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Friday, March 31, 2006

English teaching blog round-up

There have been a few interesting blogs about English teaching in Taiwan recently. I want to post a few links and comments about them.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Taiwan romance novel

Jade Pheonix is a romance novel set in Taiwan. Syd Goldsmith, the book's author, is a former American diplomat who has spent many years living and working in Taiwan. [more...]

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bikes on show in Taipei

The Taipei International Cycle Show 2006 starts today. The Taiwan News reports,

The Taipei International Cycle Show - Asia's largest professional cycle exhibition - will open at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Halls 1 and 3 for a four-day run from March 8 to 11.


Friday, March 03, 2006

The casuistry of it all

So much has been written about A-bian's decision to scrap the National Unification Council that I can't really add anything of significance. However, this interview with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on ABC's PM program caught my eye.


Thursday, March 02, 2006

First impressions of Taiwan

It was seven years ago today that I first arrived in Taiwan. I spent a year in Taiwan back then working as an English teacher. I had already studied Chinese at University for a year before I arrived, but I found that I still couldn't communicate that well. It took a few months before I could really start to communicate effectively.