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VIRUS TODAY: COVID-19 cases down as US ends deadliest month

Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The deadliest month of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S....

As virus cuts class time, teachers have to leave out lessons

English teachers are deciding which books to skip. History teachers are condensing units. Science teachers are often doing without experiments entirely. With instruction time reduced...

British English teacher found dead in Taipei apartment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have determined that a British man who was found dead in his Taipei apartment in mid-November had died from a heart attack, as he suffered from diabetes. ...

Taiwan’s Taichung to double number of foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Education Bureau has said that next year, it will double the number of foreign English teachers in order to improve students' English abilities. K...

President Tsai pledges to make Taiwan bilingual country by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Nov. 23), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged that the government would do everything in its power to achieve the goal of turning Taiwan into a bilingual count...

Taiwan’s Pingtung on English teacher hiring spree

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Southern Taiwan's Pingtung County has ramped up efforts to recruit English teachers in line with the country’s ambition to go bilingual by 2030. A total of 25...

Taiwan’s goal of going bilingual by 2030 unattainable: Education expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics warn that major challenges lie ahead for Taiwan as it seeks to become a bilingual country that emphasizes English learning. The Ministry of Education has vowe...

New Taipei aims to become bilingual by 2030

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Friday (Aug. 21) laid out his vision to make the city bilingual by 2030, a goal that aims to nurture "world citizens" who are willing to speak and us...

Survivor said she smelled gas before Baltimore explosion

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who survived an explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes said she smelled gas before hearing a “loud boom” on Monday morning. Anita Moore told The B...

Taiwan set to boost number of foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to expand the recruitment of foreign English teachers from 80 to 300 per year as part of its bid to become a bilingual country. Now in its sixth year...

Taiwan mulls loosening rules to attract foreign talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to relax regulations to lure foreign talent post-coronavirus as the country rides a wave of heightened international prestige from its handling of the p...

Taiwan one of only 6 countries on Earth where schools are open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey of students posted by a British woman on Facebook found that Taiwan is one of only six countries in the world where schools are still open due to the Wuhan corona...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...

Bryant's stolen jersey returned for ceremony at high school

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Kobe Bryant's high school jersey spent more time in China of late than it did hanging on the wall of the gym named in honor of the school's career leading scorer. ...

Homeless American English teacher charged with arson in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeless American English teacher has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a bar at a campground in southern Taiwan on Sept. 20 and is awaiting release ...