Cultivate Professional Foreign Languages

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Cultivate Professional Foreign Languages

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Japanese Festival Buyou

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Japanese Festival Taiko

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 Alumni

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 Alumni  Dear Freshmen I don’t know if you have imagined what you will do in the future. I remember when I studied in university, I don’t know where and what I what to work   after  I graduated, so I thought that I could at least do well in English and Japanese and develop the ability to observe the surrounding environment, food   and  people. Exercise when you have nothing to do, go to the library to browse through all kinds of books, listen some classes you are interested and travel.   Looking back now, it has become some nourishment along the way. The body and brain are huge memories. Do more and learn more will not suffer. There   have many things you have to learn after you go to work, facing difficulties and solving problems at ant time to prepare to enter the next stage, which   compares four years leisure time in university. One period of a while, the missed one will not come back again, reminding myself from time to time in my   heart. 周季嬋, 野上野下文化有限公司 創辦人   Dear Freshmen  My name is Tiffany Chiu and I would like to share with you my academic journey, which all began here in the Department of English Language & Applied     Linguistics at Yuan-Ze University (YZU), where I graduated in 2006. I am currently a lecturer at St Patrick’s College, London (UK), after completing my   Masters  in TESOL in Philadelphia (USA) and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistic in London.
 There will always be ups and downs in life, especially in the next four years at YZU. While we often take-for-granted the pleasant times, we ought to prepare   ourselves for times of difficulties. There will be occasions, whether it is preparation for coursework or exam, or things in personal life, where you will feel   deflated, tired and even want to give up. Yet, with the right frame of mind and positive thinking, these negative emotions and feelings can be manifested into   positive gains. You will develop mental strength and you can thrive under pressure. I remember when I started my job as a lecturer, one of the administration staff was cautious about whether I am good enough to teach/manage their diverse body of students, which may be because I am physically ‘small’ and looked relatively ‘young’. Although I feel I have to prove myself, I never doubted my ability. It is very important not to easily allow the words of others to influence your confidence.
What I want to say is that to achieve your dreams, you need to be persistent and you need to have self-belief. Passion is an important ingredient for success and I strongly urge you to remind yourself that everything you will experience in the next four years, happy or sad, will mould you into a stronger and more developed person. You should never be afraid to accept new challenges and do not let opportunities slip away. I encourage you make full use of the facilities, staff and the campus during your time here at YZU because it is a fantastic place to grow and mature. I wish you all the best and be true to yourself. Smile when you fall and then move on.Best wishes,Tiffany Chiu, Ph.D.邱媛莉 應外系第六屆系友, Ph. D., King’s College London, University of London  Congratulations on coming to our big family Please tell yourself that you must fall in love with English and Japanese for at least these four years. Maybe you will be wondering about your future career   someday, but I hope you know that you can never go wrong with English and Japanese literature before you are uncertain about your interests. Because in   choosing a job or continuing to study, having good language ability is definitely a bonus! After graduation, it’s very difficult to have such a complete and   systematic tome for language learning. I hope you can make up for the regret that I didn’t learn better back then. 94級 學姐 彭暐崴 Vava, 晨星半導體股份有限公司 生產營運處資 Q&A 1. How to maintain the standard of school performance?At the stage, when the junior double repairs, the timing is very important,Lay the foundation for the freshman year, make notebook record time arrangements, study time management, and use fragmentary time to readPlanning is very important. You can arrange things to be done in time intervals, and you must finish them within the time period.If you have any questions in class, you need to ask, put down your body and don’t be afraid to feel embarrassed or ask questions. The rewards for solving the problems are yours. 2. Are there any other activities besides schoolwork?Freshman: Cultural FestivalSophomore: Performing Dance Supervisor: Make an appointment and do not delayJunior three: external associations (discussion of topics)Senior year: Junior summer internship in Yangguang 3. How to strike a balance between schoolwork and other activities and maintain the standard?As mentioned above, I think the planning and management of time is the most important, and we will complete them one by one within the planning period. It is not only efficient but also effective.You can make good use of your free time to do extracurricular tasks, such as dancing with your classmates for about an hour at noon.If there is no dancing or extracurricular activities, just use that time to recite more words or read books, so that time for reading or activities will not be wasted. 4. How to build a bridge with the department and the outside world?Ask the teacher to discuss career planning if you have any questionsAfter graduation, you can also discuss work or life issues with teachers when you come back to school! 5. Is the current occupation related to the department?YesASUS Business ManagerPlan and arrange PM project managementNeed to communicate with foreign customers, can use English. 6. Any suggestions for preparing to enter the workplace after graduating from universityParticipate in more activities, prepare for autobiography, and increase the richness of the content, make yourself special, and you can also interview more companies to accumulate experience.Interview: It's better to be honest than to be false. 7. How to choose the first job more appropriate?It is best to choose a language-related job. After all, I graduated from an undergraduate department. This is my biggest advantage. I can apply what I have learned and improve.You can refer to the comparison of job search websites in different countries. Working abroad is also an option.Arrange the time and place, such as planning an interview. The process needs to be prepared carefully before the supervisor can see your intentions.You can show your autobiography to the school or friends and teachers for reference. The school has resources to help you revise it.8. What else do you want to say?There will be many different changes in future plans, you can try new work challenges, and you can learn new things.But financial management is very important. Saving a sum of money is insured (maybe less afraid of changing jobs)Besides, it’s important to have confidence in yourself, know that you are great.You can try to find what you like and pursue.Find your own shortcomings and correct them, but self-confidence is still the most important.If you encounter a setback or low tide, you can speak up, you can ask more experienced seniors for help, and understand other aspects. 
 Orientation Camp

Orientation Camp

 Orientation Camp
─────────PurposeThis is a three days orientation camp for freshmen. They can easily get to know more people from the department and other departments through teams and participate in many games. Playing games can let freshmen and seniors become more familiar with each other. Usually several departments would join the same camp. In 2019, we hosted the orientation camp with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management and the Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature.Not only for freshmen, but seniors can also learn many skills through preparing. The orientation camp has the historical significance of inheriting the past and the future. Seniors always spend a lot of effort on preparing the camp. ContentDuring the three days, there were a series of performances and activities. The seniors would conduct a lot of drama, singing, and dance performances. There were many types of games to play together, such as group competition, RPG, and water play. From waking up until going to bed, everyone would be willing to exhaust their energy to play games. The whole team worked together to complete all the games, and their relationship will be stronger. It is said to be one of the most memorable and exciting activities. Learned from the activityFor freshmen, it is a process of having the courage to challenge themselves. In an unfamiliar environment, you need to know how to communicate and work in a team. More importantly, step out of your comfort zone to enjoy the only time in your life.For the seniors, what they can learn most is communication and teamwork. The preparation period is almost two months. During this time, there must be many arguments and frustrations. The preparation is a kind of small society. You must try your best to work with your partner and encourage each other who you just met, so you can definitely learn many skills that you might not learn in class. Reflection by the Coordinator…This is the third year we have participated in the orientation camp. During freshman year, I played as a freshman. As a sophomore, I served as a staff member to plan the games. As a junior, I served as the event general coordinator to lead the activity, so I was very familiar with all the processes. The difference is that I need to care about more things to have a good camp. When working as a staff, it is not difficult to only prepare for the event and performance. To be the leader as a junior, I learn a lot because the overall situation must be considered. When there are many people working together, there will definitely be different opinions. How to listen to everyone’s opinions, respect each other, and come up with a method that can be accepted by most people is an important lesson. Every decision must consider whether everyone can accept it, whether the funding is sufficient, how to communicate with manufacturers, and so on. When the camp finally ended, I was really happy but sad. Watching everyone learn many things and completing the big event together is very warm. After seeing everyone’s laughter and the success of the event, suddenly at that time, hard work is nothing to me. At the same time, I realized that we might have no chance to stick together or work every day in the future. Fortunately, until now, some of us still keep in touch and hang out. I am glad to have these opportunities to make my college life more colorful.   
 The Night of Foreign Language

The Night of Foreign Language

 The Night of Foreign Language
─────────PurposeThe Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics has never had a night of its talent performance. To provide the talented students a stage for performance, we decided to hold this event. It will also be co-organized with other departments to exchange experiences. In this event, students showcase their talents, whether it is singing, dancing, acting, or even facing a large audience, showing their stage charm without stage fright. This is a very meaningful experience.

PerformancesStudents in both departments not only had dances, singings, and dramas, but also joint performances such as great choreography, as well as the anticipated total dance! It brings together talented students from all participating departments to enjoy this stage. I believe the audience will be satisfied with the results of the six months of dedicated preparation! Learning from the activityThis event breaks the tradition of the independent organization because we invite other departments to co-organize it. After learning what a suitable attitude should be used to face different people, I believe that the students participating in the performance have learned how to exchange opinions with different people. For the organizers, this night is a big challenge. To make the event more successful, I found experienced partners to co-organize it. In the process, there are often frictions. They have traditions and we have innovations. In the case of different opinions, we have been communicating, and mutual respect and timely concessions are necessary. Besides looking for lighting and sound effects manufacturers, bargaining, and renting venues. Various issues need to be dealt with. I often feel powerless and the process is stressful. Fortunately, I have a group of friends who work together.  On the day of the performance, I was nervous. I was afraid that there would be too few people, performance mistakes, and problems in lighting and sound effects. I was worried that all my efforts would be ruined, but when I saw that there were too many people and not enough seats, I was relieved. The audience’s laughter gave us the greatest feedback, and suddenly I felt that all the pains from hard work seemed to disappear, leaving only the good memories of the night.    
 Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International

 Radio Taiwan International Internship - Danica
─────────Time and trainingThe internship in Radio Taiwan International usually starts from July 1st to July 31st. The training courses are related to broadcasting, operating machines, making sound effects, and so on.  Suggest to prepareBefore starting the internship, the most important is to read more news releases first, because news English and general English use different words. It is necessary to have correct English pronunciations. Don't be afraid to speak! Watching American dramas and imitating pronunciation is also one of the preparations.  Job contentDanica participated in two programs. The first one is “Hear in Taiwan” and the second one is “Feast Meets West”. In the end, she had to create a program that she is interested in. “Hear in Taiwan” was held by 1 host with 4 to 5 guests, chatting about some interesting or special news that happened in Taiwan. They have talked about why foreign parents usually go outdoors with children while Taiwanese children usually stay at home and play on computers or cell phones. They have also talked about the different kinds of mango in Taiwan. “Feast Meets West” talks about special foods or some special cultures, such as the differences between American and Taiwanese rites of passage. Danica made bubble tea rice in this program and she recorded the sound of making the food. DifficultiesIt is stressful to record news. If you can not answer the questions immediately, it will be a bit awkward. But she got used to it after talking for a long time, and she is not so nervous. Reasons to recommendThe students who live near or in Taipei are recommended to come to this internship because the commute to RTI in Yuanshan, Taipei would be a big problem if you live in the YZU dormitory or Taoyuan. Students rarely have the opportunity to go to an English radio station or do her program, so she recommends having an internship in RTI. SuggestionDanica wants to tell everyone, ”Just express our feelings, say them out loud! Our opinion will be heard!”   
 China Airline

China Airline

 China Airline Internship
─────────Internship periodend of January to end of JulyAt least 12 working days a month, 1 working day 2 hours, divided into 6:00~8:00, 16:00~18:00 Required capabilitiesYou need to provide a TOEIC score. The academic record should be above average. First, the school will select candidates, determining whether you can participate in the next stage of the China Airlines interview. Oral expression skills must reach a certain level, with organized content and clear pronunciation because during the interview, they will ask you to make an airport announcement. Of course, self-confidence is also very important! Interview contentIntroduce yourself, read the announcement, group interview with 5 other applicants. They asked about transportation: How would I go to the airport at 6 a.m. shift, and why do I want to intern? They asked if I have any other questions. You may get extra points if you ask some questions, which means you are aggressive and care about it. Main work contentThere are self-service check-in machines to assist and guide guests. Unless other teams’ senior staff assign tasks, we mainly operate the machines. (Some people were asked to disperse the crowd, but you need to improvise yourself.)
Special experience and gainsThere was a problem with the guest’s ticket. Then I directed them to the wrong counter and was scolded by the senior staff.Many tour guides were not very kind because they are more familiar with the airport environment.I was asked if dried shrimp can be brought on board? Because it was the Dragon Boat Festival and they wanted to take it to Japan to make rice dumplings. That was so funny. Some difficultiesI once helped Eva Air's guests (not within my job scope) for almost an hour, leaving the job for a long time, so I was a bit worried.  
 The Far Eastern Group

The Far Eastern Group

 The Far Eastern Group Internship - Elma
─────────Internship time and main job contentElma had the internship in the Far Eastern Group from July 1st to August 31st, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm in the purchasing sector of the engineering department. This position needs to select materials from various manufacturers considering quality, reasonable prices, and the companies’ needs.  In the beginning, she took classes to learn the purchasing process and then started to participate in meetings and procurement. Learn and experienceThe company has a reading meeting every month, and each department takes turns to share the contents of a book so that everyone can learn more knowledge. What impressed her most was that she had hosted a manufacturer meeting. Suppliers and clients met together, and she helped coordinate and communicate.In addition to knowing more about purchasing, Elma also learned that everyone is serious and professional in their work, and they love their field so much even though everyone has family burden and pressure at work. In the purchasing department, she can learn a lot of things, such as comparing each material, coordinating and negotiating between suppliers and buyers. 
Reasons to recommendBusiness English and communication skills are the strengths of our department, so don't be afraid to initiate communication. Besides, we should learn more about business. Set a goal before the internship so as to perform well in the interview. First, clarify your strengths and the reasons why you are suitable for this position. You must understand this position and the goals you want to reach. The Far Eastern Group companies include many categories, so we can learn a lot. 
If there is one more chance……Elma wants to be responsible for a project, but every project is very professional. Each case will be tracked for a long time, so she only participated in the project, but Elma has learned a lot.   
 Five-Star Hotel Internship in Australia

Five-Star Hotel Internship in Australia

 Five-Star Hotel Internship in Australia - Vivian─────────Class and internship timeClasses:International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)From July 14th to December 8th, 2019.Internship:At Park Hyatt Melbourne five-star hotelFrom January 16 to March 16, 2020.(Expected to work until July 16. Due to the epidemic, she returned to Taiwan earlier). ThresholdThe main threshold of ICHM is the IELTS score, with an average score above 5.5 points, and each part cannot be less than 5 points. After passing the IELTS, ICHM sent a teacher to Taiwan to interview students. A resume, IELTS scores, and semester scores are required.                                                                                          Required abilityDuring the hotel interview, the managers of the hotel’s human resources and the application department video interviewed me. The interviewers tested speaking and listening skills through the conversation. The most important is to show your strengths. Among the many interviewees, why would a five-star hotel hire you? Examining your strengths and weaknesses, grasping every opportunity to practice, showing your difference, and maintaining self-confidence in the interview are the keys.
CostAt first, you need to prepare about NT$700,000. In the first half of the year, the main expenses are tuition, air tickets, and living expenses. You use the salary earned from the internship in the second half. If you are good at saving, you may save NT$350,000 to NT$400,000.Main work contentVivian is an intern in the Housekeeping Department of Park Hyatt Melbourne. The working hours are 5 to 6 days a week (the rest days are not fixed), from 8 am to 4 pm, with a half-hour break in between.Before work every day, the manager would first brief which VIP guests will come to the hotel on that day, as well as some precautions. Each employee would be assigned a mobile phone to check the rooms to be cleaned and the cleaning progress. Each person needs to clean 12 to 13 rooms per day. Tthere are many details to pay attention to. Each item in the room has its angle and quantity, and there are many types of pillows and quilts.
Special experiences Vivian learned a lot and had many special experiences during the internship. The most important is to expand the horizons and affirm herself. While in Australia, Vivian met a lot of different people, and gradually fit in with Australians. She started to know how to get along with different people, understood what she wanted, and even discovered more possibilities of herself. She never thought that after listening to the sharing from her seniors in sophomore year, she could also study in Australia in her senior year. She could not only work in restaurants and get an internship in the hotel but also live independently in Melbourne. She discovered that she has many possibilities and that her abilities are far greater than she could imagine. The difficultiesAlthough Vivian’s English scores were higher than the requirement, she still felt the language weakness when she went to Australia. When she was getting along with classmates, there were many problems with communication. Especially during the internship, she needed to report problems to the supervisor, or communicate and serve customers. If she expressed incorrectly, she might be scolded or complained.Besides, housekeeping required a lot of physical strength and had great time pressure. She often had to do her best to finish the work on time, so she had many bruises and wounds. This is the most difficult part to adapt to at the beginning. At that time, she would sacrifice her rest time to continue cleaning. Later she found that if she didn't take a break, she would not be able to work the whole day. To improve the situation, she asked colleagues for tips. It took her almost two months to get used to working.                                                                                                  If you want an internship, …… If you have enough money, it is recommended to come to Australia. It is very special to have the experience of an internship in the hotel. It is far better than having classes. Because of ICHM’s recommendation, rookies like Vivian who have no relevant experience can also get an interview opportunity from five-star hotels, but whether people can be hired depends on themselves. Many people have been interviewed but not hired, so they changed to four-star hotels. ICHM gives students a lot of help, such as helping students to have a better resume, having mock interviews, and contacting hotels for interviews. Therefore, students can concentrate on preparing for the interview.If anyone wants to come, it is better to finish the required credits before the internship. Junior year is the best year to go abroad so that your graduation would not be delayed. The most important is to pass the graduation requirement of the Japanese Test. Otherwise, it is easy to forget most Japanese after a year in Australia. It will be very painful to pass the examination after that time.  
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