Department of Foreign LanguagesTeaching
The Department of Foreign LanguagesTeaching undertakes the foreign languages teaching for non-English major students and the second foreign language teaching for English and Russian major students. The department consists of College English Teaching Team, Japanese Teaching Team and one French teacher.
College English Teaching Team undertakes the English teaching work of all non-English majors in USY. As a common compulsory course, College English has the largest scale of students as well as the most class hours, lasting for four semesters. Since the establishment of USY, College English Teaching Team has been insisting on teaching reforming and innovating and strengthening teaching management. In 2016, the Team carried out a teaching reform, in order to cultivate students’ interests in English learning, to improve students’ English communication skills in life and work, to enhance students’ competitiveness for further education and job hunt and to meet talent demands in the tendency of globalization. Remarkable achievements have been made in this teaching reform. The teaching mode is “classroom teaching + autonomous learning”, with the focus on the development of students’ English comprehensive skills and self-learning ability. Various extracurricular activities are conducted in different grades and levels in each semester, such as “Hand-written English Newspaper Design Contest”, “Movie Dubbing Contest”, “Drama Performance”, “English Cultural Knowledge Contest”, “English Speech Contest”, “English Writing Contest”, “English Reading Contest”, etc. What’s more,under the guidance, students participate in the “FLTRP Cup” National English Speech Contest, National English Writing Contest and National English Reading Contest every year. Many of them win awards.
There are 30 teachers in College English Teaching Team, including one professor, three associate professors and 26 lecturers. Among them, two teachers got PhDs, two got master’s degree overseas, two undertook further study abroad and one is studying for her doctorate. Teachers in the Team are hosting 3 National Projects and 4 Provincial Projects. They have been involved in compiling 15 teaching books. Four teachers published 4 academic books. Moreover, teachers positively involve themselves in social services like undertaking written translation and interpretation work.
Japanese Teaching Team currently has three full-time teachers, including two associate professors and one with PhD. In terms of teaching, this team mainly undertakes the teaching of Japanese for English majors, for students of non-English majors with Japanese as the second language, as well as for students Minoring in Japanese. The main courses include basic Japanese, advanced Japanese, spoken Japanese, Japanese listening, Japanese reading, Japanese audio-visual speaking, the second foreign language (Japanese), etc. In terms of scientific research, three projects are carried out, including one Project of National Social Science Fund, one Humanities and Social Science Project of the Ministry of Education, and one Specific Project of Hainan Foreign Language Base. Another 3 social science planning projects of Hainan Province have been finished. In the past three years, 24 papers have been published in public academic journals, including one in CSSCI source journal, six in CSSCI extended edition journal and six in the Core Journal of China.