FCU’s Foreign Language Center now offering the Second Foreign Language Proficiency Test-Basic
Date of Issue: June 26, 2017
To ensure that FCU students have the necessary tools to increase their second-language proficiency, the FCU Foreign Language Center established Project FL172, which runs a number of foreign-language courses, including Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese. In addition, in October of 2016, together with the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC), the Foreign Language Center set up the Second Foreign Language Resource Center in order to promote teaching, testing, and research programs; develop second-language curriculum assessment standards; and organize an on-campus version of the Second Foreign Language Proficiency Test-Basic (SFLPT-Basic).
SFLPT-Basic not only offers specially-developed language assessment, but also is consistent with the Ministry of Education’s curriculum requirements for learning a second language. In addition, the examination conforms to standards set out by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
SFLPT-Basic will be officially implemented in the 2017-2018 academic year. The exam, together with the Foreign Language Center’s Project FL172, will help students improve their foreign language abilities by offering a complete educational and evaluation mechanism, as well as allow students to increase their international workplace competitiveness and mobility in a number of emerging professional fields.