Is having a “foreign language capability” very important in Taiwan?
This is a Yahoo Taiwan survey question posted on July 14-17, 2019. Of the 70,300 responses, 48.2% think it is very important.
They believe that listening comprehension, the ability to read and write in a foreign language are all important.
There are also 40.3% who think having basic communication skills in a foreign language are sufficient.
When asked: What other languages besides English do you think are important for you in Taiwan? 48.9% say Japanese, 14.5% say others and 23.0% do not know.
When asked: When should learning a foreign language begin? 62,3% say in elementary school, 12.7% say in middle school, 6.8% say in high school, 6.6% say in college and university, 11.6% do not know. This survey included 41.8% men and 58.2% women.