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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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