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  Mission
 
 Mission

    The Language Center is established in National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) to improve students’ language learning ability and proficiency in order that they may be able to live and work successfully in a global world. The Center provides foreign languages classes such as Chinese as a foreign language, English as a foreign language, Spanish, French, Japanese, German and Vietnamese to local residents and foreign students. The courses are conducted in classrooms equipped with audio-visual facilities, and it conducts language-related activities and events both inside and outside the university.

  
 Objectives

1. Develop e-learning systems to create an efficient English learning environment  

2. Set up the university’s language learning policies      
    and
 arrange the freshman and sophomore English curricula. 

3. Organize teacher training workshops to improve teaching quality. 

4. Design various language learning programs for students from all fields in the
    university with the purpose of advancing their language abilities in
    their profession.
 

5. Hold intra and inter-college foreign language competitions.

6. Engage in knowledge exchanges and collaborate with domestic and overseas
    educational institutions on the offering of Mandarin Chinese courses and classes
    to prepare for the Proficiency Certificate in Teaching Mandarin Chinese as a
    Second/Foreign Language.

7. Collect textbooks and other teaching materials for English and Chinese language
    development and test preparation

 

 Programs
1.     Language Development and Assessment Program

The Language Development and Assessment Program is mainly in charge of designing the freshman English curricula but also offers a variety of English courses for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Due to the increasing importance of acquiring certificates for a job application, the main mission of this program is to help students acquire an English proficiency certificate before graduation.

 

Holding foreign language competitions

The program also arranges intra and inter-college foreign language competitions every year in order to promote students’ motivation and enhance their foreign language proficiency.

 

University-industry Cooperation

The program conducts language certificate tests for both YunTech students and people outside the university. The TOEIC Test is administered by cooperating with the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and Test of Chinese Proficiency by cooperating with Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency-Huayu.

 

2.     Language Extension Program
       The Language Extension Program arranges English test preparation courses for
      students and faculty members to improve their chances of obtaining the
desired
      proficiency and hopefully becoming more competitive in their careers.
The
      courses include TOEIC, TOEFL and GEPT, and classes in general are
arranged
      according to levels.

       Moreover, the language extension program designs several foreign language
       learning courses such as English, Japanese, German, Spanish and so on.
       Students in these classes can learn the target languages and broaden their
       global and cross-cultural understanding simultaneously.
 

 

        Translation Service

The program provides translation services between Chinese to English/English to Chinese and Chinese to Japanese/Japanese to Chinese.

 

3.     Chinese as a Foreign Language Program

  Chinese Language Learning Courses
        The Language Center assists international students at YunTech and residents
        near this area in learning Mandarin Chinese. The Chinese courses are divided
        into 3 levels. They are Basic Chinese, Beginning Chinese and Intermediate
        Chinese. The sizes of classes vary from small classes as in one-on-one
        tutoring to large classes involving dozens of students in one class. Class
        schedules are tailored according to the learning progress of students, thus
        allowing them to learn Chinese better. The aim of this course is to provide a
        comfortable environment for learning Chinese with friends all over the world.
 

  Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language Course
        In order to help teachers obtain the Certification Exam for Teaching Chinese
        as a
 Second/Foreign Language held by the Ministry of Education, the program
        provides a test preparation course which focuses on both theory and
        practice.
 From attending the class, prospective teachers acquire plenty
        resources for
 passing the certification exam and also feel better prepared to
        teach Chinese
classes.


    Last Updated ( 週二, 02 十月 2012 )
 
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