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Introduction

About Us:
 
Formed in August 2007, the department began to recruit the first undergraduate students and proceeded to recruit graduate students in the following year. The objectives of our department are to help students understand foreign cultures and cultivate English specialists in reading, writing, listening, speaking abilities as well as basic communication skills in second languages, such as French, Japanese, and Korean. In response to globalization of the university, the requirement of the international business communication, and the demand of today’s society, the department has introduced various courses to elevate students’ overall abilities in humanities and foreign language communication. The department aims to streamline students’ capacities in their career and advanced studies by increasing their knowledge in different cultures and international communication skills.
Therefore, our department applies two different ways to achieve the goal. On the one hand, the department adopts the method of a more diversified and flexible course design, combining both languages and cultures into our courses, to improve students’ basic communication skills and further applications in other fields. On the other hand, the department focuses on training students’ critical thinking and reflection on cultural and social relationship. We expect our students to participate in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural courses in fluent foreign languages. Students can express their own opinions to others from different cultures. Eventually by incorporating the global perspective into the local business, students can pursue careers in translation, cultural exchange, communications, and economic affairs. To reach our objectives, the department has established educational goals and core abilities as follows:
Undergraduate Program
Educational Goals Core Abilities
1.Cultivating English and foreign language professional 1.Ability of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English
2. Extending and promoting students’ knowledge in humanities as well as foreign culture and literature. 2. Ability of reading, writing, speaking and listening to foreign language.
  3. Ability of appreciating and analyzing literature and culture critically.
  4. Ability of coping with practical work.

MA Program
Educational Goals Core Abilities
1. Cultivating within our students the ability to appreciate and analyze literary works and culture, and to pursue fine-grained, creative research. 1. Ability of reading and interpreting literary and cultural texts.
2. Cultivating within our students the ability to pursue creative research related to language teaching. 2. Ability of research and academic writing.
  3. Ability of English teaching and research.
  4. Ability of researching new and non mainstream literature.
Mr. 陳鵬翔was the first chairperson of the department in 2007. Mr. 黃東秋was the second chairperson from 2011 to 2013. Form the second semester in 2013, Mr. 游鎮維 has been the third chairperson ever since. The current faculty of the department is composed of 9 full-time faculty members, including 4 associate professors, 5 assistant professors. All faculty members have doctorate degrees in their fields obtained from reputable institutions of Taiwan and abroad. They are working professionals with advanced degree in the field they are teaching, ranging from foreign literature, cultural studies, linguistics, and English teaching.