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2013年04月22日

英语学院前身为英语系,成立于1970年,1996年更名为英语学院。经过40多年的发展,英语学院已经成为大连外国语大学具有相当规模和实力的教学研究单位,承担着英语专业本科和硕士研究生两个层面的教学任务,开展着国家级、省级、市级和校级上百项科研课题。

英语学院建设的英语学科为辽宁省省级重点学科。英语学院承担着英语语言文学、外国语言学及应用语言学两个硕士点的研究生教学工作,研究方向为英语文学、理论语言学、应用语言学、翻译理论与实践和中外文化比较,在校硕士生约300名。英语专业是国家特色专业建设点、辽宁省示范性专业,依托英语专业良好的基础,2010年获得教育部的批准增设了翻译专业,英语学院现有本科在校生约1500名。

英语学院拥有一支结构合理、治学态度严谨的师资队伍。教授14名,副教授24名,讲师17名,每年还聘请多位外国专家任教。英语学院教师中有国家级教学成果奖获得者、辽宁省教学名师、辽宁省优秀教师、辽宁省优秀青年骨干教师、大连市首批领军人才、大连市优秀专家、大连市劳模、大连市优秀教师、大连市归国留学人员创业英才等一批优秀骨干;教师中先后有50多人次赴国外知名院校进修、学习和工作。

通过全体教师的倾心努力,英语学院有4门课程获得辽宁省省级精品课。在最近两届优秀教学成果奖评比中,获得国家级优秀教学成果奖1项,获省优秀教学成果奖7项;在各种学术刊物上发表论文300余篇,出版专著、译著和教材200余部。英语学院教师已承担5项国家哲学社科基金项目和10项教育部项目和近百项省级科研课题。

在教师的悉心指导和教育下,学生的语言基本功扎实,在全国英语专业四、八级统考中成绩突出。在全国“CCTV”杯演讲大赛、外研社杯英语辩论赛、海峡两岸口译大赛韩素音全国翻译大赛、大连市枫叶杯演讲大赛、大连市大学生英语演讲大赛、21世纪杯英语演讲大赛、21世纪报写作大赛等全国和地方赛事中取得优异成绩。在社会实践中,依托专业优势,学生作为志愿者为北京残奥会、达沃斯会议、亚欧经贸部长小型会议、大连国际服装节和各类经贸洽谈会等重大活动提供服务。

近年来,英语学院积极加大国际交流工作。目前与英国、美国、澳大利亚、新西兰、日本等国家的一些高等院校有实质性的交流项目。本科生的交流有2+22+1+13+23+1+13+2+1等模式;研究生教育的国际交流模式是1+1+11+2

我院毕业生凭借良好的专业素养和全面的综合素质受到外交部、商务部等国家部委以及省市机关、金融机构、高等院校、国际公司的青睐。考取硕士研究生比例也连年提高,其中考取重点大学研究生的比例达60%以上,国外名校及清华、北大、北外、上外等国内重点高校年年榜上有名。40多年来,七千多名毕业生已经奔赴祖国各地,用他们的才华和努力为国家的建设和国际的交流做出了重要贡献。

 

An Introduction to School of English Studies, Dalian University of Foreign Languages

 

School of English Studies(SES) of Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) was founded in 1970. It was formerly known as English Department and obtained its present name in 1996. With its continuous development for more than four decades, SES has become an important teaching and research institution in DUFL, one of the top foreign language universities in China, offering teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertaking research projects at national and local levels.

SES has achieved status for its effective training of communicative skills in the past 43 years and it aims to educate students with good language proficiency, strong communicative skills, wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, critical thinking skills, high moral standards and an international outlook. The English speciality at SES has won recognition as a key speciality with its own characteristics in China and an exemplary speciality in Liaoning Province, resulting in the English language and literature becoming a key discipline in Liaoning Province and the top department in 2012 Provincial English Speciality Evaluation. It offers undergraduate programmes, focusing on the English language, English literature, Chinese-English translation, Chinese-English interpretation, and intercultural communication with about 1500 students. In addition, it offers MA programmes on English literature, theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, and cultural studies with about 300 postgraduates. With a solid foundation of the English language and literature speciality, SES has been authorised to run speciality of translation and interpretation since 2010.

SES has a faculty of 14 professors, 24 associate professors, 17 lecturers and a number of foreign experts, one of the strongest teams in China. Among the staff members are honour holders of a number of awards like the National Teaching Award, Provincial Teaching Award, Model Teacher of Liaoning Province, Excellent Teacher of Liaoning Province, Excellent Researcher of Liaoning Province, Excellent Expert of Dalian, Model Worker of Dalian, Excellent Teacher of Dalian, and Leading Researcher of Dalian. Most of the department’s staff members have overseas academic experience. The faculty has developed four courses which have won the title of “Quality Core Courses of Liaoning Province". The faculty has published dozens of monographs, more than 100 course books and translated works, and over 300 articles in academic journals.

SES students stand out among English majors of nearly 1000 English departments in Chinese tertiary institutions. It ranks among the best in national examinations for English majors. Its students have excelled in a number of national and regional English contests such as the CCTV Cup National English Speech Contest, the national English Debate Contest, Interpretation Contest across the Taiwan Straits, Han Suyin National Translation Contest, the 21st Century National English Speech Contest, and the 21st century National English Writing Contest. They have also provided excellent services for important events such as the Paralympics in Beijing in 2008, the Davos Conference, and the Dalian International Fashion Festival.

SES is strengthening its international exchanges by establishing joint programmes with higher institutions in the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The exchange follows the 2+2, 2+1+1, 3+2, 3+1+1, and 3+2+1 models at the undergraduate level and the 1+1+1 and 1+2 models at postgraduate level. There are also visiting scholar programmes with partner institutions.

The excellence of graduates also makes SES one of the most esteemed institutions in China. Graduates from SES are favoured at such institutions as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, national organisations, tertiary institutions, and international corporations. Over the past four decades, more than seven thousand students have finished their studies at SES, making vital contributions to the development of the country and understanding between nations of the world.

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