As a teaching unit of School of Foreign languages of ZMU, Basic English Department was once called Foreign Languages and Literatures department of Faculty of Basic medicine, and belonged to Department of College English Teaching and Studies. Eventually, it was named Basic English Department in 2002.
With the development of more than ten years, it becomes an energetic and dedicated team. To be more specific, there are 19 full-time teachers, including nine teachers with secondary senior professional title, eight lectures and two assistants. Fifteen of them have master’s degree, and two teachers are finishing his doctor courses. The teachers who are over 40 years old only account for less than 30 percent.
The teachers in this section mainly undertake the teaching task for different majors from the freshman year to junior year in ZMC. Besides, they take on all kinds of English guidance and training.
In the field of reform and research in teaching, we well organized and carried out a series of course teaching reform and research. So far we have made a certain achievement with the hard work of all the staff. In the latest five year, we have undertook all level of scientific research and teaching reform project. As a result, more than ten papers were published in the field of teaching research. In the national CET-4 and CET-6 tests, the passing rate of our students is increasing every year. In the English contests, our students are on the top no matter in provincial level or in national level.
At the present, all the members in Basic English Department are meeting the new challenge with an aggressive, rigorous and dedicated attitude. We will keep struggling for the English educational career of ZMC.