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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

Objective
The department aims primarily at helping students acquire a high level of English proficiency. Through the cooperation between the university and various industrial sectors, domestic and overseas resources are integrated for helping students improve their English proficiency. In addition, the undergraduate program also works with the university’s Teacher Education Center to train English teachers.

Curriculum Features
The undergraduate curriculum centers on two strands: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Business English.

To increase competitiveness in students’ future careers, specialized core subjects are carefully designed while further practical training is carried out and career-related programs are reinforced. Meanwhile, to promote language learning, the following aspects are particularly emphasized: audio-visual instruction, computer assisted language learning, cross-cultural distance learning in English with  Waseda University of Japan, and short-term courses and English summer camps offered in other overseas sister universities. Furthermore, the department asks students to sit tests to prove that they have met the basic language requirement for graduation from the undergraduate program.The tests and their minimum score requirements are as follows: the paper-based TOEFL, 527; CBT TOEFL, 197; TOEIC, 730; IELTS, 6.5 rating; or GEPT High-Intermediate Level.

Undergraduate Program Information

 

--Two-year Undergraduate Program
This program admits junior college graduates majoring in English or business. Applicants must have adequate English ability with some basic knowledge of commerce and computer skills. After being admitted to the department, students are required to take courses in two areas: 1. Advanced English Courses, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating, and interpreting, and 2. Courses in commercial and computer applications.

 --Four-year Undergraduate Program


This program admits senior high school or vocational school graduates. The curriculum has two modules: English Teaching, and Business English. In the first two years the curriculum is focused on the training of basic English ability and certain General Education courses. In the third and fourth years, courses in the following two areas are offered:

1. Courses to enhance advanced English proficiency, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating, and interpreting, and
2. Courses related to English language teaching and oral and written communications in business.

 Employment Opportunities:
Graduates from this department have a wide range of career options. They can choose to work in many English-related fields, such as government’s overseas offices, the Bureau of International Trade,Taiwan External Trade Development Council, foreign exchange departments of domestic and overseas banks, trading companies, insurance companies, newspaper offices, broadcasting companies or TV stations, information technology companies, primary or high schools and children’s English learning institutes. Potential positions include senior secretaries, negotiation representatives, officials of public relations officials, interpreters and teachers.

 Prospects:
In order to give students a solid foundation in theories and practices, the department has been working toward enriching facilities and equipment, expanding cooperation with outstanding foreign and domestic universities and building partnerships with off-campus firms and institutions.

To develop students’ comprehensive English ability and enable them to apply English to business communication, coordination and translation as intermediate or advanced professionals, the department particularly stresses applied and practical courses and has set up the Center for English Service to provide small and medium enterprises an English consultation service at the same time increasing practical experience for both teachers and students.

 
Students can build up English writing and communication competence by links with other students from sister universities in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan or Korea via the internet, to more fully realize the purpose of practical English usage. Furthermore, by working with overseas sister universities, the department has established a double degree program at the bachelor and master levels, and students are also encouraged to study abroad for credit or non-credit courses.