Chinese Language Center
TEL: 886-6-2740715 or 886-6-2757575ext. 52040
FAX: 886-6-2740715
E-MAIL: shuling@mail.ncku.edu.tw
http://www.ncku.edu.tw/~lang/langcenter/english /

History
In order to meet a growing need for international cultural exchange, the "Experimental Chinese Language Center" was established in the Fall of 1982. The center was later expanded, and the name was changed to the "National Cheng Kung University, College of Liberal Arts, Chinese Language Center". Since the completion of the new Xiu Qi Building in June 2000, and due to a generous contribution of space by NCKU, the Language Center has been able to offer an excellent learning environment for those wishing to study Chinese.

Curriculum
The course design is based on a two-year program, during which students progress through beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced stages. Apart from the usual small group classes, the Center also offers individualized instruction, which currently consists of a combination of individual classes and small group tutorials. This method is designed to introduce more interest and variety into the learning process. Special courses are designed for study tours, which take into account the length of the tour and the requirements of the group.
In addition, the center organizes free cultural courses taught by specially invited experts, from which students may choose to supplement their standard 10 hours of class. These classes cover such fields as Chinese painting, calligraphy, Chinese opera, Tai Chi, movie conversation, drama, Taiwanese, folk song appreciation, audio-visual education and basic and intermediate writing.
It is hoped these courses will promote international cultural exchange, advance friendship between people of different races, and provide a stepping-stone into the Department of Chinese or other departments for foreign students wishing to conduct research in the field of Sinology and other areas.

Teaching Staff
1. Optional Courses: The center employs university professors or specialist teachers to teach these courses.
2. Study Tour and Small Group Courses: These courses are taught by extremely experienced and professional teachers.
3. Individual Classes: Teachers for these classes are mostly outstanding higher-level students or graduates from the NCKU College of Liberal Arts, College of Management or College of Social Sciences. All of those selected have passed a stringent entrance examination and received specialist training.

Teaching Facilities
The center is housed in a new building which offers a very comfortable learning environment, and is fully equipped with audio-visual and computer facilities. Apart from class rooms for individual and small group instruction, it also offers facilities for students to engage in practice and self-guided learning, including: a multi-media computerized language laboratory; a role-play room; an audio-visual classroom; individualized listening rooms; a reading room and calligraphy classroom; a library; individual classrooms; small-group classrooms; small classrooms etc.

Course and Application Dates

Course Winter Session Spring Session Summer Session Autumn Session Summer Vacation Session°]§@°^°]§G°^ Winter Vacation Session°]§@°^°]§G°^
Course Dates Dec.°–Feb.°]8weeks°^ Mar.°–Jun.°]12weeks°^ Jul.°–Sep.°]9weeks°^ Sep.°–Dec.°]12weeks°^ Jul.°ĢAug.°]4weeks°^ Jan.°ĢFeb.°]4weeks°^
Tuition Fees for Small Group Classes NT$12,800 NT$19,200 NT$14,400 NT$19,200 NT$14,400 NT$14,400
Tuition Fees for Individual Classes NT$19,600 NT$29,400 NT$22,050 NT$29,400 NT$22,050 NT$22,050
Close of Applications for Small Group Classes Nov. 15tht Jan. 30th May 15th Jul. 30th May 15th Nov. 15th
Close of Applications for Individual Classes Nov. 15th Jan. 30th May 15th Jul. 30th May 15th Nov. 15th
Total Hours of Class Time 10 hours per week°]or more°^ 20 hours per week (or more)

Note:
1. Application dates, tuition and associated fees for study tours are determined on a case-by-case basis.
2. Application processing fee : Old students: NT$250; New Students: NT$500.
3. Placement test fee: New students: NT$350 (beginners excepted).

Completion Certificates
Students who have studied conscientiously and completed their course will be awarded a certificate of course completion. This certificate will not be awarded to students who have been absent for more than one sixth of their classes (except in case of illness).

Contact Details
Please feel free to contact us for a language center brochure and application form.

National Cheng Kung University
College of Liberal Arts
Chinese Language Center
1 Ta-Hsue Road,
Tainan City, 701
Taiwan, ROC