The School of Foreign Languages is composed English Department, Japanese Department, two Public Foreign Language Departments (offering English, Russian, and Japanese courses), and two research institutes for Translation and Anglo-American Literature. It boastsa number of specialized laboratories, one center laboratory for independent language learning, and one reference room. At present, the School has 98 full-time faculty members and 3 foreign teachers, including 4 Professors, 13 Associate Professors, and 78 Assistant Professors. Among them, one has been selected as member of the ELT Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education and one granted special government allowance from the State Council. Besides, there are one “Teacher Master” of Anhui Province, one “Teaching New Star” of Anhui Province, and one “Shungeng Talent” candidate of Huainan City, four “Middle-aged and Young Key Teachers” of Anhui University of Science and Technology, and one “Outstanding Teaching Team” of the University. Many of them have won the first and second prizes in the National College Foreign Language Teaching Contest.
Through years of development, the School has received many honors. In 2012, it was awarded the title “National Pioneer Workers”. The Department of Public Foreign Languages was honored “Outstanding Women Team” of Huainan in 2011, “Anhui Provincial Red Flag Outstanding Women Collective” in 2013, and “National Red Flag Outstanding Women Collective” in 2015. The School was granted the honorary title of “Advanced Grassroots Party Organization” by Anhui Provincial Education Work Committee in 2016, and “Sunshine Home” by the Provincial Work Committee of Science, Education, Culture, Sanitation, and Sports in 2017.
The School offers two undergraduate programs, English and Japanese, two master’s programs, International E-commerce Language and Culture, and Master of Translation and Interpretation (MTI). In recent years, it has yielded fruitful results in many aspects. There is one provincial-level key course, College English; one provincial-leveloutstanding course, Translation Theory and Practice; and one outstanding course of the university,Advanced English. The ESP Teaching Reform won the Special Award of the Teaching Achievement Awards of Anhui University of Science and Technology. The English Program, as the first undergraduate program of the University to receive the assessment of the Ministry of Education, passed the assessment with “good” results
The students’ passing rates of CET-4, CET-8, CJT-4 and CJT-8 remain 30%-40% higher than the general passing rates of whole country. The employment rate of graduates reaches 100%, and the rate of postgraduate entrance examination remains approximately 20%. Each year, 4-6 students are selected as the recommended exemption graduates.
The School devotes to the improvement of students’ overall quality and innovation awareness. Students have won great honors in competitions and contests, including more than fifty awards in state-level and provincial-level college entrepreneurship training competition, one third prize of National English Speaking Competition, oneMerit Award in Cross-Straits Speaking Contest, one Gold Award in Anhui College Career Planning Competition, and one Special Prize in Anhui Province Writing Contest. In recent year, nearly 20 students have participated in students exchange programs with colleges and universities in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Germany, and other countries and regions.
The School, insisting on the student-oriented development road always focuses on the enhancement of students’ basic knowledge,practicecompetence, comprehensive quality, innovation awareness, and distinct characteristics with the purpose to cultivate competitive graduates with scientific and humanistic knowledge, global vision, innovation spirit, and strong sense of social responsibility.
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