English -- Department of Applied Fcreign Languages

Department of Applied Fcreign Languages

Contact Info

Department of Applied Fcreign Languages

Tel: 886-3-530-2255ext4215
Fax: 886-3-5391255
E-Mail: kathrynn@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Chinese Site


College of Arts and Sciences
Group: Foreign language
Introduction--About the Department
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures was founded in 1997, as one of the first six departments of the University. As of the summer of 2007, 6 classes of graduates have earned their BA. A masters program in linguistics/TEFL was established in Fall 2005. In terms of both faculty and facilities, the Department has been expanding and upgrading.
Introduction--Admissions

Undergraduate

Current admission requirements include a completed application form; high school transcripts showing grades; and scores from either the Ministry of Educations Ability Exam (xueli ceyuan) or the Appointed Exam (zhiding kaoshr).
Students applying on the basis of the Ability Exam will need to appear for an interview with members of the department; and are also encouraged to submit scores from standardized tests of English ability such as TOEFL, TOEIC, GEPT, etc. Students applying on the basis of the Appointed Exam are exempt from the interview requirement.

Graduate

Selection of graduate students is based on:
A. Qualifications
Candidates must hold a BA degree or higher from a recognized university or college.
B. Written Examination
The examination covers 3 subjects: General English; Translation and English Composition; and Linguistics / TESOL.
C. Interview
Introduction--Degree Requirements

Undergraduate

BA students are required to complete 128 credits, including: 8 hours representing school-wide required courses; 30 hours of general courses; 30 hours of required fundamental courses in the department; a 28-hours "module" of classes in language teaching and a second foreign language; and 32 hours representing two out of three specialized tracks within the department.

Graduate

The MA program requires a minimum of 30 credits (8 hours of required core courses, 22 hours of electives) and a thesis.
Faculty
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures currently has 11 full-time faculty members, including 2 professors, 1 associate professor, 6 assistant professors, and 2 instructors. In addition, a number of part-time teachers teach basic language courses.
Full-Time Professor
Name Position Education Research Field Extension Mail
Chao Chuan-Ta Associate Professor and Chair Ed. D
Texas A&M University (USA)
Bilingual education, TESOL, ESP 4212 sylvia623tw@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Chang Chin-sheng Visiting Professor Ph D candidate, USC,
TESOL
East-West Center,
MA Research Institute,
Taiwan Normal Univ.
Literature, Chaucer,
Translation
2264 wrodlnog@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Chan Yuh-keui Professor Ed D
Southeastern Nova Univ.
ELT, Teaching Methodology,
ESP
2266 yuhkeui@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Chow Chien-hsien Associate Professor MA
Univ. of Hawaii
ELT, Reading & Writing, Translation 2270 jmschow@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Bei Dawei Associate Professor Ph D
CIIS and
Unisa
Philosophy, Religion, Central Asian Studies, Literature, Esperanto and Interlinguistics 3302 zlaod@yahoo.com
Wu Rui-chun Associate Professor Ph D
Tsing-hua Univ.
Linguistics, Chinese Phonology 2272 rachelwu@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Aya Okamoto Associate Professor PhD. in University of Essex Second language acquisition
Japanese language teaching
Linguistics
6712 unebi@hotmail.com
Wu Chin-Fang Associate Professor Ph D
Yamaguchi University
Japanese, East Asian Studies 6030 chinfang_wu@hotmail.com
Liu Yi-Chen Associate Professor Ph D Japanese, linguistics 6004 liuyichen@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Li Wen-jin Instructor MA
Tamkang Univ.
American Studies, English for Journalism
Reading in Literary Works
5229 lwj@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
Lin Li-qin Instructor MA
Univ of Portland
TESL, Languages Testing 5226 lichin@wmail.hcu.edu.tw
CURRICULUM
Undergraduate Course
General Courses Required (8 hrs) Chinese (4)
English Listening & Speaking (2)
Everyday English (2)
Literacy in Information Science (4)
GCore Courses Required(30) Freshmen Grammar & Writing I, II (4)
English Vocabulary and Reading I, II (4)
Sophomore Year English Grammar I, II (4)
English Conversation I, II (4)
English Composition I, II (4)
Junior Year Advanced English Composition I, II (4)
Senior Year Translation Practicum I, II (4)
Research Methods (2)
Elective Courses Students must take one of the following two-course sequences:
French I, II (4)
Spanish I,II (4)
Japanese I,II (4)
Esperanto I,II (4)
All students must take:
English Pronounciation I, II (4)
Introduction to Linguistics I, II (4)
Students must take one of the following:
English Literature I (2)
English Literature II (2)
Theory of English Teaching (2)
English Teaching Practicum (2)
Japanese III (2)
Japanese IV (2)
Introduction to Japanese Culture (2)
Readings in Japanese Literature (2)
Remaining hours may be chosen from among the following:
Multimedia English Teaching (2)
Second-Language Acquisition (2)
Introduction to Language Analysis (2)
Children's English Education (2)
Great British and American Writers I (2)
Great British and American Writers II (2)
Intermediate English Conversation (2)
Advanced English Conversation (2)
Intermediate English Vocabulary and Reading (2)
Advanced English Vocabulary and Reading (2)
Introduction to Western Literature I (2)
Introduction to Western Literature II (2)
English through Film (2)
Practice in English Sentence Patterns (2)
British Literature III (2)
British Literature IV (2)
American Literature I (2)
American Literature II (2)
English Phonetic Practice I (2)
English Phonetic Practice II (2)
English Pronounciation Practice I (2)
English Pronounciation Practice II (2)
Grammar and Rhetoric I (2)
Grammar and Rhetoric II (2)
Drama Performance (2)
Graduation project (2)
Practical English Practicum (2)
Campus English and Culture (2)
English Presentation (2)
Novel Readings I (2)
Novel Readings II (2)
Contemporary Japanese Readings (2)
Advanced Japanese Conversation (2)
Master Core Required First Year Advanced Oral Communication (2)
Advanced Writing Practicum (2)
Elective Courses(Masters and Ph.D) Language Testing and Assessment (3)
Quantitative Studies (3)
Qualitative Studies (3)
Lesson Planning and Teaching Practicum (3)
Teaching Pronunciation (3)
Teaching Listening and Speaking (3)
Teaching Reading and Writing (3)
Multimedia Assisted Teaching (3)
Language Policy and Curriculum Designing (3)
Teaching English to Children (3)
Teaching Methods and Materials for EFL (2)
Topics in EFL Teaching (3)
Bilingual Education (3)
Phonology (3)
Syntax (3)
Semantics (3)
Pragmatics (3)
Historical Linguistics (3)
Linguistic Fieldwork (3)
Sociolinguistics (3)
Contemporary Grammatical Theories (3)
Psycholinguistics (3)
Computational Linguistics (3)
Language Acquisition (3)
Contrastive Language Analysis (3)
Topics in Linguistics (3)
Sentence Construction (3)


gotop