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Regulations for Improving English Proficiency of Students

Regulations for Improving English Proficiency of Students

Article 1 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS) established the regulations to improve the competitive strength of students in employment or further education and improve their development opportunities and potential of career planning through implementing students’ English proficiency exam to enhance students’ English proficiency.

Article 2 Applicable Targets: Graduate students in the two-year and four-year technical programs, students in bachelor programs of extension education, and students in post-graduate diverse expertise cultivation programs. When requirements are otherwise stated in the studying regulations under particular school systems in different departments, such requirements shall apply.

Article 3 Students shall comply with any of the following conditions for graduation:
1. Students admitted from the 2004 to 2016 school years:
(1) Passed the elementary level of GEPT (listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests).
(2) Scored 337 and above in ITP.
(3) Scored 225 and above in TOEIC.
(4) Scored 3 and above in IELTS.
(5) Scored 120 and above in Linguaskill.
(6) Students who passed the “English Test Analysis” course after the second semester of the 2018 school year.
(7) Achievements in other English proficiency exams equivalent to the abovementioned ones.
2. Students admitted after the 2017 school year:
(1) Passed the intermediate level of GEPT (listening and reading tests).
(2) TOEFL: Scored 424 and above in ITP or 38 and above in iBT.
(3) Scored 450 and above in TOEIC.
(4) Scored 3.5 and above in IELTS.
(5) Scored 140 and above in Linguaskill.
(6) Students who passed the “English Test Analysis” course after the second semester of the 2018 school year.
(7) Achievements in other English proficiency exams equivalent to the abovementioned ones.

Article 4 Students are waived from taking relevant mandatory English courses when complying with any of the following conditions:
1. Students admitted from the2004 to 2016 school years:
(1) Passed the intermediate level of GEPT (listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests).
(2) Scored 460 and above in ITP.
(3) Scored 57 and above in iBT (TOEFL Internet-based Test).
(4) Scored 550 and above in TOEIC.
(5) Scored 4.0 and above in IELTS.
(6) Scored 140 and above in Linguaskill.
(7) Achievements in other English proficiency exams, recognized by NTUNHS, equivalent to the abovementioned ones.
2. Students admitted after the 2016 school year:
(1) Passed the intermediate level of GEPT (listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests).
(2) Scored 543 and above in ITP.
(3) Scored 87 and above in iBT (TOEFL Internet-based Test).
(4) Scored 785 and above in TOEIC.
(5) Scored 5.5 and above in IELTS.
(6) Scored 160 and above in Linguaskill.
(7) Achievements in other English proficiency exams, recognized by NTUNHS, equivalent to the abovementioned ones.

Article 5 Students who are waived from taking the mandatory English courses in NTUNHS may have credit waivers for courses or take relevant internal or external courses to be included in the number of credits for graduation.

Article 6 Valid transcripts or certifying documents for the abovementioned tests refer to transcripts or certifying documents obtained three years before being admitted to NTUNHS or during the period studying in NTUNHS. (The transcripts or certifying documents are archived after being reviewed or approved by the Teaching Business Section under the Office of Academic Affairs for verification or credit waivers; such transcripts or certifying documents are recognized from 1 August and 1 February for the first and the second semester, respectively.)

Article 7 Application Deadline:
(1) The minimum graduation requirement for English: To avoid delayed graduation or loss of student status, students in the two-year technical program (including the further education department), four-year technical program, and post-graduate programs shall participate in any of the English proficiency tests listed in Article 3 before the graduation year, and they shall submit the original copy, photocopy of the achievement certifying documents, and review applications that comply with the standards established by NTUNHS to the Teaching Business Section under the Office of Academic Affairs. (The students shall be held legally responsible when the photocopy of the transcript is inconsistent with the original copy.)
(2) Advanced Standing for English Courses: The advanced standing application for English courses shall be submitted during the first week of each semester. Those with applications approved may be waived from retaking the English courses they failed.

Article 8 The regulations apply to students who are admitted after the 2004 school year.

Article 9 The regulations are implemented after being approved by the Academic Affairs Meeting; the same shall apply upon any amendments.

 

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