The English Department has 17 Chinese teachers and 7 foreign teachers，among whom 10 are professors or associate professors. All the Chinese teachers have studied or received training in English speaking countries. With rigorous scholarship and excellent teaching methods, faculty members have made substantial gains in international and domestic academic research, including more than 100 published, translated works and monographs in books and journals such as Foreign Language Education and the Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal. Several instructors have chaired and engaged in research funded by the Department of Education of Gansu Province. In addition, multiple teachers have won prizes in provincial and national teaching competitions.
The English Department is committed to fostering an international vision, innovative spirit，sound morality, and excellent language skills. The Department offers a variety of courses to prepare them for careers in translation, education, foreign trade, and academic research. The major courses include but are not limited to Comprehensive English, Advanced English, English Speaking, English Listening, Basic English Writing, Advanced English Writing, Translation Theories and Practice, Comparative Study of English and Chinese, General Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Introduction to English-speaking Countries, Sci-Tech Journal Reading, EST Reading, EST Translation, and Business English.
Our students have opportunities to enhance their studies through exchange programs co-sponsored by the university and schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, and multiple European countries. Multiple students have won a variety of awards in many national English competitions focusing on Speaking, Writing and English-Chinese Interpretation. Our graduates substantially contribute to society as capable professionals in the fields of foreign affairs, international trade, economics, media, education, tourism, and academic research.
Students in the English Department have opportunities to further their study by applying to exchange programs cosponsored by the School and schools in Hongkong, the United States and several European countries. They can also take part in paid internship programs in the United States to further develop their English competence. The students have won various awards in many national English competitions such as speaking, writing and English-Chinese Interpretation contests. Graduates from the English Department are now found in the fields of foreign affairs, trade and economy, cultural exchange, press media, education, academic research and tourism undertaking jobs related to translation, academic research, teaching and management, making their due contribution to the whole society.