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2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love

The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.

2021/02/26 | Ellie Olcott

A Rural Taiwanese School Cycles To Stay Alive

A primary school in Yunlin, one of Taiwan’s poorest counties, fights to stay open as Taiwan’s population shrinks.

2021/02/23 | Naina Singh

For Better Relations with India, Taiwan Must Support Indian Students

Supporting Indian students in Taiwan is key to the broader success of India-Taiwan relations and the New Southbound Policy. There is more the Taiwanese government can do.

2021/06/02 | Jonathan Hum

How Taiwan’s Cram Schools Have Struggled to Adapt

When Taiwan went on semi-lockdown, many cram schools moved to remote learning. The process, many teachers report, has not been as smooth as it could have been.

2021/02/24 | Bryan Chou

With Confucius Institutes Shuttering Across US, Can Taiwanese Teachers Fill the Gap?

Taiwanese teachers of Mandarin are in high demand in the U.S., but opinions vary over whether they can fill the gap left by Chinese teachers.

2021/04/15 | TNL Staff

Two More Taiwan’s Indigenous Languages Available On Wikipedia

Atayal and Seediq joined the Sakizaya language in the growing ranks of Indigenous languages that have become available in the online encyclopedia.

2017/02/02 | Lu Dan

Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China

Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.

2017/07/11 | Wu Mei

Why I Joined China’s Craze for Expensive US Summer Camps

For the same cost as their Chinese alternatives, American activity camps teach children skills they could never acquire back home.

2020/12/02 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Develop Effective At-Home Viral Test Kits

Students from the Taipei American School iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team have recently created a diagnostic test that can be adapted to any viral infection.

2019/12/18 | The Conversation

What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System

Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.

2017/04/25 | Liu Qiao

How I Used My Social Media Fame to Change Chinese Education

The popularity of last year’s viral ‘Umbrella Dad’ photo convinced the writer to quit banking and challenge traditional teaching methods.

2021/02/11 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Plan Economics Hackathon

EconHacks is a 24-hour online financial literacy hackathon organized by students at the Taipei American School. It will be held across the world beginning at 12 p.m. Taipei time on February 13.

2019/12/11 | The Interpreter

The Disparity in Asia's Education Systems Will Limit Regional Development

While East Asia countries top education performance, Southeast Asia is struggling to catch up. An aging population and gap with Southeast Asia might mark down the whole region.

2020/11/16 | Xiaochen Su

International Students Can Stem Decline Facing Asian Universities

East Asian universities face a long-term demographic crisis, risking gains in competitiveness made over recent years. Attracting students from abroad may be the solution.

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.

2015/09/27 | 阿Ken

Students from National Chengchi University win the 2015 Hult Prize

The four members of the team, IMPCT, all come from different countries and aim to raise funds to build schools in slums all over the world and foster community teachers to provide better education for children in these areas.