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Established in 1967, the Department of English enrolls 80 students in two classes each year. In 1994, the Graduate Institute of English Education was merged into the English Department and renamed as the Graduate Institute of English Education renamed to the Department M.A. Program, English Department. The Department of English inaugurated Ph.D. Program in 1996 and enrolled doctoral students.

In 1969, the English Department recruited evening college students to assist with the Continuing Education for the public. The first and second year enrolled only one class, two classes from the third year. The Department was requested to discontinue enrolling evening college students and instead enrolled in in-service teachers as students in 1980; the Department ceased its enrollment as requested by of MOE in1991. In 1996, the four-year night college re-recruited two classes but in the next year (1997), all national universities stopped offering nighttime degree programs for undergraduate students.

To establish MA program in Continuing and Extension Education, the department offered 40-graduate-credit programs in the academic year of 1994 and enrolled students for in-service high school teachers, (one class respectively for summer and evening). The department offered the weekend classes from the next year (the academic year of 1995) for in-service high-school teachers to enhance their English proficiency. To accommodate the government’s policy that enhanced the teaching quality from primary to secondary schools, the 40-graduate-credit MA programs ended in the academic year of 1999. After that, Master of Arts in English was established. In light of the regulated policy in higher education, the recruitment occurs biennially from 2009. Till 2019, it has enrolled fourteen sessions.

To accommodate the policy on “English-friendly Environment Building Project”, the Executive Yuan encouraged institutes, organizations, and schools to create an internationally-friendly environment to align with the world class communities. For this vision, the government employed an incentive mechanism to boost the public participation and provided opportunities to promote their applied English proficiency to meet the talent need, such as translation/writing skills, financial service, business negotiation, and English teaching. Hence, the Department offered Applied English Master’s Program (evening classes) and enrolled students in the academic year of 1994 for the public to seek master’s degree and obtain practical English professional training. To ensure quality control, Applied English Master’s Program enrollment occurs biennially from 2009. Till 2019, it has enrolled 11 sessions.