2/13/17

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) 2017


2017學年度教育部華語文獎學金

Application period: February 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

NOTE:
Our office accepts applications from the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. If you are not sure where to submit your application, please check the following website: http://www.tw.org/scholarships/.

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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).

Availability
There are twelve (12) openings available for MOE HES 2017-2018. Each applicant may select from the following durations: 2 months (summer courses), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months. Eligible applicants from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

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 ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:

  • overseas Chinese or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
  • students who are currently registered at any universities/colleges or enrolled in Mandarin language training programs in Taiwan;
  • individuals who have received an MOE HES or MOE Taiwan Scholarship in the past;
  • exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
  • individuals who are currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwanese government or any educational institutions in Taiwan.


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


  • 2 months: Limited to summer courses from June to July, 2017 or from July to August, 2017
  • 3 months, 6 months and 9 months: Courses between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 (2017 academic year )
  • 12 months: Courses from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 (2017 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.

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 30. The actual exchange rate is subject to currency fluctuations.

Application
1. Required documents:

  • a completed HES Application Form 2017-2018, signed and dated by the applicant
  • a photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant
  • a photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and original academic transcripts from that institution. Note: Transcripts must be sealed and signed/stamped by the institutions that issue the documents. 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).
  • 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.)
  • two letters of recommendation, sealed and signed by the writers
  • original Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant

2. Submission:

  • Applications will be accepted between February 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Applications must be sent to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2017 at:
Attn: HES
Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
  • All HES applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 of the selection results.
  • Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center at houston@moetw.org by June 30, 2017.
  • 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.

3. Program contact:
Education Division of Taipei Economy 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

Selection
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 or telephone may be required for final selection process.
3. Late applications will not be considered for the selection.

Other Regulations
1. The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For further details on the regulations for HES, please refer to the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions.


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Last update: February 21, 2017

Taiwan Scholarship 2017


2017學年度教育部臺灣獎學金

Application Period: February 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

NOTE:
Our office accepts applications from the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. If you are not sure where to submit your application, please check the following website: http://www.tw.org/scholarships/.

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Purpose
The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship is to encourage outstanding American students and individuals to pursue degree programs in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Availability
There are six (6) openings available for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2017-2018. Eligible individuals from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

Eligibility
1. Applicants must be American nationals with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), have excellent academic records and be of good moral character.
2. Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:

  • overseas Chinese students or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
  • students who are currently registered or have obtained student status at any universities/colleges in Taiwan (graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule);
  • students who have studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree program as the one they intend to enroll;
  • exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
  • individuals who have been recipients of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five (5) years;
  • individuals who have, in the past, had their MOE Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) revoked;
  • recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy funded by the Taiwan government or educational institutions in Taiwan. However, this does not include preferential prices offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding this scholarship limit.

3. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the application periods specified by each university/college.

Scholarship Duration and Limits
1. The maximum scholarship duration on each degree level for each recipient is as the following:

  • Four (4) years for bachelor’s degree programs
  • Two (2) years for master’s degree programs
  • Four (4) years for doctoral programs

2. The total length of the scholarship duration for each recipient is limited to five (5) years in a combination of different degree levels.
3. The scholarship award period for each academic year is from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.

Award Value
The MOE provides each recipient of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship with the following:

  • Tuition and fees: Upon validation of tuition and fees, the MOE will pay up to 40,000 New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) each semester for each recipient. Should the total amount of tuition and fees exceed 40,000 NTD, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by the recipient. Tuition and fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access, all of which are must be paid by the recipients.
  • Subsistence allowance: The MOE will provide each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD; it will provide each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 20,000 NTD.


Application
1. Required documents:

  • A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form 2017-2018;
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant;
  • A copy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and academic transcripts from that institution. Documents in a language other than English must be translated into English and the translated documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • A copy of proof of application for admission to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form, a notice or e-mail from the universities/colleges acknowledging their receipt of the application, etc.) The name of the school and program must be specified in those documents;
  • For applications to any program that is not taught exclusively in English, applicants must submit a copy of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) certificate of Level 3 or above. If a copy of the aforementioned certificate is not submitted, the applicant shall apply for the TOCFL test at his/her own expense and submit the test results or certificate to the school by the end of the first semester after arriving in Taiwan;
  • For applications to an all-English program, the TOCFL certificate of Level 3 may be exempt;
  • Two letters of recommendation from school principals, professors, academic counselors, or supervisors. Letters must be signed and sealed by the writers. Photocopies and e-mail submissions will NOT be considered;
  • Statement of Purpose; and
  • Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant.


**Note: The required documents will not be returned to applicants.**

2. Submission (*Late applications will NOT be considered for the selection):

  • Applications must be submitted between February 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017.
  • Application packages must be addressed to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2017:
Attn: Scholarship Program
Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
  • All MOE Taiwan Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 and selected candidates must submit only one copy of an admission letter issued by one university/college to the e-mail: houston@moetw.org, by June 30, 2017.

3. Program contact:
Address:
Education Division
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
Telephone: (713)871-0851
E-mail: houston@moetw.org
Website: http://www.moetw.org/search/label/Scholarships

Selection Criteria
1. Recipients’ academic goals should reflect an interest in the development of the industry, economy and education of Taiwan.
2. Recipients should possess an outstanding undergraduate or postgraduate Grade Point Average (GPA).
3. Priority will be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate of Level 3 or above.
4. Applications must be completed with all the required documents attached. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
5. Interviews with qualified candidates in person or via internet/telephone may be required for the final selection process.

Other Regulations
1. The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For other regulations in association with the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions for details.

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Last update: February 22, 2017

2/12/17

Teaching in Taiwan Program

Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30 every year.

Program Introduction
In an effort to enhance the English learning environments for school-aged children, Taiwan Ministry of Education has been actively recruiting qualified American teachers to teach in K-9 public schools in Taiwan.

The goals of the program are to broaden English immersion experiences to Taiwan's young minds and to establish inter-school relationships between Taiwan and the United States. Applicants with bachelor’s or higher degrees and valid teaching licenses issued by US Department of Education are welcome to apply.

Benefits for each teacher may include subsidy of round-trip airfare, housing stipends, overtime pay, insurance, and monthly salary remunerated upon their educational background, teaching experiences, and scope of job duties; however, these benefits may be varied from district to district. The intangible benefits to teachers include intimate exposure to the rich heritage and natural beauty of Taiwan as well as to the world-renowned cuisine and local delicacies.

Duration
The program duration is one academic year basis from August of the year of application to July of the following year. Contracts may be renewed subject to agreements between teachers and schools.

New Teacher Orientation
Notice of acceptance will be sent to successful candidates at the end of May of the year of application. Taiwan Ministry of Education will facilitate an orientation in the middle of August upon teachers' arrival in Taiwan. Information on the orientation will be distributed to teachers before their departures to Taiwan. The agenda of the orientation may include:

  • Introduction of life in Taiwan
  • Differences between Taiwan and USA
  • Frequently asked questions including taxes, housing, mobile phones, driver license, banking account, etc.
  • Useful information for foreign teachers in Taiwan
  • Short lessons of survival Chinese
  • Workshop for teaching English in Taiwan including lesson plan, classroom management, etc.
  • Excursions to cultural sites

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2/8/17

國立政治大學公開徵求文學院院長候選人啟事

徵選表件受理期限至106年3月3日截止,詳細內容及相關表件詳如附件,或於該校人事室網頁http://posman.nccu.edu.tw/main.php「最新消息」項下參閱。

國立政治大學公開徵求文學院院長候選人啟事
一、 依據國立政治大學院長遴選辦法及文學院院長遴選委員會106 年1 月17日第一次會議決議辦理。

二、 院長任期自106 年8 月1 日起,任期二年,得連任一次。

三、 院長候選人應具備下列條件:
(一)國內外大學教授。
(二)具學術領導、行政能力、服務熱忱及高尚品德。
(三)具學術成就與聲望且學術專長與本學院相符。

四、 院長候選人由本校各系、所、學位學程推薦產生,或自行登記參選產生,或經遴選委員會全體委員三分之一以上之同意主動舉薦。

五、 院長人選為校外人士時,就任前須依新聘教師聘任程序聘為國立政治大學專任教授。

六、 國立政治大學文學院簡介:請參見網頁:http://www.la.nccu.edu.tw/main.php。

七、 候選人推薦表、相關書面資料及電子檔請於106 年3 月3 日下午5 時前寄至國立政治大學文學院院長遴選委員會(人事室葉尉鑫先生代收),並請確認寄達與否。

八、 相關資訊、院長遴選辦法以及候選人資料表刊登國立政治大學網頁:
網址: http://posman.nccu.edu.tw/news/news.php?class=101
聯絡人:葉尉鑫先生
電話:(02)29393091 轉62062
傳真:(02)29382680
E-mail:new04270@nccu.edu.tw

徵求候選人啟事
候選人推薦表
候選人資料表

2/7/17

國立科學工藝博物館徵求副研究員1名

職稱
副研究員
名額
正取1名(備取1名)
性別
不限
工作地
807高雄市三民區九如一路720
上網期間
106 27日至106319日止
本館使命、願景及服務態度
一、我們的使命
()培養人人都是科學人。
()讓「科工館」成為大家都喜歡來,常常來,來了還想再來的博物館。
二、我們的願景:以科技生活化、生活科技化科學體驗、體驗科學,邁向綠博物館的願景。
三、品質政策:友善、專業、創新。
四、服務態度:微笑、熱忱、耐心、主動、當責。
資格條件
一、具中華民國國籍者。
二、國內外理工或教育相關研究所博士畢業,具備副教授證書(請附證書影本),且具有2年以上教學實務工作經驗。
三、具備科學演示能力,具科學演示及教學經驗者(請務必於自傳中敘明相關經驗)。
四、曾取得科技部或其他部會研究計畫並擔任計畫主持人。
五、具備良好英語溝通能力,善於表達、個性樂觀幽默。
六、可配合假日出勤。
七、具備以下條件者優予考量:
1.語文能力證明。
2.曾辦理科普相關教育活動經驗者。
八、積極主動,樂於溝通、協調、團隊合作,認真負責,具服務熱忱,能勇於接受工作挑戰。
九、對於科普教育推廣及博物館工作有熱忱,認同並符合本館使命、願景及服務態度價值觀者。
工作內容
一、本館假日科學秀規劃、開發、人員培訓。
二、科學教具、教案、學習單研發製作。.
三、科普教育相關活動規劃辦理。
四、偏鄉科學教育普及專案執行。
五、其他上級交辦事項。
薪資
依教育人員任用條例辦理。
報名及聯絡方式
一、報名方式:
符合上述資格條件且具意願者,請一律以書面郵寄報名,於106319日前(郵戳為憑)檢具相關證明文件,掛號寄至高雄市807三民區九如一路720號人事室黃小姐收,並於信封左下角註明『應徵科技教育組副研究員』。
※報名應檢具相關證明文件如下(請以A4紙張依序裝訂):
1.本館副研究員甄選報名表(請務必至本館網站下載使用)。
2.副教授證書。
3.2年以上教學證明文件。
4.曾取得並擔任計畫主持人之研究計畫清單。
5.國民身分證正反面影本。
6.男性服完兵役或免服兵役者,請檢附相關證明文件。
7.最高學歷畢業證書影本(如持有國外學歷者,請於錄取後備妥中文譯本及經我國駐外館處認證之國外學校學位證書、歷年成績單影本、國外修業情形一覽表及個人出入境紀錄。繳交之證件如有虛偽不實等情事者,取消錄取資格,且所衍生之相關法律責任由應徵者自行負責)
8.個人自傳(請務必清楚敘明科學演示及教學經驗、學識及實務相關經驗、家庭概況、其他學經歷、個人專長、報考動機、個人理念及工作期許)。
9.個人Email帳號及可聯繫之手機或電話號碼。
10.推薦函二封(應由推薦人親筆簽名及密封)
11.如有相關專業證照亦請檢附影本。
12.其他。
二、應徵者資格審查結果及甄選日期:
應徵者繳交資料經審查符合本館需求者,將於本館網站「最新消息區」公告且應徵者亦可憑身分證字號至本館首頁→「單一窗口服務」→「申辦進度查詢」→「求才處理進度查詢」(http://www3.nstm.gov.tw/careers/query.asp)。
三、甄選結果:於本館最新消息區公告錄取名單。
1.本次甄選正取1名,並視甄選成績擇優備取1名,備取期間自錄取名單公告之翌日起3個月內。
2.參加甄選人員條件如不符本館需求,本館得斟酌情況從缺之。
四、其他:
1.繳交之各項證件,如有虛偽不實等情事者,取消甄選資格;如經錄取,取消錄取資格,且所衍伸之相關法律責任由應徵者自行負責。
2.另為提倡節能減碳,落實環保政策,未獲通知面試或錄取之應徵者如需返還書面應徵資料,可附信封及郵票寄回,或親至本館取回原書面應徵資料(申請時間自本職缺徵才公告日起3個月止,未提出申請者,書面資料將依規定銷毀)。連絡人:黃小姐;電話:07-3800089#8415

2/6/17

明道國小扯鈴隊新春德州巡演可愛指數破表


(後排立右三明道國小吳麗秋主任、右四:明道國小陳顯榮校長、右五駐休士頓辦事處教育組周慧宜組長)


台北市文山區明道國小扯鈴隊一行16人在陳顯榮校長的率領下於201721日抵達休士頓,展開為期9天的德州交流巡演之旅。

明道國小扯鈴隊成立已經將近30年,透過扯鈴隊的訓練,可以加強學童體能及手眼協調能力的訓練,專注力的培養及意志力的鍛鍊,更可以發揮團隊合作的精神與默契,是一項值得大力推廣的文化技藝活動。



此次明道國小巡演城市包含:達拉斯、奧斯汀、聖安東尼奧、以及休士頓。21日深夜抵達休士頓當天,駐休士頓辦事處教育組周慧宜組長特別到機場歡迎這群小小嘉賓。小朋友天真稚嫩的臉龐,推著幾乎與身高差不多的行李箱,還沒進行扯鈴表演,可愛指數已經破表。

在駐休士頓教育組安排下,明道國小扯鈴隊27日搭機離開休士頓當天,仍把握僅有的機會與休士頓中文沉浸學校(Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, MIMS)進行示範教學及教育交流。當天晚上駐休士頓辦事處黃敏境處長也特別安排德州BBQ風味餐招待這群明道國小鈴隊的同學作為鼓勵。

2/3/17

2017 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is now accepting applications

The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Culture Office (TECO) in Houston will administer the 2017 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the University of Houston – Downtown One Main Street, Suite GSB311 (3F, Girard Street Building), Houston, TX 77002 / phone: 713-221-8027.

The TOCFL is intended for those that wish to measure their Chinese proficiency and is available in both traditional and simplified character versions.  Since 2014, the levels of the TOCFL have been reformed in order to correspond to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment). The new version of the TOCFL has three proficiency bands: Band A, Band B, and Band C. Each of the bands has two levels.

According to the AP Course Description, “Course work provides students with opportunities to perform Intermediate- to Advanced-level tasks, and students are expected to achieve proficiencies throughout, and sometimes beyond, the Intermediate range, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.” Therefore, if the students want to pass the AP test, they have to reach the intermediate level of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, which corresponds to level 3 of the TOCFL. The students could take the TOCFL as a practice test for AP test preparation.

Examinees who pass the test will receive a Chinese Proficiency Certificate as a credential for the followings:
  • Becoming eligible for the “Taiwan Scholarship” and “Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship” sponsored by the government and for studying in Taiwan.
  • Qualifying for admission to academic programs at colleges or universities in Taiwan.
  • Serving as a job-required proof of Chinese language proficiency for individuals who wish to obtain Chinese-inclusive, bilingual employment globally.
  • Providing an incentive to those who are interested in learning Chinese.

TOCFL will be administered via the Internet. There are two sections (listening and reading) which take a total of about two hours to complete. Please see http://www.sc-top.org.tw for the mock-test.

Registration is accepted from February 1 to February 25, 2017. Please register at the website: https://usa.sc-top.org.tw/.  In order to complete the registration process, please print out the registration form and mail it along with the registration fee to Education Division, TECO in Houston (11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012, Houston, TX 77046) before 02/28/2017. The registration will be cancelled if the examinees fail to submit the registration fee before 02/28/2017.
Required documents and fee are as follows.
1. Confirmation form
2. Registration fee: Check only ( payable to Education Division, TECO in Houston)
Traditional Character: $30 USD
Simplified Character:   $40 USD
If any accredited organizations or Chinese schools are willing to administer a group test, please contact the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Houston beforehand. 

Please direct all questions to the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston at 713.840.3854 or houcul@houstoncul.org.


2017 Houston Chinese language teacher professional development workshop was a complete success


From left to right : Ardon Chang, the former president of the CLTA of Texas; Amy Chen, President of the CLTA of Texas; Louis Huang, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston; Dr. Hans Stockton, Director of Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas; Dr. Meng Yeh, Professor of Rice University; Desa Dawson, President of the ACTFL; Sophie Chou, Director of Education Division of TECO in Houston.

In an effort to enhance the quality of the Chinese language teaching at all education levels and conduct professional development for Chinese teachers in both language teaching and cultural awareness, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas (CLTA-TEXAS), along with the Education Division of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston (TECO in Houston) and the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas, co-hosted a the Chinese language teacher professional development workshop on January 15, 2017 at University of St. Thomas. There were more than seventy Chinese language teachers who participated in the workshop this year.

Director General Louis Huang of the TECO in Houston gave a warm welcome to all attendees who took a Sunday to learn more about teaching the Chinese language. “The United States and Taiwan have enjoyed a strong friendship for decades, nurtured by vibrant exchanges of culture, education, and trade.” he said. “To do our part in facilitating these exchanges, TECO offers scholarships and helps organize the administration of the TOCFL exam. TECO is proud to provide these services for students and the community. We hope to always find ways to make learning about the Chinese language and culture more accessible.”

The President of the American Council on the Teachings of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Ms. Desa Dawson, was invited to give a keynote speech at the beginning of the workshop. This was the first event that Ms. Dawson has attended after she assumed office as the president of the ACTFL and she was very happy to share her experiences in foreign language education with all the teachers devoted to Chinese language teaching.


This workshop provides an opportunity for information, training, and networking. Participants from not only Houston, but also Austin, Dallas, and even Oklahoma City at all education levels had the chance to get together and shared their experience and knowledge in Chinese language teaching. They all enjoyed the inspiring lectures and conversations together during this workshop.


2/2/17

東港高中夜抵休士頓機場倍感歡迎熱情

右一: 駐休士頓辦事處教育組周慧宜組長、右二:東港高中陳貞吟秘書、左四:佛斯特高中麥道威(Leslie Lynn McDowell)副校長、左五:東港高中郝靜宜校長、後排中立:佛斯特高中齊平(Gerard Kipping)校長

為拓展學生國際視野,深入了解異國文化,培育具國家認同、國際素養、全球競合力及責任感的國際化人才,屏東縣立東港高中師生一行19人在郝靜宜校長率領之下,於2017年2月1日深夜抵達休士頓喬治布希國際機場。計畫與德州福遍郡姊妹校佛斯特高中(Forster High School)進行為期2週的教育交流活動。佛斯特高中齊平(Gerard Kipping)校長、麥道威(Leslie Lynn McDowell)副校長,以及全力促成這項交流的駐休士頓辦事處教育組周慧宜組長、鍾慧秘書都親自到機場迎接,東港高中師生馬上感受到歡迎的熱情。

這項教育交流計畫源自於2015年4月,駐休士頓辦事處教育組安排協助德州福遍郡拉瑪聯合獨立學區(Lamar Consolidated Independent School District)總監藍道博士(Dr. Thomas Randle)訪問臺灣,與屏東縣政府教育處簽署教育合作備忘錄,經教育組持續追蹤聯繫,雙方選定佛斯特高中(Foster High School)及東港高中作為雙邊教育交流的姐妹學校。拉瑪學區主管中學教育的赫克(Leslie Jo Haack)主任也在去(2016)年9月專程拜訪東港高中,親自研商合作細節。

東港高中15名學生在到訪德州之前,便透過社群媒體與佛斯特高中接待家庭展開聯繫。學生對於即將見面、共同參與高中課程,充滿期待。此行接待家庭將提供東港高中學生住宿及交通協助,並介紹德州特色,如:農莊生活、牛仔文化、太空中心及休士頓運動、石油、醫療等產業。由於時值農曆春節期間,接待家庭也藉此機會與東港高中學生深入瞭解台灣年節習俗文化。這項教育交流深具意義,並將持續推廣,預計喬治農莊高中(George Ranch High School)在明(2018)年1月間將加入佛斯特高中行列,共同組團前往屏東縣東港高中訪問。


1/31/17

2017休士頓地區華語文能力測驗(TOCFL) 開始接受報名!

駐休士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處教育組訂於 2017年3月25日(星期六)上午10時假休士頓大學城中校區 【University of Houston – Downtown, 地址: One Main Street, Suite GSB311 (3F, Girard Street Building), Houston, TX 77002】 舉辦2017年休士頓電腦化華語文能力測驗 (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language,簡稱TOCFL」。

為對應「歐洲語言學習、教學、評量共同參考架構 (CEFR)」,華語測驗共分為三等六級。三等分別為入門基礎級、進階高階級及流利精通級,而每一等又可再依據測驗成績細分為兩級,分別為入門級、基礎級、進階級、高階級、流利級、精通級,共六級。依據美國大學理事會(College Board) 公布關於中文預修 (AP Chinese Language and Culture)的課程說明,學生接受AP課程結束後的程度,接近全美外語教學協會 (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ACTFL)語言能力指標 (Proficiency Guidelines) 的中高級程度(Intermediate high),對應於華語測驗考試進階級(Level 3)。意即若學生能通過華語測驗的進階級,其程度相當於可通過中文AP考試。請參閱對照表。

華語文能力測驗採用線上報名及電腦化施測。測驗分有正體與簡體版本,全程使用電腦作答,無須手寫文字。測驗完畢螢幕可立即顯示測驗成績。通過測驗者將獲頒華語文能力證明書,可做為申請「臺灣獎學金」與「教育部華語獎學金」等語文能力證明用途,具有就學及就業優勢。亦可以做為中文AP考試的模擬測驗。歡迎大休士頓地區想瞭解自己華語文能力者報名參加。

休士頓地區華語能力測驗報名費為40元,為推廣正體字,報考正體字版本的考生可享優惠價30元。報名日期自2017年2月1日至2月25日止。請至線上報名網站: https://usa.sc-top.org.tw/ 註冊並列印出報名表,於本年2月28日前將報名表及報名費支票(支票抬頭為Education Division, TECO in Houston)郵寄達休士頓臺北經文處教育組:11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012, Houston, TX 77046。請務必於本年2月28日前繳費方完成報名手續。考生可自行上華測會網站瞭解各報考等級所需字彙(網址:http://www.sc-top.org.tw),或進行線上模擬試題測試。有意辦理團體考試的各機構,歡迎以電郵houcul@houstoncul.org或電話713-840-3854與駐休士頓教育組連絡。

華語文能力測驗分級方式及與歐洲共同語文參考架構(CEFR)、美國外語教學協會指標(ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)之對應關係。

中華民國第四十八屆世界兒童畫展

中華民國第四十八屆世界兒童畫展徵件
報名簡章及詳情請洽下列網站:
國立臺灣藝術教育館
中華民國兒童美術教育學會

文件下載

Call for Entries for the 48th World Schoolchildren's Art Exhibition
For details, please visit the following websites:
National Taiwan Arts Education Center
Association For Education Through Art Republic of China

Document download

1/24/17

臺灣留學生企業觀摩收穫豐碩


為提供臺灣留學生企業觀摩交流機會,讓同學能實地走訪休士頓本地企業,並與優秀企業人士座談,駐休士頓台北經濟文化辦事處教育組於120(星期五) 上午10時特別安排臺灣同學參訪Academy Bio-Medical Company, Inc. 及 亞洲化學公司 (Asia Chemical Corporation, Inc.),由兩位企業創辦人楊朝諭教授、楊朝諄董事長分享創業經驗,吸引了來自大休士頓地區、奧斯汀及大學城8所學校,30餘名臺灣同學報名參加。


楊朝諭教授及楊朝諄董事長及公司重要主管親自歡迎台灣同學的到來,除了詳細介紹了公司的產品及發展,也與同學們分享在美創業的心路歷程。與會同學在聽完兩位創辦人的分享後,也紛紛展現的對創業的興趣,頻頻舉手發問,向兩位前輩請教在美創業的訣竅。駐休士頓台北經濟文化辦事處黃敏境處長也十分重視這項活動,親自到場對兩位創辦人為臺灣學生們熱誠地分享個人成功經驗表達感謝。

右起: 楊朝諭教授、楊朝諄董事長、駐休士頓辦事處黃敏境處長、教育組周慧宜組長

座談結束後,同學們也難得地有機會實地參觀亞洲化學的倉儲及Academy Bio-Medical Company的實驗室的運作。楊朝諭教授及楊朝諄董事長更貼心地準備了臺灣味的食物,招待同學在員工餐廳享用午餐。同學們紛紛表示此次參訪受益良多,感謝駐休士頓辦事處教育組的安排,更感謝兩位創辦人的無私分享經驗,擴展了同學未來在美發展的視野。



1/23/17

國立政治大學圖書資訊與檔案學研究所徵聘專任教師公告


壹、學術專長:

一. 具國內外圖書資訊學、檔案與歷史、數位學習、資訊工程、資訊管理、或出版與傳播等相關領域之博士學位。

二. 能開設資訊行為與使用研究、資訊服務、檔案管理與應用、數位人文學、資訊檢索、資料庋用、社會網絡分析等課程,並具中英文教學能力。

貳、應徵資格:

一. 尚未領有教師證書者,將依教育部「專科以上學校教師資格審定辦法」之規定,辦理教師資格審查。

二. 具有教師證書者,於應徵截止日前五年內,須符合以下任一條件:

1.科技部專題研究計畫或發表經審查並正式出版之論文,合計二項(須檢附審查證明)。

2.經審查正式出版之專門著作一本(須檢附審查及公開發行證明)。

參、名額:1名

肆、檢具文件:(紙本及電子檔/掃描檔)

一. 履歷表(含大學以上畢業校系名稱及修業年月)

二. 博士學位證書影本(國外學歷須經駐外單位驗證)

三. 博士班成績單影本(國外大學成績單須經駐外單位驗證)或教師證書影本

四. 博士論文及相關著作一式二份(未領有教師證書者請提供四份,並請自行指定代表作及參考著作)

五. 學術著作目錄

六. 可授課之課程名稱、課程內容與教學大綱(含參考書目)

七. 推薦函二封

※以上資料請提供電子檔(光碟或隨身碟)一併郵寄。

伍、初審通過者,將另行通知至本所面談及學術演講,旅費自理。

陸、申請截止日期:106年3月10日(郵戳為憑)

柒、起聘日期:106年8月1日

捌、郵寄地址:

116臺北市文山區指南路二段64號

國立政治大學圖書資訊與檔案學研究所吳傳萱助教收

請於信封上註明「應徵專任教師」

玖、聯絡人:吳傳萱助教

電話:02-29393091轉62952傳真:02-29384704

E-mail: cswu@nccu.edu.tw


國立臺北教育大學社會與區域發展學系誠徵專任教師公告

一、職 位:助理教授(含)以上職級之專任教師。

二、聘任日期:106 學年度第1 學期(106 年8 月1 日)起聘。

三、學歷資格:具國內、外大學相關領域博士學位。

四、專長/名額:

區域發展領域1 名。
*具都市及區域規劃專長(跨領域專長為佳)。
*具全英語授課能力為佳

五、檢附資料:務必備齊下列資料,缺件者一律不予受理


  1. 徵聘教師個人資料表(請使用本系規定表格)需含自傳、著作目錄,附照片。
  2. 本校新聘專任教師專長取向表(請參照本院新聘專任教師作業規定)
  3. 博士正式學位證書影本及修課成績單 : 持國外學歷者,博士學位證書、歷年成績單均應經駐外單位驗證(若該學制無修課成績單者,則需提出該校無修課成績之證明),並有國外學歷修業起迄期間之入出國主管機關核發之入出國記錄一份。
  4. 博士學位論文、最近五年內相關代表著作及未來研究領域計畫。
  5. 推薦函二封(正本,務必含推薦人電話、E-mail 等資訊)。
  6. 教師證書(若無教師證書者,則無須檢附)。
  7. 請依本系大學部、研究所課程架構,提供三門應徵專長相關科目之教學計畫。 (教學計畫請使用本系規定表格)。
  8. 其他(如教學評鑑、作品或證照)。
  9. 待遇:依本校相關規定核支。


六、通過資料初審者將於106 年03 月14 日(二)以e-mail 通知,預計第二階段面試日期: 106 年 03 月21 日(二)

七、「徵聘教師個人資料表」請逕自至本系網站下載。

八、

  1. 應徵者請務必備齊前述資料,並於106 年 03 月 03 日(五,含)以前(以郵戳為憑)掛號寄至『台北市106 大安區和平東路二段134 號社會與區域發展學系收』,收件截止日後補件一律不予受理。
  2. 如以民間快遞業者(如宅急便、宅配通 ..等)寄送者,請於106 年03 月 03 日(五)下午17:00 以前送達本系辦公室(本校至善樓 408 室),否則視為逾期寄件,不予受理。
  3. 應徵者於甄選結束若需寄回應徵資料請附郵資80 元整;未附者恕不受理寄回服務。


九、若有任何問題,請電洽:(02)27321104 轉62237 / 62238;或查詢本系網址http://social.ntue.edu.tw。


1/19/17

2017年德州中文教師研討會 講師陣容堅強


駐休士頓台北經濟文化辦事處教育組與德州中文教師學會(Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas, CLTA-TX)及聖湯瑪斯大學國際研究中心合作辦理的「2017年德州中文教師研討會 (2017 Houston Chinese Language teacher PD workshop) 」於2017115 (星期日) 在休士頓聖湯瑪斯大學舉行,共計吸引了近百名華語教師報名參加。

左起: 前德州中文教師學會會長張志榮、德州中文教師學會楊采七會長、駐休士頓辦事處黃敏境處長、聖湯瑪斯大學國際研究中心Dr. Hans Stockton、萊斯大學葉萌教授、全美外語教學協會主席Desa Dawson、駐休士頓辦事處教育組周慧宜組長

研討會當天適逢休士頓馬拉松活動,聖湯瑪斯大學周邊多數道路因被劃為比賽路線而封路。雖然因此造成出席的不便,但依然不減參與教師的熱情,大家準時抵達會場,展開一整天的訓練及交流。駐休士頓台北經濟文化辦事處黃敏境處長也十分重視這項活動,特別於上午9點蒞臨為開幕致詞。研討會更首度邀請到全美外語教學協會( American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ACTFL)主席Desa Dawson 進行專題演講,這次的研習會是她擔任主席以來的第一項活動,足見她對華語教育的重視。



德州中文教師學會每年會在德州不同的城市舉辦年會和各種教師研討會,今年研討會移師到休士頓舉行,由多位資深的大學教授、校長和老師擔任培訓講師,師資陣容堅強。除了休士頓地區的華語教師踴躍參與外,更有教師遠從達拉斯、奧斯汀及奧克拉荷馬等地前來參加。本次研討會除了提供增進華語教學專業技能的機會,也提供給美南地區華語教師一個交流教學經驗,建立人脈的平台。

1/13/17

國立政治大學心理學系誠徵專任教師一名


資格: 具有教育部認可之國內外大學博士學位或助理教授(含)以上資格;具備教學與研究能力,能積極執行專題研究計劃、指導學生研究

專長: 心理學各領域之傑出人才,跨領域優先

名額: 助理教授(含)以上專任教師1

聘期: 民國10681日(106學年度第1學期)起聘

應備文件:   (請使用迴紋針或夾子固定即可,請勿裝訂。)

1、詳細個人學經歷、歷年相關學術研究著作目錄
2、代表著作(至少三篇)
3、博士學位證書影本(博士候選人需附指導教授或系所主管證明函;如為外國學歷,應於相關駐外館處辦妥驗證)
4、博士班成績單影本/教師證書影本
5、研究與教學之理念陳述
6、至少兩份推薦函

申請方式: 將所備文件於民國106217日(以郵戳為憑,不受理電子郵件申請;惟國外推薦函可電郵)前以掛號郵寄至11605臺北市文山區指南路二段64號國立政治大學心理學系收(信封上請註明:應徵教職)。提醒:文件中應詳列國內外通訊電話及電子郵件。初審合格者將邀請論文發表。

聯絡方式: 電話:02-29387048,溫小姐

傳真:02-29390644

Emailygwen@nccu.edu.tw



其他: 申請資料恕不退還;政大心理系網站:http://psy.nccu.edu.tw/



A Faculty Position Available in Psychology at NCCU

The Department of Psychology of National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan (http://psy.nccu.edu.tw/) invites applications for a full-time, open-rank faculty member beginning August 2017. Candidates with excellent performance in any field of psychology are welcome to apply. Experiences in active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.

Apply:
Candidates should send the following to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Wenshan District, Taipei City, 11605, Taiwan (R.O.C.) by February 17, 2017:
l   A cover letter
l   Curriculum vitae
l   At least three representative reprints or preprints of publication
l   A Ph.D. degree certificate
l   A post-graduate transcript
l   A statement of research and teaching interests/philosophy
l   At least two letters of recommendation

Contact:
Tel: 886-2-29387048
Fax: 886-2-29390644
E-mail: ygwen@nccu.edu.tw


1/12/17

國立澎湖科技大學徵求新任校長人選啟事

一、國立澎湖科技大學現任校長任期將於106731日屆滿,本委員會特依據「國立澎湖科技大學組織規程」第四條及「國立澎湖科技大學校長遴選暨續任評鑑辦法」等規定,公開徵求推薦新任校長人選。
二、校長人選除須符合「教育人員任用條例」第10條規定任用資格及其他相關法令規定者外,並應具備下列條件:
()具有卓越之行政領導及溝通協調能力。
()具有前瞻明確之辦學理念。
()具有公認之學術成就及專業聲望。
()具有爭取及妥善運用資源之能力。
()健全之身心與高尚之品德情操。
     ()處事公正且能超越政治、宗教、黨派等營利單位等利益。已兼任前述機關團體職務者,須書面承諾於應聘校長前辭去兼職,就任校長期間亦不得兼任。
三、新任校長人選推薦連署方式如下列三種方式之一:
()本校專任教師十人以上連署推薦者。
()校外專任助理教授以上或學術研究機構相當助理研究員以上至少五人連署
   推薦者。
()本校畢業校友二十人以上連署推薦者。
同一連署人以推薦一名候選人為限,同時為二人以上連署時,其連署無效。
遴委會之委員不得參與連署推薦。
推薦資料送達遴委會後,連署人非經遴委會同意不得以任何理由要求撤回或撤銷連署。推薦校長人選應經被推薦人親筆簽名同意。
校長參選人應向遴委會提供「基本資料表」、「著作或作品或發明目錄」、「學術獎勵及榮譽事蹟」、「治校理念摘要」、「相關承諾」以及「推薦人連署推薦表」 (均詳如附件),並請檢附「最高學歷證件及相關經歷、著作、榮譽事蹟、獎勵等資料影本」。
四、有關校長遴選之相關法規及推薦連署表格資料,請逕至國立澎湖科技大學首頁「新任校長遴選」專區網頁下載。凡有意推薦者,請於10631日前(郵戳為憑,逾期不受理)將推薦表及相關資料(含電子檔)以限時掛號郵件寄逹澎湖縣馬公市六合路300號「國立澎湖科技大學校長遴選委員會」收。
五、有關通訊事宜如下:
聯絡人:杜碧文專員  電話:(0692641151502  傳真:(069260041
電子郵件信箱:krys2007@gms.npu.edu.tw


                        國立澎湖科技大學校長遴選委員會