uip logo

:::
You are here: : Home > GRADUATE > FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    English Language Requirement

      Updated on Sep. 13, 2016


      M.A. Students should make sure he or she fulfills ONE of the following requirements before he or she applies for thesis oral defense:

       

      Requirement I.

        Students should submit their certificate of TOEIC 800, GEPT High-Intermediate level 2nd stage, TOEFL ibt 79 or IELTS 6.5.

       

      Requirement II.

        Students should submit their certificate of TOEIC 750, GEPT High-Intermediate level 1st stage or IELTS 6.0.

        Students should submit at least ONE peer-reviewed academic / journal article examined by the conference.

       

      Requirement III.

        Students should submit their certificate of TOEIC 700, GEPT Intermediate level 2nd stage.

        Students should submit at least TWO peer-reviewed academic / journal articles examined by the conference.

       

       
      Updated on June 24, 2016


       

      Rules of Master Degree Examinations, Department of Applied Linguistics & Language Studies, Chung Yuan Christian University

      Amendment approved by 104-2-1 MA committee meeting (1050309)

      Amendment approved by 104-2-2 Department affairs meeting (1050323)

      Article 1

      All students that enroll in the Master program are advised to select their thesis supervisor by no later than the last week of their first semester of second school year. Generally, students should select an instructor of the Department as their supervisor. A joint supervisor outside the Department is possible if needed, while the student should provide written statement and related general data of the designated instructor for examination.

      Article 2

      The master degree examinations are held in the manner of oral examinations, including prospectus and thesis defenses. Graduate students who have taken at least 30 credits (including the ones being taken in the very semester) may apply for the prospectus defense. Graduate students who have BOTH competed their thesis AND fulfilled the prescribed language requirements (see Article 7) may apply for the final thesis oral defense.    

      Article 3

      Committee members of prospectus defense are recruited by the chairperson of the department. Numbers of committee members should be 3 to 4 (with at least one external examiner). The defense shall be held in public as a principle. One of the oral examiners should be the supervisor of the candidate (including joint supervisor).

      Article 4

      For the prospectus defense, candidates should submit a proposal, written in English, of no less than 6000 words (including bibliography) in a structured format covering the following sections: (1) introduction, (2) literature review, (3) methodology and procedures, (4) expected results, (5) research contributions (6) potential difficulties and possible solution, and (7) reference.

      Article 5

      To conduct prospectus examination:

      5.1 The examination session lasts for 60 to 90 minutes.

      5.2 After the examination, examiners shall decide whether the candidate PASS or FAIL the examination anonymously. Students who fail their prospectus defense may apply for a second examination ONCE.

      5.3 Registration dates for prospectus examination shall be two weeks prior to the examination date. When registering, students must submit a copy of their proposal to the department.

      Article 6

      Having passed the prospectus defense, students with a complete thesis that abides by the university thesis writing guidelines may apply for the thesis oral defense.

      Article 7

      ONE of the following requirements must be obtained before a graduate student applies for the degree examination (For students enrolled from academic year 2016 on).

      (1)  Submitting one of the following English certificates with the score of :

      a.       TOEIC 800 or above

      b.      The second stage of GEPT (by LTTC) High-Intermediate or above

      c.       TOEFL (iBT) 79 or above

      d.      IELTS 6.5 or above

      (2)  Submitting one of the following English certificates with the score of :

      a.        TOEIC 750

      b.        The first stage of GEPT (by LTTC) High-Intermediate level

      c.         IELTS 6.0

      And:

      1.      At least ONE letter of acceptance from a peer-reviewed conference or journal.

      2.      A conference presentation certificate should be provided when a conference is organized by institutions other than CYCU. If the published article was written when the student was an undergraduate, the article will not be considered valid unless the student is the primary author of the said article.

      (3)  Submitting one of the following English certificates with the score of :

      a.       TOEIC 700

      b.      The second stage of GEPT (by LTTC) Intermediate level

      And:

      1.      At least TWO letters of acceptance from peer-reviewed conferences or journals.

      2.      A conference presentation certificate should be provided when a conference is organized by institutions other than CYCU. If the published article was written when the student was an undergraduate, the article will not be considered valid unless the student is the primary author of the said article.

      Article 8

      The prospectus and thesis defenses shall not be scheduled in the same semester. Exceptions can be made when a student:

      1.        faces sudden family crisis;

      2.        struggles with health problems (medical certificate required);

      3.        proves excellence in research and is recommended by the supervisor.

       

      Students who meet the above criteria may, with the consent from the supervisor and one of the committee members, submit their application along with a proposal draft (the draft of the first three chapters) and a proposed timetable for the thesis. Applications should be submitted in the final examination week of the semester prior to the one the defenses will be scheduled, which will be reviewed by the MA committee meeting.

       

      Article 9

      The degree examination is held according to the University Regulations on Master Degree Examinations.

      Article 10

      It is the students’ responsibility to acquire the information needed and adhere to regulations related to degree examination.

      Article 11

       

      These regulations are implemented after being passed by the 104-2-2 Department Affairs Meeting. When revised, the same procedure will apply.

       

       

       

      Attachmt List