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The College of Foreign Languages at Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT) was established in May 2010, with its history dating back to the College of Arts and Sciences at TYUT. Currently under its administration are teaching and research units including the Department of Foreign Languages, College Foreign Languages Department, Foreign Languages and Literature Research Institute, and Foreign Languages Internet Education Center, as well as functional departments including the Dean’s Office, Teaching and Research Office, Student Affairs Office and College Communist Youth League Office etc. With nearly 5,000 square meters of office buildings and an equal size of foreign language teaching lab facilities, the College is well equipped with simultaneous interpreting labs, and quite a few modern network language learning centers and multimedia language labs. The College offers undergraduate programs in English, English & Japanese, and English & Russia. The English Program also enrolls students who would like to take English as a second bachelor’s degree program. Altogether, there are now 550 undergraduate students. Furthermore, the College is qualified to confer master's degrees in tier-1 disciplines of Foreign Language and Literature, and in Translation & Interpreting (MTI). It also offers master's programs in English, Japanese and Russian, with 79 graduates on campus at present.

The College of Foreign Languages boasts a dynamic cohort of teaching and research faculty who are knowledgeable and rigorous in academics, active and strong in research, and full of vigor and vitality, with their ranks and ages spanning a reasonable range. There are now 140 faculty and staff, including 10 full-time foreign teachers, 49 associate professors, 20 Ph.D holders and doctoral students, 16 master’s supervisors, 2 "Renowned Teachers" at the provincial level, 10 "Young and Middle-aged Cadre Teachers in Universities and College of Shanxi Province", and over 10 ad hoc famous experts and scholars from home and abroad. In recent years, many faculty members in the College have won the title of "Excellent Teachers" at university level or provincial level, and secured multiple awards in the "Shanxi Provincial Young Faculty Basic Skills Competition" and the Provincial Teaching Results Project.

Over the years, the College has been committed to advancing teaching and research in tandem, generating good results. The course of College English has been named a provincial quality course, and the course of Basic English for Graduate Students has been rated as a provincial quality course for graduate teaching. The College has undertaken and participated in 4 national research projects, 5 College English teaching reform projects sponsored by Ministry of Education, and 12 research and teaching reform projects at provincial or ministerial level and above. More than 60 projects sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the Provincial Science and Technology Department and the Provincial Department of Education have been completed or well underway, of which a dozen have won such awards as "Provincial Social Science Research Outstanding Achievements" and "Shanxi Provincial Teaching Achievements". The College has witnessed hundreds of papers published at home and abroad, of which a dozen are published in international professional journals, foreign language core journals and journals cited by CSSCI, which exerts certain influence in the domestic and overseas foreign language community.

English

1. English Major

Cultivation Goals: English major aims to cultivate the compound senior English professionals with lofty ideals and innovation awareness, a wide range of scientific and cultural knowledge and high humanistic quality, good professional ethics and strong social responsibility, who are in line with the 21st century national strategic development requirements and social needs, have a solid foundation of English language, master the systematic professional theoretical knowledge, have basic theoretical research and strong practical application ability in language, literature, culture and engineering English and other directions, and could be competent for translation, teaching, research, management and other works in foreign affairs, trade, culture, propaganda, education and scientific researches and other areas. Also, it commits to cultivating compound international talents with a broad international perspective and strong cross-cultural communication skills, who could adapt to the rapid development of the international community, could apply foreign language abilities to China's cultural propaganda and have a good knowledge of international rules, so as to promote the Chinese culture to the world.

Cultivation Requirements:After the four years’ professional learning and training, English majors should have a solid English language foundation, be proficient in comprehensive application of listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and other skills, master English linguistics and the basic theory of English and American literature, and have a good knowledge of the basic Chinese culture, English-speaking countries and national culture. They should master the basic knowledge of inter-cultural communication and have good intercultural communication skills, grasp the basic knowledge of engineering English, have the basic skills of engineering translation and be familiar to the principles, policies and regulations in Foreign affairs, economic and trade and other aspects. And they should master the literature search and use, data query, common researches and thesis writing methods and have the capabilities of independent learning and basic scientific researches.

Major Courses: comprehensive English, advanced English, English listening, English speaking, critical reading and essay writing, critical reading and practical writing, advanced English writing, translation theory and practice, English interpreting foundation, intermediate English interpreting, advanced translation, the society and Culture of English-speaking countries, the introduction to Chinese culture (English), British (American) literary history and selected reading, the introduction to linguistics, lexicology, engineering English, the second language (Japanese, Russian, German, French) and so on.

Main Practice Teaching Links:military training, social practice, professional practice, graduation practice, graduation thesis etc.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

2. English-Japanese Bilingual Major

Cultivation Goals: English major (English-Japanese Bilingual Major) aims to cultivate the compound senior English-Japanese bilingual professionals with lofty ideals and innovation awareness, a wide range of scientific and cultural knowledge and high humanistic quality, good professional ethics and strong social responsibility, who are in line with the 21st century national strategic development requirements and social needs, have a solid foundation of English-Japanese language, master the systematic professional theoretical knowledge, have basic theoretical research and strong practical application ability in language, literature, culture and engineering English and other directions, and could be competent for translation, teaching, research, management and other works in foreign affairs, trade, culture, propaganda, education and scientific researches and other areas. Also, it commits to cultivating compound international talents with a broad international perspective and strong cross-cultural communication skills, who could adapt to the rapid development of the international community, could apply foreign language abilities to China's cultural propaganda and have a good knowledge of international rules, so as to promote the Chinese culture to the world.

Cultivation Requirements:After the four years’ professional learning and training, English majors (English-Japanese Bilingual Major) should have a solid English and Japanese language foundation, be proficient in comprehensive application of listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and other skills, master English and Japanese linguistics and the basic theory of English, American and Japanese literature, and have a good knowledge of the basic Chinese culture, English-speaking countries and Japanese culture. They should master the basic knowledge of inter-cultural communication and have good intercultural communication skills, grasp the basic knowledge of engineering English, have the basic skills of engineering translation and be familiar to the principles, policies and regulations in Foreign affairs, economic and trade and other aspects. And they should master the literature search and use, data query, common researches and thesis writing methods and have the capabilities of independent learning and basic scientific researches.

Major Courses:comprehensive English, advanced English, English listening, English speaking, critical reading and essay writing, critical reading and practical writing, English-Chinese translation theory and practice, English interpreting foundation, intermediate English interpreting, The society and culture of English-speaking countries, the introduction to Chinese culture (English), engineering English, comprehensive Japanese, advanced Japanese, Japanese listening and speaking, Japanese reading, Japanese writing, Japanese-Chinese translation theory and practice, the society and culture of Japan.

Main Practice Teaching Links: military training, social practice, professional practice, graduation practice, graduation thesis etc.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

3. English-Russian Bilingual Major

Cultivation Goals:English major (English- Russian Bilingual Major) aims to cultivate the compound senior English- Russian bilingual professionals with lofty ideals and innovation awareness, a wide range of scientific and cultural knowledge and high humanistic quality, good professional ethics and strong social responsibility, who are in line with the 21st century national strategic development requirements and social needs, have a solid foundation of English- Russian language, master the systematic professional theoretical knowledge, have basic theoretical research and strong practical application ability in language, literature, culture and engineering English and other directions, and could be competent for translation, teaching, research, management and other works in foreign affairs, trade, culture, propaganda, education and scientific researches and other areas. Also, it commits to cultivating compound international talents with a broad international perspective and strong cross-cultural communication skills, who could adapt to the rapid development of the international community, could apply foreign language abilities to China's cultural propaganda and have a good knowledge of international rules, so as to promote the Chinese culture to the world.

Cultivation Requirements:After the four years’ professional learning and training, English majors (English- Russian Bilingual Major) should have a solid English and Russian language foundation, be proficient in comprehensive application of listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and other skills, master English and Russian linguistics and the basic theory of English, American and Russian literature, and have a good knowledge of the basic Chinese culture, English-speaking and Russian-speaking countries and national culture. They should master the basic knowledge of inter-cultural communication and have good inter-cultural communication skills, grasp the basic knowledge of engineering English, have the basic skills of engineering translation and be familiar to the principles, policies and regulations in Foreign affairs, economic and trade and other aspects. And they should master the literature search and use, data query, common researches and thesis writing methods and have the capabilities of independent learning and basic scientific researches.

Major Courses:comprehensive English, advanced English, English listening, English speaking, critical reading and essay writing, critical reading and practical writing, advanced English writing, English-Chinese translation theory and practice, English interpreting foundation, The society and culture of English-speaking countries, the introduction to Chinese culture (English), engineering English, comprehensive Russian, advanced Russian, Russian listening and speaking, Russian reading, Russian writing, Russian -Chinese translation theory and practice, the society and culture of countries related to Russian .

Main Practice Teaching Links: military training, social practice, professional practice, graduation practice, graduation thesis etc.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

 



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