The Ministry of Education Trained Teachers to Enhance Chinese Language Ability of Students from Countries Covered in New Southbound PolicyThe Ministry of Education (MOE) has made "Pass the exam of Chinese proficiency by international students" and related criteria, as bases for examining the outcome of New Southbound Programs, since the 2019 academic year. The MOE even offered Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) Teacher Training Courses for the first time in July, to help teachers to improve the Chinese competency of their students. Today, the MOE expressed in a news release that due to the demand for training professional and technical personnel by countries covered in New Southbound policy, the MOE has consigned institutes of higher education to offer Industry-Academia Collaboration Program for International Students since 2017. With the expectation to lead universities and colleges in expanding a solid educational exchange with ASEAN and South Asian countries in order to enhance the bilateral interaction and relations of the alliance. The MOE stated, “Mandarin Chinese” is most critical among all of the New Southbound education policies since Chinese proficiency is the essential requirement for taking the exam for occupational certification by foreign students. Thus, the MOE evaluates the outcome of each school’s New Southbound Programs according to the criteria of “Pass the Exam of Chinese proficiency by International Students” and “Receiving of Occupational Certification” since 2019. To implement the policy of Chinese Education for Students from the Countries Covered in New Southbound Policy, MOE has promoted the project of Resource Center for Mandarin Chinese Teacher in hopes to enhance the Chinese competence of international students from the Industry-Academia Collaboration Program and to help them to adapt quickly to life and the culture in Taiwan. The MOE held the first “TCSL Teacher Training Courses” in July, which is an empowerment program for Mandarin teachers. The program aims to further establish the advising mechanism and correspondent network to assist teachers in raising the teaching quality and to help international students of the New Southbound Program to improve their Chinese ability. The "TCSL Teacher Training Courses" offered Mandarin teachers of the New Southbound Programs customized training courses as well as programs such as Classroom Counseling Skills, and Counseling and Appeals, etc. The program is meant to enable teachers to help international students of the New Southbound Program to adapt to the learning environment. The counseling and consultation mechanism will be available even after the training to ensure the teaching quality of every trainee.(origin from:CNA)
Malaysian officials in Taiwan to boost Chinese language exchangesA group of Malaysian education officials was in Taipei on Monday on an exchange program organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) aimed at promoting greater cooperation on Chinese language instruction and expose them to language classes.The ministry is hoping to use the program to continue expanding cooperation with Malaysia in the field of Chinese language teaching, certification, and teaching material development, it said.Another key goal is to attract more Malaysian students to study in Taiwan and encourage Malaysians to recruit Taiwanese to teach Chinese in schools in the southeast Asian country.Speaking at the opening of the 2019 Malaysia Mandarin Training Program at National Taipei University of Education, MOE official Huang Wei-yu (黃薳玉) called Taiwan an ideal place for learning traditional Chinese characters because people get to connect with traditional Chinese culture in a free and democratic society.Taiwan currently has 60 Mandarin learning centers, and several of them also provide language proficiency tests for foreign nationals, said Huang, who is with the MOE's Department of International and Cross-strait Education.Huang expected that Taiwan's curriculum, faculty and teaching materials would be able to meet all of the Chinese-language education needs of Malaysia.The 13 officials, invited by the MOE, are currently in Taiwan on a week-long visit, where they also plan to visit the Wenshan School of Special Education, Jinwen University of Science & Technology, Yangmingshan National Park, and National Palace Museum.According to an MOE statement, there were 16,717 Malaysian students studying in universities or colleges in Taiwan in 2018.(origin from:CNA)
Language courses can be fun! Learn Chinese while Sightseeing in Taiwan “Mandarin On-the-Go in Taiwan!”Have you ever felt unable to express yourself when visiting another country? Is Chinese really the most difficult language in the world? The Chinese language centers in Taiwan’s universities are working together with the tourism industry to offer visitors to Taiwan something new! Taiwan is a beautiful island in the west Pacific, with an abundance of natural scenery, local snacks that are renowned near and far, and sophisticated culture. Whether or not you’ve heard about Taiwan, and even if you know something about this fascinating place, a visit to Taiwan will definitely be unforgettable. Many university Chinese language centers and the tourism industry have recently created innovative tours that combine experiencing local culture with some language learning and let overseas visitors enjoy a trip to Taiwan that’s more than just sightseeing. The tours are designed to help visitors experience distinctive aspects of the local culture more intensely, from enjoying delicious foods to visiting historic sites, and make them want to linger longer. Here are just some examples; Tours in northern Taiwan: Tamkang University’s Chinese Language Center offers a culinary tour. Participants buy ingredients in a traditional market guided by a professional Chinese teacher, and then cook them. The learning activities integrate [experiencing] the real local living environment. From cooking to enjoying popular snacks at the night markets, you can genuinely experience the tastes of Taiwan! The Mandarin Learning Center at Chung Yuan Christian University offers four quite different tours. One is for people who love visiting historical sites; one features exploring the aesthetics of modern and historical buildings; one features experiencing indigenous people’s culture; and another features characteristic local cultural celebrations, such as dragon boat rowing. Whether visitors love natural scenery or distinctive local culture, these interesting tours all offer experiences they’ll enjoy. Tours in southern and central Taiwan: Would you like to personally experience a creative cultural locality and Feng Chia night market, a popular tourist attraction? Feng Chia University’s Chinese Language Center combines Chinese language education with themed cultural tours. You start by learning something about where you’ll be going and some basic related Chinese, and you then enjoy different tours where you can put what you’ve been learning to practical use in real life settings. The Chinese Language Center at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages has a strong focus on combining Chinese language courses with trips to enjoy Taiwan’s fine foods. Its Fo Guang Shan purification trip features a visit to the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, a building that combines Chinese and foreign, traditional and modern architectural elements, where you can enjoy vegetarian food in this tranquil religious setting, with a peaceful mind. Another trip looks at Hakka culture and Hakka foods, and the participants can cook and eat some On this trip, the Hakka architecture and natural wetland scenery offer a feast for the eyes, to accompany the taste treats. And Taiwan is surrounded by ocean and there’s an abundance of fresh seafood, so if you’re a food lover who wants to try all sorts of foods that Taiwan has to offer, this is the tour for you! If you want a trip that will make a deep impression on you and leave you with lifelong memories, why not try a tour that combines language learning with hands-on local experience. This is immensely more satisfying than a short sightseeing tour , and you’ll learn to speak some of the language used by 1.2 billion of the world’s people. To find out more about the tour courses outlined above, and for Mandarin education-related information, please visit the website of the Office of Global Mandarin Education: https://ogme.edu.tw/Home/tw and https://ogme.edu.tw/
The most entertaining language learning courses “Learn Chinese by sightseeing in Taiwan”Ever have a problem because of language barriers when you visit other countries? Is Chinese the most difficult language in the world? The Chinese language centers in Taiwan’s universities are cooperating with the tour industry to offer a new choice for visitors to Taiwan! Taiwan is a beautiful island in the far west of the Pacific, where tourists would be interested in the natural scenery, renowned local snacks, and sophisticated cultural background. No matter whether or not you have heard of, or even know about this place, visiting once will be enough to leave you with an unforgettable memory in life. Recently, many Chinese language centers in universities have been cooperating with the tour industry by introducing custom tours that combine the local cultural experience and language learning. Foreign visitors may enjoy the trip to Taiwan and naturally speak for themselves. From delicious food to historic sites, visitors can now experience the culture inside out. For example, Tamkang University Chinese Center offers a culinary tour. With the guidance of a professional Chinese instructor, the visitors can buy ingredients in a traditional market and cook for themselves. Visitors learn how to actually get involved in the actual living environment by experiencing making self-cooked meals to eating night market food. Experience with real local Taiwanese taste! Chung Yuan Christian University Chinese language center introduces four sets of itineraries, including historical site tours, aesthetics in modern and historical structures, native tribe cultural experience, and other special cultural ceremonies such as dragon boat paddling. Whether or not you love the natural scenery or special local culture, visitors will be satisfied with the intriguing arrangement. Now we take a look at the South Central part of Taiwan. If you want to experience the cultural creative base and Fengjia night market, join the tour offered by the Feng Chia University Chinese language center that combines themed cultural tour and Chinese language education. The visitors will first be taught with the basics and related words, and they will be able to apply what they learned on different tours and situations. Wenzao Ursuline University mainly focuses on combining the Chinese language course with Taiwanese local food. Taiwan is surrounded by the ocean with very rich and fresh seafood. The Fo Guang Shan purification trip takes you to the Buddha memorial hall that combines Asian and foreign cultures in its traditional but modern architecture. Enjoy the vegetarian food in religious tranquility with a peaceful mind. We also look at the Hakka culture and local food where people cook for themselves. The Hakka architecture and natural scenery of wetland offer great food and nice views. You don’t want to miss this if you are a food-lover who wants to try all sorts of different food while in Taiwan. If you want to make lifelong memories for your visit, try the combined learning and local experience tour program. Sightseeing will no longer be a browse-and-leave tour, and you can learn to speak a few sentences of the language that 1.2 billion of the population on earth is using. Other than learning Chinese while visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of Education officially cooperates with universities in training Chinese educators. They also connect with overseas universities and academies to recommend excellent Chinese educators teaching in the overseas campus. People living overseas may have the opportunity to learn Chinese with Taiwanese culture without leaving their country. To know more about the above tour courses and Mandarin education-related information please visit the website. https://ogme.edu.tw/
2019 Fun Little Master Mandarin CampThe Extension School of Continuing Education (SCE) of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is well known for Mandarin Teaching and Learning for decades. Apart from holding OCAC Language Study Program for Expatriate Youth, SCE also holds Chinese teacher workshops for many years. In order to encourage overseas Chinese students and international students to visit Taiwan tp learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture, SCE has designed the Mandarin Summer (Winter) Camp,which meets the needs of children leraners.Let children leran and explore their world through Mandarin! 2019 Little Master Mandarin Summer (Winert) Camp has three sessions, we also offer “Mandarin Short-Term Camp” particulally designed for groups. Students between 6~9 years old, interested in Mandarin and Chinese culture(Students over 14 years old.Please refer to our 2019 Amazing Formosa Mandarin Study Tour) Get further information: 2019 Fun Little Master Mandarin Camp Contact: National Taiwan Normal University Ms.Huang / Mr. Ting Chiu Contact no: +886-2-7734-5834 / +886-2-7734-5824 E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Message: Please dial +886-2-7734-5800 on regular holidays, or leave your name, question and contact information by email. We will contact with you as soon as possible.
2019 Amazing Formosa Mandarin Study TourThe Extension School of Continuing Education (SCE) of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is well known for Mandarin Teaching and Learning. Apart from holding OCAC Language Study Program for Expatriate Youth, SCE also owns impressive history of holding Mandarin teacher workshops. In order to attract international students, SCE has designed a series of activities for students who are interested in Mandarin learning and Chinese culture in “Amazing Formosa.” Welcome to join us! There are four sessions in 2019, we also offer “Customzied Mandarin Short-Term Study Tour” for groups. Students between 14-24 years old, interested in Mandarin and Chinese culture （Students under 14 years old, please refer to another summer camp program 2019 Little Master—Mandarin Summer Camp） ※The students will have the free time after class and on the Weekends, self-care skills are necessary. Once the registration is completed, it indicates students have confirmed that they are responsible for their behavior and security after the class and on the weekends. During the free time, the students are allowed to leave campus while they have to return to dormitory before curfew( by 22:30pm). See more information: 2019 Amazing Formasa Mandarin Study Tour Contact: National Taiwan Normal University Ms.Huang / Mr. Ting Chiu Contact no: +886-2-7734-5834 / +886-2-7734-5824 E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Message: Please dial +886-2-7734-5800 on regular holidays, or leave your name, question and contact information by email. We will contact with you as soon as possible.