Taiwan First Bank to make all branches bilingual by 2028

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's First Commercial Bank announced Friday (Sept. 11) that it was aiming to provide Chinese-English bilingual services at all 188 of its national branches by 2028...

Taiwan’s goal of going bilingual by 2030 unattainable: Education expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics warn that major challenges lie ahead for Taiwan as it seeks to become a bilingual country that emphasizes English learning. The Ministry of Education has vowe...

Photo of the Day: Taipei bakery breaks English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese political scientist spotted this badly mangled English translation of a pastry at a bakery in Taipei over the weekend. Gwenyth Wang-Reeves, who currently wo...

Taiwan set to boost number of foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to expand the recruitment of foreign English teachers from 80 to 300 per year as part of its bid to become a bilingual country. Now in its sixth year...

Taiwan to launch '2030 Bilingual Country Project'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (June 21) said that the government will soon launch the "2030 Bilingual Country Project" with the goal of making...

Taiwan tourism workers in Yilan, Chiayi stand out in English proficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In mid-July, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) conducted a national survey of the English language ability among staff at tourist information booths and governm...

Taiwan needs more than a few extra foreign English teachers to make bilingual country ambitions a reality.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced plans this week to try and attract more overseas English teachers to work in Taiwan as part of the new policy to turn Taiwan into a fully bilingual countr...

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...

S. Korean teachers union seeks to remove native English instructors from elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A teachers union in South Korea is reportedly calling for the removal of native English teachers from elementary schools in the country because of what the union believes ...

New mayor of Kaohsiung wants to turn his southern Taiwanese city bilingual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) wants to attract more investors to his city like making sharks smell blood, while also turning it into a bilingual Chinese-English hu...

87% of Taiwanese support making English the second official language: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As high as 87 percent of respondents support making English as a second official language for Taiwan, according to a survey conducted by The Professor Huang Kun-huei Educa...

2,000 English-speaking teachers to be added to Taiwan's primary/junior/high schools the next 4 years: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - To address the expected demand for English-speaking teachers under the Cabinet's vision of turning Taiwan into a Mandarin-English bilingual country by 2030, the Ministry of ...

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 ...