Taiwan university causes stir by seeking Chinese department professor who teaches in English | Taiwan News | 2022-07-01 10:09:00

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Taiwan university causes stir by seeking Chinese department professor who teaches in English

Local academics complain about being ill-positioned to compete with those who speak fluent English

ByHuang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2022/07/01 10:09

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University’s (NTNU) Department of Chinese has sparked debate by seeking to hire a professor who can conduct classes in English.

The job post published on the department’s website says it is looking for a full-time assistant professor or above, who has a doctoral degree and who is capable of using English as a medium of instruction (EMI). The position involves teaching courses in “Philosophy & Linguistics” and “Literature & Application.”

As a leading academic institution in nurturing teachers, the move has come under scrutiny and triggered a controversy about whether this is appropriate. The measure is considered in line with the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration’s initiative to go bilingual by 2030, with schools at all levels scrambling to recruit English-teaching talent.

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https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4586096

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