1/14/21

教育部臺灣獎學金生藍安柏的留台經驗

 





My Experience Studying Abroad in Taiwan

 

-by Amber Lauren Langston, 2018 Taiwan Scholarship Recipient

I came to Taiwan in 2018 in pursuit of a career shift. Prior to coming to Taiwan, I had worked as a teacher for special needs, disadvantaged children, and those who faced behavioral issues for nearly six years in the United States. While I enjoyed my job, the overbearing lack of support from parents, administrators, and outside factors, I decided it was no longer a career I could enjoy.

Since my degree was in English and linguistics, I debated for a while what I could do next, finally deciding that I would become a content and copywriter in marketing and do so by continuing my education with a master’s degree.

Tuition in the United States was unaffordable. I had no means to pay back hefty loans and wanted to continue to be debt-free, so I chose to go overseas which surprisingly, was much cheaper.  

I applied for the 2018 MOE Taiwan Scholarship and then my life journey rapidly changed.

I decided to attend National Chiao Tung University’s Global MBA program due to its recognition in the country and globally. The program was successful for me mainly because of the professors that I had. Prior to my MBA, I had no business background at all, but with the support of my professors, I was able to self-study and receive their support so that I could quickly build my knowledge within a short two-year period.

Alongside that, I met wonderful people when interviewing for my thesis. Local and foreign involved in key moments of Taiwanese history all the way to film makers in indigenous communities. Outside of that, I have also met other foreigners building a community of home for our own cultures. Some of these events are Black Lives Matter, African Heritage events, and overall women empowerment for those in startups and other entrepreneurial activities.

Right after college, I met my goal and more and was hired as the brand strategist and content writer for education in the global product marketing department at my current company. Because of a supportive, global team, my career and social development opportunities have grown as well. From the opportunity to working on large global campaigns, all the way to mentoring other foreign students here in Taiwan, I have finally reached a place where I feel happy and appreciated in my career.


I plan to stay long term here in Taiwan and continue to learn Chinese and work more closely with local communities and initiatives I personally enjoy. However, without the support of my family, and the faculty at my school, and the people at the MOE offices, this change in my life would not have been possible.

密西西比州教育廳建議免除3年級及高中生的課程評估測驗


因應新冠肺炎疫情,密州教育委員會投票決定暫停十幾項法案,其中包括暫停該州標準化測驗,讓學校和學區維持目前的 A F 評級。密州教育廳官員指出美國教育部已表示將正式批准密州的請求。

據美聯社報導,密州高中生即使未完成課程亦可取得畢業學分,12年級生只需取得至少24 個核心課程之學分,即可於2021年畢業。

此意味高中生將無需通過代數、生物學、英語II級和美國歷史課程評估測驗或已取得替代性考試成績即可如期畢業。

該州委員會另同意3年級學生若符合其他正常要求,將不必通過標準化的閱讀測驗即可直升4年級。2021年春季,幼兒園學生也不會被要求執行讀寫障礙評估。

密州教育廳長Carey Wright表示,今年是寬容的一年,新冠疫情擾亂了本學年的教學及學習,我們應極力支持老師、行政人員與學生。

密州學力評量考試將於2021年如期進行,主要為了評估全州學生的學習進展及新冠疫情導致學習中斷之影響並符合美國教育部相關要求。

該考試將提供關鍵數據予州教育廳了解學習差距,及應投入何種資源來加速學生的學習機會與教師的專業發展。

由於密州教育廳建議各學區與學校保留2018-19學年之A-F評級,往後將與技術顧問合作研究如何符合聯邦問責制的相關規定。

上述變更為密州教育廳為緩解新冠疫情的因應措施,學生與教師於此學年面臨挑戰,部分教師認為幫助學生在課堂內外學習十分重要,仍需師生共同努力。

小學教師Emilee Williams指出,儘管現在仍有諸多障礙,部分學校不允許訪客進入,我們仍保持開放性溝通管道,確保家長知道學生需要什麼及學校能為學生提供些什麼,期望儘可能幫學生為下一個年級做好準備。

Pascagoula Gautier 學區總監 Wayne Rodolfich表示,教師將在學生的學業成長中發揮更大的作用。W廳長表示將繼續幫助各學區規畫暑期、才藝及課後的學習機會。因新冠疫情減少了面對面的培訓及差旅費,故密州推動讀寫素養法案( Literacy Based Promotion Act),以經費餘額資助暑期閱讀營、課後活動與強化閱讀課程。預期各學區也將使用聯邦資金來支持讀寫與學習能力計畫。

 

資料提供時間:2021.01.11

撰稿人/譯稿人:黃淑貞

資料來源:202118

WLOX

Retrieved from

https://www.wlox.com/2021/01/08/ms-dept-education-recommends-waiving-passing-requirements-rd-grade-high-school-students/

 


美國奧克拉荷馬州學前班與幼兒園入學人數大幅減少

 

疫情期間克拉荷馬州公立學校整體入學人數19年來首次。該州教育OSDE)數據顯示,2020/2021學年幼兒園至12年級的入學人數694,113較前一年減少9,537人,降幅1%。與2019/2020年相2020/2021學前班學生人數減少4,734名,幼兒園學童減少2,381,共減少約75%顯示多數父母選擇45的學童延後入學。

全州公立學校招生

奧州教育廳長Joy Hofmeister表示,新冠疫情帶來許多挑戰,低學童入學人數寓意教育廳應加強關注早期學習機會與干預策略以確保孩童具備閱讀與數學的先備技能。大量證據顯示幼兒教育即為兒童學習與學業成功做準備。

奧州教育廳8策略目標之一即提高幼兒教育和學習基礎水準,確保至少有75%學生幼兒園入學後即具閱讀能力

學前班往年就學率極高,2019-2020學年76學童參與公立學前班反觀美學前班就學率僅34%

全州依種族/民族劃分的入學人數

人口統計信息指出,奧克拉荷馬州學生的種族和民族僅有些微變化。該州一半以上的學生是西班牙裔、美洲印第安人、非裔、亞洲/太平洋島民、夏威夷原住民或其他太平洋島民或2個或多個種族之成員,而白人學生佔47.15%。

受疫情影響,原先即採遠距教學的特許學校入學人數大幅增加。例如 Epic一對一特許學校的入學人數從17,106成長至35,731,增加110.8%。Epic混合學習中心的入學人數從10,962提升至23,714,增加116.3%。其他提供遠距教學的特許學校學生人數亦大幅增加。



資料提供時間:2021.01.11

撰稿人/譯稿人:黃淑貞

資料來源:202117

Mississippi Department of Education

Retrieved from

https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2021-01-07/enrollment-during-pandemic-dips-pre-k-kindergarten





1/7/21

教育部2021學年華語文獎學金

 

目的

駐休士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處教育組(以下簡稱本組)依據「教育部華語文獎學金作業要點」辦理中華民國「教育部2021學年華語文獎學金」計畫,鼓勵美南地區優秀美國學生赴臺研習華語文,特訂定本簡章。


獎學金待遇

一、   每月獎學金新臺幣25,000元。

二、   美元兌臺幣匯率約為129。實際匯率依市場實際交易情形而定。


獎學金名額

2021學年名額為一年期13名,提供予阿肯色州、科羅拉多州、堪薩斯州、路易斯安那州、密西西比州、密蘇里州、奧克拉荷馬州及德州等美南地區符合資格人士申請。


受獎期間

一、申請人可就2個月、3個月、6個月、9個月及12個月等受獎期間擇一申請,選項說明如下:

受獎期間

期程

2個月

20216月至7月或20217月至8月之暑期課程。

3個月

2021學年(202191日至2022831日)期間。

6個月

9個月

12個月

202191日起至2022831日止。

二、本組保留核定獎學金候選人最後受獎期間之權利。


申請資格

一、  年滿十八歲,具高級中等學校以上畢業學歷,學業成績優良,品行端正之美國籍人士。

二、  具下列資格之一者,不得申請:

(一)     具僑生身分或具有中華民國國籍。

(二)     現已在臺研習華語文或曾在臺修讀學位課程。

(三)     曾受領本獎學金或臺灣獎學金。

(四)     在臺研習期間同時為我國各大學校院與外國學校簽訂學術合作協議所招收之交換學生。

(五)     同時受領我政府機關(構)或學校所設置之獎補助金。


申請表件

一、 必備文件:

   (一) 填寫完整之「教育部2021學年華語文獎學金申請表」;

   (二) 護照或足資證明美國國籍之其他文件影本;

   (三) 最高學歷證明影本及彌封之成績單正本;

   (四) 已向「教育部核可之大學校院附設華語文教學中心」提出申請入學之證明文件影本(如:入學申請表影本或申請學校已收件之回條或電子郵件等);

   (五) 推薦信函二封;

   (六) 填妥及簽名之教育部華語文獎學金承諾書


二、 申請方式及時程:

(一)申請人須於202121日至331受理報名期間截止前,繳交必備文件向本組提出申請。表件收訖日以郵戳為憑,逾期申請表件不予受理。

(二)申請人應於各校規定申請期限內,自行向「教育部核可之大學校院附設華語文教學中心」申請入學;其自行向教育部核可以外之華語中心申請就讀者,視為申請資格不符,本組不予受理且不退件。

(三)申請表件請寄至下列地址:

               Education Division of TECO in Houston

               Attn: HES

    11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012

    Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.

(四)獎學金申請人將於2021531前接獲審核結果通知。

(五)獲錄取之候選人,須於2021630日前繳交「教育部核可之大學校院附華語中心」入學許可影本至下列電子郵件信箱:houston@moetw.org

(六)申請2個月期(暑期班)者,須連同獎學金申請表件繳交「教育部核可之華語中心」入學許可影本。文件不齊者不予受理並不通知申請人補件或退還申請文件。


甄選方式

一、       申請人需備齊上述必備文件之表件始視為完成申請程序。表件不齊者將不予審核,亦不通知補件或退件。

二、       本組將就完備之申請表件做初步書面審查,必要時本組得要求與申請人透過視訊、電話訪談或面試,擇優錄取。

三、       逾期之申請表件均不予審核。


其他注意事項

一、       本簡章有中文與英文二種文字對照版本,如解釋有歧異時,以中文版本為準。餘未盡事宜,悉依「教育部華語文獎學金作業要點」規定辦理。該作業要點可於下列網站下載:https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/scholarship.aspx

二、       教育部核可之大學校院附設華語文教學中心」可至下列網站下載:     https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-23-24206-13c8a-1.html 或 https://www.studyintaiwan.org/

三、       獲本獎學金錄取之受獎人應遵守事項、獎學金停發及註銷等均依「教育部華語文獎學金作業要點」辦理。


四、本組通訊方式,如下:

駐休士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處教育組

地址:11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012, Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.

電話:(713)871-0851

               電子郵件:houston@moetw.org



文件下載



The Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2021-2022



Purpose

The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) is to encourage American students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language training and courses at Chinese language institutes affiliated with universities or colleges in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Award Value

1.           Each scholarship recipient will receive monthly stipends of 25,000 New Taiwan Dollars (NTD) in conjunction with the duration of scholarship approved.

2.           The foreign exchange rate from USD to NTD is estimated at 1 to 29. The actual exchange rate is subject to currency fluctuations.

Available Scholarships

There are thirteen (13) one-year openings available for MOE HES 2021-2022. Eligible applicants from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

Duration

1.           Each applicant must select the duration of the scholarship for which they will apply. Study periods may vary based on the duration selected, as described below:

 

Scholarship Durations

Study Period

2 months

Limited to summer courses from June to July, 2021 or from July to August, 2021

3 months

Between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 (2021-2022 academic year)

6 months

9 months

12 months

From September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 (2021-2022 academic year)

2.           The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston reserves the right to decide the duration of scholarship for successful candidates.

Eligibility

1.           Applicants must be American nationals, above the age of eighteen (18), with a high school diploma or higher degree, must have excellent academic records, and must be of good moral character.

2.           Applicants are not eligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:

           (1)     overseas Chinese or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);

           (2)      students who are currently registered at any universities/colleges or enrolled in Mandarin language training programs in Taiwan;

           (3)      individuals who received an MOE HES or MOE Taiwan Scholarship in the past;

           (4)     exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;

           (5)     individuals who are currently receiving financial benefits from Taiwan government or any educational institutions in Taiwan.

Application

1.           Required documents:

          (1)    a completed HES Application Form 2021-2022, signed and dated by the applicant

          (2)     a photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant

          (3)     a photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and original academic transcripts from that institution. Note: Transcripts must be sealed. Transcripts that are issued by international educational institutions must be presented in English language and authenticated by an overseas Representative Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

          (4)      proof of application to language centers in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form, a notice or e-mail from the language centers acknowledging their receipt of the application, etc.)

          (5)      two letters of recommendation, sealed and signed by the writers

          (6)      original Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant

2.           Submission:

           (1)     Applications shall be submitted between February 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021.

           (2)    Applicants must directly apply for admission to language centers on the List of Language Center. Proof of application for admission to language centers is required for the HES application.

           (3)    Applications must be sent to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2021 at:

       Education Division of TECO in Houston

Attn: HES

11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012

Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.

           (4)    All HES applicants will be notified by May 31, 2021 of the selection results.

           (5)   Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center at houston@moetw.org by June 30, 2021.

           (6)   Two-month scholarship applicants MUST submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center upon their application for the HES.

Procedure

    1.   Applications are considered complete when all of the aforementioned required documents have been submitted. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.

    2.   Documents will be reviewed during the preliminary selection process and interviews with qualified candidates via internet, telephone, or in person may be required for final selection process.

    3.   Late applications will not be considered for selection.

Other Regulations

    1.   For further details on the regulations for HES, please refer to the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions (EN), which can be downloaded at https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/scholarship.aspx.

    2.  The application instructions and guidelines are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.

    3.  For the List of Language Center, please visit https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-23-24206-13c8a-1.html or https://www.studyintaiwan.org/.

    4.  Please refer to “Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions” for Terms and Conditions for Recipients, Scholarship Suspension and Cancellation.

    5.   Program contact:

Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston

Address:

11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012

Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.

Telephone: 713-871-0851

         E-mail: houston@moetw.org


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