[lg policy] By the Numbers: Is Taiwan Ready for English as a National Language? By the Numbers: Is Taiwan Ready for English as a National Language? Credit: Depositphotos Listen powered by Cyberon ParrotTalks 關閉 Taiwan Insight Taiwan Insight Taiwan Insight is the online magazine of the University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Program. Subscribe Add to Favorite Try out the new features! Why you need to know Taiwan's drive to make English a national language enjoys public support but does not come without challenges. By Isabel Eliassen and Timothy S. Rich For several months, Taiwanese officials have been drafting plans to make Taiwan into a Mandarin-English bilingual nation. By 2019 the government hopes to have concrete policy goals in place. So far, the policies center around increasing the number of qualified English teachers in Taiwan, utilizing free online resources, and more intensive English classes starting at a younger age. The administration aims to make Taiwan fully biling

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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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Fax:  (215) 573-2138

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