About the Center for Academic Literacy

Introduction

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has been selected to be one of the landmark bilingual universities for the Program of Bilingual Education for Students in College (the BEST Program). In pursuance of the Bilingual Nation policy, NTNU established the Center for Academic Literacy (CAL) in academic year 2021 in order to develop the English academic literacy of the students, staff, and postdoctoral fellows at NTNU and train bilingual professionals in all areas of expertise, with the aim of improving the competitiveness as a higher education establishment. 

  Since using English for academic purposes involves more than just English proficiency and each academic field has different types of writing styles and genres, the CAL offers a comprehensive service to NTNU students and staff to meet their needs and accommodate different learning styles: 
(1) Offering professional courses in academic writing and oral communication in English,
(2) Providing students and staff with one-on-one peer tutoring in academic writing and oral communication in English,
(3) Hosting workshops and lectures on academic writing and oral communication in English, and
(4) Making relevant books, software programs, and corpora available to students while they study at the CAL.