Taiwan needs more than a few extra foreign English teachers to make bilingual country ambitions a reality.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced plans this week to try and attract more overseas English teachers to work in Taiwan as part of the new policy to turn Taiwan into a fully bilingual countr...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - April 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Couple robbed at knifepoint on Taipei's Elephant Mountain trail; North Korea pitched submarine system to Taiwan military: report; Taiwan ram...

Taiwan ramping up efforts to recruit foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is intensifying its efforts to attract foreign English teachers in anticipation of greatly increased demand as the government continues to strive to reach the goals set ...

Canadian English teacher arrested for harassment, vandalism, assaulting officer in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian man suspected of suffering a mental disorder was arrested on Tuesday in southern Taiwan after he harassed a female convenience store clerk, smashed a car, and shoved...

Mormon missionaries in Russia released after being detained

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says two of its missionaries have returned home to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks for alleged...

Kaoshiung Mayor Han clarifies 'Maria' comment about Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over his use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to citizens from the Philippines, Kaohsiung Mayo...

Russia detains, plans to deport American Mormons over visas

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered the deportation of two American Mormons for violating the terms of their visas. Officials said the men were working as English teachers with...

Drunk American English teacher spits on, curses at Taiwanese policewoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher, who has had two recent run-ins with police before, in late January burst into a police station in New Taipei City in an intoxicated state and spit ...

Taiwan plans to have 5,000 English teachers trained by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To achieve former Premier William Lai's (賴清德) plan to make Taiwan a Chinese-English bilingual country by the year 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is planning to train...

S. Korean teachers union seeks to remove native English instructors from elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A teachers union in South Korea is reportedly calling for the removal of native English teachers from elementary schools in the country because of what the union believes ...

Some subjects in Taiwan's schools to be taught in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help achieve the Cabinet's vision of making Taiwan a Mandarin-English bilingual nation by 2030, Minister of Education Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) yesterday (Dec. 5) said he wou...

American English teacher being held incommunicado for role in grisly New Taipei murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher, the fourth suspect in the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher, was ordered by a New Taipei court to be held incommunica...

Breaking News: American English teacher arrested for suspected role in grisly New Taipei murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American male English teacher has been identified as the fourth suspect in the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher and was arrested in his sleep...

Taiwan to increase hours of English taught in schools, 4,600 new foreign teachers needed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week announced plans to both increase the number of hours of English taught starting in third grade, raise the number of bilingual classes...

Female American English teacher commits suicide by hanging in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female American English teacher was found dead after apparently hanging herself in her apartment yesterday (Sept. 25), with a suicide note placed on the floor. A 46-year-...