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Australia to help Taiwan go bilingual

In 2018, Taiwan set its Bilingual 2030 target to make the country bilingual in Mandarin and English. The impetus behind the plan is to improve Taiwan’s competitiveness on the international business market. The emphasis on teaching English is focusing on school-age children right across the country, but also includes adults.

Now, according to the taipeitimes.com, the Australian Office Taipei has joined Taiwan’s National Development Council and Ministry of Education to facilitate this goal. To this end, it will be helping to train bilingual teachers and provide English language classes.

A joint statement from the three offices stated that Australia “is a natural partner” to facilitate Taiwan’s Bilingual 2030 programme, with the Australian Office Taipei quoting that 250,000 Taiwanese came to Australia on working holiday visas in the past five years.

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