Information for Application

Department of Language and Literacy Education 2019.09.03
   Department of Language and Literacy of Education was established in 1987,dedicated to cultivate talents for language education. As of today, we had won the championship of National Mandarin Talent Contests among Teachers Training Colleges in Taiwan for sixteen times, and awarded gold and silvers in Writing Competition of Children’s Literature among Teachers Training College Students.
   With our great success on cultivating students, we were granted to set up the first Master’s  Program program of Language and Literacy Education in Taiwan in August, 2001 and the Doctoral Program in August, 2004. We later started courses of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and established the Master’s  Program program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in August, 2012.
   Courses in our department combine theory and practice. Courses for undergraduate students, such as Children and Young-adult Literature; Writing, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Composing Education; and Chinese Classic Reading, all provide theoretical and practical training. We also provide unique and specialized courses such as Chinese Language Testing and multiple evaluation and Language Courses:Design and Education. We are at the forefront in the field of native language education by offering courses like Theory and Practice of Chinese Classics Reading and Reciting.
   In our Master program, we emphasize the combination of theory and practice of language teaching, aiming to foster students’ ability to do research and to teach.
   Our department’s courses are divided into
1. Obligatory courses 50 credits
   (1) College of Humanities 2 credits
   (2) Core Curriculum 48credits
   (3) Cultural Accomplishment Curriculum 14 credits
   (4) Language and Literacy Application Curriculum 10credits
2. Elective courses 30 credits
   (1) Cultural Accomplishment Module 14 credits
   (2) Language and Literacy Application Module 16 credits

Campus Life:
   Department of Language and Literacy Education is a big warm family. Student Association holds a welcome party for freshmen at the beginning of every new semester, helping new students to adapt to university life.
A great variety of departmental activities are available for students. Our department holds children’s drama and calligraphy exhibition on a regular basis, and provides elementary teaching practicums. Departmental activities provide students with opportunities to experience every aspect of language and literacy education.

   We invite scholars and professors in different fields to lecture or demonstrate teaching skills every semester. Through their expertise and experience, invited scholars expand students’ horizon and inspire students to plan ahead for the future.