Organization profile

organization profile

1.The major responsibility of the Language Teaching and Research Center (LTRC) of NCTUis on teaching and researching. Specifically, LTRC provides Listening, Speaking,Reading, and Writing courses for college freshmen, advanced English elective courses,and other foreign language courses for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
LTRC is also authorized by the government to offer adult education courses in order to promote learning in the neighboring community. Besides, through the inspiration from professional teaching experiences, we take English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Curriculum Design and English Teaching as our main research focuses. For the time being, the center is equipped with a Video on Demand (VOD) system providing resources for both teachers and students to enhance language teaching and learning effectiveness in an interactive manner.

Course Description
Our program provides courses for undergraduate students and continuing education
courses for students from neighboring communities. The program now offers courses
in the following categories.
● Basic English Courses for Undergraduate Freshmen
1. English Listening Comprehension
2. English Conversation
3. English Reading

● Advanced Courses for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
1. English for Journalism
2. Business English
3. Current Issues
4. Oral Presentation Skills
5. EFL Writing
6. Oral Communication Skills
7. Advanced English Listening
8. Thesis Writing
9. English for Studying Abroad
10. Web-based English Writing
11. English Reading in Aesthetics
12. English for Travel and Tourism

● Other Foreign Language courses
1. Japanese
2. French
3. German

● English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Graduate Students
The primary goal of this course is to reinforce graduate students'
English ability with a focus on developing academic writing skills.

● Continuing Education Courses
LTRC offers continuing education language classes and a friendly
English environment to members of the neighboring community. The goal
is to provide the members with a high-quality language learning
environment facilitated by NCTU's well-trained professional teachers.

2.Language Teaching and Research Center (LTRC) oversees the campus-wide English language and the second foreign language curriculum for domestic students, and the Chinese language program for international students, scholars and foreign professionals from companies at Hsinchu Science Park. In addition, LTRC also offers continuing education program for staff and community members who want to enhance their English skills or to learn a new language.

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  • Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


    Flipping an EFL Listening Course

    Yang, F.


    Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

    Multilingual Repertoire and Learning Investment of Vietnamese International Students in Taiwanese Universities

    Chang, Y.


    Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

    Crossing the Classroom Boundary: Language Learner Autonomy in an Out-of-Class Self-Directed Listening Program

    Yang, F.


    Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

    Research Output

    • 514 Citations
    • 14 h-Index
    • 28 Article

    Identity negotiation in the third space: an analysis of YouTube channels hosted by expatriates in Taiwan

    Chang, Y-C. & Chang, Y. J., 2 Jan 2019, In : Language and Intercultural Communication. 19, 1, p. 77-92 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • Discourse and identity among ESL learners: A case study of a community college ESL classroom

    Chang, Y. & Sperling, M., 1 Jan 2014, In : Research in the Teaching of English. 49, 1, p. 31-51 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle