The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature was established in 1982. Our department is dedicated to promoting students' talents in foreign languages and in literature. To meet these goals, our curriculum is divided into four areas: Anglo-American literature, linguistics, English language teaching, and practical courses. English and American literature, linguistics, and English language teaching provide basic academic training and are connected to the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, the undergraduate Education Program, and our MA programs. The practical curriculum emphasizes the functional and applicational use of English to pave the way for students' future employment. Required courses which provide basic training in language skills include English speaking and listening, English conversation and speech, English reading and writing, English composition, word processing, and two years of study of a second foreign language i.e. Japanese, German, or French.