The School of Foreign Languages (SFL) was founded in January, 2011, formerly known as Department of English Language and Literature in 2002.
SFL consists of nine sections: Executive Office, Student Management Office,Section of Integrated English, Section of English Language and Literature, Section of Basic English,Section of Medical English, Section of Business English, Section of Listening and Speaking and Section of Translation and Interpreting.
SFL now sets up 4 majors: English, English teaching, Business English and English translation. It has 389 teachers and students in total. With one school-level excellent course and one high-quality course, the second-class discipline ---English Language and Literature is the key supporting one in Zunyi Medical University.
SFL is equipped with 29 multi-media classrooms, 16 phonetic laboratories and 1 data room with multimedia, projector, satellite receiver and so on. The library has a collection of 10000 books and over 50 periodicals.
At present, the total number of staff is 62, among them there are 56 teachers, 2 teaching auxiliary staff, 3 administrative staff and 1 counselor, with 3 professors, 22 associate professors, 16 lecturers and 15 teaching assistants. Two of the full time teachers hold a doctorate degree, and 1 is pursuing doctor’s degree. 47 of the teachers have a degree of master’s degree. In addition, 20 teachers have had the experience of studying abroad. They left behind their footprints in the United States, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and other countries. SFL also hire 4-5 foreign
SFL holds the core value of putting into practice what we have learned, developing the high-quality and practical talents for the grassroots. It gives students a four-year college English learning. Besides, it holds actively the reform and innovation of college English education to raise the overall quality of English teaching. It has carried out colorful second-classroom activities, attracting quite a few students to take part in and to get good results in many English competitions.
Except the teaching responsibilities in school, the teachers in SFL also serve the society actively, like being the English trainer of studying abroad programs for the staff in Zunyi Medical University and Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, and being the translator of some foreign exchanges programs.
With the teachers’ guidance and the students’ hard study, most of the students perform well in many competitions, like NECCS and FLTRP. And the annual employment rate is also above 90%; some of the graduates are working for British Embassy in Beijing, Huawei Company (senior manager) and work in USA