National Taiwan Normal University Foreign Language
Proficiency and Remedial Instruction Implementation


Passed on May 27, 2015 at the 3rd Academic Affairs Committee meeting of the 2015 academic year
Passed on April 24, 2019 at the 2nd Academic Affairs Committee meeting of the 2018 academic year

Article 1 To improve foreign language proficiency in students, each department or graduate institute at National Taiwan Normal University (hereinafter referred to as “this University”) may prescribe a set of foreign language requirements for graduation.
Article 2 Prior to graduation, students shall be required to submit the results of a foreign language proficiency test that meets the requirements prescribed by their department or graduate institute. Results shall be submitted to the departmental or graduate institute’s office for verification.
Article 3 Refer to Attachment 1 for the foreign language proficiency tests used by this University.
Article 4 If students fail to meet the foreign language proficiency threshold necessary for graduation, they shall choose from one of the following options:
  1. Engage in one (1) year of independent English reading and show an improvement of 100L between pre- and post-independent study SmartReading (Lexile) tests administered by this University. If the pre-study test result is lower than the Lexile scores of 350L (Foundational), 450L (Beginner), 750L (Intermediate), 850L (Advanced Intermediate), 950L (Advanced), then the student’s pre-study test score will be adjusted to meet the base score for each level. If this standard is different from that prescribed by a department or graduate institute, the latter shall take precedence.
  2.  Enroll in the online course English Grammar.
Article 5 Matters not covered in these Regulations shall be handled in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
Article 6 These Regulations, and any ensuing revisions, shall be implemented following its passage at a meeting of the Academic Affairs Committee.