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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Department of English Instruction
Program Homepage: http://www.tmtc.edu.tw/~english/index.htm
Institution: Taipei Municipal Teachers College
Address: 1, Ai Kuo West Road
City: Taipei
Zip/Postal Code: 100
Country: Taiwan
Contact Person: Wei-jia Jan , Chair

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Phone: 886-2-23113040 ext.4451-2
Fax: 886-2-23753492
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Ling & Literature
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The Department of English Instruction, formerly Foreign Language Center, was founded in 2000 with the commitment to strengthening the quality of English education in Taiwan. Our Department has three broad goals: first to prepare prospective English teachers to assume leadership roles in elementary EFL education; second, to provide students with integrated knowledge of being a generalist with competence to teach all subjects in elementary school and being a specialist in TESL/TEFL; and third, to embody a concept of excellence combining scholarship, professionalism, practice in classroom settings, and service to the community in the field of English education.
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