学院简介

学贯中外,止于至善——东南大学外国语学院

东南大学的外语教学历史悠久。早在1902年三江师范学堂筹办之初就首设日文教学。1903年学堂开学,开设课程17种,英文、日文各占一门。1917年在国内首设英文专修科。1983年成立外语教研室,1987年设外国语言系,2006年由外国语言系更名为外国语学院。百余年来,这里人文荟萃,名家云集,吴宓(哈佛大学)、梅光迪(哈佛大学)、楼光来(哈佛大学)、张士一(哥伦比亚大学)等著名学者先后在学院主持工作。

外国语学院下设英语系、日语系、大学外语教学部、研究生公共外语教学部、MTI教育中心、测试中心、课外实践指导中心、外语学习中心等8个系部中心;目前拥有1个国家级大学外语教学改革示范点、1个江苏省高校国际问题研究中心、6个校级研究所 — 外国语言学与应用语言学研究所、外国文学与比较文学研究所、翻译研究所、现代教育技术研究所、美国文化与高等教育研究所、日本语言文化研究所,2个校级研究中心 — 外语教材研究开发中心、俄罗斯研究中心,以及1个教授委员会,为教学与科研的互动与整合,为人才和师资队伍的培养和建设,提供了良好平台。

外国语学院一直努力建设高水平学科平台,现有英语(江苏省重点专业)、日语两个本科专业,外国语言文学1个一级学科硕士点,以及外国语言学及应用语言学、英语语言文学、日语语言文学、翻译专业硕士、俄语语言文学等5个二级学科硕士点,2013年获批教育部第一个中外联合培养双学位硕士项目。学院现有在校生近600人,其中本科生358人、硕士研究生181人。


首届卓越联盟外国语学院院长高层论坛合影

学院师资力量蓬勃发展。现有专任教师114人,其中教授12人,副教授48人,博士生导师2人、硕士生导师34人;拥有国家教学名师1人,江苏省教学名师1人,江苏省“333高层次人才培养工程”培养对象2人,江苏省教育厅“青蓝工程”人才3人;同时聘请了近20名国内外著名专家学者为兼职客座教授。几乎所有教师均有出国学习或进修经历。

多年来,外国语学院坚持贯彻大学“人才培养、科学研究和社会服务” 三项基本职能,成绩卓著,在外语界的影响与日俱增。学院始终把培养具有中国胸怀、世界眼光的高素质、复合型人才作为教育教学宗旨,在过去百余年的教学实践中,为国家培养了一大批国内外著名学者、专家和高级人才。近年来,学院响应国家战略,人才培养进一步服务于国家和地方需求,进一步对应国内外市场缺口,校企行联合优势彰显,取得同行和业界好评。同时,外国语学院承担着全校各学科从本科生到博士生的所有层次的第一和第二外语教学工作,创新型教学模式和人才培养绩效在全国高校起到良好的示范和引领作用,数次荣获国家级、省级教学成果奖。科研工作同样硕果累累。近年来,有机融合校本优势学科,凝练成外语教育与学习科学、外国文学与艺术、亚太语言政策和语言规划、翻译学等4个研究方向,学院科研经费显著增长,高层次项目申报不断突破,高水平论文数量逐年增加,学科服务社会经济潜能强大。


第十一届中国模拟联合国大学


第五届国际语言教育政策学术研讨会

外国语学院现为江苏省高等学校外语教学研究会会长单位,同时是全国外语考试的考点之一,授权承担着全国大学英语四六级考试、国际日本语能力测试、雅思、托福等外语考试任务,为社会提供优良服务。

继往开来,外国语学院将秉承优良办学传统,全面实施综合改革,凝心聚力,团结奋进,开创发展新局面,共担我校世界一流大学建设之重任!(2017年9月更新)


“语言与未来”学术研讨会


The School of Foreign Languages
A Survey of the School

The teaching of foreign languages in Southeast University (SEU) boasts a long history. As early as 1902, Sanjiang Normal College (predecessor of Southeast University) even in its preparatory stages as an institution of higher learning began to offer the Japanese language course. The College officially opened in 1903, offering up to 17 kinds of courses, two of which were English and Japanese. Then the following years saw the founding of the English Specialized Section (1917), the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Section (1983) and the Foreign Language Department (1987) (predecessor of the Foreign Language School). In 2006, the Foreign Language Department was renamed the School of Foreign Languages. In history, many scholars and personages taught in the School. Among those who worked as professors in charge of the School were Wu Mi (Harvard educated), Mei Guangdi (Harvard educated), Lou Guanglai (Harvard educated), and Zhang Shiyi (Columbia educated), among others.

The School is comprised of four departments and four learning centers—the Department of English, Department of Japanese, Department of College Foreign Languages, Department of Public English Teaching for Graduates, MTI Program, Testing Center, Extracurricular Activity Tutoring Center & Foreign Language Learning Center. The School also boasts 1 National Model Site of College Foreign Language Teaching Reform, 1 provincial-level research institute, namely, the Research Center for Asian Pacific Language Policies, 6 university-level research institutes—the Institute of Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Institute of Foreign & Comparative Literature Studies, Institute of Translation Studies, Institute of Modern Education Technology Studies, Institute of American Culture & Higher Education, and Institute of Japanese Language & Culture, 2 university-level research center, namely, the Research & Developing Center of Foreign Language Textbooks, and the Research Center for Russia, as well as 1 Committee of Professors. All the above serve as a supportive platform for the interaction & integration of teaching & research, talent nurturing and staff training.

The School, in its endeavor for outstanding accomplishments in academic development, now offers two undergraduate programs, namely, English and Japanese, with the former awarded Jiangsu Provincial Key Major, as well as five Master’s degree programs, i.e. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Linguistics and Literature, Japanese Linguistics and Literature, Translation and Interpreting, as well as Russian Linguistics and Literature. The year 2013 saw the approval of the joint fostering program for double-degree masters of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics between SEU and Monash University, the first of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education of China. The total student enrollment now reaches nearly 600, including 358 undergraduates and 181 postgraduates.

Now the School boasts a faculty of 114 full-time teachers, including 12 full professors, 48 associate professors, 2 doctoral supervisors, 34 master’s supervisors, 1 winner of the National Award for Great Teachers, 1 winner of the Provincial Award for Great Teachers, 2 teachers selected into the Top-Level Talents Program 333 of Jiangsu Province, and 3 selected into the Outstanding Young Teachers Program of Jiangsu Province. Furthermore, the School engages nearly 20 preeminent experts and scholars both at home and abroad as part-time or visiting professors. Almost all faculty members have either studied or taken refresher courses overseas. 

The School, adhering to the three basic functions of a university, i.e., “nurturing talents, pursuing scientific research, and serving society”, has been increasingly influential in the foreign language area with its achievements over years. The School, committed to the nurturing of high-quality and inter-disciplinary talents with a Chinese mind and global vision, has brought up quite a few internationally prestigious scholars, experts and senior professionals in the past hundred years. In recent years, in response to national strategies, it is further devoted to the nurturing of talents in line with national and local demands and the gap of professionals in domestic and foreign markets, which has won acclaim of both peers and the industry with competitive advantages through cooperation with relevant enterprises and industries. In addition, the School, offering English, Japanese, German, French, Russian and Latin courses to non-language majors of SEU as their first or second foreign language, has been among the best and set an example nationwide in terms of its innovation-oriented teaching mode and achievements in talent nurturing, and has thus won quite a few national and provincial-level teaching achievement awards. Likewise, scientific research of the School has also been fruitful. Four research orientations are identified with strong disciplines of SEU, namely, foreign language education and learning science, foreign literature and arts, Asian Pacific language policies and language planning, and translation studies. The recent years has witnessed a significant growth in its research funds, successive success in the application for major projects, and a yearly increasing number of high-quality papers, which contributes potentially to social economy.

At present, professors of the School hold important social positions such as chairman of Jiangsu College Foreign Languages Teaching & Research Association; the School also serves as one of the national foreign language test centers for CET-4 and CET-6 oral examinations, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, IELTS and TOEFL, among others. 

Looking into the future, we will uphold our tradition of excellence and in the meantime accelerate our reform. We will work closely together for a sound and sustainable development in our contribution to the goal of building Southeast University into a world-class university.