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School of Foreign Language Education

Introduction

Our school intends to fulfill JLU’s mission of building a first-class, research-oriented university by enhancing the foreign language proficiency of all students at JLU. With high-caliber faculty and strong academic programs, our school stresses quality teaching and dedicated research in foreign language education. School of Foreign Language Education (SOFLE) at JLU offers foreign language courses to all the students enrolled in different academic programs including undergraduates, graduate students, and students in adult education programs as well. The courses are mainly English language courses, although Japanese, Russian, French, and German language courses are also provided.

 

SOFLE consists of 15 teaching divisions. There are 350 faculty & staff members. Among the 327 language teachers, there are 41 professors, 102 associate professors, and 184 instructors. Prof. Zhan Ju is the Dean (jzhan@jlu.edu.cn) and Mr. He Qiang is the chair of the school council (heqiang@jlu.edu.cn).

 

Areas of Specialization

(1) MA in Foreign Linguistic and Applied Linguistics

(2) MA in Translation and Interpretation (MTI)

 

Research

Faculty members at SOFLE are also dedicated researchers. In the past 10 years, they have engaged in 419 research projects, including National Social Science Fund research projects and Ministry of Education social science research. Our school has published 326 papers in CSSCI OPAC searching journals. In addition, many faculty members have been involved in compiling foreign language textbooks and dictionaries.

(1) Language Labs

-Our college is home to 56 digital language laboratories with 2969 seats where students have access to authentic language learning resources.

(2) Research Hubs

-Tertiary Foreign Language Education Research Center (TFLERC)

(3) Major research projects

1)   Research on commonalities and differences in second language writing Between China and the United States (National Social Science Fund). Lead Researcher: Zhan Ju

2)   Contemporary Chicano literature studies (National Social Science Fund). Lead Researcher: Lü Na

3)   Cooperative Research on Language and Words Management (Social Science Research of Ministry of Education). Lead Researcher: Zhan Ju

4)   Research On the Temporal-spatial Conceptual Transfer in the Acquisition of English and Chinese as a Foreign Language Respectively (Social Science Research of Ministry of Education). Lead Researcher: Li Xijiang

5)   Study of the Cultural Narrative Features of American “Post-9/11” Novels (Social Science Research of Ministry of Education). Lead Researcher: Piao Yu

6).  Study on the Effect of Modern Japanese Scholars ‘Opinions of the ‘War of Japanese Aggression Towards China.’Social Science Research of Ministry of Education). Lead Researcher: Zhang Jin

 

Collaborative Programs

I.  International Conference Platforms

1. Second Language Writing Symposium

2. College English Writing Teaching and Research Conference

 

II.  International Cooperation Programs

1. Partnership Agreement with the Queen's University   Belfast in Relation to Postgraduate Program in the School of Education

2. Partnership Agreement in Relation to Postgraduate Program in the School of Education

3. On-line Writing Co-teaching Program with Rutgers State University of New Jersey

4. Higher Education English Teachers Program at the University of Los Angeles in the United States

 

III. Programs and Courses Conducted in English

1. MA in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Course Listings:

Comparative Chinese and English Studies

Modern Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

Cross-cultural Communication

Translation Theory and Practice

Language Testing

Semantics

Social Linguistics

Second Language Acquisition

Pragmatics

Comparative Linguistics

Advanced English

Selected Reading of English and American Literature

Textual Linguistics

Research Methodology and Academic Writing

Language Philosophy

Linguistic statistics

Syntax

Computer Assisted Instruction


 2. MA in Translation and Interpretation (MTI)

Course Listings:

Survey of Translation      

Interpretation

Translation Practice  

Consecutive Interpreting

Simultaneous Interpretation

Second Language

Translation Criticism

Conference Interpreting

Thematic Interpretation

Sight Interpreting

Language Planning and Policy

Business Interpreting

Diplomatic Interpreting

Business Translation

Media Translation

A Contrastive Study of Chinese and English

Modern Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

Cross-cultural Communication

Translation Theory and Practice

Testing

Semantics

Social Linguistics

Second Language Acquisition

Pragmatics

Contrastive Linguistics

Advanced English

Selected Reading of English and American Literature

Stylistics

Text Linguistics

Computer Assisted Instruction

 

Contact Information:

Websitehttp://flc.jlu.edu.cn/images/english.jpg 

Telephone: 86-431-85166291 (administration); 86-431-85166292 (teaching)