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English Education in Taiwan

Introduction

Languages
- Mandarin Chinese (national language)
- Taiwanese (rehabilitating as a national language)
- Japanese (spoken by older people)
- English (as a second language)

History of education in Taiwan

・〜 1944 people in Taiwan recieved Mostly Japanese education
・1945 〜 Chinese ruled Taiwan
--- Mandarin Chinese became main langauage

Linguistic policy in Taiwan

@ Mandarin Chinese as a official language
A Saving the minority language
B English education to survive in the world

Challenge 2008 - Encouragement of the talent

English Education

・from 2001 - Officially English became a regular subject from 5th grade
・People agree with English education
--- but concerns about teachers' quality and quantity... → many exams

Do Taiwan need teachers from foreign countries?

・2003 Project - Importing 1000 foreign English teachers → Big arguement
- 4 disadvantages of teachers from foreign countries
@ Can’t speak Mandarin or Taiwanese
A Sense of English superiority
B Not an expert of English
C Don’t want to contact their student except in class

・Early English education--- beginning age of English education became younger and younger
・Recently - Preschools started English education
--- 1/3 of public preschools offer classes
--- 97% of private preschools offer English classes
-academic gap is getting bigger and bigger among public and private schools-

Conclusion

Purpose - To show Taiwan's national power to the world
- but there are still many problems to solve...

・Taiwan has to establish its own educaitonal policy of English