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。

外国语学院拥有外国语言文学一级学科博士学位授予权和一级学科硕士学位授予权,设有外国语言学及应用语言学、英语语言文学、日语语言文学、俄语语言文学、西班牙语语言文学、翻译专业硕士等6个硕士学位授权点,获批教育部第一个中外联合培养双学位硕士项目。

外国语学院下设英语系、日语系、欧洲语言文学教学研究部、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9个系部中心,语种涵盖英、日、俄、德、法、西等。

目前学院2个专业均为国家级一流本科专业建设点(英语、日语),并获批东南大学首个双学士学位复合型人才培养项目——“英语+信息工程”双学士学位项目。学院拥有“十四五”江苏省重点学科(A类),国家级一流本科课程,国家级大学外语教学改革示范点,教育部高层次国际化人才培养创新实践基地,教育部首批新文科研究与改革实践项目建设点,江苏省高校国际问题研究中心,及多个校级研究机构和省级企业研究生工作站。此外,学院还是中国高等教育学会外语教学研究分会理事单位。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。


新文科背景下外语教育规划高端论坛(2021.5.9)


第二届“一带一路”外语教育规划圆桌会议(2019.6.6)


“一流学术期刊与中国外语学科建设”主编高端论坛(2019.6.11)

外国语学院现有教职工137人,教授19人,60%以上专任教师拥有博士学位,98%以上专任教师拥有海外学习或进修经历;拥有国家级教学名师,享受国务院政府特殊津贴专家,江苏省教学名师,江苏省“333高层次人才培养工程”培养对象,江苏省高校“青蓝工程” 中青年学术带头人,江苏省高校“青蓝工程”优秀教学团队,江苏省高校“青蓝工程”优秀青年骨干教师;同时聘请了20余名国内外著名专家学者为兼职客座教授。


亚洲ESP学会第二届年会暨全国第七届专门用途英语研讨会(2018.11.3)


第六届全国外语教学与研究中青年学者论坛(2018.4.14)

多年来,外国语学院坚持贯彻大学“人才培养、科学研究、社会服务、文化传承创新、国际交流合作” 五项职能,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。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。


“语言与未来”学术研讨会(2017.8.26)


第五届国际语言教育政策学术研讨会(2015.4.4)

外国语学院现授权承担着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!(2022年6月更新)


第十一届中国模拟联合国大会(2014.11.7-9)


The School of Foreign Languages
A Survey of the School


History of SFL

Foreign language teaching at Southeast University boasts a history as long as that of the university itself. The history of the SFL can be traced back to 1902, when Sanjiang Normal College(predecessor of Southeast University) was founded and began to offer Japanese language courses. Sanjiang Normal College, one of the cradles of China's higher normal schools, officially opened in 1903 and offered up to 17 types of courses, two of which were English and Japanese. Among our best-known milestones are the founding of China’s first English Specialized Section in1907, the establishment of Foreign Language Teaching and Research Section in1983 and of Foreign Language Department in 1987. In 2006, the Department was renamed School of Foreign Languages. Through the past century, foreign language teaching and research of SFL has been supported and inspired by numerous famous scholars such as Wu Mi (Harvard educated), poet and one of the founders of Chinese comparative literature; Mei Guangdi(Harvard educated), scholar in western literature; Lou Guanglai(Harvard educated), literary translator and expert on Shakespeare and Zhang Shiyi(Columbia educated), widely-respected educator.


Programs

SFL offers an array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The School offers Ph.D. degree programs and master’s degree programs in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Foreign Languages, English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, and Translation & Interpretation. In 2013, SFL was approved by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer the first dual master’s degree program in partnership with overseas universities. In 2021, it was selected as a national demonstration site for the First-Class Undergraduate Training Program. 


School Structure

SFL is comprised of five departments andfour teaching & learning centres:

1)Departmentof English

2)Departmentof Japanese

3)Departmentof European Languages and Literature

4)Departmentof College Foreign Languages

5)Departmentof English Teaching for Graduates of Non-English Majors

6)Centrefor MTI (Master of Translation and Interpreting) Education

7)Centrefor Language Testing and Teaching Assessment

8)Centrefor Extracurricular Activities Management

9)Centrefor Foreign Language Learning

Alongside the Department and Centres above, SFL boasts one MOE training base for globally competitive talent, one national-level pilot site for College Foreign Language Teaching Reform, and one provincial-level research institute, namely, the Research Centre for Asian Pacific Language Policies and 9 college-level research institutes, which provides a supportive platform for integrating research and teaching, talent nurturing and staff training. 


Admissions

We aim at offering a high-level and well-structured educational system with B.A., M.A., MTI, and Ph.D. programs. SFL currently offers Ph.D. degree programs in Foreign Language Education and Learning Science, Foreign Literature and Arts, Asian Pacific Language Policies and Language Planning, and Translation Studies. The School offers master’s degree programs in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Foreign Languages, English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature and Translation. In 2013, SFL was approved by China’s Ministry of Education to offer the first dual master’s degree program in partnership with overseas universities. SFL offers bachelor’s degree programs in English (accredited as key B.A. program of Jiangsu Province) and Japanese. At present, SFL has nearly 600 enrolled students.


Faculty overview

Our school has 114 full-time research and teaching staff. Highly motivated and committed to teaching and research, our faculty members have won multiple awards and honors, with 1 winning the National Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2 receiving the special government allowances of the State Council, 1 winning the Provincial Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1 selected for the Top-Level Talent Program 333 of Jiangsu Province, 1 selected for the Young Academic Leaders Program of Jiangsu Province, and 3 selected for the Outstanding Young Teachers Program of Jiangsu Province. Alongside the full-time staff, over 20 celebrated scholars and experts at home and abroad have been invited and appointed as Guest or Honorary Professors. Over 98% of our faculty have overseas study experience as visiting scholars, participants of exchange programs or postgraduate students.


Teaching, Research and Social Service

We have been dedicated to the continuous pursuit of high-quality teaching, academic research, social service, cultural preservation and innovation, and international cooperation, five foundations for higher education. The School is committed to nurturing talents with cross-disciplinary knowledge, inter-cultural competence and international vision. In the past century, numerous SFL graduates have grown into scholars, experts, and intellectuals. To implement the national blueprints in the new century, SFL lays greater emphasis on teaching knowledge and skills in line with social demands. We are constantly striving for bridging the gap between college education and job market, by initiating cooperation programs with enterprises and industry leaders, which contributes to greater competitiveness and higher employability of our graduates. Additionally, SFL provides language courses(first foreign language and second foreign language) for non-English majors at Southeast University. Our innovation-oriented teaching modes and achievement in bilingual talent training has been widely acknowledged and awarded for teaching excellence at national and provincial level.

With a focus on the above fields, SFL is making steady progress in the research competence and social service capabilities, as seen by substantially increased research funding, increasing number of high-level research projects, a robust growth of scholarly publication and active engagement in serving the social need. At present, SFL is standing vice president of Jiangsu College Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Association, Jiangsu Translator Association, Jiangsu Scientific and Technical Translator Association and Nanjing Translator Association as well as president of China Japanese Education Association (Jiangsu Branch). The School is also the authorized test centre for national foreign language test, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, IELTS and TOEFL.

It is the time-honored teaching excellence, spirit of reform and innovation, as well as the contribution by every teacher and student of SFL that have illuminated our past journey and will light our way ahead. We believe that we can and shall work together for developing SFL into new heights as Southeast University endeavors toward a world-class university.