The Latest: NATO chief warns about China's 5G mobile deals

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6 p.m. The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment i...

Report: Far right tried hard to influence Bavarian election

MUNICH (AP) — A London-based think tank says last year's election in the German state of Bavaria was the subject of concerted social media campaigns designed to benefit a far-right party. ...

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 ...

Taiwan's Wenzao Ursuline University to establish Southeast Asian Studies Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, located in Kaohsiung, has announced that in addition to its MA program in Southeast Asian Studies established this year, that it h...

Taiwan aims to be 1st choice for Indian students studying abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thanks to the efforts of Taiwanese overseas representative offices, and the Ministry of Education, it is expected that as many as 10,000 Indian students will join research...

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...

Virtual learning: using AI, immersion to teach Chinese

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — To learn Chinese in this room, talk to the floating panda head. The Mandarin-speaking avatar zips around a 360-degree restaurant scene in an artificial intelligence...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

Taoyuan to offer SE Asian language classes for 2nd generation immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taoyuan New Immigrants Culture Center will open Southeast Asian language classes to provide second generation immigrants an opportunity learn the language and explore t...

Pilot English education program in Taiwan gains international attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In 2017, eight primary schools in Tainan City joined a pilot program to integrate English language education into other school subjects, as part of a research project desi...

Taiwanese politician triggers linguistic debate on the merits of pinyin vs. zhuyin 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A DPP politician running for mayor of Tainan in southern Taiwan has been causing a stir for her recent remarks about primary language education in Taiwan. Last week dur...

The Latest: Lawmaker says group doesn't want to deport kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on an Republican Oklahoma House member suggesting the state could save money by having the citizenship status checked for non-English-speaking schoolchildren (all times...

Uncle Sam: We want you... to train others! $5K bonus offered

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (AP) — The U.S. Army is authorizing $5,000 bonuses to woo top-performing troops into a new training brigade as the service once famous for shouldering the burden of America'...

Court: Older refugee students can choose regular high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has agreed that older refugee students can choose to attend a mainstream high school instead of an alternative school in Pennsylvania. Disput...

France's Hollande pledges renewed secularist push

PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has pledged to redouble efforts to shore up France's cherished secular traditions in response to threats from religious extremists like the radical Isl...