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March 08, 2004

No English For Taiwan Tots

Taiwan's ministry of education has said that it will revoke the licences of kindergartens that teach in English or offer bilingual classes to children under six years old. The move has raised fierce criticism from operators of private pre-schools and parents who believe early exposure to English will boost their children's chances of success later in life. But Wu Tsai-shun, director of the ministry's department of elementary education, said that kindergarten education should focus on health, games, music, general knowledge, first language and identity. "A second language is just not a priority in the education of kindergarten children," he told Taiwan News. (Education Guardian)

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