University Authorities Aspire to Provide More English-Taught Programs and Courses
FJU Office of Public Affairs Press 2015/7/12
The 2014 Workshop on the Teaching-Training Program took place at Fu Jen Catholic University on December 18, 2014. The workshop explored the possibility of language policy and also invited faculty members, who faithfully participate in the annual conference held by the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP), to share what they have learned in the conference. The Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership is a renowned organization which consists of several universities, ministries of education and quality assurance institutions to discuss important issues in current systems of higher education in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Professor Wei-Pen Tsai, Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Resources Center, presided over the opening ceremony of the workshop. He said that the workshop began in 2011, and aimed at encouraging more teachers at Fu Jen to provide English courses. The Director added that university authorities especially cooperate with the British Council to provide various training courses such as ¡§English for General Purposes,¡¨ ¡§English for Academic Purposes,¡¨ ¡§University Teaching,¡¨ and ¡§Writing for Academics¡¨ for members of Fu Jen.
Professor Hsine-Jen Tsai, professor in the Department of Information Management, said, ¡§Since English is not our mother language, my colleagues and I spend much more time and effort to make sure our students comprehend our lectures. At the beginning of class, Professor Hsine-Jen Tsai periodically reminds her students to preview, and offer quick feedback in class.
At the closing ceremony, Professor Wei-Min Tang, from the Department of Communication Arts, said that he held positive opinions about the change of language policy in class. As one of the senior mentors of ¡§MOFA Youth Ambassadors,¡¨ he shared his mentoring experiences with the audience and praised students¡¦ abilities.