School of Foreign Languages (hereafter referred to as SFL), founded in the year 1999,encompasses the following teaching units: English Department, Korean Department, Chinese International Education Department, College English Teaching Department and University Center of Languages. It also has such research centers as “Sino-Korean Culture Research Institution”, “Translation Research Center”, “Shakespeare Research Center” and “Linguistics Research Center” . It is also the supporting unit of “Henan Chanting Association”, the first national one. SFL has been entitled the authority of granting master’s degree in a second discipline of International Business English and MTI.
SFL has a teaching staff of 94, among whom 29 are professors and associate professors, and 18 are doctors. Quite a few of them were awarded the titles of “National Excellent Teacher”, “Youth Backbone Teachers in Colleges and Universities of Henan Province”, “Academic Leaders Sponsored by Department of Education of Henan Province”, “Teaching Model of Henan Province”, etc. SFL has well-equipped facilities, including a sophisticated simultaneous interpretation laboratory and 21 language laboratories with a total seating capacity of 1620. With a possession of more than 16,000 books and 76 Chinese and foreign journals, SFL’s subordinate reference materials room provides a comfortable and convenient environment for study and research.
Currently, SFL has three undergraduate majors, namely English, Korean, and Chinese International Education. Korean is the feature specialty and the only and sole undergraduate one among regular universities and colleges in Henan Province. “English-Chinese Translation” course is entitled “Excellent Resource Sharing Course in Henan Province” and “College Chinese” group “Henan Excellent Teaching group”.
College English Teaching Department undertakes the task of college English teaching of ZZULI at all levels. College English was entitled “Excellent Course in Henan Province” in 1998 and “Excellent Course in ZZULI” in 2007. In previous CET-4 and English Contests, participants from ZZULI achieved good results.
SLF attaches importance to foreign academic exchange, actively sending young backbone teachers abroad for further study or the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language . 17 teachers have ever been sponsored by National Scholarship Program to study in Britain, USA, Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, etc, and one teacher has been a Chinese teacher in USA . In the meantime, some recommended students go to Korea, USA, etc. to study or carry out practice every year.
The students in SLF have brilliant performance in study. The pass percentages of TEM-4 and TEM-8 of English majors, Intermediate Korean and Advanced Korean of the Korean majors and CET-4 of Chinese International Education majors are all higher than the average level of those peer universities and colleges. The graduates are popular with employing units owing to their solid basic knowledge, excellent comprehensive quality, and high practice ability. Therefore, the employment quality and rate in SLF rank top in ZZULI.