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Government-sponsored spouses class

Postby MikeN » 10 Sep 2004, 14:18

Any other foreign spouses out there taking these?
Total cost NT$500, which you get back if you complete the course.
I'm doing an intermediate course, which has a fair emphasis on writing, something I'm generally too lazy to work on myself

You can also study Taiwanese and Chinese cooking.

But the best part is the classmates....
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Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 10 Sep 2004, 14:36

Where can we find out more about these courses ?
Er.... thingy.
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Postby Bassman » 10 Sep 2004, 15:33

Yes, and do they have them in the boonies?
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Postby MikeN » 10 Sep 2004, 21:11

Well, I'm in Taidong, and that's pretty boony.
These are the courses were started for the benefit of the brides from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam etc.; when my 60-year-old French buddy rolled up and demanded to register they were quite shocked, but there's nothing in the requirements that say you have to be female or from a "less-advanced" country.

Try asking at your local county/city hall or social centre.
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Postby bob » 10 Sep 2004, 23:41

My aversion to characters is fading suddenly somehow...
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Postby Bu Lai En » 10 Sep 2004, 23:59

Anyone got the info?

Please share.

I'm starting to seriously consider it, if I can do it at lunchtimes.

Do they really teach you cooking and stuff too?

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Postby maoman » 11 Sep 2004, 00:51

Bu Lai En wrote:Anyone got the info?

Please share.

I'm starting to seriously consider it, if I can do it at lunchtimes.

Do they really teach you cooking and stuff too?

Brian

Hey Bri, maybe we can go together and start swapping recipes...
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Postby TainanCowboy » 11 Sep 2004, 10:13

I mentioned this to my wife. She thought I was going crazy, then she checked it out. I may be starting the beginners class when they start the cycle again in Jan/Feb here in Tainan. They do them at night here.

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Postby Bu Lai En » 11 Sep 2004, 10:58

I mentioned this to my wife. She thought I was going crazy, then she checked it out. I may be starting the beginners class when they start the cycle again in Jan/Feb here in Tainan. They do them at night here.


So what agency is running these? Who should I call. MOFA? MOE?
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Postby rice_t » 11 Sep 2004, 11:33

I am not married, can I still join course (e.g. Taiwanese) for a bit of extra money? Or without getting the 500 back at completion of course?

I am looking for a Taiwanese course in Taichung and the only suggestion I got so far at Forumosa was Maryknoll, which sounds like learning Taiwanese with a bunch of missionary boys to me.

Where do people like Philippine care takers etc. learn Taiwanese?
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