|Brief Introduction of the School of Foreign Languages|
The School of Foreign Languages
Established in April 2004, the School of Foreign Languages shoulders the work of English teaching for undergraduate candidates and postgraduate candidates in this university and the work of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). There are in this School altogether four disciplines, namely English Language and Literature, International Education of Chinese (IEC), Japanese Language and Literature, and Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, with the first two being the university-level key disciplines, and another two assisting offices: Language Experiment Center and Foreign-Language Books’ Center.
The School, following the laws of higher education and professional talents’ growth and merging into actively the national and local developmental strategies, has a gradual improvement in the comprehensive school-running capacity; sticking to the basis of fostering talents with virtues and centering on teaching and academies, the School is now making efforts to run majors with special characteristics and improve the quality of talents. Currently the School mainly enrolls undergraduates of the English Language and IEC, and postgraduates of Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI). Since 2016, the double-degree of the English Language has also started its enrollment.
Relying on the background of TCM, the School offers some courses with specialties, such as General Knowledge about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Science of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, Formulas of Chinese Medicine, Tuina Science, and Practices and Case Analyses of the Translation of TCM, and fosters all-round talents who both have a sound knowledge of foreign languages and have a basic understanding of TCM, which will not only make contributions to the inheritance of TCM culture and social development but also serve a great help for TCM to be introduced to the whole world.
The School of Foreign Languages now has 65 full-time staff, with 3 professors (4.64%), 13 associate professors (20%), 41 lecturers (63.07%), and 4 teaching assistants (6.15%).
There are about 578 students studying in this School. Since the foundation, the School has 841 English major graduates and 102 graduates of IEC from 2007 to 2017, with the average employment rate being over 95%.
Special Introduction of the School of Foreign Languages
The School of Foreign Languages now has two majors, namely English Language and Literature, and International Education of Chinese, both of which belong to the fourth university-level key disciplines.
Set up in 2004, the major of English Language and Literature aims to foster applied and all-round talents who have a sound knowledge of the English language, a better practical ability of English, and some basic knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and can fluently put what has been learnt into translation, teaching, management, and scientific research in such fields as English education, international communication, medical care, etc.
The major of International Education of Chinese, founded in 2012, aims to foster the applied professional talents of the Chinese language and literature. The graduates are expected to have a good master of the Chinese language and literature, Chinese culture, and some basic knowledge of TCM; they are also expected to have a good humanity quality and a proficient ability in foreign languages and cross-cultural communication. Based on what they have learnt about the Chinese language and Chinese culture, the graduates are supposed to be able to conduct some relevant work of language communication in administrative departments, foreign trade agencies, news and press publishing house, and enterprise and public institutions, etc.
The School of Foreign Languages now has 11 language labs (744 seats) and 1 translation training lab, with the total area being 2,100 square meters; in addition, there is an FM transmitter and an audio broadcasting facility used for listening and exams, and an advanced network platform of language teaching and study, which shoulders the work of language teaching for all major students in different levels.
Foreign-Language Books’ Center now has a storage of 5,493 books, which covers imported English books, Chinese-English books, audio books, and English major books, etc.; it also offers 5 kinds of newspapers and 32 kinds of English periodicals for teachers and students to read.