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 h...

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 ...

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 bilingu...

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-...

Update: Six foreign suspects in murder of Canadian English teacher identified, may have fled Taiwan

Update: Police have now identified six suspects, all foreigners, who may be involved in the brutal murder of a Canadian English teacher. Apple Daily reports that the six foreign suspects include a Rus...

Taiwanese international school denies racist job ad reflects hiring policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after a teacher from Kang Chiao International School (康橋國際學校) posted a job ad on a Facebook group on June 11 alleging that it would not hire English teachers who wer...

Taipei kindergarten teacher posts job ad saying 'black or dark skinned' people not wanted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A teacher from a well-known private kindergarten posted a job ad on a Facebook group yesterday (June 11) stating that it would not hire English teachers who were "black or...

Stephen King goes inside mind of new evil in 'The Outsider'

"The Outsider" (Scribner), by Stephen King Stephen King's new novel, "The Outsider," opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and ...

Foreign English teacher apologizes for kicking elderly lady's bag, cursing Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign English teacher who was seen in a Taipei MRT station swearing at a Taiwanese man and making an obscene gesture has released a video apologizing for his actions.&...

Foreign English teacher kicks elderly woman's suitcase, curses Taiwanese on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign English teacher on Saturday was seen at a Taipei MRT station kicking an elderly woman's suitcase, swearing at her and then cursing and making a vulgar gestur...

American English teacher dies after scooter crash in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 71-year-old American English cram school teacher died on Monday (April 16) after suffering severe head trauma when he collided with a scooter driver who had run a red li...

Cameroon security forces free 18 hostages from separatists

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's government says security forces have freed 18 hostages, including 12 European tourists, who had been seized by separatists fighting for the independence of English-...

Ex-English teacher returns to Taipei with cultural exchange mission

By Joseph Yeh, CNA staff reporter The Chinese saying: "Hsiang Feng Chi Shih Yu Yuan," can be loosely translated as "each and every encounter is a matter of fate" and provides a lo...

Hot for teacher: Taiwanese netizens go gaga over sexy English tutor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Prospects are looking up for English learning in Taiwan after a Facebook user posted a Taiwanese college student's sexy ad for an English tutoring service yesterday (F...