Road Section 2 directl...

How to Find a Teaching Job in Taiwan

The following is a guide to finding English teaching jobs in Taiwan written by a 27-year-old English teacher, Stephen, from the United States and originally posted on his blog OnaDateWithAsia.  ...

American cram school director sentenced for obscenity

Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) An owner of an English cram school will have to serve seven months in prison for committing an obscene act against one of his employees last year, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesd...