In 2019, it is the sixth year for the Community College which provides the beginning or intermediate Mandarin lessons for Vincentian students and those who are interested in learning Mandarin after work. Ms. Siao An-Huei, a professional Mandarin teacher dispatched by the TaiwanICDF, has been teaching Mandarin in the Community College since 2014.
Ms. Siao said, the courses are one aspect of mutual cooperation between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She was assigned by the TaiwanICDF not only to teach Mandarin in the Community College but also to exchange Taiwanese culture with the students of the Community College.
With abundant experiences in assisting students to learn Mandarin, Ms. Siao stressed that patience and confidence are the most important factors in learning a foreign language. She also said that her students in the Community College are the most diligent in studying and creative students she has ever met in her career.
Ms. Siao expressed her gratitude for the help and support she has received from the students and staff of the Community College in the past five years. She emphasized that she has learnt a lot from her students about the culture and beauty of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In 2019, Ms. Siao, also known as Betty for the students, will continue to teach Mandarin in the Community College. She graduated from the Department of Applied Chinese Language and Culture, National Taiwan Normal University in 2012.