A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

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A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby PigBloodCake » 04 Jun 2012, 14:03

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E7%A6%81%E5%85%A8%E7%BE%8E%E8%AA%9E%E6%95%99%E5%AD%B8-%E5%B9%BC%E5%85%92%E5%9C%92%E6%BA%96%E5%89%87%E5%B0%87%E4%B8%8A%E8%B7%AF-202315142.html

明令幼兒園的學齡前兒童禁止全美語或雙語教學

Not just English....a total ban on **bilingual** teaching in kindy.

最快七月公告實施

July (I believe it's this year since the article didn't say which year) at the latest for this rule to take effect.

Let the bitching begin :popcorn:
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby Mucha Man » 04 Jun 2012, 14:27

Sorry is this the ban that ends all bans the ban that will be creatively circumvented like all the others because of lax enforcement?
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby PigBloodCake » 04 Jun 2012, 14:33

Muzha Man wrote:Sorry is this the ban that ends all bans the ban that will be creatively circumvented like all the others because of lax enforcement?


I'm not sure how that's gonna be enforced but I'm quite sure private kindies are gonna get hit big time (and there are quite a lot of private kindies in Taiwan due to the lottery system in place for public kindies).

Buxiban kindy is more of a toss-up.

EDIT: I should have said "Buxiban kindy/day care" above.
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby Chris » 04 Jun 2012, 14:47

More idiocy from government idiots who don't understand childhood language acquisition.
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby the bear » 04 Jun 2012, 14:55

However the good news is kids will be forced to take part in 30 minutes exercise every day, said exercise to be energetic enough to raise a sweat. So good news there. :cool:
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby PigBloodCake » 04 Jun 2012, 15:48

the bear wrote:However the good news is kids will be forced to take part in 30 minutes exercise every day, said exercise to be energetic enough to raise a sweat. So good news there. :cool:


Oh yeah, I failed to glean over that part:

為強健幼兒健康體魄,教育部另訂,幼兒園每日應提供幼兒三十分鐘以上的出汗性大肌肉活動時間,且在活動前後,應安排暖身及緩和活動。教育部國教司官員強調,研究顯示,長時間有氧的大肌肉活動,能促進幼兒新陳代謝及骨骼肌肉強健,有助健康體能。

Good catch :thumbsup:
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby superking » 04 Jun 2012, 15:50

Chris wrote:More idiocy from government idiots who don't understand childhood language acquisition.



Does anyone really understand childhood language acquisition, Chris? It's all a bit hit and miss if you ask me.
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby funkymonkey » 04 Jun 2012, 16:49

PigBloodCake wrote:I'm not sure how that's gonna be enforced...

That's all you had to say. :lol: Christ, they can't even enforce the helmet law here in Jiayi...
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby bigduke6 » 04 Jun 2012, 16:54

Lets not get into the English kindy is good/bad debate again.

Muzha Man is correct.

Showed the report to the kindy director before I left.

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Btw, there was a surprise inspection last week at the kindy. As usual it was known about two weeks in advance.
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Re: A Complete Ban on 2nd Foreign Language in Kindy

Postby funkymonkey » 04 Jun 2012, 16:57

A.k.a = We already paid our hongbao for this semester...
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