淡江大學國際事務學院110學年度第1學期
全英語教學課程學生期末座談會
College of International Affairs, Tamkang University
EMI course end-of-semester student symposium for 1st semester of the 2021 academic year

國際事務學院配合本校推動高教深耕計畫國際化面向執行,增進全英語教學效益,推動全英語教學課程相關活動,於110年12月15日辦理「全英語教學課程學生期末座談會」,出席人員為本院大學部學生及本院修習全英語教學課程之碩士班學生。

包院長於開場致詞時表示,校長已在多項會議中宣布本院將逐步轉型為全英語教學學院,今天藉由此座談會,希望各位同學若對於雙語化學習計畫或者轉型過程有任何的疑問,請提出來討論。今天也邀請到王高成副校長及全英教學組林銘輝組長列席。
本次座談會中,學生提出:
一、部分大學部老師常以影片播放或請同學上台報告的方式上課。
二、部分老師未發回所繳交的報告或作業,只知道成績,無法得到反饋及學習。
三、部分課程雖為全英語授課,但學生均使用中文報告。
四、日本政經所學生擔心若開設EMI課程,會壓縮到所上以日文為主的授課方式。
五、很開心學校推動此一計畫,EMI課程對自我也是一種訓練,對提升同學英語能力真的很有幫助,希望學校多鼓勵及宣傳,讓更多同學了解及選讀。

包院長回應:
一、有關部分教師教學方法與實際授課情形未能滿足全英語教學要求或未能及時給予學生反饋問題,將在系所主管會議當中轉達給各系所主管,請系所主管加強輔導。
二、全英語教學學院政策僅為草案,尚在研擬當中,有關日本政經所之疑問,將與師生充分討論後,於院長會議提出。

王高成副校長列席致詞:
一、本院大學部已是全英語授課,惟研究所本學期開始採漸進式逐步推動,課程只要達70%以上使用英文,該門課程即定義為EMI課程,鼓勵同學能自我要求,盡可能使用英語發問表達,以提升自己的專業英文能力。
二、英文系亦有開設英文寫作指導課程,同學可多多選修。

The College of International Affairs, in line with the University's efforts to promote the implementation of the Higher Education Deep Sprout Project on the internationalization level, to enhance the effectiveness of EMI, and to promote EMI-related activities, held the end-of-semester student symposium on December 15, 2021, with undergraduates of the College and Master’s students taking EMI courses in attendance.
In his opening remarks, Dean Pao said that the President had announced in many meetings that the College would gradually transform into a college fully utilizing EMI, and today, through this symposium, he hoped that if students had any questions about the bilingual learning program or the transformation process, they would bring them up for discussion. Vice President Gao-Cheng Wang and EMI section chief Ming-Hui Lin were also invited to attend today’s meeting.

In this symposium, the students raised the following points.
1. Some undergraduate teachers often use videos or invite students to do presentations in their classes.
2. Some teachers do not give back the reports or assignments, so students only know their grade, but get no feedback and cannot learn from them.
3. Although some courses are taught in English, but students use Chinese to do their presentations.
4. The students of the Graduate Institute of Japanese Political and Economic Studies are concerned that if EMI courses are offered, they will impact on the courses that are mainly taught in Japanese.
5. Students are happy that the University is pushing this program, as EMI courses is also a type of training to them, and are really helpful for raising students’ English abilities, and they hope the University can further encourage and publicize this program so that more students will understand and take these courses.

Dean Pao's response were:
1. The problem of some teachers' teaching methods and actual teaching situations failing to meet the requirements of EMI teaching or failing to give feedback to students in a timely manner will be conveyed to the department chairs in the department chair meetings, and will request the chairs to boost guidance on this matter.
2. The College policy on EMI is only a draft and is still under development. Questions from Graduate Institute of Japanese Political and Economic Studies will be raised at the Dean's meeting after extensive discussion with faculty and students.

Vice President Gao-Cheng Wang was also in attendance and addressed the attendees:
1. The undergraduate courses in the College are already using EMI, whereas the Graduate Institutes are taking a graduated promotion approach, where a course will be defined as an EMI course as long as 70% or more of the course is conducted in English. Students are encouraged to push themselves to use English as much as possible to improve their professional English ability.
2. The English Department is also offering an English writing instruction course, which students are encouraged to take.