Since the premiere issue of FLLMosaic was published in June 2006, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Feng Chia University has been working on releasing the second issue in 2007. With our instructors’ and students’ help, all the selected articles are the best of our students’ work. Due to the advantage of small-size writing classes, students can learn best from activities such as peer review and discussion. Most importantly, they benefit greatly from the feedback from their instructors.
As the world has now become a global village and English an international language, more and more students have been abroad either to learn English or to travel. Taking this into account, we will focus on cross-cultural learning as the theme of this issue to broaden our students’ understanding of the world.
All in all, I would like to thank the FLLMosaic editorial team and the instructors’ great efforts in gathering articles, editing, and publishing the second issue of our departmental magazine. When working on the magazine, we realize that the most wonderful experience we get is the spirit of team-work. Sincerely, we really hope you would have a good time reading this magazine.
Liya Meng-Yi Tseng
June 4, 2007