Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 22 May 2015
The Chinese language has become a powerful tool for helping people land jobs worldwide, and Taiwan and China have been competing for dominance in the global Chinese language education market.
To obtain a larger market share, Taiwan launched the e-Learning Portal for Chinese Education in 2014 with the aim of attracting 200,000 online learners, according to the Ministry of Education.
Last year, the Ministry of Education also rolled out an eight-year plan for the export of Chinese language education.
Under the plan, a wide range of digital and cloud computing-based services, including a resource sharing platform, a Teacher Network blog, a cloud-based school and Chinese language learning products, are being made available online through updates of the e-learning portal.
As part of the cloud-based school, 148 overseas Taiwanese schools have set up virtual classrooms to allow testing and sharing of teaching materials.
The e-learning website has received 15,000 likes on its Facebook page.
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Source: Focus Taiwan; huayuworld.org; huayuworld FB