Thomas Batchelor

Taiwan’s 2030 Bilingual Nation Policy Is Well Intended, but Reflects Cultural Colonialism

On November 23rd, the Ministry of Education in Taiwan held the inaugural consultation meeting for the “2030 Bilingual Nation” policy, initiating what has been part of the DPP’s stated policy platform since Lai’s premiership in 2018. This process has reignited discussion over the role of English in Taiwanese society, and whether Taiwan should become a “bilingual” country...

Thomas Batchelor

Thomas Batchelor is currently a Ph. D student in Linguistics at the English Department of the University of Cologne in Germany. His current research focuses on the variety of Australian Kriol spoken in the Kununurra area of northern Western Australia.