Taiwan language education program launches in India


NEW DELHI–A Taiwanese education program established at a state funded university in India for the first time has opened officially to help promote Chinese language-learning in the South Asian country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, S.M. Sajid, president of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, said he was grateful for Taiwan’s help in providing language teachers, as there are not enough teachers in India who can teach Chinese.

Chen Tzu-ching, a Taiwanese teacher working for the program, arrived in the country in May and started giving lessons July 29 to around 20 students.

T.C.A. Rangachari, dean of the university’s Academy of International Study, who helped establish the program, said he hopes the students will be able to speak fluent Chinese after attending the 360-hour courses.