The Department of Applied Foreign Languages was founded on August 1, 1999. The mission of the Department is to prepare foreign language professionals suitable for the industry. The Department equips students with linguistic competence, critical thinking, problem-solving ability, global vision, and lifelong learning to become self-actualized national and world citizens.
The purpose of establishing this Department is to meet the demand for foreign language professionals in this highly internationalized and knowledge economic time. The primary educational goal is to equip students with linguistic competence, particularly in English and to develop their competitiveness in facing the increasing challenge of the future job market. Diverse learning environments and advanced facilities are provided for students to learn foreign languages and other skills to assist students in obtaining certificates in the domains of foreign languages, business, English teaching, tourism, MICE industry, and computer application.
The department has framed five key features as the prospect for the present stage and the future development. These features are (1) diverse learning opportunities, (2) internationalization, (3) multiple certifications, (4) enterprise cooperation, and (5) service learning and field experience. A 4-year integral curriculum has been designed to enhance students' linguistic and communication skills. In the first and second years, fundamental language education, including training courses in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation, is emphasized. Following that, two programs, English Teaching and Tourism and MICE Industry, are provided for students to select and to equip with competence to work in the corresponding specialized fields. Additionally, minor foreign language (Japanese, Spanish, and French) courses are offered to expose students to a variety of cultures. The Department has carried out university-enterprise cooperation projects to help students acquire practical working experiences. Moreover, students are encouraged to participate in specialized volunteer services to show their care and concern for humanity. Study abroad and student exchange programs are great opportunities to broaden horizons and develop their sense for worldview.
Our Department has been endeavoring to offer students with opportunities for them to go abroad and experience different cultures. We will keep doing this as it is essential for students to equip with global perspectives.
The Students' Future Career
Our graduates have been highly recognized in the industry for years. They have a wide range of selection for their career, such as English teaching, secretarial job in foreign companies, English tour leader, etc. In addition to starting a career, we also encourage students to pursue a higher degree.