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Taiwan education ministry to help universities arrange quarantine spaces for students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports of students being made to sleep in conference rooms due to limited quarantine capacity, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said it will provide subsidies an...

Taiwan rolls out initiative subsidizing Mandarin learning for foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is subsidizing a department to train international students in Mandarin at universities as Taiwan seeks to retain talent amid labor shortag...

Mandarin learning center with Taiwanese characteristics opens in California's Bay Area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new Mandarin learning center with Taiwanese characteristics was inaugurated in San Jose in Silicon Valley on Sunday (Feb. 6), the third such facility in California's...

Time Magazine advert promotes Taiwan-US Education Initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A full-page advertisement promoting the fruits of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative launched last December has been published in the latest issue of Time Magazine. T...

National University System of Taiwan pools resources from 11 schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As universities form "systems" across Taiwan to maximize educational resource allocation, the newest and biggest alliance — the 11-school National Universi...

Letter to Editor: Hermione Lee exemplifies ideal English education in Taiwan

It was a real joy to read Stephanie Chiang’s Oct. 25 article titled “Taiwanese teenager publishes English fantasy novel in US, becomes bestseller.” Over my 20-plus years in Taiwan...

Taiwanese teenager publishes English fantasy novel in US, becomes bestseller

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager born and raised in Taiwan has published a young adult fantasy novel in the U.S., which has become a bestselling new book on books.com.tw, Taiwan’s largest...

Taiwan Centers for Mandarin Learning open across US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) Minister Tung Chen-yuan (童振源) arrived in the U.S. in late August to attend the opening ceremonies for Taiwan Centers for Mandarin...

Taiwan, US universities ink agreement on Chinese-language learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) on Thursday (May 27) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Illinois' Northwestern University (NU) to promote Chinese-languag...

Taiwan CECC debunks COVID rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 25) took the time to clarify some important information and debunk various fake news stories floating...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung unveils plans to make all schools bilingual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Government has unveiled new plans to promote English education at all 348 schools in the city. To meet the goal of developing Taiwan into a bilingual nat...

Taiwanese teacher orders students to bark like dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A junior high school teacher in Chiayi County who allegedly punished tardy students by ordering them to bark like dogs has triggered a backlash from parents, causing the c...

Taiwan education minister supports athletes preparing for Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) has stated he supports the efforts of Taiwanese athletes preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics, but he also is paying attention ...

US lawmakers suggest letting Taiwan fill void left by Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Republican lawmakers recently penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Education suggesting it replace the Chinese government-affiliated Confucius Institutes w...

US promotes English teacher training base in southern Taiwan amid closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan hailed the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative as a boost for Taiwan’s effort to go bilingual as he attended the Bilingual Edu...