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Brief Introduction of School of Foreign Languages,

China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

 

China University of Geosciences (CUG) is one of the leading national universities under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. It is supported by the national “211 Project” and enjoys sponsorship of the “Platform for National Advanced Disciplines Innovation” program. CUG is one of the 33 universities authorized by the state to set up its graduate school. Featured by disciplines of Geosciences, CUG is a comprehensive university which promotes coordinated multidisciplinary development of Science, Engineering, Literature, Management, Economics, Law, Education and Philosophy.

CUG (Wuhan) started to offer English program in 1972. In 1980, it began to offer the program of Russian for science & technology. With Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) established in 1993, it began to recruit students for BA program of English language. In 2001, DFL got conferral right to offer MA program in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, and started to enroll graduate students. In 2005, DFL obtained the right to grant MA degree in English Language and Literature. In the same year, DFL was upgraded to School of Foreign Languages. In 2010, the School was authorized to recruit students for Master of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures as Key Discipline and Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI).

School of Foreign Languages comprises Department of English, College English Department, Second Languages Department, Research Institute of Foreign Language and Culture, and “Model English Language Learning Center of Higher Education Institutions in Hubei Province”. Through long-term exploration, practice and innovation, programs of English, with the talent cultivation goal of “high morality, solid foundation, proficient expertise, unity of knowing and doing”, have formed a talent cultivation pattern featured by “solid foundation, wide knowledge, strong ability”. Undergraduate program includes three cultivation directions: English language and literature, business English and sci-tech translation, while graduate program has three focuses: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature, and Russian Language and Literature.

Currently, the School has 103 staff members, of which 88 are teachers, including 14 professors, 29 associate professors and 6 foreign teachers. Most of the teachers are equipped with excellent commands of language and culture, broad global outlooks, and advanced teaching concepts and skills. In recent years, they have hosted a series of influential scientific research projects and teaching research projects at various administrative levels (state, province, ministry or municipality). Both their teaching practice and research interest contribute to a research feature, with research focus and research advantages in the following fields: English literature, English linguistics, translation study, second language acquisition, English education, cross-culture communication, and sci-tech Russian, etc.

After more than 30 years of construction and development, School of Foreign languages, CUG (Wuhan) now combines talent cultivation with scientific research, and is capable of providing education programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The School has a highly competitive faculty, a sound talent cultivation system and is equipped with advanced teaching facilities like simultaneous interpretation lab, computer assisted translation lab, and abundant collections of periodicals, books and electronic resources on foreign languages. With increasingly fruitful achievements in scientific research and socially acknowledged quality of talent cultivation, School of Foreign Languages has become a training base for high-level foreign language talents, and is enjoying certain popularity and reputation among its peers.


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