4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too cr...

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...

2,000 English-speaking teachers to be added to Taiwan's primary/junior/high schools the next 4 years: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - To address the expected demand for English-speaking teachers under the Cabinet's vision of turning Taiwan into a Mandarin-English bilingual country by 2030, the Ministry of ...

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...

70% of Taiwan govt. websites to be bilingual in 1 year, tests to have English versions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its plan to make Taiwan a bilingual country by 2030, the government announced yesterday that 70 percent of government websites will have English versions within one ...

Taiwan’s most misspelled English words according to Lingvist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to language learning service Lingvist, two of Taiwan’s three most misspelled words are four letters long, and end with the letter “m." &ldquo...

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...

53% of respondents support making English Taiwan's second official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over half of respondents of a survey implemented in September said that they support making English an official second language of Taiwan as a means to improve the English lang...

ETS kowtows to Beijing by posting 'Taiwan, China' on TOEFL site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) became incensed when they discovered Educational Testing Service (ETS) had kowtowed to Be...

Taiwan students jumpstart English level in 7 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of AIT and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) held a press conference today to commend the great progress made by a group of Hualien students learning Englis...

600 Taiwanese overseas volunteers to teach English in remote areas

A total of 600 native English-speaking youths of ethnic Chinese descent will soon be sent to schools in Taiwan's rural areas to serve as English-teaching volunteers for two weeks to reduce the lea...

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 English pro...

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...

Taiwan’s free online English learning platform ‘Cool English’ launches new functions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) held a presentation on Monday to present new content of “Col English,” the free online English learning platform launc...

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...