Preface Love Taiwan—Enjoy a Stay in Formosa is a two-volume college textbook for international students of English as a second or foreign language to learn Taiwanese culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The series adopts authentic readings and develops a variety of tasks which enhance four skills of English and facilitate real communication opportunities in academic and real-life environments.
The two-volume series consists of 16 units focusing on Taiwanese tradition, culture, tourism, and lifestyle. This textbook is designed for the international students who wish to acquire basic knowledge and expression in their academic learning in Taiwan.
Each unit contains four major components, that is, reading of authentic articles, conversation, vocabulary acquisition, exercise plus group discussions and writing practices. These units can help the international students acquire a better command of the language of tourism and hospitality, gain confi¬dence in expressing themselves in English, and become more independent during their stay in Taiwan.
As Du Fu,( 杜甫) a well-known poet in Tang Dynasty said in “Receiving a Guest,” ( 客至) “To the south and north of my cottage there’re spring waters;/The groups of gulls only are my daily visitors./The –oral path hasn’t been swept as no one happens/To come, but now for you the wicket door opens.” (舍南舍北皆春水/ 但見群鷗日日來/花徑不曾緣客掃/ 蓬門今始為君開) The door of Taiwan opens for all international students who love to learn Taiwanese culture, and the universities here welcome your visit. Also as the Scripture says, as Good Samaritans we love our neighbors, since love conquers all, and love is everlasting.
Editor: Dr. Paul Tseng (曾貴祺)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Taipei University of Technology
Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
St. Paul Workshop of Editing and Translation (www.ahkue.com)
Production Supervisor: Dr. Wu Li-ming (吳黎明)
Director of the Language Center at Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology
Calligraphy Designer: Dr. Zhou Zhao-ming (周昭明)
Retried Professor from Taiwan Normal University