OCAC program brings English to rural schools

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-27

A program to bring English into resource-poor schools and schools in rural areas has

OCAC Minister Wu Hsin-Hsing appears in this CNA file photo.

entered in 13th year.

This program brings native English-speaking youth of ethnic Chinese descent to Taiwan during the summer as English-teaching volunteers. It is organized by the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), the government’s ministry in charge of liaising with ethnic Chinese communities abroad.

This year’s event has brought 600 youth volunteers from countries including the US, Canada, and the UK. They will be sent to 81 elementary and middle schools across Taiwan.

At a press conference held Wednesday to mark this summer’s program, OCAC Minister Wu Hsin-Hsing said that the program is a good way to get young people of ethnic Chinese descent to get to know Taiwan. At the same time, Wu said the program will also serve as an eye-opening experience for Taiwanese students.

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