University & Program

National Chiayi University

Department of Foreign Languages

Program Level
Bachelor / Master
Language of instruction
Above 90% taught in English

The department was established in August, 2000, located Minsyong Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan. There are 15 full-time faculty members in the program. The research areas of the faculty include English instruction, Literature, Linguistics and Translation. The educational goal of the department is to build up students' humanistic competencies, global view, excellent communication skills in English, and professional knowledge in English Instruction, Literature, (Applied) Linguistics and Translation.
The educational goal of the MA program is to instruct English teachers or people interested in English Teaching and (Applied) Linguistics to study doing academic research. The curriculum design and research of the program focuses on English Instruction and (Applied) Linguistics. The program actively recruits foreign students and organizes international conferences/workshops in order to have more opportunities to interact with scholars and students around the world.

Curriculum Planning for Undergraduate Students
The department of Foreign Languages offers an undergraduate program with two tracks: Applied Foreign Languages (AP) and English Teaching (ET). Both programs require 128 credit hours, including (1) 30 credit hours in general education courses (2) 83 credit hours in major courses (required and elective ones) and (3) 15 credit hours in elective courses. Four curricula of elective courses for the AP program are offered: (1) Curriculum of Literature and Cultural Creativity (2) Curriculum of Language, Cognition and Technology (3) Curriculum of Business Communication & Translation and interpreting and (4) Curriculum of Second Languages Three curricula of courses for the ET program are offered: (1) Curriculum of English teaching (2) Curriculum of Language Education Industry and (3) Curriculum of Second Languages
*Full English Teaching (However, general education courses and translation courses may be taught in Chinese)

Curriculum Planning for Graduate Students
The MA program requires 36 credit hours, including 12 credits for required courses, 18 credits for elective courses and 6 credits on MA thesis. The courses and research in the field of English Instruction focuses on the English Instruction in elementary schools, including children's literacy development, Western children's literature and English instruction, education and technology, discourse analysis in teaching, and bilingual reading. The courses and research in the field of (Applied) Linguistics focuses on Cognitive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Chinese Linguistics, and Corpus Linguistics.

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