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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...

Taiwan, Canada announce joint statement on education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) have agreed to strengthen educational cooperation between the two nations after holdi...

Start 'Taiwan Special Economic Zone' to seize mantle of Asia’s financial hub from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The situation in Hong Kong is dire. Those responsible pretend its problems are not happening because they cannot face up to the reality of what they and their masters in B...

Italian scholarship recipient looks forward to life in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan representative in Italy Lee Sing-ying (李新穎) met Marlene Mancia, who represented the 16 recipients of the Taiwan-Europe Connectivity (TEC) Scholarship from the Europ...

Taiwan to set up agency promoting bilingual by 2030 initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Sept. 2) approved a draft for the establishment of a center dedicated to developing the vision of becoming an English-Mandarin bilingual country. ...

Taiwan's Examination Yuan to issue bilingual certificates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Examination Yuan (MOEX) on Thursday (Sept. 2) announced an amendment to its regulation on issuing certificates, with certificates authorized by the MOEX to be presente...

American Institute in Taiwan director visits National Development Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk visited National Development Council (NDC) Minister Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) Tuesday (Aug. 24) for their first meeti...

Petition calls for English teachers to be granted entry into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of foreign teachers has launched a petition calling on the head of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Chen Shih-chung (...

Some foreign professors, scholars allowed to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign researchers and teachers recruited by Taiwanese academic institutions are now allowed to enter Taiwan, as the new school year is set to begin in September. The ...

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...

Taiwan to recruit extra 300 foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the government’s policy of turning Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (April 10) it would subsidize...

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...

New Taipei revving up English education campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei on Monday (March 8) announced a program to improve the English curriculum for schools in remote areas as it reached the milestone of 100 foreign instructors emp...

Taipei adopts 6 approaches to promoting English education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Tuesday (March 2) unveiled the capital’s approach to promoting English education, with a focus on cultivating teachers qualified to c...

Taiwan’s E.SUN Bank to provide nation-wide English services by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s E.SUN Financial Holding Company (E.SUN FHC) announced on Tuesday (Dec. 22) that it aims to provide English-language services at all of its branches by 2026....