The Foreign Language Center is devoted to carrying out four-year English curriculum, including Freshman English Program, Elective English Program, and Elite English Program. The number of students in each Freshman English class is controlled under thirty. Moreover, the curriculum planning group organizes and unifies the course syllabi, teaching materials, and unified midterm and final exams for four different levels of Freshman English Program; that is, levels B1, B, A2, and A1. The programs aim to enrich and improve students’ , understanding and perception of multicultural knowledge with selected reading and listening materials and establish students’ English speaking and writing abilities with relevant supporting measures. In addition, students taking freshman English class are required to take one-hour self-accessed lab class every week to enhance reading and listening abilities.
To continue the goal of freshman English classes to increase students’ multicultural knowledge, understanding and perception and take students’ English proficiency into consideration, the Foreign Language Center designed the courses of Elective English Program based on their difficulty levels to let students enhance their own English proficiency. The courses include the remedial type of the fundamental course group, the test-oriented type of the intermediate English test preparation course group, and the topic-oriented type of the practical course group. The Elite English Program contains the Elite Career English courses and Elite Academic English courses. The former, with six credits in total, includes Integrated Career English 1, Integrated Career English 2, and Integrated Career English Test Preparation, with two credits for each, to effectively increase the score of the TOEIC. The latter, with six credits in total, includes Integrated Academic English 1, Integrated Academic English 2, and Integrated Academic English Test Preparation, with 2 credits for each, to prepare students to pass TOEFL to study abroad in the future.