Hakka Affairs Council Key Points for Subsidy Work to Enhance the Vitality of the Hakka Language Community


Policy Goals:
To implement the Hakka Basic Act’s spirit of developing a lively environment for the Hakka language, to build Hakka language community environments, to enhance the vitality of the Hakka language, to encourage all agencies and groups to combine family, school and community resources to promote and pass on the Hakka language through various method, this “Hakka Affairs Council Key Points for Subsidy Work to Enhance the Vitality of the Hakka Language Community” is submitted to serve as a basis for awards and subsidies.


Project Overview:
The subsidy targets of the “Key Points for Subsidy Work to Enhance the Vitality of the Hakka Language Community” are multiple and it can provide resources and support that are more flexible and closer to the actual needs for boosting the Hakka language. First of all, to expand opportunities for participation, in addition to local governments, public and private schools and civic groups, we especially include foundations, non-departmental government bodies, companies and individuals as subsidy recipients in the expectation that when foundations undertake public services or non-departmental public bodies implement specific public affairs, they can increase use of the Hakka language; furthermore, individuals may also submit creative plans to work together to enhance the vitality of the Hakka language.

The promotion and transmission of the Hakka language means it must be used repeatedly by all walks of life on many occasions in order to be sustainably passed on. The “Key Points for Subsidy Work to Enhance the Vitality of the Hakka Language Community” also plan in different directions to provide resources to support Hakka language promotion, for example: encourage all walks of life through speaking Hakka to combine resources with local characteristics, to come up with “Hakka Community Building Projects” to allow Hakka to become heard and seen in daily life settings. Further, to create sufficient Hakka language study materials (and aids), and respond to changes in modes of study in the digital era, we will also invite companies that have experience in producing teaching materials and aids, in publishing, or in information applications and developing systems to come up with plans related to “Hakka Language Teaching Materials (Aids)” or “Hakka Language Promotion Information Systems” to meet the requirements for contemporary Hakka language study and optimize the Hakka language learning environment. In the area of “Hakka Language Study Activities,” the Hakka Affairs Council hopes to receive submissions from all walks of life concerning innovative teaching methods and diverse applications for Hakka to make Hakka language learning more vivid and interesting.

The subsidy scope of the “Key Points for Subsidy Work to Enhance the Vitality of the Hakka Language Community” includes:
(1) Projects that build up the Hakka language community: promotion plans related to linking up local families, schools, communities or civic groups and through Hakka language communication combining resources or issues with local characteristics to revive the vitality of the Hakka language community. Not open to applications from companies.

(2) Hakka study activities: activities that combine all kinds of shared Hakka language study resources,that diversify the applications of Hakka, such as Hakka language parent and child and peer group learning plans, applied Hakka language study activities etc. Not open to applications from companies and natural persons.

(3) Compiling (writing) or publishing Hakka language materials (aids): Limited to applications from companies that have experience in writing or publishing teaching materials and teaching aids.

(4) Hakka language promotion information systems: for the development or construction of systems or applications that can help Hakka language promotion. Limited to applications from companies and foundations with experience in developing information applications and constructing systems.

(5) Other projects approved by the Council that can help promote the vitality of the Hakka language community.