Established in 1989, the NCCU College of Foreign Languages and Literature is the first among all the national universities in Taiwan dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education in foreign languages, cultures, and literary studies. With international instructors and professors making up one-third of the faculty, the College features regularly offering courses on more than 20 languages, which exceeds the other language programs among all the universities nationwide.
The College is constructed by 9 departments, 2 institutes, and 2 centers. They are the Department of English (BA, MA and Ph.D. programs), Department of Arabic Language and Culture (BA program), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (BA and MA programs), Japanese Department (BA and MA programs), Department of Korean (BA and MA programs), Department of Turkish Language and Culture (BA), Department of European Languages and Cultures (BA), and BA Program in Southeast Asian Languages (BA). The Graduate Institute of Linguistics (MA and PhD) and Master’s Program in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MA) are both graduate-level programs. The College also offers a Master of Arts program in English Teaching (ETMA) under the Department of English for practicing teachers from all levels of public and private educational institutions. In addition, Foreign Language Center offers a variety of campus-wide foreign language courses to the NCCU community, while the Center of Translation and Cross-cultural Studies deepens into teaching and research on the practice of translation and the study of cross-cultural literature.