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Department of Applied Foreign Languages

Department of Applied Foreign Languages

Affiliated with College of Humanities and Applied Information


Introduction

Foreign language ability is the key to enabling a country to enter the world stage. Our department aims to play a role in national economic development by training students to have a professional outlook, interpersonal skills, and global vision, so that they are capable of providing cross-national service. Our program focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills, structured expression, and the ability to combine knowledge of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) with other professional workplace skills. We also place great importance on training students to discover, analyze and solve problems. We currently have a total of 23 faculty, including a professor, sic associate professors, 11 assistant professors and five lecturers. Our faculty have specialist skills in a wide range of fields, including English remedial teaching, EEG-based reading research, digital technology in English teaching, translating and interpreting strategies, English learning cards, and innovation in English teaching. We were awarded the highest rating in the 2010 departmental evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education. 

Teaching and Learning

A scheme of comprehensive assessment is utilized to keep track of English majors’ learning achievements, which includes:
 

  • a graduation benchmark for general English language proficiency (CEFR B2),
  • projects in academic or career-related realms,
  • internships in professional fields related to English, particularly children’s English teaching, English content publishing, and English interpretation for cultural events or leisure activities.

Photos

Alumni reunion party in 2014

Alumni reunion party in 2014

At the Circus -  student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

At the Circus - student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

Students participating in the 2012 special employment program on Teaching Assistants for Children's English

Students participating in the 2012 special employment program on Teaching Assistants for Children's English

Students from our department in Zhangzhou attending the 2013 Cross-strait Invitational Speaking Competition

Students from our department in Zhangzhou attending the 2013 Cross-strait Invitational Speaking Competition

Students from our department serving as English hosts at the the 2014 Tainan International Orchid Exhibition and Trade Fair

Students from our department serving as English hosts at the the 2014 Tainan International Orchid Exhibition and Trade Fair

Interaction between teachers and students

Interaction between teachers and students

Students with homestay family on the 2012 Australian Study Tour

Students with homestay family on the 2012 Australian Study Tour

Students in class on the 2012 Australian Study Tour

Students in class on the 2012 Australian Study Tour

Don't Believe Others So Easily - student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

Don't Believe Others So Easily - student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

Group photo from the 2012 Australian English Learning Camp

Group photo from the 2012 Australian English Learning Camp

2013 special employment program in the English Publishing Industry: field trip to Shi-Yi Publishing Company

2013 special employment program in the English Publishing Industry: field trip to Shi-Yi Publishing Company

The Grouchy Ladybug - student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

The Grouchy Ladybug - student presentation at the 2014 Storytelling Carnival

The Selfish Crocodile - keynote story at the 2014 English Storytelling Carnival

The Selfish Crocodile - keynote story at the 2014 English Storytelling Carnival

Hairspray - 2012 Graduation Performance

Hairspray - 2012 Graduation Performance