The Language Center, a division of the College of Liberal Arts, is located next to the Humanities Building. Its establishment was approved by the Ministry of Education in August 1978. The purpose of its establishment is to provide various software and hardware facilities for language teaching and learning. The Center's Self-Learning Section, a multimedia environment, is particularly intended for students to cultivate their interest and capacities in foreign languages.
The 921 earthquake in 1999, the worst ever attacking Taiwan in the last two centuries, brought about a severe damage to the old Language Center. A reconstruction was then recommended by an evaluating committee appointed by the University. The reconstruction, which includes works such as planning, financing, contracting, designing, and equipment purchasing, took more than 4 years to accomplish. The budget of the reconstruction was approximately 110 million NT dollars. The remaining 50 million was footed by the outstanding alumnus, Mr. Wan Nian Lin. Indebted to the generous donation of Mr. Lin, the new building was named after him and called "Wan Nian Hall," which means "a build that will last for 10 thousand years" in Chinese.