here is the link…
etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/2004/ … 292016.htm
and another one…
chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/deta … 5770&GRP=B
of course there is tons more information in the Chinese Language Daily’s…
What does this mean for all those people working in Kindergartens, but on ARC’s from Buxi-Bans… (conveniently owned by the same people who own the kindy).
Is this just more of the same-old blustering from the MOE, or is it something that will seriously affect the future of English Language Instructors in Taiwan?
Any Comments would be greatly appreciated…
Just found this update on the ICRT website…
“A SENIOR D.P.P. LAWMAKER IS DEFENDING THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO BAN ENGLISH AS A SUBJECT IN ALL KINDERGARTENS AND NURSERY SCHOOLS EFFECTIVE NEXT SEMESTER.”
“IN ANNOUNCING A PLAN TO ENFORCE THE RESTRICTION … THE EDUCATION MINISTRY SAID STARTING THE STUDY OF A SECOND LANGUAGE TOO EARLY IS DETRIMENTAL TO CHILDREN BECOMING FLUENT IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE … AND THAT THE OFFERING OF FULL-DAY ENGLISH-LANGUAGE OR BILINGUAL PROGRAMS BY BUSHIBANS BLURS THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THEM AND LICENSED KINDERGARTENS.”
“THE ANNOUNCEMENT SPARKED A WAVE OF PROTEST FROM SCHOOL OPERATORS … WHO SAY THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO STAY IN BUSINESS.”
“D.P.P. LAWMAKER CAI HUANG-LANG YESTERDAY POINTED OUT THE PLAN HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN APPROVED BY BOTH RULING AND OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS.”
"CAI ALSO NOTED THAT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1ST … THE TAIPEI CITY GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY TAKEN THE LEAD IN IMPLEMENTING THE MEASURE. "
I would really appreciate some comment from some people who have read the Chinese language dailies and gotten more information on this… as if this goes through it could potentially affect a large population of English Teachers in Taiwan…
( Please reply on or before Nov. 10, 2007 )
[quote=“daryl_ks”] “A SENIOR D-P-P LAWMAKER IS DEFENDING THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN
TO BAN English AS A SUBJECT IN ALL KINDERGARTENS AND NURSERY
SCHOOLS EFFECTIVE NEXT SEMESTER.”
"IN ANNOUNCING A PLAN TO ENFORCE THE RESTRICTION … THE
EDUCATION MINISTRY SAID STARTING THE STUDY OF A SECOND
LANGUAGE TOO EARLY IS DETRIMENTAL TO CHILDREN BECOMING
FLUENT IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE …
This post over hereon OPEN WORK PERMIT HOLDERS (i.e. those with JFRV-based ARCs) being unable to work at kindies and preschools is apparently based on this law.
Bones, I don’t know what you’ve been drinking but the posts date back to 2004 … a little late to answer them I guess …
Putting the latest info up for others to read is still useful, no?
This subject is always fun to watch.