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Taiwan Education Center, Philippines school promote study in Taiwan

2019/02/18 23:02:23

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan Education Center Philippines

Manila, Feb. 18 (CNA) The Taiwan Education Center Philippines, and St. Paul University Quezon City held an event Monday to encourage students and faculty from the university to study in Taiwan and to even apply for scholarships to pursue doctoral degrees.

Lee Cheng-han (李政翰), the education secretary at Taiwan's representative office in Manila, briefed students and faculty at the event on Taiwan's higher education system and the quality of instruction.

Whether students want to develop academically or develop practical skills, Taiwan can provide appropriate courses, and scholarships are also available from Taiwan's government, Lee said.

The program's manager, Huang Tse-hsiang (黃澤翔), said another purpose of the event was to expose Filipino students to the possibilities and fun of learning a foreign language through Chinese language classes.

The Taiwan Education Center, which is funded by the Ministry of Education, has partnered with other Philippine universities in the past to promote Chinese language learning.

One of them involved setting up a new course on how to teach Chinese at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines for the first time since the university's establishment in 1904.

Operated by Taiwan's National Sun Yat-sen University and commissioned by the Ministry of Education, the Taiwan Education Center Philippines was set up in September 2017 to promote quality Chinese language education in the Southeast Asian country.

The center also offers courses to train local Chinese language instructors and promote educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

(By Emerson Lin and William Yen)