Sat, Jul 15, 2006 - Page 8 News List

Exams reveal nation's bad English

By Hugo Tseng 曾泰元

And in the light of students' performances in this regard, we have to ask if perhaps the government's proposal a few years back to designate English as a semi-official language of Taiwan was not a bit half-baked and naive.

Hugo Tseng is an associate professor of English at Soochow University and secretary-general of the Taiwanese Association for Translation and Interpretation.

Translated by Max Hirsch

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