Report: Taiwan should be cautious about making English a 2nd official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Legislative Research Bureau, which is an agency under Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, suggested in a report that Taiwan should be cautious about making Engli...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

UN rights chief 'appalled' by video of Cameroon executions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief said Wednesday he was "utterly appalled" by a recent video appearing to show Cameroonian soldiers shooting to death women carrying small child...

Many Taipei elementary students score low in English proficiency: NTNU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study released on Monday (May 28) by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) revealed that many children in Taipei's elementary schools received low marks in Englis...

More than 60% of Taiwanese parents think English learning at schools inadequate: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—According to the results of a survey, 69% of parents of elementary school and junior high school students in Taiwan would have their children learn English at cram schools o...

Pilot English education program in Taiwan gains international attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In 2017, eight primary schools in Tainan City joined a pilot program to integrate English language education into other school subjects, as part of a research project desi...

Taiwanese politician triggers linguistic debate on the merits of pinyin vs. zhuyin 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A DPP politician running for mayor of Tainan in southern Taiwan has been causing a stir for her recent remarks about primary language education in Taiwan. Last week dur...

Taiwanese students protest against universities setting English thresholds based on outside tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Students of National Chengchi University and other schools have been protesting against universities in Taiwan setting English proficiency requirements as a threshold f...

Legislators discuss making English Taiwan's second official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Liu Shih-fang (劉世芳), Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉), Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) held a public hearing on Friday on making English Taiwan'...

Proposal discussed to make English 2nd official language in Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) A proposal to make English the second official language in Taiwan was discussed at a conference Sunday in Tainan, the city that is leading the push. "English is part of...

Studio Classroom founder cited by Washington State

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Doris Brougham, an educator and Christian missionary who has spent a large part of her life in Taiwan, was officially cited Tuesday by officials from her native Washington Stat...

26 students hit by suspected food poisoning

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Twenty-six elementary school students in Hualien County fell victim Wednesday to what authorities suspect was food poisoning. The students from three elementary school...