Department of College English Teaching
Department of College English Teaching mainly undertakes the English teaching of non-English majors and comprises five teaching sections including first grade English, second grade English, English for art majors, “2+2” Undergraduate Program, follow-up courses and English for specialized purposes, offering nearly 70 courses and completing more than 20,000 class periods every year. The department has 54 staff members, including 8 associate professors and 45 lecturers. Over 90 percent of the teachers have master’s degrees, and nearly one-third have experiences of overseas studies or study visits. All the teachers have been consistently devoted to making achievements in language teaching. Their efforts are best demonstrated by the outstanding performance of the students in national competitions, such as National English Competition for College Students, FLTRP Cup Contests, China Daily’s National English Speaking Competition, etc. Meanwhile, the teachers have been winning awards in teaching contests at national and provincial levels, such as SFLEP Cup National Foreign Language Teaching Contest, National English Teaching Contest of Agriculture and Forestry Universities, Teaching Contest of University Teachers in Anhui Province, etc. In addition, the Department has successively won 3 awards for teaching achievements in Anhui Province, and has nearly 10 provincial teaching research projects approved. Several teachers have been awarded the title of “New Star Educator” in Anhui Province as well.
In the field of research, all the teachers have been studying actively and working collaboratively and innovatively, and have formed a series of scientific research teams, such as translation study and comparative literature. For the recent five years, members of the Department have 1 project approved by Ministry of Education, 9 projects by Humanities and Social Sciences of Anhui Province as well as several other provincial projects or talents support funding. Besides, the Department has nearly one hundred of academic journals articles published, and 3 teaching materials published for the “12th Five-Year” plan of the Higher Education and Ministry of Agriculture, as well as nearly 10 monographs and translated books. Teachers of the Department have also undertaken lots of the social services, such as grading papers for National College Entrance Examination in Anhui Province, training agricultural experts for “South-South cooperation” and some other important activities of English training. Department of College English Teaching shall stick to the motto of our university, “Be solidary, diligent, truth-seeking and innovative”, continue to deepen reforms and explore courageously, and make due contributions to School of Foreign Languages, Anhui Agricultural University and society by training specialties, doing studies and offering social services and so on.