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English Department Introduction

1.   Historical development and discipline introduction

  The Department of English was formerly known as the Foreign Language Department of Hangzhou Teachers College, founded in 1978, and it is one of the earliest established foreign language departments in Zhejiang province. Up to now, it has had 4311 graduates including undergraduates and postgraduates. At present, there are two undergraduate programs, English Education and English with concentration on business, which are supported by the Provincial Education Authority as a “Key Program”, with currently 1189 undergraduates. Furthermore, English Language and Literature is the “Key Discipline” at the provincial level. At present more than 151 postgraduates are registered in the programs of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature, English Curriculum and Teaching Theory, and Subject Teaching (English). The English department has a long history, with distinctive characteristics of professional development. English Language and Literature is a nationally recognized discipline. English teacher education and English linguistics also have great influences both in and outside of the province.

2.   Faculty

The Faculty of the English Department has been continuously optimized and the overall strength has been greatly improved. There are 57 full-time teachers in the English Department, including 17 professors and 22 associate professors, 28 teachers with doctoral degrees, one professor distinguished as a “Changjiang Scholar” and four professors as “Qiantang scholars”. Moreover, one teacher won the provincial title of excellent teaching; many teachers won the title of “Top Ten Teachers” “Students’ Favorite Teacher” and “Excellent Teacher” in Hangzhou Normal University. In recent years, many teachers have paid academic visits to universities abroad, worked in Confucius Institute overseas or provided support to Xinjiang’s secondary education. In addition, every year the English Department hires several foreign experts and teachers for teaching and research work.

3.   Scientific research

The English Department has a profound academic atmosphere, relying on the good platforms of research institutes and research centers, carrying out academic exchanges regularly. More and more teachers are participating in scientific research and teaching research; the research team continues to mature. In recent years, the teachers of our English Department have made great achievements in scientific research, obtaining scientific research projects and publishing various works and papers.

In the recent five years, the teachers of the English Department have presided over 16 Projects sponsored by National Social Science Fund, including one Major Project and one Key Project. Of them Professor Yin Qiping's project "Study of British Literature in a Changing Cultural Concept" was a great breakthrough in Zhejiang province of English Language and Literature. Furthermore, it won 26 provincial and ministerial project awards and 20 provincial scientific research awards. Faculty in the English department have published more than 68 textbooks and over 127 papers in SSCI and CSSCI periodicals, with more than 40 authoritative publication articles in Paideuma, Cambridge Quarterly, Journal of Pragmatics, Foreign Literary Criticism, Foreign Literary Studies, Foreign Language Teaching and Research, Foreign Language, and Chinese Translation. Professor Shi-xu is the chief editor of the international journal “Journal of Multicultural Discourses” (ESCI) and the domestic journal “Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies”. Additionally, by way of organizing meetings or attending international and domestic academic conferences, faculty have made good academic exchanges with colleagues at home and abroad, and won a good reputation for our department.

4.   Education

The department aims to foster high quality comprehensive English talents, with a sound basic knowledge of English language, skills and extensive cultural knowledge, and the ability to use English skillfully in education, foreign affairs, trade, tourism, scientific research, management, and so on. In recent years, along with the continual teaching reform, the teaching quality has greatly improved. Practical teaching has increasingly become an important part of teaching activities. The English Department has continuously strengthened the connection with social units, worked with many famous schools and enterprises, and established a batch of practical teaching bases.

In recent years, students in the English Department won a series of honors in various national English contests. They have won the first prize in Zhejiang Pre-service Teachers’ Skills Competition, Zhejiang University Students English Speaking Contest, and Zhejiang University Students Occupational Career Planning Competition of Employment Group. They also won the championship of the China Daily Twenty-first Century "Coca-Cola Cup" English Speaking Contest at the Zhejiang provincial level, and the runner up in CCTV Outlook English Talent Competition. Besides, they have performed well in the TEM4 and TEM8 exams. The rate of postgraduate enrollment and the number of students studying abroad are also increasing year by year. There are a number of graduates admitted to well-known universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, University of Edinburgh, University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Fudan University and Beijing Foreign Studies University.

In the past 40 years, with continuous reform and innovation, the English department set up the belief of advancing with the times, established a scientific and standardized curriculum system, built a professional team to meet the requirement of educational targets, and cultivated a large number of advanced English talents to fit with the need of the modern social economy, culture, science and technology and other aspects of the development. They have not only a solid foundation in English, strong practical ability and innovative spirit, but also a broad knowledge of science, culture and international vision, with a high sense of responsibility, sense of mission and dedication. The majority of the graduates have won recognition and respect in their career, from their colleagues and employers.


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