The English Village program was started in Tainan to promote the use of English.
The eventual aim is to make English a “second language” for Tainan.
There are currently three main methods to promote English around Tainan.
- English Villages
- Mobile English Van
- Full time foreign teacher placements
The English Villages are set up to promote English. They involve a whole new building or remodeled building at a current elementary school. The classrooms within the village are given different themes and serve as a permanent place to teach about different aspects of communicating in English.
The Mobile English Van extends the English Village program by taking it out to the schools. Each of the schools with a permanent English Village also have a van, which travels out to other schools to provide extra English classes.
Full time English teacher placements are foreign teachers who are assigned to either a single, large school who can provide a full set of teaching hours, or to two or more smaller schools, where the teacher will take on classes at all the schools.