School of International Education（SIE） (originally the Foreign Language Department) offers (jointly with Jiangsu Normal University) a general undergraduate education program, namely, English (Business English orientation). It has more than 300 students and consists of three departments: Department of Applied Language, Deparment of College English Teachingand Deparment of Teachers English Teaching. SIE is responsible for theteaching and management of undergraduate professional English courseand undergraduate and higher vocational public English course.
SIE has a well-structured, well-informed, proactive and vigorous faculty. It has 33faculty members, including 7 associate professors and 25 lecturers, and 31teachers with graduate degreeor master's degreeor above. Most full-time teachers have experience of studying for degree inforeign countries, further training and foreign visits.
SIE employs a number of foreign cultural and educational experts to teach oralEnglish and British and American culture and work as language consultants, making every student receive the pure English language education. To highlight the professional practicability, it also employs experts in the enterprise withrich practical experience and senior titles as part-time teachers to teachpractice courses
SIE is equipped with advanced teaching facilitiesandhas a series of high-level language experiments and training facilities such asdigital language labs, an English online learning center, a business simulated negotiationroom and a business English simulation laboratory experiment room. In the course of teaching, the multimedia network education is widely used to optimize the teaching process and improve the quality of teaching.SIE lays stress on improving students’ English language ability, professional skills and comprehensive qualities while cultivating students with solid basic knowledge and a reasonable knowledge structure.
The teachers of SIE adhere to supporting teaching with scientific research and areactively engaged in teaching reform to promote professional development. It hasconducted extensive cooperation and exchanges with domestic and foreign universities in many aspects, such as the construction of teaching material,multimedia resources development,quality curriculum construction,talents training mode reform and cooperatively running a school. Meanwhile, weactively carry out teaching research and subject research, and have undertaken the projects of national education scientific planning and provincial research projects.
SIE has always attached importance to the quality of talent cultivation. It has the strict management, the rigorous learningstyle and a smaller student-staffratio, and implements small class teaching. The graduates have good professional knowledge,outstanding comprehensive quality and strong vocational and professional competitiveness. SIE has maintained high employment quality and employment rate.Moreover, the graduates mainly work in related organizations, such as foreign trade companies, joint ventures, foreign-capital enterprises, sino-foreign cooperative enterprises and service outsourcing enterprises.
SIE is the site of examinations such as China International Business English Test(level 1) organized by China Association of International Trade of Ministry of Commerce,National Workplace English Test and TOEIC Bridge by Education Testing Service(ETS). Therefore, without leaving the school, the student can take the test of Englishapplication ability and professional English ability in the international business environment, to obtain the professional qualification certificate of English, truly realizing unity in study and work,“multi-certificate integration.