Funny ad unveils challenges in making Taiwan bilingual

The China Post
Date: December 30, 2020
By: Vivian Hsiao

An ad for an English cram school ladened with wrong word-usage and bad grammar.

As Taiwan aims to become a bilingual nation in 2030, many cram schools and educational institutions are gearing up to meet the new requirements.

A Taiwan expat who recently came across an English cram school advertisement, however, pointed out many mistakes in a local promotion ad. This left him to wonder whether Taiwan will truly succeed in achieving its goal in ten years' time.

In a Twitter post, the English cram school ad showed a Caucasian teacher talking to a group of elementary-aged students in a supermarket, with the caption, “English using at the mall, outing with fun we learn more!”

Aside from the apparent misuse of the word “mall,” which usually refers to an “indoor shopping centre anchored by department stores,” the grammatical errors were also ridiculed by the foreigner who added a “face with tears of joy” emoji to the post.   [FULL  STORY]

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