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09/09/2019.Freshmen Advice: Seize New Opportunities and Enjoy Learning to Maximize Your English Proficiency

發布日期 2019-10-04 15:42:00

 


 

 

 

Released on September 09, 2019

     

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages held the opening ceremony for students starting a new academic year. The opening ceremony was held for students studying in the Day Division and the Division of Continuing Education, respectively. Two motivational speeches are delivered in the opening ceremony for freshmen studying in the Day Division to encourage them to live life to the fullest during their studies.

 

Director Francis Pan of the Center for Ursuline Education pronounced a benediction over faculty and students for a new academic year in the opening ceremony in the morning. As usual, President Margaret Mei-Hua Chen of Wenzao delivered a welcoming speech in English to greet the freshmen. Her short but incisive speech motivated students to “seize opportunities, accept challenges, follow their heart and enjoy life.” She emphasized that seizing opportunities without fear of difficulties is the only way to demonstrate Wenzaorian 3L characteristics: Life (passion for life), Language (communication) and Leadership (servant leadership).

 

As the only foreign language university in Taiwan, Wenzao places an especially high value on language literacy, inviting CEO Lawrence Chong of Consulus (a globally well-known Singapore-based innovation company) to give a speech. He used the metaphor of Marvel characters to describe the freshmen and asked them to think what kind of people they want to be. He outlined that younger generations have been using the Internet to meet people, position themselves and set goals after graduation since social media became a key role of life. He also indicated that Wenzao has developed a powerful network of alumni over 50 years; outstanding alumni’s feedback reflects that important skills for success, such as a global and open-minded vision, as well as critical thinking and interpersonal communication, are cultivated through Ursuline leadership education. In the end, he urged the freshmen to make good use of their time and find the purpose to change the world!

 

To help the freshmen further understand study life at Wenzao, a senior student in the last year of his studies in the 2-year College Program, Ta-Yu Lin, said that most people give up on their dreams too early and very few people persist until they succeed; this is what he has learned during his 7-year studies at Wenzao. He also shared his experience of student clubs, study, internship and exchange program. Interesting photos were shown to highlight his transformation. Teachers encouraged him to go to Europe to expand his vision, although he was not a high-performing student. He put what he learned into practice for work (internship) and Wenzao (officer of the Wenzao Student Union). He stressed that determination is the key to having a splendid life, regardless of when you start or how many opportunities you have. Wenzao has a wide offer of resources, and teachers are always the best support for students, as mentioned by the President.

 

Han-Jung Liang, who is fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, English and Mandarin and in his first-year study of the Master’s Degree Program of International Affairs, graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration, Saigon University. He received a scholarship granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study Chinese at Wenzao Chinese Language Center from 2015 to 2016. Growing up in a Chinese family and being familiar with learning Chinese, he obtained the certificate of Level 5 of TOCFL. He chose Taiwan to improve his Chinese and skills in handling international affairs after working as a Chinese customer service specialist. He appreciated the orientation activities for foreign freshmen to develop a deep affection for Wenzao, set the goal to study hard and continue to experience local cultures for participating in charity work for non-governmental organizations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after graduation.

 

 

  

  

  

  

Photos courtesy from Center for Faculty Development and Public Relations Office

 

 

 

President Margaret Mei-Hua Chen encouraged the freshmen to accept challenges and enjoy learning. 

CEO Lawrence Chong of Consulus reminded students to know themselves better during their studies to find a suitable path.

The faculty and students sang the school song to make a new fresh start. 

Director Francis Pan of the Center for Ursuline Education led students to thank God for the blessings.

Ta-Yu Lin, a senior student in the last year of his studies in the 2-year College Program, shared his experience of utilizing resources of Wenzao and giving back to Wenzao.

Military Instructor Yu-Chih Lu of the Student Assistance Section announced details to which the freshmen should pay attention.

The freshmen listened to the faculty’s motivational speeches.

A photo of new foreign students, teachers (middle) and a native study partner (in blue shirt).

New foreign students listened to the faculty, who announced details for the new semester during a freshmen orientation activity.

Volunteers of the Section of Overseas Student Affairs helped new foreign students to select courses.