1. General Information

The School of Languages and Cultures includes four Departments: the Department of Chinese, the Department of English, the Department of College English, and the Department of Japanese. Uniting these related Departments into one school allows Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology to consolidate its language resources in a way that improves efficiency and more easily allows the sharing of knowledge related to the study of languages among faculty, students, and staff.  While some of the Departments have existed since the founding of University, their joining into a single unit marks a significant step forward in the study of language at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and signals the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the study of languages at our university.

The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest campuses both in terms of number of students and number of teachers. 

There are currently 165 full- and part-time teachers educating students in the four departments and approximately 1,100 students enrolled in a wide variety of courses offered each semester. The School  of Languages and Culture is justifiably proud of its faculty. Over 95% hold a master’s degree or higher.  Ten of the School’s full-time teachers hold the rank of Full Professor, thirty-eight hold the rank of Associate Professor, there is currently one guest professor and the School of Languages and Culture is host to 10 foreign professors.

      Besides the four Departments, the School  of Languages and Cultures also have several research centers, such as the Center for the Study of Literature of the Republic of China (1912 – 1949), the Center for Meteorological Culture, the Center for Translation Studies, the Center for English Literature, the Center for Foreign Language Teaching, the Center for Japanese Culture. Focusing on their respective research fields, these centers are making great contributions to the development of the school. 

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      The School of Languages and Cultures is also home to a Language  Testing Center that measures proficiency in spoken Mandarin.  The Testing Center is a source of considerable pride to the School of Languages and Cultures since not all universities are home to one and it is tangible evidence of the high quality of School’s teachers.  The School offers five undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in English; Japanese; Translation; Chinese Language and Literature; and Chinese as a Foreign Language and one postgraduate master’s degree program: Master of Arts in History of Science and Technology.

      The School of Languages and Cultures has consistently supported the research efforts of both its teaching faculty and support staff.  We encourage employees to conduct both pure and applied research in each individual’s area of expertise and interest.  In the past three years teaching faculty and support staff have published over 600 academic papers and 32 academic books and various national foundations have funded eighty-six research programs.  Over 10 of these research programs have won prizes for excellence.

      In addition, the School  of Languages and Cultures has built several research centers including the Center for the Literature in the Republic of China (1912-1949), the Center for Foreign and Applied Linguistics, the Center for Meteorology and Humanities and Research Group on Translation Theory and Practice. Making full use of the resources available, these research centers facilitate cooperation among academics and aspire to excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

      The School of Languages and Cultures focuses on developing students in myriad ways, cultivating students understanding of the field, and preparing them for successful careers after graduation.  Along with cooperative agreements at the university level, the School  of Languages and Cultures maintains cooperation agreements with many outside partners and has created multiple internship opportunities for majors.  Given the multiple languages taught out of the School of Languages and Cultures, it is an ideal ground for many language-training programs.  The School has created and maintains multiple language training programs, most notably its training agencies for the Nanjing New Oriental  School, the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC), and the Guojia Zhiye Hanyu Nengli Ceshi (ZHC). The School of Languages and Cultures Training Center has been selected by Chinese Language Resource Acedemy as one of the 10 educational bases to carry out training and Test of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCSL).

 

General Enquiry

Enquiry: (86-25)-58731360; (86-25)-58731365

Address: School of Languages and Cultures

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

No. 219, Ningliu Road, Nanjing, 210044

Jiangsu Province,China


Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Founded in 2004 and previously known as Department of Culture and Law, Department of Chinese Language and Literature operates under School of Languages and Cultures at present. The department is staffed with a team of 43 full-time teachers, among whom 22 hold senior professional titles (4 professors and 18 associate professors), 38 hold a PhD, and 12 are serving as master instructors. Currently, the Department runs two undergraduate programs: Chinese Language and Literature, and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). Under the program of Chinese Language and Literature, students specialize in three directions: Cultural Creativity and Dissemination, Senior Secretary, and Opera, Film and Literature; and three specializations of Chinese-English, Chinese-Japanese and Chinese-Korean TCSL are offered under the second program. Faculty members in the Department also teach general courses, including College Chinese since the 1980s. In recent years, the Department has made a series of achievements in theory and practice of teaching and published a series of teaching materials, namely, Advanced Chinese Course, Practical Writing, and numerous teaching and research essays and received a number of teaching awards. Many graduates have chosen to continue their pursuit of learning in domestic and overseas universities such as Peking University, Nanjing  University, Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing Normal University, Yangzhou University, Capital Normal University, Shanghai Normal University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, etc. A legion of graduates work in diversified agencies and enterprises and become backbone members of their organizations. At the same time, some other graduates have started their own businesses and been admired for their achievements. In terms of academic research, members of the Department have made outstanding achievements: published many monographs and essays in various periodicals; won different provincial and citywide awards; hosted and participated in many academic conferences and various exchange activities. Currently, the Department is actively stepping up research efforts in foreign literature and cultural studies, art and communication studies, language and characters studies, history of meteorological science and technology, and research on science popularization.

 

Leadership of the Department

Dean: Jiao Junxia

Deputy Dean: Zhao Chao, Fu Yiqin

Office: N505, Wende Building

Tel: 025-58731459