中英雙語新聞

1. 今年總統大選與立委選舉在1月14號投票,選後三天1月17號、18號就是大學學測登場,有考生擔心候選人謝票行程可能影響試場安寧,影響考生作答,而在社交網站臉書(Facebook)上面,發起了「懇請候選人不要在學測當天謝票」的連署活動;家長團體也呼籲候選人,盡量在學測考試舉行前完成相關活動,避免影響考生。

This year, the president and legislator election will be on 14 Jan. Three days later, on 17 and 18 Jan, it will be the university entrance exam. Some test takers have begun to rally a voting system on the social network, Facebook, asking the presidential and legislator candidates not to thank populations in their respective electorates on 17 and 18 Jan since these test takers fear there may be noise disturbing the tranquility of the test locations and influence test takers taking the exam. Groups formed by the students’ parents also advocate the political candidates to conduct the necessary activities before the exam so as not to disturb the test-takers.

2. 101學年度四技二專技優保送入學招生,即日起到4號受理網路報名。今年保送類別有473個名額,另外,臺灣科技大學、雲林科技大學、臺北科技大學、高雄應用科技大學4校,以「不限類別」,提供不分系菁英班160個招生名額,合計32校提供633個招生名額。招生簡章可以上網免費下載。

From today until 4 Jan, application of the 2012 direct entry in the 4-year or 2-year vocational colleges and universities will be on its way. In total, 473 vacancies are available. In addition, four schools, namely, the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Yulin University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, and National Kaohsiung University of Applied Science, will offer 160 vacancies for the elite classes regardless of the applicants’ choice of department. In total, there will be 32 schools offering 633 vacancies. The prospectus is free and can be downloaded on line.

3. 苗栗縣的身障學生將有更好的教育照顧!原本只招收高職生的國立苗栗特殊教育學校,從今年8月1號、101學年度起招收國中生,國中部每年招收1班12位身障生,讓縣內重度、極重度與多重障礙學生,獲得更好的照顧與教學資源。

In Maoli, the physically-challenged students will be better attended in terms of education. Originally, the National Maoli Special Education School only recruited vocational high school students. However, from 1 August 2012, namely, the school year 2012, 12 physically-challenged students will be recruited in the National Maoli Special Education School’s junior high school department each school year. This will make the students who suffer from serious, extremely serious, and multiple handicapped receive better care, teaching, and learning resources.

4. 內政部從今年1月1號起,將內政部總機、民眾陳情專線、政風專線和暴力討債檢舉專線,整併成「1996內政服務熱線」,從每天早上8點到晚上10點,提供民眾單一窗口諮詢服務。1996內政服務熱線在春節期間服務也不打烊,歡迎大家多加使用。

From 1 Jan, the operator, the hotline for people’s petition, corruption case report, and debt request via violence in the Ministry of Interior have been integrated into one hotline, which is called, dubbed, “the 1996 Ministry of Interior Service Hotline.” From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the single pathway service that mingles with all the functions will be available for the local residents. This hotline will also be valid during the Chinese New Year. The local residents are advised to utilize it when needed.

5. 根據《彭博—商業周刊》分析的數據,2011年秋季,在美國排名前20名的MBA課程裡面,國際學生人數出現上升趨勢,這是自經濟衰退以來前所未見的現象。這些商學院的MBA國際學生比例,從經濟危機時的30.2%增長到現在的33.4%,說明國際學生幾年前對美國商學院前景不看好的猶豫,已經開始被新的信心和希望所取代。

According to the statistics revealed by the Bloomberg Businessweek, in fall 2011, among the top 20 MBA courses offered by the universities in the US, the trend of the number of international students increased. This phenomenon was unprecedented after the economic downturn. In these MBA courses offered by the American Business Schools, the ratio of international students grew from 30.2% during the economic crisis to the current 33.4%, indicating the bewilderment appeared in the previous years among the international students regarding the bleak outlook of the Business Schools in the US has been gradually replaced by the new confidence and hope.