School of Foreign Languages

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(1) History
The history of the College of Foreign Languages at Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU) can be traced back to the Department of Foreign Languages that was founded at National Chung Cheng University in 1946. It was renamed the Department of Foreign Languages during the following periods: from 1949-1953 at Nanchang University, at Jiangxi Teachers College from 1953-1983, and at Jiangxi Normal University from 1985-1993, successively. The name “the College of Foreign Languages” has been formally acknowledged at JXNU since 1994.
(2) Academic Programs
As the first authorized institution to confer master’s degrees in Jiangxi Province, the College is composed of three departments: the Department of English, the Department of Japanese and the Department of Translation and Interpreting. There are undergraduate programs in English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature and Translation Studies, and the department also offers six postgraduate programs. They are:
·English Language and Literature,
·Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics,
·Cross-cultural Studies,
·English Language Teaching Methodology
·Master of Education in English
·Master of Translation and Interpreting
In addition to these, a doctoral program in Modern Language Theory and Application was granted in 2013.
English Language and Literature has been ranked as a provincial key discipline in Jiangxi Province since 2004, and was recognized at the national level as a specialized major in 2008. The program was ranked excellent in the National Master Degree Assessment and Evaluation in 2005, and in the English Education Evaluation and Assessment enacted by The Ministry of Education in 2007. According to the Chinese University and Disciplines Evaluation Report (2010-2011), the program was listed as one of the “five-star” majors for two successive years, ranking in the top 5% among all universities providing an English Language and Literature major in China.
 
(3) Teaching Staff
The College enjoys tremendous faculty strength with a 144-member full-time faculty, including 122 teachers, among which, there are 10 professors, 45 associate professors and 73 lecturers. Amongst these, 32 have doctorate degrees (including PhD candidates), one is listed in the “Ganpo Talents, the 555 Project”, one is a candidate for the “Baiqianwan Talent Project in the New Century” on the provincial level, one is a “Renowned Teacher of Jiangxi Province”, three are “Young and Middle-aged Academic Leaders among University Teachers in Jiangxi”, and another three are “Young and Middle-aged Key Teachers of Jiangxi”. Within this faculty, two are PhD supervisors and 23 are MA supervisors.
 
Great importance has been attached to the academic development of all teachers within the School, and by supporting visits to and/or further study abroad, the School has established close academic bonds with several foreign universities. Due to the “going out actively and inviting extensively” policy, quality academic connections with international academia have been carefully developed. Research results from teachers of the School appear in several top journals and have had profound influence in the field. The School has won a name for excellence in both teaching and academic research and is known nationwide for its leading role in the area of foreign language related education and research.
 
(4) Teaching and Academic Research
The College of Foreign Languages has five academic research centers: the Modern Linguistic Research Center, the Foreign Literature Research Center, the Second Language Acquisition Research Center, the Translation and Cross-cultural Studies Center and the Foreign Language Education Research Center.
 
The college has been highly praised for its achievements in both academic research and teaching. From 2011 to 2016, nine projects have been supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China, four by the Humanities and Social Science Project (The Ministry of Education), and more than 70 others by different provincial funds. Two of the research results were reviewed and won Second Prize, the Jiangxi Social Sciences Award, and three won the Third Prize. One textbook edited by teachers of the School was awarded the Second Prize of Excellent Textbooks Edited by General Institutes of Higher Education of Jiangxi, three were awarded the Third Prize and two groups were awarded the Second Prize for Teaching Achievements of Jiangxi. More than 80 academic papers have been published by top journals at home and abroad, and more than 150 have been accepted by other journals. Ten academic monographs, two translated books and another five textbooks were published at the same time. In the past five years, six teachers won special awards for their outstanding performance in the SFLEP National Foreign Language Teaching Contest (Jiangxi Division), with three winning the First Prize. One of the teachers won the First Prize in the National Foreign Language Teaching Contest, and two won the Second Prize.  
(5) Talents Training
 
The College of Foreign languages serves as a vital training base for language talents in Jiangxi province. Currently, there are about 1700 undergraduates, over 300 full-time graduates and more than 300 part-time EMA students in our college. We have given constant prominence to undergraduate education and have taken bold actions in its reforms. The course “Intensive Reading” was acclaimed as a Jiangxi Provincial-level top quality course in 2009. Our English major was included as one of the pilot Projects of Jiangxi Higher Education Institution Reforms in 2013. In recent years, our students’ scores on the CET4 and CET6 tests have achieved top-ranking in Jiangxi. In addition to this, every year, on average 90% of English majors and Japanese majors pass the TEM 4 tests and over 70% of our English majors pass the TEM 8 by the time they graduate. Our college also puts emphasis ondeveloping well-rounded students through social practice work. From our Alumni Li Jiayu, who won Second Place in 2002 in the CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest, to Ai Lisha, who wonFirst Place in 2004, our students have been demonstrating their excellence over the years in various contests ranging from public speaking, to FTLRP debate, to TAC translating and interpreting. The employment rate of our graduates stands at around 95%, which has been secured with the help of our alumni whose outstanding language proficiency and teaching skills have been widely recognized among employers.
 
(6) Social Service
In line with the directive given by the Teachers Training Division of the Ministry of Education to encourage undergraduates of Teacher Training Colleges to do teaching practice in rural primary and middle schools, JXNU launched the “Red Earth” Teaching Practice Program. It is an innovative teacher training model oriented towards modernizing elementary education, especially in rural areas. It aims at improving trainees’ practical teaching abilities and stepping up our support for rural education reform within Jiangxi Province. Nearly 200 of our English majors have participated in “Red Earth” and contributed their due share to ESL teaching in Jiangxi rural primary and middle schools.
The National Primary and Middle School Teachers Training Program (NTTP) is an important measure taken by the Ministry of Education and Finance in 2010 in order to enhance teachers’ abilities, especially those in rural areas. In response to this call, our department has helped in the on-going training of almost 2000 primary and middle school teachers who attended the NTTP and Jiangxi Teachers Training Program since 2010. In the meantime, we have sent nearly 800 undergraduates to rural primary and middle schools to replace those teachers during their training period. It is a testament to our efforts in improving the qualifications of Jiangxi ESL teachers.
 
(7) International Cooperation
The College of Foreign Languages encourages international cooperation in various forms. One example of this was the Connie Speech Class, which was a creative form of international cooperation. The class was initiated in 2000 by Connie Gibson, with the aim of training students in public speaking and critical thinking. Connie is a well-known speech educator dedicated to training students in this area. She won the Lu Shan Friendship Award of Jiangxi Province in 2002 and the National Friendship Award in 2004. In 2011, she also won the Special Contribution Award granted by the FLTRP Cup National English Speech Contest.
Our students are encouraged to study abroad, and have opportunities for short term visits or longer term exchanges with other countries. We have close cooperation with several universities around the world, including the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, the University of York, the University of Glasgow and National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan.
We have a variety of international cooperation programs with Japanese universities and institutions as well. Since 2003, we have signed Cooperative-Cultivation Agreements with several Japanese universities, such as Okayama University, Kagawa University, Gifu Keizai University and Fukuyama University, and this has given about 1/3 of our Japanese majors the opportunity to study in Japanese universities for anywhere from a year to two and a half years. In 2015, Jiangxi Normal University collaborated with the Japanese International Exchange Fund Cultural Center in establishing the “Window of Communication in Nanchang” between China and Japan. The Center regularly donates a large number of resources and cultural products like magazines, books, and videos to our school. Presently, there are over 1000 Japanese books and 100 kimonos. Students obtain a clear picture of Japanese society and culture through various culture-related activities held by Jiangxi Normal University, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and reading Japanese newspapers and magazines. Besides these activities, the project regularly sends students to participate in summer camps and other free short-term visits to Japan. In cooperation with the Japanese International Exchange Fund Cultural Center, the institute has offered a series of China-Japan exchange activities to undergraduates, Nanchang citizens, Japanese college students, and other overseas students. Teachers are encouraged to “go global”, and now they have many chances to attend international conferences and take part in government-sponsored overseas study.
 
 
 
A list of discipline&major of School of  Foreign Languages
 
 
 
NNo.
 
Category of discipline
 
Discipline
Code
 
Program Name
 
 
Level
Years
 
Introduction
1
 
Linguistics
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures
050201
English
 
 
Bachelor
4
The program aims at fostering students’ English language proficiency and international vision, so that they can be English teachers for all kinds of schools, professional personnel for language teaching and research and English trainers for large and medium-size enterprises. Through the learning of educational theory courses and teaching practice, students will master solid professional knowledge and teaching competence. Teaching, translation, research and management work in the sector of education, economic and trade, foreign affairs, science and technology, culture, and administration etc. will be the prospect work for the students.
22
Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literature
 
Translation and Interpreting
Bachelor
4
This program aims at cultivating well-rounded students equipped with bilingual language proficiency. Students are also expected to have broad cultural knowledge, a variety of expertise and strong adaptability as well as creativity and ability in translation and interpretation between Chinese and English so that they will be the translators who can undertake various fields of translation covering foreign affairs, business and trade, science and technology, literature, culture, tourism, education, etc. We offer opportunities to observe and hand-on experience in translation companies and Jiu Sheng International Foreign Trade Company and some major scenic spots. Besides, on-campus students can engage in service programs, like English volunteers association, Translation association, etc.
33
 
linguistics
Foreign language and Literature
 
Japanese
Bachelor
4
 
The program cultivates student’s skills in Japanese language, literature and culture, aiming at training talents in translation practice of foreign affairs, commerce, science and technology, culture, tourism, education and other fields between Chinese and Japanese.
 
44
linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literature
 
English Language and Literature
 
Master
3
English Language and Literature is the earliest foreign language key disciplines and foreign language brand major in Jiangxi Province, and identified by the Ministry of Education as the first class of national characteristic major. The program is the earliest major to confer master's degree in Jiangxi Province. In 1999, the program began to recruit graduate students. The discipline has a vibrant academic team with 10 professors, 39 associate professors and 21 doctors (including in reading).In the recent 5 years, 7 Projects of the National Social Science Fund has been organized. It has formed four distinct research directions: English and American literature research, theoretical linguistics research, translation theory and practice research, second language acquisition research.
45
linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literature
 
Master of Education in English
Master
3
This program, based on modern foreign language education theory research and teaching reform experiment, aims at fostering students’ teaching abilities. We have long-term corporation with primary and secondary schools to serve as postgraduates practice base, which provides microteaching, teaching probation and observation, education practice for students. This program recruits in-service master of education since 2002 and full-time master of education since 2009.Over 500 students have graduated and they have grown to be the backbone of university teachers as well as primary and secondary schools English teacher in Jiangxi province.
66
linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literature
 
Master of Translation and Interpretation
Master
3
The program was started in 2011, aiming at training high-end translators. We have simultaneous interpretation laboratories and several translation practice bases so that students can hand-on experience in translation and interpretation. We have close cooperation with the foreign affairs department of the local government, water sport center and BITE Translation Company, ensuring translation observation and internship for students.
7
 
77
 
linguistics
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literature
 
 
 
MA in Intercultural Studies
Master
3
 
The program was started in 2014, focusing on the different values and behavior patterns of Chinese and foreign cultures, and studying the phenomenon of cultural conflict in intercultural communication and Chinese and foreign language education, from the perspective of sociology, sociolinguistics and anthropology. It aims at cultivating talents with cross-cultural awareness and intercultural communication competence as well as their cross-cultural knowledge. Students from this program can be employed by government agencies, overseas-funded enterprises and colleges.
88
 
Foreign Languages and Literature
050211
MA of Foreign Languages and Literature
Master
3
Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics is a sub-discipline under the discipline of Foreign Languages and Literature. It has three research fields including English linguistics, translation theory and practice and second language acquisition. Since 2003, with joint efforts and devotion over ten years the discipline has formed its research fields with special characteristics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A list of course of School of Foreign Languages
 
No.
Code
Course Name
 
Level
1
252012
Integrated English
Bachelor
2
251093
English Audio and Visual Comprehension
Bachelor
3
252030
Oral English
Bachelor
4
252044
English Writing
Bachelor
5
252016
 English Extensive Reading
Bachelor
6
252043
 A Survey of English Speaking Countries
Bachelor
7
252251
 English Literature
Bachelor
8
252251
 American Literature
Bachelor
9
252234
 English Linguistics
Bachelor
10
252073
 English-Chinese Translation Course
Bachelor
11
252253
 English Curriculum and Teaching
Bachelor
12
252082
 English-Chinese Interpreting Course
Bachelor
13
252062
 Academic Writing
Bachelor
14
252002
English Phonetics
Bachelor
15
252034
English Grammar
Bachelor
16
252219
Public Speaking
Bachelor
17
252070
Introduce Second Language Acquisition
Bachelor
18
252343
English Lesson Case Analysis
Bachelor
19
252268
English Materials Analysis of Middle Schools
Bachelor
20
252273
Computer Assisted Foreign Language Teaching
Bachelor
21
250184
Language Testing
Bachelor
22
252272
Reflective Teaching for English Teaching
Bachelor
23
252290
Introduction to Chinese Culture in English
Bachelor
24
252005
Selected Readings of British and American Newspapers
Bachelor
25
252092
Selected Readings of English Poems
Bachelor
26
252192
The Bible and English Language and Culture
Bachelor
27
252008
Selected Readings of English and American Drama
Bachelor
28
252069
English Rhetoric
Bachelor
29
252004
English Lexicology
Bachelor
30
252091
English Stylistics
Bachelor
31
252225
Social Linguistics
Bachelor
32
252188
Brief History of Western Translation Theories
Bachelor
33
252187
Brief History of Chinese Translation Theories
Bachelor
34
252088
English-Chinese Translation Appreciation
Bachelor
35
252221
Tourism English Translation
Bachelor
36
252224
Pragmatics
Bachelor
37
252222
Discourse Analysis
Bachelor
38
252226
Applied Linguistics
Bachelor
39
252223
Cognitive Linguistics
Bachelor
40
252149
Cross-cultural Communication
Bachelor
41
252190
Introduction to Western Cultures
Bachelor
42
252094
Introduction to European Culture
Bachelor
43
252145
Western Culture and Etiquette
Bachelor
44
252265
General Introduction to translation
Bachelor
45
252256
Basic  Interpretation  
Bachelor
46
252259
Advanced Interpretation  
Bachelor
47
252257
Consecutive Interpreting
Bachelor
48
252076
Literary Translation
Bachelor
49
252258
Applied Translation
Bachelor
50
252290
Introduction to Chinese Culture in English
Bachelor
51
252254
Contrastive Analysis of English and Chinese
Bachelor
52
251136
Contemporary Chinese
Bachelor
53
252261
Simultaneous Interpretation
Bachelor
54
252263
Computer Aided Translation
Bachelor
55
252264
Technical Translation
Bachelor
56
252260
News Translation
Bachelor
57
252262
English Translation of Chinese Classics
Bachelor
58
251002
Comparison between Chinese culture and Western culture
Bachelor
59
259175
Secretarial Science
Bachelor
56
9993001
Political Theories(Teachers' professional ethics)
Master
57
9993007
Basis of Chinese Linguistics and Literature
Master
58
9993003
Education Theory
Master
59
9993004
Curriculum & Methodology
Master
60
9993005
Juvenile Psychological Development and Education
Master
61
9993006
 Elementary and Secondary Education Research Methods
Master
62
123001
Analysis of English Curriculum and Teaching Material
Master
63
123002
English Teaching Design and Case Analysis
Master
64
123003
English Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Master
65
123004
English Language and Literature Studies
Master
66
9993101
Application of Modern Education
Master
67
9993102
Mental health Education in  Elementary and Secondary Schools
Master
68
9993103
Basic Education Reform Research
Master
69
9993104
Brief History of Chinese and Foreign Education
Master
70
9993105
Education Policy and Law
Master
71
123101
Theory and Method of Foreign Language Learning
Master
72
123103
Research Method in Foreign Language Teaching
Master
73
123104
Psychology of Foreign Language Teaching
Master
74
123105
Appreciation of English and American Literature
Master
75
123106
History of Foreign Language Education
Master
76
123107
Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
Master
77
123108
Translation theory and practice
Master
78
123109
Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and Western Grammar
Master
79
9993201
Education Practice
Master
80
122001
Translation theory and practice
Master
81
122002
Linguistics
Master
82
122003
English stylistics
Master
83
122039
Contrastive analysis between English and Chinese
Master
84
122011
Discourse analysis
Master
85
122012
Pragmatics
Master
86
122036
History of Western Culture
Master
87
122037
Comparison between Chinese and Western culture
Master
88
122038
Language and Culture
Master
89
122016
Principles of language teaching and learning
Master
90
122017
Study of second language acquisition
Master
91
122018
Psycholinguistics
Master
92
122034
Social Linguistics
Master
93
122035
Cognitive Linguistics
Master
94
122020
Functional Linguistics
Master
95
122022
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Methods
Master
96
122025
History of Linguistics
Master
97
122027
Foundations of Intercultural Communication
Master
98
122028
Language Testing
Master
99
122031
Instructional Design and Cases Study for English Language Teachers
Master
100
122032
Language and Culture
Master
101
122001
Translation theory and practice
Master
102
122002
Linguistics
Master
103
122003
English stylistics
Master
104
122007
English and American novels
Master
105
122008
English and American drama
Master
106
122009
Reading of literature in the West
Master
107
122010
Semantics
Master
108
122011
Discourse analysis
Master
109
122012
Pragmatics
Master
110
122013
Translation theory in China and foreign countries
Master
112
122014
History of Chinese translation
Master
113
122015
Contrastive analysis between English and Chinese
Master
114
122016
Principles of language teaching and learning
Master
115
122017
Study of second language acquisition D
Master
116
122018
Psycho Linguistics D
Master
117
122034
Social Linguistics
Master
118
122035
Cognitive Linguistics
Master
119
122019
Narratology  A
Master
120
122020
Functional Linguistics B
Master
130
122021
Study of classical poetry translation C
Master
131
122022
Research methods for foreign language teaching D
Master
132
122023
Topics on Shakespeare A
Master
133
122024
Topics on English and American poetry A
Master
134
122025
History of linguistics
Master
135
122026
Interpretation theory and practice
Master
136
122027
Intercultural communication B D
Master
137
122028
Language Testing D B
Master
138
122031
Instructional Design and Cases Study for English Language Teachers B D
Master
139
122032
Language and culture A B C D
Master
140
122029
A study on British and American Novels of Post Modernism
Master
141
123005
General Introduction to Translation
Master
142
123006
Basic Interpretation
Master
143
123007
Translation Theory and Practice
Master
144
123005
Literary Translation
Master
145
123005
Finance and Trade Translation
Master
146
123005
Science and Technology Translation
Master
147
123001
2nd Foreign Language
Master
148
123102
Brief History of Chinese and Foreign Translation Theories
Master
149
123102
Cross-cultural Communication
Master
150
123103
Translation of Chinese Classics
Master
151
123104
Translation for the Media
Master
152
123105
Translation Appreciation and Criticism
Master
153
123107
Webpage Translation
Master
154
123108
An Introduction to the Stylistic
Master
155
123109
Translating Law
Master
156
123110
Translation Assistant Tools
Master
157
123106
Business Interpretation
Master
158
123107
Interpretation for Foreign Affairs
Master
159
123108
Conference Interpretation
Master
160
123109
Sight Interpretation
Master
161
123111
Simulation Scenario Interpretation
Master
162
123009
Translation Practice
Master
163
43009
College English for Japanese major
  Bachelor
164
252142
Essential Japanese
Bachelor
165
252166
Japanese Audio and Visual Comprehension
Bachelor
166
252141
Japanese Pronunciation
Bachelor
167
252208
Oral Japanese
Bachelor
168
252173
Japanese Writing
Bachelor
169
252171
Japanese Extensive Reading
Bachelor
170
252236
Japanese Grammar
Bachelor
180
252206
Advanced Japanese
Bachelor
181
252295
A Survey of Japan
Bachelor
182
252235
History and Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature
Bachelor
183
252170
History and Anthology of Ancient Japanese Literature
Bachelor
184
252100
           Japanese Linguistics
Bachelor
185
252237
           Japanese-Chinese Translation
Bachelor
186
252179
       Japanese Culture History
Bachelor
187
252182
    Selected Readings of Japanese Newspaper
Bachelor
188
252338
      Japanese-Chinese Interpretation
Bachelor
189
252296
           Japanese History
Bachelor
190
252178
           Appreciation of Japanese Film
Bachelor
191
252175
           Japanese Classical Grammar
Bachelor
192
252177
           Etiquette of Japan
Bachelor
193
252126
           Tourism Japanese
Bachelor
194
252078
           Business Japanese
Bachelor
195
252304
         Japanese Common Conversation
Bachelor

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