TOEIC: to Take or Not to Take

The English graduation benchmark policy has been executed in most universities in Taiwan since the Ministry of Education began implementing the policy in 2003. Most universities accept the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score as proof of their students’ English proficiency, and require their students to achieve the TOEIC benchmark before graduation. At present, more than 90% of universities in Taiwan have set their own TOEIC benchmark standard.

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TOEIC: to Take or Not to Take

The English graduation benchmark policy has been executed in most universities in Taiwan since the Ministry of Education began implementing the policy in 2003. Most universities accept the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score as proof of their students’ English proficiency, and require their students to achieve the TOEIC benchmark before graduation. At present, more than 90% of universities in Taiwan have set their own TOEIC benchmark standard.

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Internet development changes the market of Weak Brand and Strong Brand. Photo/Hsiao Chih-Lin

Future of brand

People associate phone with IPhone and shoes with NIKE or Adidas. But due to the fast-paced nature of the Internet, now Weak Brand (弱勢品牌) — the common online auctions, like PAZZO, Queen shop — have broken the wall between Strong Brand (強勢品牌), and become closer with customers.

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The “FUTURE PERFECT” exhibition cooperated with Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government. The Spring Pool Glass Official site turn light bulb turn into the wine glass. Photo/Lee, Ting-fung

Small Firms Keep Taiwan Green

From trash classification to renewable energy application, environmental protection accounts for a large part of our daily life today. This is a government that is constantly promoted on television.

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Electronics can’t be the model which children learn from. Photo/Lee, Tin-fung

3D products baby-sitting: Pros & Cons

As most parents are busy with business, they give children smartphones when there are no other options. A majority of people regard connecting with each other through smartphones as a routine. However, electronic goods are too heavy an incentive to children, making them pay attention on the screen and lose interest in reality little by little.

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TNVR is the most humane way in the current situation. photo/ Chong, Cai-rong

Stray Animals Need Love and Care

A movie named “Twelve Nights” which was produced from dogs’ perspective about euthanasia in 2013 led to a zero euthanasia policy in Taiwan, causing animals’ shelters to be fully packed. The government set out to TNVR (T- trap, N-neuter, V-vaccinate, R-return) stray animals. But the policy seems to be incomplete, as it can’t solve the problem.

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