Arrests of foreign English teachers surge by tenfold in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of arrests and deportations of foreign English teachers has exploded by as much as tenfold this year as Beijing began launching a crackdown to create a "cleaner...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

Slain Canadian English teacher reportedly had 'marijuana farm' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As detectives unravel the multiple, twisted layers of the gruesome case of the murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei City, it has been revealed t...

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...

Taiwan’s top universities under investigation for substandard English course offerings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Peter Chang (張武修), Commissioner of the National Supervisory Commission of the Control Yuan, said on May 30 that National Taiwan University, Chenggong University, Tsinghua U...

English vocabulary requirement in Taiwan high schools reduced by 2,500 words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Education announced on Sunday (Jan. 21) that it would reduce the number of English words high school graduates are required to learn by 2,500 in an eff...

Breaking Bad: English teachers caught cultivating cannabis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police in the northern Taiwanese city of Taoyuan raided two properties where marijuana was found to be growing yesterday with two former English cram school teachers identified...

How can English proficiency in Taiwan be improved?

Last week it was reported that English language proficiency in Taiwan has been downgraded from “intermediate” to “low” in the English First's (EF) 2017 Global English Profi...

Clash of the Titans: TutorABC battles Kojen in court over logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Introducing first, fighting out of the blue corner is TutorABC, the largest online English teaching company in Taiwan. And now, fighting out of the red corner is Kojen English ...

Taiwan falls behind China, S. Korea in English proficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S.-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) yesterday in its worldwide report for 2016 announced that the average score of Taiwanese students who took its Test of English for ...

Outstanding Taiwan productions honored at 52nd TV Golden Bell Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 52nd Television Golden Bell Awards—Taiwan's equivalent to the Emmys—were held Sept. 30 at National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei City. The big win...