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Four-year Program: Day Division--Department of Applied Chinese

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Department of Applied Chinese

 

Department of Applied Chinese                 

Tel: 886-7-3426031 # 5103 or 5104

Fax: 886-7-3597514

Website: http://achinese.wzu.edu.tw or http://c026.wzu.edu.tw

 

 

Four-year Program: Day Division

Department of Applied Chinese,

a Comprehensive Development Department

  

      As the world craze for Chinese language goes on, this has elevated Chinese learning to new heights and made Chinese a strong language. To comply with this global trend, Wenzao took the responsibility and established the first Department of Applied Chinese on the island.

 

Course Features

  

     Courses of the department are divided into Expression for Language Training and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language respectively to equip students with the skills needed in the workplace in the future. For Expression for Language Training, this domain integrates ancient and modern Chinese cultures to a foundation of teaching and creation in order to nourish students with acquired composition writing skills for various genres in the workplace. As for Teaching Chinese as Second Language Teaching, this domain focuses on developing students into Chinese teachers, project managers and researchers for the growing needs of the Chinese market. Through the training courses under the two professional fields, our students will be eligible to be researchers, writers and teachers. Moreover, with the solid language trainings of Wenzao, tudents are trained to be cross-cultural and language talents with awareness of Chinese literacy, and all these elements make our department even more unique and differentiate us from traditional Departments of Chinese. Besides, students can select double majors, a minor or other programs based on their own interests.

 

About Our Faculty  (Full time  Faculty List download)

     Establishing the first Department of Applied Chinese on the island, our department keeps on elevating our department into a higher level. Over the past decade, we have recruited ten full-time associate professors, ten assistant professors, two assistant professor level specialist, and one instructor, and nineteen of them have acquired doctorate degrees. As a result, our department has become one of the departments  with the best faculty.

 

Curriculum  Features

    1. International perspectives: we put equal emphasis on both Chinese and English proficiency trainings (24 credits of required English courses) to increase global ties with the Chinese growing market. Students can select a minor based on their own interests, and have interactions with universities in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and Mainland China through our programs.

 

  2. Pragmatic perspectives: integrate our courses with languages, cultures, arts, communications and computer information to help students familiarize with contemporary knowledge and practices in workplace.

 

  3. Intensified courses: the framework of our courses are designed with ancient and modern Chinese literacy, our courses aim to develop students into popular professionals in the job market.

 

  4. Elite education: language writing course are offered with low student-to-teacher ratios to provide appropriate guidance to students based on their needs.

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 International Exchanges and Professional Internships

    1. International exchanges

      Our department also signed cooperation treaties with international Chinese- related departments to hold international seminars and organize cross-border research communities of teachers, allowing teachers of the department to have comprehensive international exchanges. Our department has selected over ten exchange students to countries throughout the world every year since 2012, these countries including Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, France, Korea, Mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Mozambique.

 

   2. Professional Internships

     Integrating theory and practices, the professional intermships aim to equip students with applied skills in the workplace and teaching field.  Undergraduates of the department are required to fulfill a seventy-two-hour internship in schools or companies on the island or overseas. Internship positions are of professional fields ranging from Chinese language teachers, news writers and editors, language teachers, and copy writers. Every year, over thirty students are qualified and offered internship positions abroad, serving as an indicator of international perspectives of students.

 

 

Opportunities for Advanced Studies and Professional Employment

   1.  For Advanced Studies

     Undergraduates from this department are encouraged to take the entrance exams of the domestic or overseas graduate institutes listed below: the Graduate Institute for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, the Graduate Institute for Language Teaching, the Graduate Institute for Journalism and Communications, the Graduate Institute for Chinese Literature, the Graduate Institute for Modern Chinese Literature, or other graduate institutes. In addition, outstanding undergraduates are encouraged to take graduate courses. For further information, students can also refer to regulations for undergraduates’ BA-MA program.

 

   2.  For Professional Employment

     Undergraduates from this department are qualified to work in the following three fields;

    (1.)  Chinese Language Teaching Field

   Our students are qualified to hold positions of Chinese language teachers, editors for Chinese teaching materials, multimedia teaching and Chinese teaching developers, Chinese teaching material editors and Chinese language testing workers. 

 

   (2.)  Culture and Natural Resources Field

   Our students are qualified to hold positions of culture and natural resources researchers and teachers, cultural enterprise workers, Chinese teachers in elementary schools or junior high schools, employees of cram schools, or composition writing teachers in elementary schools or junior high schools.

 

   (3.)  Applied Chinese Language Field

   Our students are qualified to hold positions of copywriters, magazine and publication editors, journalists, news editors, communication media project planners, writers, teaching material writers and editors, cram school Chinese teachers, language learning consultants, Chinese secretaries, soft project members (for Chinese language services), and cultural and arts-related enterprises workers.

 

                                                                                                                

Course Requirements of Department of Applied Chinese

Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Teaching

Expression for Language Training

Undergraduate thesis writing course / internship courses

Teaching strategies in theories course

Editing and Writing Practices Training course

Advanced professional courses (department-wide elective courses)

Basic professional courses (department-wide required courses)

Basic courses (school-wide required courses)