The Language Teaching Center started as an English teaching group within the Section of General Courses when the school was named Minghsin Junior College of Technology. In 1997 when the Section of General Courses changed to the Center for General Education, this English teaching group, too, was renamed the English Section. Later, it developed into the Center for Applied Foreign Languages under the Division of General Education when the school was upgraded to Minghsin University of Science and Technology in 2002. Over time, the Center had grown to such an extent as to approximate a department in terms of size and specialty. Thus, in 2007, when the Center for General Education changed to College of Humanities, Social and Sciences, the Center was divided into the Department of Applied Foreign Languages and the Language Teaching Center.
The Language Teaching Center is divided into two sections. Teachers of the English section are mainly responsible for organizing and teaching freshman and sophomore English as well as other school-wide mandatory English courses while teachers of the foreign language section offer courses in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Currently there are twelve full-time teachers in the Center—four associate professors, one assistant professor, and seven lecturers. Among them there is one American teacher. In addition, there are thirty-five part-time teachers in the Center. To fulfill the requirements prescribed by Center of General Education, the Center also offers courses and organizes academic activities related to general education.