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GPH, a High School in the French-speaking Community of Belgium, and Taichung Municipal Hui-Wen High School Discuss Educational Exchanges

GPH principal Joël Biot and deputy principal Jean-Yves Scandolo at Taichung Municipal Hui-Wen High School

Gosselies Providence Humanities (GPH) is a high school in the French-speaking Community of Belgium that specializes in science skills and bilingual education, including immersion programs.

Taichung Municipal Hui-Wen High School focuses on international education. It has sister schools in Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and offers several second foreign language electives: French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. It received a gold medal certification from University College London in 2017 and in 2018 became Taiwan’s sixth global partner school of PASCH, Germany's global language program for young students.

The principal of GPH, Joël Biot, and the deputy principal, Jean-Yves Scandolo travelled to Taiwan to visit the school and learn more about Taiwan’s education system. They met with Wang Pei-Ching, principal of Hui-Wen High School, and other staff members on February 25 and discussed establishing long-term exchanges. During their visit to the school, Mr. Biot, and Mr. Scandolo also observed a French language class, and spoke in French with four students who had recently returned from an exchange trip to France.

They were both very impressed by the school’s advanced digital tools and look forward to setting up online courses and engaging in other projects with Hui-Wen High School, and Wang Pei-Ching looks forward to entering a sister school agreement between the two schools and welcoming teachers and students from Gosselies.

During their extended stay in Taiwan, the visitors from Belgium also visited Wagor International School in Taichung, Yoder Bilingual Academy in Taoyuan City, Nan Kai University of Technology, and the beer and chocolate factories affiliated with National Chi Nan University. The beer factory was of particular interest to them because GPH also produces beer.