NIA to promote SE Asia immigrants' languages
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said yesterday that it is introducing a program to train teachers who can teach the languages of immigrants from Southeast Asia.
September 12, 2013, 12:12 am TWN
The program welcomes those who can master the languages of Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar and are willing to teach those languages, the NIA said.
Such training classes will be free. With help from local universities, they will be offered in all cities and counties in Taiwan, the NIA said, adding that the first class will start at Catholic Fujen University in New Taipei on Sept. 14.
An Indonesian woman admitted to the class said that she has two daughters, aged 32 and 28, and that she taught them Indonesian when they were very young.
One of her daughters is now deputy principal at an international school in Indonesia, the woman said.