National Taiwan University Plus Academy Summer Programme
in Chinese Translation and Culture
Dr. FANG, Chengyu Alex
This 5-week Summer programme aims to enhance students' learning experiences with activities
devoted towards Chinese-English translation set against an inter-cultural and international background.
The students will be given the opportunity to attend specially designed courses, offered at National Taiwan University, which is internationally known for its expertise in Chinese-English
translation. Apart from gaining additional academic experience, students will be given opportunities to learn about culture and society, and enhance interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
through participation in socio-cultural activities with local and international students.
Programme Organizer and Partner Institution
Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
Center for International Education, National Taiwan University（國立臺灣大學）
July - August 2018 (5.5 weeks)
Aims of the Programme
This programme aims to:
- enrich students’ learning experiences with study in an international setting;
- develop students' interpersonal and intercultural communication skills by interacting with local and international students;
- enhance students' critical thinking and problem solving skills by engaging them in learning activities;
- broaden students' horizons with the exposure to the culture and society in Taiwan.
Intended Learning outcomes
On completion of the programme, students will be able to:
- critically reflect on their global learning experiences and write a report;
- complete all the assessment tasks of the courses taken at NTU;
- create a 3-min video which highlights their learning outcomes and discovery;
Attending the credit bearing courses related to BATI (BA in Translation and Interpretation) and also,
to some extent, BALLA (BA in Linguistics and Language Applications). Application of credit transfer is subject to approval by LT;
- Participating in all the learning activities for courses required;
- Joining cultural tours in the city (e.g. visits to the National Museum and cultural sites);
- Attending intercultural communication class.
15 LT full-time UGC-funded undergraduates. Priority will be given to senior students who have not yet had 4-week global learning experience,
and also to the students with good academic performance and positive learning attitudes.
Assessment of Learning Outcomes
- All the assessment tasks of the courses taken by the students including a presentation of English Subtitle Project as required by NTU.
- Individual reflective report: The reflective writing (1000-1200 words) requires students to critically reflect on their learning experience after completing the courses and joining the social cultural activities. The report will be submitted by the end of August. Feedback will be given to individual students in mid September.
- A 3-min group video: It highlights students’ learning outcomes and discovery and will be submitted at the end of August. Feedback will be given to each group in a post-programme meeting to be scheduled in mid September.
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