The history of the KU Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) can be traced back to 1978 and it belongs to the “English subject” in the Qiandongnan Teachers’School for nationalities, Guizhou Province. A year later, it became the English Department. With the transition of the school to a comprehensive state university that was approved by the National Ministry of Education in 2006 (Now called Kaili University, KU), accordingly, the English Department was promoted as the English Department in KU. Finally, based on the need of teaching management, development goal and the campus planning, there was a combination on the Teaching and Researching Section for English major and college English, and thus the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) came into being.
Currently, there are two programs for Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and one program for junior college education, and they are English major ( including the English major for teacher-training major, English major for non-teacher-training and English major for tour guide) and Japanese major for four-year undergraduate course, the English education major for three-year junior college, and besides, the English major for B.A.degree has successfully passed the bachelor's degree assessments. Specifically speaking, there are 1062 student registered at present, including 802 students of English major, 73 students of Japanese major, 119 students of English education major for three-year junior college and all the students are from 15 provinces & municipalities & autonomous regions in mainland China.
As to the teaching stuff in IFL, there are 54 teaches are at their posts and among those there are 5 teachers have professorship, 11 teaches have vice-professorship, 13 teachers have lectureship, 23 teachers are teaching assistants and 2 foreign teachers. The proportion of the senior teachers is 30% compared with the total teacher number. Besides, there are 20 teachers who have M.A. degree, and currently 4 teachers are Ph.D students and 6 teachers are M.A students。On the organization of teaching and researching (T&R), there are currently 7 T&R sections, one T&R Center for foreign language in the territory of nationality and one center for translation training.
As it is to the subjects being held in IFL at present, for English major, there are 13 public basic courses, such as the "Ideological and moral cultivation and legal basis”; 20 specialized basic courses, such as Pedagogy and 7 optional courses, for example the “UK-US country survey”, among which “The Theory and Practice of Translation” course is listed as the “Elaborate Course” in KU. On the other hand, the English major for tour guide, there are also 13 public basic courses, such as the "Ideological and moral cultivation and legal basis”, 17 specialized basic courses, for instance the “Integrated English” and “Introduction to Tourism”, 9 optional courses such as English and American Literature” and “Tourism Planning and Management”. to the Japanese major, there are 13 public basic courses, such as the "Ideological and moral cultivation and legal basis”, 15 specialized basic courses, such as “the basic Japanese” and 6 optional courses, such as “Japanese studies”.
Due to the dedication of the teachers in IFL, more and more progress in scientific research. During the year of 2007 and 2009, there were altogether 16 teachers with intermediate technical titles at least had held or joined in the application of scientific research programs. Compared with the total teacher number, there was 40% teachers whose programs were received, including three scientific research funds with professorship, 2 ministry of education educational reform subjects, 13 campus-level programs for humanities and social sciences. At present, there are 8 language labs with diverse functions, with a total number of 570 seats, covering 1374.48 square meters. By the way, all there teaching equipments have successfully passed the assessment of the Department of Education of Guizhou Province. Furthermore, the teaching equipment values to RMB￥2.23305 million, and there are about 202262 specialized paper books(about 366 per student) and 1150 Journals available in KU library
Thanks to the rightly leadership of the school party(CCP in KU) and administration, all the teaching stuff are working hard to dedicate the school motto: “Taking high moral values for the establishment and people cultivation, working hard to reach a self-improvement”. They made a fruitful achievement, and more than thee thousand qualified students for utilizing English were cultivated until now. At the same time, lots of teachers from IFL were given with many honourable titles, such as “The National Model Teacher”, the “Outstanding and Top-notch Personnel in Qian dongnan Region”, the “Experts in Qiandongnan Region”, the “Outstanding CCP member in Qiandongnan Region”, the “Teaching Masters in KU”, the “Outstanding Teacher in KU”, and the “Outstanding CCP member in KU” and so on. In recent years, more and more students from English majors have taken the entrance examination for postgraduate study, and most of whom were admitted both at home and abroad. Among those students, two students from 2007 grade named Chen Wenrui and Huang Xiaowei were admitted as the postgraduate students by the American university in 2011.
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