The School of Foreign Languages (SFL) consists of three departments and one section, namely, the English Department, the Japanese Department, the Business English Department and the Teaching Section for Non-English Majors. They attempt to provide an appealing environment of academic excellence and educational intimacy for 1,000 undergraduates and postgraduates.
SFL has facilitated various incubators for original ideas. These “idea laboratories” include six research institutes with a commitment for Irish Studies, Literature Studies of English-Speaking Countries, Translation Studies, Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Japanese Culture and Economy Studies, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Studies.
Aiming higher and pushing harder, the newly emerging School of Foreign Languages always has passion to perform. We boast the milestone success in evolving into a State-level Demonstration Site for College English Educational Reform and the giant strides in the master program of English Language & Literature, the provincial key major of English and provincial top-quality courses and so on, let alone the good tidings of College English Test and employment situation.
Our faculty is as broad ranging in its interests and expertise as it is distinguished to ensure high quality of teaching. It consists of 88 professional teachers including 9 professors and 43 associate professors. We take pride in such scholars as 14 Ph.D. or Ph.D. Candidates and 18 Master Candidate Supervisors. Half of our teachers have acquired a further education abroad. Also available to undergraduate students are foreign experts and teachers.
We are devoted to promote a regular academic exchange and cooperation relationship in such countries and regions as the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Holland and Hong Kong. With the help of these programs, teachers are encouraged to study or work abroad. Students of English and Japanese can get their bachelor’s degree or sometimes even BA-plus-MA degree in either a “2+2” or “3+1” program.
SFL is a vibrant intellectual community with professors and doctors taking the lead. In recent two years, our research is enhanced by more than 38 projects, some of which are sponsored by National Social Science Foundation of China or Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China while others are Provincial or Ministry Social Science Planning Projects.
Accordingly, we produce conspicuous work in a wide range of fields oriented with two key disciplines, namely, Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics and English Language & Literature. This work comprises academic achievements from a total of 211 articles, half of which have been accepted by top scholarly journals, to 5 academic books, 6 textbooks and a number of translated books and others. Young and middle-aged teachers have won many awards in competitions of all levels in modern teaching skills
The impressive teaching faculty and the ever-strengthening academic research form a solid foundation for the development of the foreign language & literature discipline. In line with its motto “An Integrity of Teaching and Research, Theory and Practice”, SFL adheres to the Small-Size-Class teaching method and aims to prepare students for business, education and diplomacy with proficiency in foreign languages and competence in cross-cultural communication. After years of development and with the experience it has accumulated, our school has succeeded in developing its own teaching system manifested in curriculum, textbook development and in-class teaching. Noted for their diligence, competence in their professions and excellence in practical kills, our students have won medals in various contests, like CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest, All-China Interpreting Contest, Casio Cup Speech Contest, etc. The employment rate of our graduates reaches a high of 99.65%. Most of them find a job in banking, foreign trade, and education.
ZUFE School of Foreign Languages takes advantage of high-tech teaching facilities. These include multi-media teaching centers, audio-visual labs, a lecture hall, and multi-media classrooms, all of which help to provide better teaching and learning conditions.