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2010 Conference on Taiwanese Proficiency Testing

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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.