Sixth International Conference at Feng Chia University Exploring the Uncharted Territories: Foreign Languages and Literature Teaching in Taiwan and Southeast Asia

Conference Organizer: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Feng Chia University

Conference Date: October 20, 2018 (Saturday)

Venue: Feng Chia University, Ren Yan Building, 6th International Conference Hall


On October 14, 2017, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he would instruct the Ministry of Education (MOE) to establish a promotional committee on making English the nation’s second official language. Legislators and educators called on the government to make English the nation’s second language, with recommendations to allocate money from the Cabinet’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan to achieve the objective. As this move might form a policy in the future, our profession needs to voice our views or concerns about the new development in Taiwan. Similarly, globalization with rapid local changes stimulates innovative views in our profession and calls for contingent practices in teaching. At this juncture, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Feng Chia University will hold the sixth biennial International Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature Teaching on October 19-20, 2018. You are invited to submit a proposal to share ideas. After the conference, we plan to publish the refereed papers in book form hopefully in the spring of 2020.


The goals of the conference include:

w Improving faculty teaching and research in literature, foreign languages, and translation/interpretation

w Discussing and applying new theories in literature and TEFL/Foreign Language Teaching

w Sharing research insights and teaching experience in order to advance our profession

w Interacting with international and local scholars and sharing cross-cultural teaching experiences


Conference Topics:


  1. English as an Official Language or Lingua Franca (英文為官方語或通用語)
  2. Effects of the New South-Bound Policy on Language Teaching (新南向影響之語言政策


  1. Artificial Intelligence and Language Learning (人工智慧與語文學習)
  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches to TEFL/Foreign Language Teaching (外國語文教學與其他學門之間的整合)
  3. New Technologies and Language Teaching (科技與語文教學)
  4. Literature, Culture, and Language Teaching (文學、文化與語言教學)
  5. Literature and Culture Studies (文學與文化研究)
  6. Translation Studies (筆譯研究)
  7. Interpretation Studies (口譯研究)
  8. New Teaching and Assessment Approaches (e.g. Problem-Based Learning, Translanguaing) (新教學及評量方法,如問題導向之學習、跨語實踐)
  9. Other Relevant Topics (其他相關議題)