The Ministry of Education subsidizes technical colleges and colleges to offer Southeast Asian language courses. In the past 6 years, it has subsidized nearly 700 classes, with more than 30,000 people taking courses, and Vietnamese is the most studied.

(Provided by the Ministry of Education)

[Reporter Lin Xiaoyun/Taipei Report] The Ministry of Education cooperates with the implementation of the New Southbound Policy to expand the multilingual ability of students in technical colleges. Since 2016, it has subsidized technical colleges and colleges to offer Southeast Asian language courses every semester. Statistics have reached 111 years, nearly 6 This year, nearly 700 classes have been subsidized, with more than 30,000 people taking the courses, and most of them are Vietnamese.

Xie Lijun, Section Chief of the Technical Department of the Ministry of Education, explained that this will provide students with more language learning channels, and cultivate the language skills and international outlook of students who are willing to go to Southeast Asian countries for exchanges, internships, and business development in the future.

Xie Lijun said that under the guidance of the Ministry of Education's subsidy policy, the number of Southeast Asian language courses offered by technical colleges has increased year by year. In 2016, 98 classes were opened, with more than 4,000 people taking the courses. By 2011, the number of classes had reached 143, with more than 6,000 students. Courses are offered in Indonesian, Thai, Hindi, Malay, Burmese and Vietnamese, among which Vietnamese is the most popular.

The types of school courses range from basic to professional language practice, and there are complete teaching modules.

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Among them, in terms of employment needs, business Vietnamese has become the entry ticket for students to enter the field. In addition to laying a good foundation in Vietnamese, it also covers professional business language practice to increase students' competitiveness in Vietnamese Taiwanese companies or employment in Taiwan.

In addition, the basic course is to cultivate students' communication and expression skills through teaching pronunciation and basic conversation, and to organize speeches, dinners, etc., to increase opportunities for practical practice.

Daily language application courses, such as tourism Vietnamese and tourism Thai, train speaking and listening in the classroom, prepare for future international communication, and learn about the country's social culture and customs.

Xie Lijun explained that the school encourages foreign students from Southeast Asian countries to be good partners for domestic students in language exchange and learning. Immersed in the context of "Southeast Asia" to enhance the learning of language and culture, it can also help foreign students adapt to life in Taiwan faster and promote the international development of the campus.

The position of the Southeast Asian market in the international economy and the global supply chain is becoming more and more important, and economic development cannot be ignored.

Xie Lijun said that in recent years, the number of courses offered by the school and the number of students taking courses have increased year by year. It is obvious that the people of the country have seen the potential of Southeast Asian countries in the future development. Ability, at the time of the rapid rise of Southeast Asia, has the ability to become a bridge connecting Taiwan and Southeast Asia.