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 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 dro...

Jamie Greubel Poser, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist, retires

Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision thr...

Breaking News: American English teacher arrested for suspected role in grisly New Taipei murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  An American male English teacher has been identified as the fourth suspect in the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher and was arrested in his ...

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 bilingu...

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 Premier considers English lessons in kindergarten

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Amid his efforts to turn Taiwan into a bilingual country, Premier William Lai (賴清德) was considering ending the ban on teaching English in kindergarten, a government spokesperson...

2 suspects in murder of Canadian served in Israeli IDF, US Marines, before teaching English in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Reports have surfaced that the two men suspected of brutally butchering a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei last week served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the U...

Israeli-American man suspected of grisly murder of Canadian on the run in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The second man suspected of brutally murdering and dismembering a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei City last week is believed to have fled to the Philippines and Taiwan a...

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 ...

Motorsports matriarch Dee Ann Andretti dies at 76

Dee Ann Andretti, the wife of famed driver Mario Andretti and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in motorsports, has died. She was 76. Andretti died Tuesday, a few weeks...

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...

Taipei kindergarten teacher posts job ad saying 'black or dark skinned' people not wanted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A teacher from a well-known private kindergarten posted a job ad on a Facebook group yesterday (June 11) stating that it would not hire English teachers who were "black or...

Virginia man sentenced for lying in attempt to join military

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who told an FBI undercover employee he wanted to commit jihad has been sentenced to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his applic...