So here’s how good this guy’s English, and reporting skills, are:
Oh wow, we all work at only one of the cram schools. Who works at the others?
So, none of them work legally? Just illegally? Gotcha.
Also, levels can’t be tiny. They are, ya’know, levels. They can be high and low, but not big and small. And what is this based on? And what system? The illegal state school teacher system in that paragraph, or also the one (apparently) cram school awash in foreigners? So where do the English speakers come from? Private schools?
This one I’m not sure about. Can ability be averaged? Level can be, maybe ability can, but it sounds weird. Also, generations is pushing it. How many generations have been through cram schools? Maybe 2. I taught my first class here 17 years ago. My first class probably just finished college, so that’s one generation through the system.
Traditional Mandarin Chinese is not a thing. There’s Traditional Chinese characters and Mandarin Chinese. Small point, but worth making.
Your participles are dangling.
The entire thesis of this opinion piece is laughable and looks like he’s trying to kill a few hours until pay day, as he accuses cram school teachers of doing. He begins by mentioning plans to attract more English teachers to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030, then starts bemoaning the how cram school system, which is completely unconnected to those plans, only cares about a teacher’s western appearance and the students there don’t learn. He even references an article by K-man which clearly states that the MOE is planning to hire QUALIFIED teachers from abroad and, unclearly, states that local qualified teachers will be trained to teaching classes in English. If K-man’s own co-workers can’t be asked to read his articles, I don’t see why we should.
He goes on to make a surprising good point that everyone already knows about how the method of teaching is out date, and concludes with praise for the DPP for having the courage to be unpopular for the long term good.
Is this plan unpopular? And is it brave and for the long term good to make yourself unpopular just before elections so you can never see it through.
Wow, that was a waste of time. I obviously don’t want to work today.