学院简介

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,其中英文、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。

外国语学院下设英语系、日语系、大学外语部、外语学习中心、海外考试培训中心等机构,先后成立了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、基础外语教育研究所、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、江苏省国际问题研究中心-亚太语言政策研究中心等省院级研究所和外语教材研究开发中心,为教学与科研的互动和整合,为人才和师资队伍的培养和建设,提供了良好的基础条件。   

外国语学院历来人文荟萃,名家云集。先后在学院主持工作的著名学者有吴宓(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。在过去百余年的教学实践中,学院为国家培养了一大批国内外著名学者、专家和高级人才,著名的语言学家吕叔湘就是其中的杰出代表。

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、江苏省翻译协会、江苏省科技翻译协会、南京翻译家协会副会长单位, 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、GRE等外语考试任务,为社会提供优良服务。


 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 English Department (1920), the Western Literature Department (1921) 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.

The School is comprised of three departments and two learning centers—the Department of English, the Department of Japanese, the Department of College Foreign Language Teaching, Foreign Language Learning Center & Overseas Test Training Centre, with seven university-level research institutes and one research center—Institute of Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Institute of Foreign & Comparative Literature Studies, Institute of Translation Studies, Institute of Basic Foreign Language Education Studies, Institute of Modern Education Technology Studies, Institute of American Culture & Higher Education, Institute of Japanese Language & Culture,and Research & Developing Centre of Foreign Language Textbooks, all of which serve as a supportive platform for the interaction & integration of teaching & scientific research,talents cultivation and staff training.

In history, there were many scholars and personages teaching 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), Zhang Shiyi (Columbia educated), famous poet Wen Yiduo. In the past hundred years, the School has brought up quite a few internationally prestigious scholars, experts and senior professionals, represented by famous linguist Lv Shuxiang.

Professors of the School hold important social positions such as chairman of Jiangsu College Foreign Languages Teaching & Research Association, vice-chairman of Jiangsu Translation Association, vice-chairman of Jiangsu Sci-Tech Translation Association and vice-chairman of Nanjing Translators’ Association. The School also serves as one of the national foreign language test centres for CET-4 and CET-6 oral examinations, BFT, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, JLPT and Jiangsu Japanese self-taught examinations.



The 1st Forum on “The Deepening of English Teaching Reform and Innovation of Talent Cultivation Mode”, April 2010