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Department of Applied Foreign Languages
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Department of Applied Foreign Languages
Tel: +886-06-9264115 Ext: 3702
Fax: 886-06-9277413
E-Mail: solina@npu.edu.tw
 
College of Humanities and Management
Group: Foreign language
Degree Offered: Bachelor
 
Mission Statement
The aim of our department is to foster foreign languages talents with four-skilled integrated language fluency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition to required language proficiency level, our students possess extensive business- and hospitality-related knowledge as well as professional skills. We have also set up a teacher education center for primary school teachers in Penghu, an offshore island from Taiwan.
 
Features of Coursework
We offer a wide array of courses to prepare our students for career opportunities in English teaching, tourism, and business sectors. Certain classes help students build a solid foundation of the four basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while others are designed to provide them with real practice. Because higher education provision should not be isolated from real practice, we work closely with industry representatives in curriculum design to ensure a strong connection between theory and practice, thus improving the likelihood that our graduates will graduate with knowledge and skills which are closely aligned with the needs and expectations of various industries. We also offer second foreign language courses, including French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and German, to prepare our students for a career with an international environment after graduation. In addition to foreign languages courses, students need to choose either the English Teaching Module or the Tourism English Module as their specialization depending on their career interests, and students who are interested in business sectors are advised to take business-related courses to meet their needs.
 
Faculty and Facilities
There are seven full-time teachers in our department who have held doctorates and master's degree in English and related fields. They were graduated from well-known domestic and overseas universities. Each has their own expertise with extensive knowledge and work experience. The university library houses more than 25,463 books in Chinese and English. In addition, more than 21 kinds of Chinese and English journals are available for faculty and students to use. A multi-media language lab and a self-access learning center in our department also provide our students with good language learning environment. Moreover, our students can also gain access to computer facilities in our school computer lab.
 
Career Opportunities
In addition to going for further studies in a graduate program, such as foreign languages, tourism, and management, students after graduation can work as tour guides/managers, business receptionists, restaurant receptionists, flight attendants, translators/interpreters, English teachers, secretaries, and customs officers.
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