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The School of Foreign Languages

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    The School of Foreign Languages at Dalian Polytechnic University grew out of its Foreign Language Department which was founded in 1996 and got its current name in 2008. Now it consists of an English Department, a Japanese Department, a Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, a College English Teaching and Research Section, a Postgraduate English Teaching and Research Section, and a Russian Teaching and Research Section.

    The School of Foreign Languages has a young and vigorous staff with professional competence. Among the 77 full-time teachers, 6 are professors, 24 are associate professors, and another 6 have earned PhD degrees or are PhD candidates. The school attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation, recruiting foreign teachers from the US, UK, Canada and Japan as long-term employees as well as regularly assigning outstanding young teachers to study abroad.

    The School of Foreign Languages possesses excellent educational resources and is well equipped with teaching and scientific research facilities, which makes for more efficient modern language teaching. There are 18 language labs, a simultaneous interpretation platform, Transn translation platform, MYET Automatic Speech Analysis System, virtual situational teaching platform and 2 English FM broadcasting stations. It provides teachers and students with more than 100,000 academic and professional books, materials and digital resources as well as over 1000 audio-visual materials which can fully satisfy their needs. In addition, a language demonstration center, the only one in the northeast of China, was established here by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

    Presently the School of Foreign Languages has a teaching and research faculty comprised of  teachers of varying ages, education background and positional titles. The research orientation is towards foreign language literature and culture studies, Chinese language and literature studies, comparative literature studies, cross-cultural communication studies, translation studies as well as higher education studies. In recent years it has undertaken more than 50 research projects including international bilateral cooperation projects, Chinese Foreign Language Education Fund Projects, Humanities and Social Sciences Projects for the Ministry of Education, Foreign Language Teaching Reform Special Projects, Liaoning Education Science Projects (during the 12th Five-year Plan Period), Education Fund Projects for Liaoning Province and programs supported by the Dalian Social Sciences Association.

    Since 2008, the school has launched a series of cooperative training projects with some foreign universities, such as Western Oregon University (US), Kanazawa Seiryo University (Japan) and Waseda University(Japan), as well as some famous domestic universities including Shanghai International Studies University, University of International Business and Economics, Jilin University and Northeast Normal University. After one or two years study here, selected students with excellent academic records may be admitted to the universities mentioned above if they so desire.

    The undergraduates of this school have participated in over 20 language contests on the national, provincial or municipal level and over 200 won prizes in recent years. The graduates are hardworking and pragmatic, with moral integrity and ability. Some of them have gone abroad for master degrees, studying at the University of LaVerne (California, USA), King's Way Princeton England, Kyushu University(Japan), Tohoku University(Japan), Tsukuba University(Japan), or Niigata University (Japan), etc.; some have also become postgraduates in Beijing Foreign Studies University, Shanghai International Studies University, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Jilin University or University of International Relations; some have found their positions in public institutions like Shenyang Municipal Organization Department, Jilin Municipal Personnel Bureau or Harbin Institute of Technology; others are employed by Fortune 500 companies like Procter & Gamble Company, Huawei Company, Legend Holding Ltd., Hewltt-Packard Company, and so on.

 

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