The Foreign Languages Department of Ningde Normal University, formerly the English Department of Ningde Teachers' College, gained its new name when the college was upgraded to a university on 18th, March, 2010.
The English Department was established in 1978, and offered at the beginning only one major: English Education on two-year basis. From 2000 on, more majors such as Primary School English Education, Practical English, International Business English were added successively on a 3-year basis. In fall of 2010, a new major: the Japanese Language on a three-year basis was started and an unprecedented major of the English Language on a 4-year basis for a bachelor degree was formally offered and 135 undergraduate students were enrolled then. At present, there are about seven hundred students in the department So far more than 3000 students have graduated from the department. The majority of them devote themselves to the cause of education and become the backbone force in primary and junior English education in the city. About five hundred of the graduates are of Practical English majors and they work as clerks in some foreign companies. Some already become outstanding entrepreneurs.
Now there are 44 teachers and clerks working in our department with an average age of 35. Three of them are professors, eight associate professors, and sixteen lecturers. Every year, two or three foreign teachers are employed to join our faculty. We plan to invite more foreign teachers. Our teachers have published more than 30 books and more than 200 papers in the national or provincial academic journals and cast quite some influence in the field.
Our department worked together with Fujian Education Institute and
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