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2016/01/05 | 阿Ken

Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System

Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.

2016/11/14 | Edward White

Let's Talk About Sex, Taiwan

Government health experts in Taiwan want to normalize conversations about sex and relationships in hope of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

2016/01/27 | 阿Ken

Shortage of Southeast Asian Language Teachers in Taiwan's New K-12 Education Policy

Taiwan’s new curriculum guidelines for its 12-year compulsory education will incorporate Southeast Asian languages into the required courses of local languages in elementary schools. But now the island is significantly short of Cambodian, Filipino and Malaysian teachers.

2016/02/25 | TNL 編輯

Le Cordon Bleu Might Start Culinary Program In Taiwan Soon

In 2011, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has reached a cooperative agreement with Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most famous culinary and hospitality schools in the world. Facilities were built five years later, but laws forbade the programs to open. The Taiwanese government is working together to make the school legal, promising to finish the administrational process within a week.

2016/11/04 | Berlin Fang

How WeChat Is Reshaping Online Education

Instead of luring students onto specialized platforms, Chinese teachers have been using the existing app as an educational tool.

2016/01/05 | Shih Yuan

Recent Language Learning Study Overthrows Right-Brain Dominant Myth

People used to think the right brain operates learning Chinese exclusively. However, a recent research points out that it may be a myth.

2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯

Top University in Taiwan Demands Fully English Courses to Attract Foreign Students

The new policy issued by National Chengchi University (NCCU) has angered professors and has been criticized widely since it demands new teachers to provide fully English courses.

2016/11/03 | Matthew Walsh

How the Education Consultancy Industry Fuels Essay Fraud in China

Helping students through the foreign university admissions process is a lucrative, large and unregulated business in China — is it any wonder application fraud is so common?

2016/04/25 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Students Facing Mountains of Debt

Almost one million Taiwanese are still paying their student loans. The government has to allocate about about US$92.8 million of its annual budget to subsidize the interest on the loans. The financial challenge has become bigger for those students with debt who cannot find a job with sufficient salary. Students in many other nations are facing similar problems.

2015/07/30 | Yang

20-year-old Spokesperson of Curriculum Controversy Commits Suicide

The 20-year-old student of Juang Jing Vocational High School was arrested last week for breaking into Ministry of Education and was ruled a NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 600) bail by the court.

2016/01/04 | Yang

Taiwan Public Universities Merging and Students Protesting Due To Confidential Signing of Memorandum

To deal with declining birthrate, seven public universities will merge and recruit together in the new semester. Yang-Ming University and Chiao Tung University are merging based on their respective professions in the biomedicine and IT fields, yet the under-the-table signing of the memorandum has led to students protesting.

2016/01/04 | Yuan

Taipei City Announces No Homework During Summer and Winter Vacation

Wang Yong-zhi, a teacher at Wun-fu Elementary School in Kaohsiung City, says that various kinds of homework, such as ecology research or travel journals, might become the parents' homework if the parents bear the traditional sense of competitiveness for their children.

2015/12/23 | Shih Yuan

2015 Noble Prize Laureate Says What University You Graduate From Isn't That Important

Kajita Takaaki says that his special quality is that he is very optimistic. Although Saitama University, from which he graduated, is not a top university in Japan, he still encourages the students that they can still conduct good research as long as they can find their own interests.

2015/12/18 | Yuan

Languages of Immigrants in Taiwan Will Become Elementary School Compulsory Courses in 2018

Merit Times reports, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education, there are 211 thousand children of new immigrants among a total of 2.055 million elementary school and junior high school students, which accounts for 10.28% of the population. This also means one out of ten students is a new immigrant child.

2015/08/01 | Zou Chi

Mother of Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim Speaks Out

Lin’s mother says, “It is the society and adults that are ailing. It is parents like me who have been brainwashed that naively ignore these conversations. We should start reflecting from the very beginning.”