Applied Foreign Language
The Department of Applied
Foreign Language was established in July, 2004, thanks to the Principal,
Mr. Hsu, Shan-te, and the Dean, Mr. Ho, Shan-yu, who had made a tremendous
effort to realize the plan. It is a relatively small department with
only two classes, 80 students in each grade.
The establishment of this department is meant to address the need of
those who would like to make “Department of Applied Foreign Language”
their top choice in the joint-entrance- exam of technical colleges. It
is also expected to add some novelty and diversity to this
half-a-century old commercial school.
The curriculum of the
Department of AFL puts more emphasis on English language training than
commerce-related subjects. Students are encouraged to acquire
certificates of GEPT and other highly recognized language tests that may
contribute to the admission to universities and boost their own
In terms of facility, the multi-media language laboratory offers ideal
communicative language teaching environment. It also provides software
that caters to individual learning. Speeches given by native speakers
are arranged from time to time in order to create opportunities of
face-to-face contact with foreigners.
Statistics show that the
vast majority of vocational high school graduates tend to go to colleges
to pursue higher education instead of entering the job world.
Subsequently, vocational high schools need to adapt to such a trend. So
does our department. Thus the nature of teaching becomes more
academically-oriented rather than centering on vocational preparation.
We believe that if students have a better chance to enter a prestigious
university, they will definitely have a better chance to enjoy a more