NCU’s Language Center started the Chinese Language Program in 2001 and has already made a reputation in the field. The core responsibilities of the Chinese Language Program are to teach foreign students the Chinese language and to help them deepen their understanding of the Chinese culture.

The Chinese language Program offers credit courses and non-credit course (5 day/week external classes). The courses can be classified into four categories: Basic Chinese courses, Practical Chinese courses, culturally related Chinese courses, and Miscellaneous Chinese courses (e.g., short stories). All courses are offered to help students develop the ability to develop Chinese spoken fluency and get students acquainted with Chinese culture and society. Finally, our center also provides 24-28 credits of training courses to receive Chinese language teaching qualifications.

In order to provide the highest quality instruction, all the Chinese language instructors in the Language Center have MA degrees (or above) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language or a relevant academic field. In addition to being a professional in the appropriate academic discipline, the instructors are seasoned professionals, most with overseas teaching experience.

Facility & Resource
In addition to the extraordinary teaching staff, the center also provides comprehensive audio-video equipment accessible for teachers to use in class as well as for students to assist in their studies after class. The Language Center currently has two language labs and five multimedia classrooms open to all students (foreign and domestic).

Long-term Objective
One of the most important objectives that the Chinese Language Program aims to achieve is to become an authority for the Chinese language education. With the population of foreigners in Taiwan increasing more and more rapidly, we hope to offer foreigners an ideal environment for learning the Chinese language. The Chinese Language Program will also devote to the research in the fields of Chinese language teaching and learning, based on which we hope to keep upgrading our academic recourses while heading toward the trend of internalization.