2010 Conference on Taiwanese Proficiency Testing

The Taiwanese Proficiency Test Center at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan will be hosting a conference in March next year.  The third Conference on Taiwanese Proficiency Test (sic) will take place on the 13th March at the Banyan Campus of NCKU (off Daxue Rd near the train station). There’s a call for papers related to Taiwanese language testing, with a submission deadline of 31st of December for abstracts.

The conference is coordinated by Wi-vun Chiung, and co-sponsored by the Li Kang-Khioh Taiwanese Foundation and the Taiwanese Romanization Association.  For more information, check the conference website.

As a reminder, the legislature has blocked funding for government testing in Taiwanese for some time now, while authorising funding for testing of Mandarin, Hakka, and Aboriginal languages.  The Taiwanese language remains a political football.

2 Responses to “2010 Conference on Taiwanese Proficiency Testing”

  1. Catherine says:

    Hi Michael,

    I wanted to say how excited I was to come across your blog. I’m a Taiwanese American graduate student (studying British history) who speaks Taiwanese at home and is also taking Taiwanese classes at Stanford. It’s so awesome to see people interested in promoting, using, and preserving Taiwanese. Greata blog, and hope to see more from you!


  2. admin says:

    Thanks Catherine! I’d be interested to hear more about your Taiwanese class – what kind of materials you use, study methods, romanization and so on. Always good to learn about places to study this threatened language.

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