Department of Applied English
The goals of the department are to:
1. Provide students with a quality education preparing them for further study;
2. Cultivate foreign language professionals well versed in business, technology, data processing, and management;
3. Cultivate students’ sense of ethics and morals;
4. Imbue students with a strong sense of international and business etiquette.
The Department is dedicated to cultivating outstanding foreign language specialties in individuals to utilize their professional skills to compete in international and global job markets. By combing their foreign language skills and professional training with humanistic and technological abilities, students will be fully equipped to respond to all social, business and community needs in the future.
The department offers the following programs:
Four-Year Bachelor Program: The four-year program recruits high school graduates from vocational high schools to major in English studies. Currently, bachelor programs are offered to day-time students as well as night-time students, while the Junior College Program is offered only to day-time students.
The Department emphasizes the importance of foreign language training through industry- academic cooperation, and it has been awarded grants by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in recognition of the Department’s efforts in this respect. The Department has successfully run the Happy English Training Summer Camp funded by MOE for three consecutive years.
The Department has also satisfactorily conducted the English language training program for many years in cooperation with Taichung City Worker's College through the coordination of the Office of Extended Education.
The Department is also dedicated to improving English instruction campus-wide by assisting students in passing English proficiency tests as requested by MOE.
The department has two native English speakers on the faculty providing constant English remedial teaching, English tutorial writing as well as face-to-face lunch talks in order to build an English speaking environment that enhances student English studies.