ETA = 英語協同教學助理 (English Teaching Assistants) 英語在全球化趨勢下已是不可或缺的關鍵能力之一,多年前台灣政府大力推動提升英語教學政策時,學術交流基金會透傅爾布萊特交換計畫等管道,引進優秀美國名校畢業的美籍英語教學助理擔任協同教學。自2003年起,至今已超過十年,現已拓展至全台六個縣市,顯著提升了學生對英語的愛好與開口說的意願。更多資訊:http://eta.fulbright.org.tw 受訪及演出人員 (依出場順序) 黃秀莉老師 臺中市三和國小  English Teacher Sandy Huang, Sanho Elementary School, Taichung 吳國泰校長 高雄市屏山國小 Principal Kuo-Tai Wu, Pingshan Elementary School, Kaohsiung 范巽綠局長 高雄市教育局  Director General Sun-Lu Fan, Kaohsiung Education Bureau 林俊堅校長 台中市上石國小 Principal Chun-Chien Lin, Shangshih Elementary School / Taichung ETA 顧晨露 宜蘭縣四結國小  ETA Talia Greenberg, Oberlin College, Ohio / Sijie Elementary…

Santa on Small Kinmen

Friday, 15 January 2016 11:52
      On December 25th, I celebrated Christmas without my family for the first time.  I felt a little uncomfortable, and a little homesick. I’m teaching English on a smaller island off the small island of Kinmen in Taiwan. Never before had I been asked to work during the holidays, and I wasn’t quite sure how I was going…
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      Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // entered a 99 percent Indigenous community in Yilan, Taiwan to develop cultural Empowerment program. She focused on the community-school base in her curriculum development and assessment and she identified a niche emphasizing ethnic identity and educational opportunity. Dr. Yeh worked…
  Introduction     The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program is a collaborative effort between the United States and host countries around the world.  Bringing together young U.S. citizens with experienced English teachers in the host country, it provides enriched English language instruction to students in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools.  In Taiwan, the ETA program was…
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A Dynamic Dialogue

Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00
      What is the best way to connect with the local people and kids? Six Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Leah Apple, Elizabeth Matthews, Catherine Purdy, Christina Adelakun, Karissa Moy, and Nia Spooner found DANCING is the answer. Through this novel project "Kinmen Flash Mob,"they built a strong bond with their students and co-teachers on this small island,…

Finding a Home

Friday, 05 September 2014 11:24
       “Where is home?”  For most people, this is a very straightforward question. But for me, it’s a little more complicated. Although I was born in the United States, I spent most of my life living in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. I have grappled with the concept of “home” for as many years as I…
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Cross Cultural Collaboration: Lessons Learned

Friday, 05 September 2014 07:21
       The role of the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) advisor is multifaceted. When people ask what we do, we explain the job responsibilities as facilitating TEFL teaching workshops, observing classes and holding post observation conferences, responding to weekly English Teaching Assistant (ETA) reports, and conducting research. However, we discovered that the key to fulfill…
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      To learn English well is not only critical to increase students' capacity to compete, but also to open doors for them. The Fulbright Taiwan is dedicated to the English co-teaching model and to improve the English literacy in Taiwan more than eleven years. On this journey, every English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) devoted their effort and energy to…
     In slow-motion, I peer over my left shoulder to see the enthusiastic local English teacher (LET) that I am scheduled to teach with during the 2012-2013 academic year. She clenches her fists shouting, “加油, 加油” (good luck). All the while, a cacophony thrums through the elementary school hallways as the entire school gathers in the courtyard for the…
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       Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // provided training and advice for the American English teachers in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program 2011-12. In this video, she shares her experiences in the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) field. During her time…