Vincentian teacher, Ms. Marva Wendy Rodney, will be going to Taiwan to teach English at ShuangLian Elementary School in Miaoli County, for the 2018/2019 school year.
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) states that with the full support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ms. Rodney’s application for “MOE Foreign English Teachers Program (FET)” was accepted.
FET is a program implemented by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan and aims to enhance the English-learning environment for school-aged children in rural areas of Taiwan by recruiting qualified foreign teachers to teach in K-9 public schools in Taiwan.
In 2016, the Embassy launched FET in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and has encouraged Vincentian teachers to take the opportunity not only to teach in Taiwan, but also explore Taiwan’s culture.
Miss La Toya Williams became the first Vincentian to teach English under the FET in Taiwan. Because of her outstanding performance, Miss Williams has continued her teaching in Taiwan for three consecutive years.
Ms. Rodney has been a professional and esteemed English teacher for more than 30 years and the Embassy says it is convinced that she will be an excellent teacher to assist Taiwan’s children in learning English.
Ms. Rodney is scheduled to go to Taiwan in early August this year.