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2015/12/07 | Kenzo

Languages of Immigrants in Taiwan Will Become Compulsory Classes in Elementary Schools

To help retain the language abilities of the second generation of immigrants, Wu says that the curriculum guideline of 2018 stipulates that elementary school students have to attend related courses, including Taiwanese, Hakka, aboriginal language, as well as languages of immigrants. Junior high school students can select whichever mother tongue they want to learn, and the school has to offer the course as long as a student enrolls.

2016/01/13 | Yang

US$595 Million Taiwan National Research Project Retracted due to Multiple Plagiarism

Taiwan government's over-emphasis on producing more papers on Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) has resulted in issues where researchers often strive for quick success and instant benefits instead of making long-term plans.

2016/01/08 | Yang

Universities in China Offering Doubled Salaries to Attract Taiwanese Professors

The emergence of universities in Taiwan and low fertility have led to many universities’ transition, merger and shutting down. The oversupply of teachers has compelled schools to reduce teachers’ salaries. This results in universities in China paying higher salaries to attract Taiwanese talented teachers.

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.

2016/01/05 | 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.

2016/01/04 | 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.

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.

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.

2015/11/23 | Kenzo

Legislators Call on Including High School Students as Official School Council Members

Legislator Xu Zhi-jie high school students have nowhere for their voices to be heard, so they can only demonstrate to express their opinions. He believes Ma's 12-year Compulsory Education policy should start from democratic education on campus.

2015/11/17 | Zou Chi

Chinese Marriage Migrants Request Equal Rights For Their Children's Education

If the children of Chinese marriage migrants are not issued a long-term residential permit before turning 20, they will need to stop their studies and leave Taiwan. Spokesperson of the New Immigrants Labor Rights Association says this not only torture for the children to be separated from their parents, but also a threat to cross-strait families.

2015/10/11 | Yang

Taiwan Universities Might Replace English Departments with Southeast Asian Languages Due To Growing Demand

In regard that the supply of English-speaking talent exceeds the demand, the Ministry of Education considers it necessary to restructure the academic distribution while many scholars are in favor of cutting the amount of English departments and replacing them with departments of Southeast Asian languages and other rare languages.

2015/09/30 | Shih Yuan

80 Percent of Chinese Students are Satisfied with Studying and Living in Taiwan

The majority of Chinese students hold positive attitudes towards the education with 80.22% of them feeling satisfied with their studies and lives in Taiwan. But there are 85.99% that hope Chinese students can have the same rights as other foreign students regarding scholarships, health care and work permits.