Departmental History and Features
- The Department of Foreign Languages was founded in July, 1954 with the reactivation of the University in Taiwan.
- In 1976, the Department of English Language and Literature became independent of the Department of Foreign Languages.
- In 2001, the Graduate Program of Comparative Literature was founded.
- In 2011, the Graduate Program was renamed the Graduate Program of the English Department.
The Objective of the Department
The objective of the Department of English Language and Literature is to develop students’ language ability with basic training courses focusing on practical English. All literature courses and basic linguistic courses are offered to cultivate students’ life-long appreciation of humanistic traditions and cultures as well as elevating their overall knowledge of English language.
The curriculum is designed to improve students’ listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating abilities so that they are equipped with language aptitude and specialties in related fields for future careers. The main goal of the department is to fulfil both cultural and social functions of college education with English teaching in both language and culture.
- The faculty members and administrative staff conscientiously devote themselves to improving the quality of their teaching and concern themselves with a wide range of matters with regard to students’ learning and creating a positive learning environment.
- The curriculum is rich in content and open in perspective.
- We have a systematic set of translation courses in which practical drills are highlighted and a rich offering of courses in the field of etymology unique in Taiwan.
- Administrative work and meetings are conducted bilingually and all full-time faculty members, including ten foreign-born instructors offer “English Corner” counseling to work with our students in English on an individual basis.