Singapore leader hails 'English first' policy as key to country’s development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore’s bilingual policy of English and a native language, with English as the official language, has enabled the country to become an active player in the internatio...

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 ...

Priest who molested boys now teaches kids in the Caribbean

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of molesting two young brothers in New Jersey is now teaching English to children in the Dominican Republic. NBC News reports Frid...

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...

Ex-teacher charged with trying to support Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a former substitute teacher from Texas who was captured in Syria has been charged with trying to support the Islamic State. Warren Chris...

American man draws flak over photo of Nazi flags in Taipei betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an American photographer expressed his outrage on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 6) over Nazi flags posted in betel nut shop in Taipei, he faced such a backlash from Taiwanese...

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 dropped ...

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 sleep...

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 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 United...