淡江大學國際事務學院110學年度第2學期
全英語教學教師期末座談會
The College of International Affairs, Tamkang University
end-of-semester EMI teacher symposium for the 2nd semester
of the 2021 academic year

國際事務學院配合本校推動教育部雙語化學習計畫,增進全英語教學效益,推動全英語教學課程相關活動,於111年5月31日辦理「全英語教學教師期末座談會」,出席人員為本院全體專任教師。

因包院長公差請假,會議由王高成副校長主持,希望藉由此座談會,與各位師長針對雙語化學習計畫推動相關事宜,做意見交換。

會中戰略所黃介正老師、翁明賢所長、大陸所李志強老師、歐研所崔琳老師提出以下建議及分享:

一、本院EMI授課問題是比其他學院小一些,但對於研究所(含博士班)很多老師還是面臨很大的困境,師生都需適應調整,只能不斷提醒及鼓勵同學多使用英文,老師們都很樂意配合學校政策達成目標,但也希望學校能多多體量,減少老師的授課壓力。
二、大陸所學生英文普遍較不好,上學期只有1位同學修課,本學期也只有2位同學修課,且是較年長且有工作的學生,所以EMI課程的推動也造成研究所開課很大的壓力。
三、戰略所上學期博士班有開設一門EMI課程,外籍生同學較多,且有TA會協助先提供學生上課資料,讓同學先做課前準備,但仍需多方鼓勵同學,也可讓本國生及外籍生互相學習。

全英中心林銘輝組長回覆如下:全英中心會持續舉辦各項培訓課程及活動,鼓勵教師們踴躍參加,互相分享、學習及交流,一起推動EMI計畫。

On May 31, 2022, the College of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education's Bilingual Learning Program, and in order to promote EMI-related activities in order boost the effectiveness of EMI, held EMI teacher end-of-term symposium, with all full-time faculty of the College attending the event.

The meeting was chaired by Vice President Gao-Cheng Wang as Dean Pao was on leave for official business, and it was hoped that through the symposium, The faculty members can exchange opinions on matters related to the promotion of the bilingual learning program.

During the meeting, Dr. Chieh-Cheng Huang and Director Ming-hsien Wong of the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Dr. Chi-Keung Li of the Graduate Institute of China Studies, and Dr. Cui Lin of the Graduate Institute of European Studies, made the following suggestions and shared their view:

1. The problem of EMI teaching at the college is that it is smaller than other colleges, but many faculties in the graduate institutes (including the doctoral program) still face great difficulties, and teachers and students need to adapt to the adjustment. It is only possible to keep reminding and encouraging students to use English more, and faculty members are very willing to cooperate with the University policy to achieve the goal, but the University should also be more understanding and reduce the stress from teaching these courses.
2. The English level of students in the Graduate Institute of China Studies are usually not great, and only one student took the course last semester, while only two students took the course this semester, not to mention they are older in age and are working students, so the promotion of the EMI courses also caused a lot of pressure on the Institute.
3. Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies offered an EMI course in the PhD program the last semester, and there were more foreign students, and there was an TA to help provide students with information to do pre-class prepping, but there is still a need to encourage students, and to allow local and foreign students to learn from each other.

Dr.Ming-hui Lin, section chief of the EMI Center responded as follows: The EMI Center will continue to organize various training courses and activities, and teachers are encouraged to participate in them and to share, learn and exchange with each other to promote the EMI program.