1. Frank Ying – “From August 1, all the international students need to pay double…which will be close to NT$50,000 every semester.”

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    The Conversation:

    Dr. Frank Ying is professor of economics and dean of international affairs at National Sun Yat Sen University.  We talked about Chinese students coming to Taiwan universities, international students, the over-supply of universities, and the internationalization of higher education in Taiwan.

    Questions:

    What do you think about President Ma announcing he wants to really attract other Asia Pacific students to come to Taiwan because of low tuition fees and to study Mandarin?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FrankYing0071.mp3|titles=FrankYing0071]

    Do you see that (tuition increases) happening here in Taiwan?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FrankYing0073.mp3|titles=FrankYing0073]

    What does that mean for the statement of trying to make Taiwan a hub for Asia Pacific, if you raise the tuition, do you think that would turn those potential students off?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FrankYing0074.mp3|titles=FrankYing0074]

    Vocabulary: point of view faculty arguments support observationmutualbenefit pursuepresumptions courses facilitiesreformed atmosphereresponse consider clarify options stipends fairness justice standards turn-off partially over-supply figures inevitabletrend pressure internationalization merge media lump sum effectiveness performancebell curve

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  2. Lisa Furtado – “I found it a challenge sometimes…I didn’t want to do it.”

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    The Conversation:

    Lisa is a Canadian writer living in Taiwan.  Lisa has recently published a book, ‘Her Apparitions & Other Human Longings’. Lisa discusses the novel, her writing process and inspiration behind the book.  Does the name sound familiar?  Yes, singer/songwriter,  Nelly Furtado is Lisa’s younger sister.

    Questions:

    What is it about schizophrenia that attracted you to put it in this book?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/LisaFurtado0062.mp3|titles=LisaFurtado0062]

    Have you been interested in writing for some time?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/LisaFurtado0063.mp3|titles=LisaFurtado0063]

    What were some of the challenges of putting this book together?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/LisaFurtado0064.mp3|titles=LisaFurtado0064]

    Vocabulary: emotionsdesire surreal schizophrenic inspired mixture plot chicken-scratches analyzing thread carpet intrigueculmination immigratediary essayempathy forum heart-wrenchingfictionimaginativezonelineardialogue reverence

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  3. Paul Oliver – “We’re out diving…You should try it.”

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    The Conversation:

    Paul tells how he got into diving.  He talks about the diving scene in Taiwan and the Philippines.  Check out the Oasis Cafe for a cup of coffee and to find out more about diving in Taiwan.

    Questions:

    Orchid Island, Green Island, how do they compare to Kending?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/PaulOliver0051.mp3|titles=PaulOliver0051]

    Is there much mingling between foreigner divers and Taiwanese?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/PaulOliver0052.mp3|titles=PaulOliver0052]

    Tell me what the difference is between a divemaster and an instructor.[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/PaulOliver0053.mp3|titles=PaulOliver0053]

    Vocabulary: certified foray snorkeling gear laissez-faire Wild West surroundings topography tip- toe navigator composition wade steep treacherouscoral concerns conception mingling validity ethnic all-inclusive entity territorial frictiondivemasterdelineateratioinfancy cliquishratioanomaly futility pervade tirade

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