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Let’s Flip! Global Village Eng the Class: Activity III ‘Classroom Activity’

In order to promote exchanges between NTNU students and international students, the Office of International Affairs Office of National Taiwan Normal University, the Foreign Languages ​​Section of the Joint Education Committee and the Mandarin Training Center cooperated to hold the last "Flip Classroom- Classroom Activity" on May 15, 2020. International students from 15 different countries interacted with 30 NTNU students and exchange ideas in groups of three.

Learn from Each Other in Cultural Exchange Activity

The Office of International Affairs and Foreign Language Education Division held a Cultural Exchange Activity on March 27th, which is a great opportunity for foreign and domestic students to know each other and chat in English. 25 foreign students and 5 classes of freshman English students participated in the activity. They talked about culture, food, holidays, taboos. Many foreign students said that they can’t stand the smell of sticky tofu and they didn’t know there are indigenous people in Taiwan. Some even brought their hometown food to share.

NTNU-UCLA Taiwan Studies Initiative Reception for Graduate Students

The NTNU-UCLA Taiwan Studies Initiative Reception was held in July at the Department of English by Dean Chern Chiou Lan, Director Nikky Lin, Prof. Shih Hsiao Feng and Prof. Chang Miao Hsia. They met with four students from UCLA and discussed about their plan in Taiwan.

GASE Summer Program goes to NTNU

Lê Hoa Nghiêm, a master’s student from the Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Avijit Balabantaray, a Bachelors student from Centurion University of Technology & Management in India, and Javed Ahmad, a master’s student from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), have been working with Professor Jacky Baltes at National Taiwan Normal University during the MOST GASE Summer Program.

A Talk about Classic Literature at NTNU

On May 29th, Chair Professor Gareth Williams gave a talk, organized by the Center for General Education, at the auditorium with Associate Director of University Committee on Asia & the Middle East (UCAME) at Columbia University Rachel Chung and Associate Professor Daniel Hu at Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation. Prof. Williams shared some examples in Greek and Roman mythology including Cicero, Aeneid, Ovid and Pietro Bembo to support his ideas of finding similarity in different literature to create connection.