Past and Present
Divided from the College of Liberal Art and founded in August 1, 1989, the College of Foreign Languages and Literature is the first professional individual college of this discipline in all the national universities in Taiwan. It consists of the Department of English (including Master’s and Ph.D. program), Department of Arabic Language and Culture, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (including Master’s program), Japanese Department (including Master’s program), Department of Korean (including Master’s program), Department of Turkish Language and Culture, Department of European Languages and Cultures, the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, Master’s Program in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, BA Program in Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures and Foreign Language Center. The College also offers a Master of Arts program in English Teaching. The Center of Translation and Cross-cultural Studies was established in the 2015 academic year to promote the teaching, research and practice of translation and cross-cultural literature.
Purposes and Features
The College of Foreign Languages and Literature aims at nurturing globally -minded individuals with excellent foreign language skills. In addition to solid training in foreign language proficiency, the program also provides knowledge about literature, culture and language teaching and encourages students to acquire second foreign language and double majors to cultivate professionals equipped with both academic training and practices to serve the society. The College offers programs in 16 languages and courses of 28 languages, under the Ministry of Education’s “Foreign Language Center for Universities in Northern Taiwan, an exceeding numbers of language programs offered among all the universities nationwide.