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08/25/2017.WUUL Division of Continuing Education Attracts Students with an Immigrant Background

發布日期 2017-08-25 11:42:00


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An admitted examinee tore off the admission sheet at the admission placement session.
Picture provided by Olivia Hsieh

   

 

August 25, 2017

 

【News release: Public Relations Office】

  On the 13th, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages held the admission placement session for the four-year programs of the Division of Continuing Education for the academic year 2017. A total of 727 applicants competed for the limited 587 openings. This morning, examinees from around Taiwan arrived at the school for the session. Dr. Li-Yen Chen, Vice President for Administrative Affairs, and Mr. Wan-Tsai Kung, director of Continuing Education Division, were also present to greet the future WUUL students.

 

  This year’s placement session is held independently. Applicants represent a variety of backgrounds, such as coming from immigrant families, graduating from prestigious senior high schools, the military, or with nursing care professional experience. Some applicants went to senior high schools in New Zealand, Malaysia, and the Dominican Republic.

 

  Among the first echelon of admitted applicants, there is a trio of three Vietnamese immigrants: Nguyễn Thị Tuyết , Chen Cui-zhen, and Ren Rong-zheng, who studied in the same senior high school of continuation education are admitted to their intended programs. Nguyễn Thị Tuyết  said that she had long been interested in learning foreign languages since childhood but could only afford senior high school back in Vietnam. Nine years ago, she got married and started a new life in Taiwan. In Taiwan, she completed Chinese programs in elementary, junior, and senior high schools of continuation education as an evening student. For Nguyễn, admission to the Department of English is a dream come true. “WUUL is the right place to learn foreign languages,” she said, excitedly. Nguyễn Thị Tuyết  possesses teacher certification which is recognized by the Ministry of Education, and now teaches Vietnamese in elementary and senior high schools in Taiwan. She hopes to sharpen her English proficiency in WUUL.

     

  Another Vietnamese student Chen Cui-zhen, who is admitted to the Department of Japanese, gave up education after the fourth grade and entered the job market to help support her family. Twelve years ago, she got married and came to Taiwan, where she started learning Chinese and finished elementary, junior and senior high schools. Chen Cui-zhen is thrilled to study Japanese and spend student life in Wenzao.

  

  Ren Rong-zheng, who is around retirement age, said she was unable to go to school as a kid until years ago. For her, it is never too late to learn. With her husband’s encouragement, she took the WULL entrance exam and made her dream come true by getting admitted to the Department of Japanese.

 

  At the admission placement session, the first one to tear off the placement sheet was Zhang Jun-yu, who is an indigenous Taiwanese. Zhang majored in electronic engineering in vocational high school and wished to improve his English skills, so he chose the Department of English. He practices English by watching English-only movies and films with English subtitles on the internet. After graduation from the school, Zhang plans to pursue a career that involves English.      

 

  The four-year programs of the Division of Continuing Education include university programs in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, International Business  Administration as well as bachelor’s degree programs in International Business English and International Tourism and MICE.

  

 

Pictures provided by Olivia Hsieh

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Classmate trio Nguyễn Thị Tuyết  (right), Chen Cui-zhen (middle), and Ren Rong-zheng (left) make their dreams come true to study in WUUL Division of Continuing Education.

 Zhang Jun-yu, the first person to tear the placement sheet off, will soon start his freshmen year in WUUL.

WUUL Division of Continuing Education director, Mr. Wan-Tsai Kung explains the session’s process. 

Chief of the Academic Affairs Office of WUUL Division of Continuing Education, Ms. Xiao Chun-fang, explains the session details. 

  Examinees wait to tear off the placement sheet.

 Examinees queue up before the reception desk.