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 ...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu under fire for racist remarks against Filipino migrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of contentious comments about Filipino migrants made by Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), a number of prominent personalities have hit back to high...

Taiwan to recruit youth ambassadors for exchanges in Pacific, Southeast Asian nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is looking for Taiwanese young people with backgrounds in public health, science, and agriculture to join an ambassador program that...

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...

Kaohsiung City Hall airs news in English promoting Mayor’s vision for a bilingual city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors to the Kaohsiung City Hall may be drawn to a giant LED display hanging high on the wall of the lobby which broadcasts international news in English at designated ...

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 ...

Plan to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030 not just aimed at students: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government’s plan to turn Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030 is not just targeting students, but should make everybody work harder at studying English to raise th...

Taiwan's English proficiency ranking drops to 48th in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's English proficiency remains rated at "low" and its ranking in English First's (EF's) global English Proficiency Index (EPI) for 2018 has dropped ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Government offers vision of English as official language in Taiwan

A Taiwanese child grows up learning arts, science and other subjects at school in both Chinese and English. That child becomes immersed in both languages and years later, when attending an internation...

Letters tell schools, parents in Malaysia: Don't send kids to study in Taiwan!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 60 high schools across Malaysia have received mysterious letters over the last two months urging high schools not to promote studying in Taiwan to the students. Th...