Buxiban wars: 16 English cram schools strike back at TutorABC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sixteen English cram schools, known in Taiwan as "buxiban" (補習班, supplementary learning classes), held a joint press conference yesterday (March 13) to counter rival ...

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 ...

Cloud Gate dance academy in New Taipei fined for violating law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s famous Cloud Gate Dance organization is being fined by the New Taipei City Government for violating regulations of the Education Bureau, and enrolling witho...

Parents, children lined up over 12 hours to register for New Taipei cram school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To demonstrate their commitment to providing their children a good education, many parents in Taiwan are willing to go to extremes. A cram school in New Taipei’s ...

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 ...

Female American English teacher commits suicide by hanging in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female American English teacher was found dead after apparently hanging herself in her apartment yesterday (Sept. 25), with a suicide note placed on the floor.  A 46-...

Three Taiwan telecom companies reignite 4G deal war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The battle is on again for the three leading telecom companies in Taiwan as Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) announced plans to expand the NT$488 (US$15.7) unlimited 4G internet co...

Slain Canadian English teacher reportedly had 'marijuana farm' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As detectives unravel the multiple, twisted layers of the gruesome case of the murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei City, it has been revea...

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 U...

Update: Six foreign suspects in murder of Canadian English teacher identified, may have fled Taiwan

Update: Police have now identified six suspects, all foreigners, who may be involved in the brutal murder of a Canadian English teacher. Apple Daily reports that the six foreign suspects include a Rus...

ETS kowtows to Beijing by posting 'Taiwan, China' on TOEFL site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) became incensed when they discovered Educational Testing Service (ETS) had kowtowed ...

China Youth Corps determined to be KMT-affiliated, all assets frozen

The non-government China Youth Corps (CYC), which services mainly young people, was determined Tuesday to be an affiliated organization with the opposition Kuomintang (KMT). Lin Feng-cheng, head of...

Taiwanese international school denies racist job ad reflects hiring policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after a teacher from Kang Chiao International School (康橋國際學校) posted a job ad on a Facebook group on June 11 alleging that it would not hire English teachers who wer...

Many Taipei elementary students score low in English proficiency: NTNU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study released on Monday (May 28) by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) revealed that many children in Taipei's elementary schools received low marks in Englis...

More than 60% of Taiwanese parents think English learning at schools inadequate: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—According to the results of a survey, 69% of parents of elementary school and junior high school students in Taiwan would have their children learn English at cram schools o...