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 ...

Plan to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030 not just aimed at students: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government’s plan to turn Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030 is not just targeting students, but should make everybody work harder at studying English to raise th...

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...

Taiwan to become a bilingual country by 2030: NDC proposal  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a recent plan to designate English as Taiwan's official second language, the National Development Council (NDC) on Nov. 7 announced a plan for turn...

'They may kill you': Cameroon faces election under threat

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Rudulf Arrey ventured out for a campaign rally the other day in Cameroon's restive Southwest region, knowing the simple act of civic curiosity could kill him. ...

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...

Cameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflict

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — John Nlom has five children and wants to keep them alive. When machete-wielding men attacked a nearby school this month in a suspected strike against the teaching of French, w...

Armed men attack school in Cameroon English-speaking region

BUEA, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon government official says armed men attacked a school in the country's southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people. South West Reg...

Report: Taiwan should be cautious about making English a 2nd official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Legislative Research Bureau, which is an agency under Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, suggested in a report that Taiwan should be cautious about making Engli...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a ...

Macedonia's ethnic Albanians want nation declared bilingual

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Three ethnic Albanian political parties in Macedonia have adopted a joint platform demanding a larger say in the country's affairs in return for their support in forming a coa...