Chinese Language Center
National Cheng Kung University
Address: Chinese Language Center
College of Liberal ArtsNat'l Cheng Kung U.
Tainan, Taiwan ROC
Telephone: (06) 275-7575 ext.52040
Fax: (06) 274-0715
Contact: CLC Office
Year founded: 1982
Tuition: NT$113-150 per hour.
Living Expenses: NT$9,000 per month
Approximately 100 full-time and part-time instructors. Most teachers are
Cheng Kung University students undergoing training in Chinese language
teaching. All are native Mandarin speakers with training in Chinese language,
literature, history, and philosophy. Instructors for beginning Chinese classes
are also able to speak English. Candidates are given written and oral
examinations, plus training. The student/teacher ratio is 1.2:1.
The Language Center's facilities include a language laboratory and reading
room. Students are allowed to use the Cheng Kung University general library
and audit classes. Language Center students are issued a university library
card. They therefore have access to the university's Chinese literature and
Distribution by national origin: Students come from Korea, Thailand,
Japan, the Philippines, the United States, Britain, Canada, Germany, France,
Switzerland, Sweden, Holland, Australia, and other countries. The ratio of
male students to female students is 1.4:1.
Admissions requirements: The Language Center does not require any
previous study of the Chinese language.
Application requirements/procedures: Three copies of the application form,
study plan, transcript, photocopy of diploma, two letters of recommendation,
health certification, photocopy of passport and financial statement.
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NT$2,000-3,000/month in rent, NT$200/day for meals.
Curriculum and Instruction:
Students register for ten hours of courses per week. They may register
for either individual or two-student classes (tuition varies according to class
size). The language center's program aims to teach both Chinese language and
culture. Language courses are divided into elementary, intermediate, and
advanced levels. Other special elective courses include calligraphy, art,
philosophy, and literature.
The Language Center sponsors many extracurricular activities, including
Chinese festival excursions, museum visits, film showings, Mandarin speech
contests, and end-of-term party.
Grants are awarded to students who have been enrolled for over three
months. To apply, they must submit a copy of their grades and study plan, as
well as two letters of recommendation from their language instructors.
Transcripts or Certificates Awarded:
The Language Center provides certification of successful completion of
Students should make their own arrangements with their home institutions.
Exchange Agreements with Foreign Institutions:
University-level exchange agreements can be made. At present, there is an
exchange agreement with San Diego State University. The Language Center
accepts all students assigned by the Ministry of Educaiton.