Overseas Compatriot Education is the foundation of overseas community affairs. The significance of Overseas Compatriot Education work is not merely promoting language and passing on culture heritage, but also serving as an integral part of the overall OCAC's policy. The ROC government has been dedicated to overseas compatriot education for many years and its measures have kept up with the times. The OCAC subsidizes overseas compatriot schools , promotes Taiwan's diverse cultures overseas, cultivates the younger overseas generation, and enhances Taiwan's participation in international affairs.
Many overseas communities have established local schools to disseminate the culture of their homeland.As of the beginning of 2020, there are 2,348 overseas compatriot schools affiliated with the ROC (73.38% of them in Asia, 20.66% in Americas and less than 5.96% in other continents). Worldwide, there are around 50 associations of overseas compatriot schools affiliated with Taiwan. These overseas compatriot schools and their associations not only introduce Taiwan's excellent Chinese teaching system and diverse cultures to the world, but also win a large share of the mainstream education market.
In light of the existing accomplishments and the global Chinese learning craze, the OCAC will continue to train language and folk culture teachers, recruit young volunteers and college students in Taiwan to provide support to overseas compatriot schools, and strengthen the development of overseas compatriot schools.
In addition, the OCAC will develop diverse teaching materials and optimize the content of the e-learning website "Huayuworld.org". The OCAC will also provide cloud learning and digital teaching services to take e-learning to a new level. In accordance with the overall national policy, the OCAC will actively implement the e-Learning Portal for overseas compatriot education and promote the preservation of traditional Chinese characters through "Huayuworld.org".
Moreover, the OCAC supports important festival events in overseas communities by dispatching cultural delegations to participate in the events. The OCAC also holds training programs for cultural seed teachers to spread Taiwanese culture overseas and to nurture young talent. Last but not least, the OCAC provides distance learning and online courses for overseas compatriot school teachers to improve their teaching skills.