The 13th International Symposium & Book Fair on English Teaching
Dr. Lu Mu-lin
Vice Minister of Ministry of Education
It is my sincere pleasure to have this opportunity, on behalf of the Ministry of Education to welcome you to the 13th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching. It is my understanding that each year, this event continues to attract many international speakers, along with well-known educators, speakers and participants from
The Ministry of Education has a strong commitment to bring education in
Raising the English Language Proficiency levels for
Another example of how the Ministry is striving to support
However, these priorities and goals cannot be successful without our teachers. Effective teachers are the crucial keys for improving students' achievement levels. A substantial body of research has connected teachers' preparations and skills to student outcomes. Therefore, the Ministry of Education is also placing great emphasis on the development of teachers within the English teaching profession. We would like to encourage our teachers to receive as much English language training as possible, in order to raise their levels of proficiency.
Each year, the Ministry of Education selects 20 primary school English language teachers and 20 high school English language teachers to receive intensive English language teacher training abroad. Opportunities such as these will support our commitment to bring our students and the level of education, for
Therefore, this 13th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching is very important. First, it will provide opportunities for our teachers to exchange their experiences and expertise with each other. Second, it will allow teachers, student and guests to share information about promising practices for the classroom. Third, it will make available the latest strategies and research for effective English language learning and teaching.
In closing, I would like to thank all our international and
Thank you very much.