Teachers' research rooms
Each instuctor utilizes one research room. The research room has basic furniture and equipment such as a personal computer with Internet access, telephone, desk and chair, cabinet, et cetera, for the use of teaching and research, to meet the multifaceted needs of the teachers.
The culture classroom
This classroom was established in 1996. Many collections of traditional Japanese folk art, costumes and accessories, and utensils were used in decorating this classroom. These are not only useful in providing actual conversation practice, but act as Japanese culture live teaching materials. This department attaches great significance and importance to culture in language learning.
The room is decorated in Japanese style (tatami mats, floorboards, Japanese style kitchen). There are also traditional cultural objects, vases, tea-sets, summer and winter kimono with waistbands and geta, totalling ten pieces.
In 2018, sponsored by the fellow Sado (Japanese tea ceremony) enthusiasts in Taiwan, the culture classroom was modified, building a space based on the standard of a Sado room. Sado is considered the best introduction to the Japanese culture for Japanese-major students for studying and experience that culture. The targets of the Sado teaching are not just Japanese learners. Those who are not learning Japanese can also increase their knowledge of the Japanese culture through this experience and practice. At first, the practice of the Japanese culture education was positioned as an auxiliary tool for Japanese learning. However, in the process, it has already become an independent issue of the Japanese culture education instead of an auxiliary tool.
The interior decoration of culture classroom
The activities of culture classroom
All classrooms are electronically equipped (computer, single-gun video projector, screen, television and megaphone). Small classrooms can seat 20 to 30 people while larger classrooms can seat 60 to 70 people. This provides an ideal teaching and learning environment for both teachers and students.
Basic equipment provided includes: computer with keyboard, color infrared surveillance camera, loudspeaker, amplifier, microphone, pull-down projector screen, television, LCD projector, ceiling fan, window unit air-conditioner, wooden podium, and a high chair.
Department library facilities
Our department has truly been repeatedly indebted to Professor Mao-feng Cai, Mr. Zhao-dong Li, and Professor Quin Tian Fu Qi of Japan’s Osaka University respectively, for donating precious periodicals; one consisting of over two-thousand volumes, one of over one thousand volumes and another of over eleven thousand volumes. To this end, the Taoyouan Library opened the Fu-chi special collections. The department’s library also has every kind of Japanese language reference book as well as domestic and international academic periodicals et cetera, to be used by teachers and students for study and research.
Catering to the needs of teachers and students, the department purchased many digital cameras, camcorders, desktop computers, color ink-jet printer, barcode scanner, shredder, CD player et cetera, which can be used in class discourse and for research purposes.