Courses in English
Although the main language of instruction at NTU is Chinese, some colleges offer courses taught in English. There are courses available in English in a variety of subjects, including Asian studies, international studies, political science, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, business administration, and more.
To search for classes in English, visit this page. Click on ‘English’ on the top right, then click on ‘Courses Conducted in English.’ By default, each page of the search results will show 15 classes, or you can increase the number in the “Each page shows the number of courses” box. Also, you can visit this page to download lists of classes in English for each college.
The updated course list is usually posted around one month before the semester begins, and students will register for classes online around 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester. Students should refer to the previous year’s classes when making a preliminary course plan.
Chinese Language Classes
Students have the option to take one or more Chinese language classes at NTU. NTU offers all level of Chinese language classes, from complete beginner to advanced. The General Chinese courses meet for 6 hours/ week, and cover reading, speaking, listening, and writing. The classes are usually 3 NTU semester credits (5 UO credits). Students also have the option to take an Enhancing Chinese course, which offers extra practice hours in addition to the General Chinese course. This class meets for 4 hours/ week and is usually worth 1 NTU semester credit (2 UO credits). NTU also offers Applied Chinese courses, on topics such as Business Chinese, Taiwanese, Chinese Folktales, etc. The Applied Chinese Courses meet for 2 hours/ week and are usually worth 2 NTU semester credits (3 UO credits). For more information about Chinese language classes, visit this page.
Most classes at NTU are taught in Mandarin Chinese. You need to have advanced proficiency in Mandarin in order to take regular classes taught in Mandarin. You may take regular courses and Chinese language courses at the same time. Graduate-level seminars are also available in the following fields: Chinese language and literature, Chinese linguistics, Chinese history, Chinese arts (including drama, music, and visual arts), and Chinese business.
On the NTU program, you will earn:
- around 18-24 UO credits per semester
Please refer to the NTU links for the updated credit information on their classes. One semester credit at NTU is equal to 1.5 UO quarter credits.