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School of Foreign Languages

  The School of Foreign Languages (SFL), Shanxi University, was founded in 1919, first as the Classification of English Literature under liberal arts of the Imperial Shanxi University, and the year 1996 saw a cancellation of the department and a reconstruction of the College of Foreign Languages, and in 2003 the Department of College English was merged into it. The school now offers five undergraduate specialties:

  English: 1919

  Russian: 1949

  Japanese: 1978

  German: 2003

  French: 2008

  And five MA programs:

  English Language & Literature: 1984

  Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics: 1998

  Japanese Language & Literature: 2001

  French Language & Literature: 2006

  MTI: 2010

  SFL has six research branches: Institute of Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Office of Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Studies, Office of British and American Literature Studies, Office of Translation Studies, Office of Sino-Foreign Culture Studies, and Office of College English Teaching Studies.

  Also attached to SFL are The Training Center of Foreign Languages and The Training Center of Shanxi Province, which are in charge of foreign language training and examination administration of PETS-5, TOEFL, BEC, BFT, etc.

  SFL boasts of quality teaching facilities and outstanding teaching staff.It has two teaching buildings, six well-equipped language labs, six multi-media classrooms, a computer center, a ground satellite receiving station and a reference room with over 50,000 copies of books and audio-visual materials.Currently among 138 faculty members in the school are 5 full professors, 29 associate professors, 1 tutor of Ph.D candidates, and 19 supervisors of MA candidates. 12 faculty members have doctoral degree, and 15 are doctoral candidates. At present 459 students enroll in the undergraduate programs and 150 postgraduate programs.

  Since its establishment, SFL has cultivated over 5,000 undergraduates and postgraduates. After the development of over 90 years, SFL, by virtue of its solid strength, has become both an important academic institution of foreign language teaching, research, training and social service in Shanxi Province and a comprehensive training base for high quality talents for Shanxi Province. It has been playing a very special and important role in the cause of being open to the outside and economic construction of Shanxi Province. 

 
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