The Tamkang EMI Center and the Department of English extended a joint invitation to Professor Virginia Shen, the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for EMI Teaching Excellence at National Sun Yat-Sen University, to come to Tamkang University and share on the practical experience gained by the national university after years of deeply investing into bilingual education. Over fifty Tamkang faculty and students was in attendance, and their enthusiastic participation led to a highly productive event!
Speaking under the heading of “Building an Engaging Bilingual Campus –Sharing of Strategy Implementation”, and using the actual operations at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Prof. Shen share on how to use actual actions to support students’ English learning, encouraging student how to take advantage of university resources in order enhance their own language skills, whether it was listening, speaking, reading or writing. This can then be combined with the more specialized disciplines, where English skills can be used to express critical analysis and thinking. All in attendance highly affirmed the content of the lecture, and gained a better understanding of the practical operation for EMI courses.
After the lecture, the students were highly interactive with the speaker through their enthusiastic offering of questions, and hopes that the EMI Center can hold different types of events in the future to bring more diverse range of stimulation to the students’ learning. They also hope for a variety of bilingual training lecture events for both the faculty and students, so that the goal of turning Tamkang into a bilingual campus can be gradually realized, and students’ international job seeking abilities and potential can be nurtured!