In February of 1998, Dr. Liu Jong-lang (劉炯朗), the President of the university, asked the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, under the coordination of the Dean of Office of Academic Affairs, to initiate the establishment of foreign language education center. In November, a committee consisting of various faculty members of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature was formed.
The Language Center became official in September of 2000. Initially, it was based on a program of Department of Foreign Languages and Literature designed for training government personnel in foreign languages. The program started in 1996, and offered two English courses and one Japanese course. When the Language Center was created, it offered four English courses and three Japanese courses. The Language Center then began offering more basic language courses in response to wider demand by local communities, and by government personnel.
In January of 2003, the programs for the general public and for government personnel were combined to create more choices in language education. More English courses in different subjects and other languages, such as Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Korean, also became available.
Since 2005, the Language Center has been in charge of freshman English and other basic English courses for the entire school, while the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has been actively involved in advanced English courses. The Language Center now also directs undergraduate and graduate elective English courses.