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Taiwan offering part-time jobs to foreign residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Among other benefits and plans, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will extend its part-time jobs program to foreign residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (July ...

Taiwan providing NT$40,000 in subsidies to foreign cram school teachers with APRCs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced a new stimulus package that includes up to NT$40,000 in subsidies for foreign cram school teachers with permanent resi...

Taiwan’s COVID cram school crisis

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The row of shops at the bottom of my apartment block is occupied mostly by cram schools of one type or another. Some specialize in math and science, one in music, an...

Taiwanese aviation cop fired after comment likening his job to retired life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese aviation police officer was fired on Wednesday (June 16) after the authorities became aware of his online comment likening his job to retired life, CNA reporte...

Half of Taiwan's cram school teachers may lose their jobs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to half of cram school teachers may lose their jobs, and 30 percent of such centers may go out of business this summer amid the Level 3 restrictions. June is normall...

Foreign teacher, cram school face charges for girl's spinal injuries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign English teacher and the owner of a large English cram school chain are facing negligent bodily harm charges after a classroom activity the instructor had devised...

Taiwan contacts of COVID-positive teacher rise to 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (March 26) announced 20 additional contacts for a teacher who did not test positive for the coronavirus until four mon...

Cram school teacher tests positive for Covid 122 days after returning to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 25) confirmed three imported COVID-19 infections, including a Taiwanese cram school teacher who did ...

British teacher in southern Taiwan indicted for smuggling heroin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British man who has been working as an English teacher in southern Taiwan and two Taiwanese suspects have been indicted for their role in an international heroin smuggli...

Man in coma after being injured by woman falling from building in Taiwan

A man is in a coma after being seriously injured on Friday when a woman fell onto him from a building in New Taipei City, according to the hospital that treats him. The man surnamed Wu (吳), 45, was...

British English teacher found dead in Taipei apartment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have determined that a British man who was found dead in his Taipei apartment in mid-November had died from a heart attack, as he suffered from diabetes. ...

Survey shows Taiwan students overdependent on cram schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of Taiwanese believe that attending cram schools is essential for achieving academic success, according to a recent survey conducted by The Professor Huang Kun-h...

Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted...

Two students commit suicide in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A university student and an 18-year-old preparing to retake her college entrance exams were found dead in Tainan on Saturday (Sept. 12) after having apparently taken their...

School principal from S. Taiwan seeking 'wonton mama'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elementary school principal from southern Taiwan came all the way to Taipei City to look for a woman who ran a noodle stall and always gave him extra wontons 35 years a...