台湾学校和大学的学年跟澳大利亚的不一样. The academic year of schools and universities in Taiwan is different from that in Australia

Authors: Chen Zi Han (English); Jenny W. (Chinese)

我们先说一下台湾小学和中学的学年跟澳大利亚的有什么不一样。在澳大利亚,小学和中学的学期比台湾多。澳大利亚的小学和中学有四个学期。第一个学期是在一月底开始到四月初结束的。第二个学期从四月底或者五月初开始到六月底结束。第三个学期是从七月中开始到九月中结束的。第四个学期是从十月中开始到十二月中结束的。

First, we will talk about how the academic year for Taiwan’s elementary, junior, and senior high school differs from Australia. In Australia, there are more semesters for elementary school and high school compared to Taiwan. There are four semesters in Australian elementary school and high schools. The first one starts at the end of January and ends in early April. The second one begins from the end of April or early May to the end of June. The third one begins from mid-July to the mid-September. The last one begins from the mid-October to mid- December.

台湾小学和中学的学年有两个学期。台湾第一个学期是在秋季开始的,叫秋季学期。这个学期是九月初开始到一月份的。第二个学期叫春季学期。春季学期是从二月到六月的。

For Taiwanese elementary and high schools, there are only two semesters. The first one begins in autumn. It is called Autumn semester. It starts in early September and ends in January. The second one is called the Spring semester, and it begins from February to June.

Taiwanese Kindergarten. Image from https://nomad-notions.com/tag/around-the-world/
Australian Primary School. Image from https://www.alia.org.au/nss-wrap-2014

澳大利亚大学的学年跟台湾大学的学年不一样长。台湾大学的学年和台湾小学和中学的学年是一样的。在澳大利亚,大部分大学的学年有两个学期。第一个学期是从二月底开始到六月初的。第二个学期是从七月中到十月底的。

Australian university academic year is different from that of Taiwan’s. The academic year for Taiwan’s university is the same as that of Taiwan’s elementary school and junior/senior high school. In Australia, though, most universities have two semesters in an academic year. Semester One starts at the end of February and ends in June. Semester Two is from mid-July to the end of October.

Taiwanese Junior School. Image from https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3764704

其实在台湾上学不比澳大利亚长。台湾上学的时间是十二年。在澳大利亚是十三年。在澳大利亚,学生要先上幼儿园,然后上小学和中学。

Studying in Taiwan is no longer than in Australia. School education in Taiwan is 12 years; in Australia, it is 13 years. Students in Australia must go to kindergarten first, followed by an elementary school and high school.

Figure 1: 澳大利亚上学的时间是十三年
Figure 2: 台湾上学的时间是十二年

算一算假期的话,可能在澳大利亚读书比较幸福,因为我们觉得澳大利亚学校和大学的假期比台湾的多得多。你觉得呢?

If we calculate the holidays, it’s better to study in Australia because we feel that Australia’s schools have much more holidays than Taiwan. What do you think?

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