chapter  7
Planning and Implementation of Elementary School English Education in Taiwan
Pages 16

English profi ciency has been at the forefront of annual education missions in Taiwan, a small island surrounded by the Pacifi c Ocean. It depends heavily, as most Asian countries do, on import and export business, and is therefore frequently involved in global communication and interaction. English is recognized as the major tool for international communication, cooperation and negotiation. Since 1960, English education in Taiwan has been assigned as one of the subjects required for junior high school students to learn as well for national united high school/university entrance examination since 1960.