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Major Courses

Department of Foreign Languages

 Basic English (I)    

Content: The course introduces some basic knowledge of phonetics and grammar. The course trains the students the basic capabilities of using words, phrases and sentences. The students should grasp 500-600 new words. The students can answer the questions in the texts. The students can make sentences with the phrases appearing in the texts without big grammar mistakes.


Basic English (II)  

Content: On the basis of grasping phonetics and grammar, the students are required to further enlarge their vocabularies. The students should grasp 600-800 new words. The course strengthens students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking capabilities. The students can make some simple daily conversations.


Basic English (III) 

Content: The students should grasp phonetics and grammar knowledge. The students should grasp 800-1000 new vocabularies. Their reading level should is to be improved. They can read some English books with the help of their knowledge. Their reading speed should is to be 50-70/min. They can make some daily conversation and translate some English materials with the help of dictionaries.

 

Basic English (IV)    

Content: By practicing in listening, speaking, reading and writing, the students are solid in basic-English language knowledge. The students grasp preliminarily English communication skills. After learning, the students should pass TEM 4.


Advanced English (I)  

Content: The target of the course is to help the students to improve their comprehensive capabilities. The students can improve their reading speed and vocabularies after learning. The students’ capabilities of cohesive expression, impromptu speech, discussion and debate can be improved. The students grasp preliminarily writing skills for different English articles.


Advanced English (II)      

Content: Besides strengthening the acquired knowledge, the course introduces some rhetoric skills. Through these basic skills, the students can appreciate English articles of different genres. The course introduces practical writing ways too.

 

Oral English (I)      

Content: The course aims at improving the students’ speaking ability. By studying, the students know how to express their ideas and thoughts clearly and correctly. The course teaches the students how to ask, require, suggest advice etc. The course helps arouse the students’ interest in and confidence of learning English. The course encourages the students to take part in various English activities after class.


Oral English (II)   

Content: The course hopes to further improve the students’ speaking and communication skills. The course helps the students know how to use suitable words in the suitable places. The course adopts many approaches to encourage students to speak in the class, such as description, discussion and debate etc.


English Listening (I)    

Content: The course trains the students’ listening skills. The course helps the students to overcome the listening obstacles by listening to phonetics, numbers, time, words, sentences and articles etc. The course requires the students to understand the speakers’ attitudes, meanings and purposes.


English Listening (II)     

Content: The target of the course is to help the students to improve their comprehension to different audio-visual materials. Combination of listening, retelling, dialogue and impromptu speech can improve the students listening and speaking. Meanwhile, the students can learn more about English countries. After the course, the students can understand and make notes of VOA (standard).


English Listening (III) 

Content: The target of the course is to improve the students’ comprehensive listening skills based on the basic skills they have acquired. The students will be trained the ability to get the gist of whatever material they hear. The students are supposed to understand the native-speed news broadcast on VOA, BBC and other native English broadcast. Moreover, they should learn more about the current issues, which is of great help for them to understand the news items. More practice is given to the students to improve their skills of taking notes in English. The students are also expected to understand academic lectures which involve terminologies of different specialties.


English Listening (IV)  

Content: This course is for advanced English learners who should have little difficulty in English listening comprehension. The students are required to have strong communicative skills based on what they hear and can successfully carry out discussions and debates when necessary. In addition, English with different personal and national accent is given to the students who are supposed to overcome this accent challenge with the help of their acquired language and cultural knowledge.


English Extensive reading (I) 

Content: The target of the course is to train students’ reading interests. By reading many various English articles, the students can enlarge their vocabularies and broaden cultural background knowledge. Meanwhile, their reading comprehension can be improved.


English Extensive reading (II) 

Content: The course introduces the styles of English articles. The course helps the students to learn and grasp new words and the structure of the English articles. By practicing, the students can improve their reading speed.


Business English (I)     

Content: The course uses the most popular teaching method of the world to teach students. The course covers international trade, marketing, international investments. The course helps the students know how to communicate in the atmosphere of foreign trade.


Business English (II)     

Content: The course gives the students more business words on the basis of Business English I. The course hopes to completely polish the student’s business English level. The course introduces many practices in business such as Operation of Corporation Capital, Human Resources Managing etc.


Second Foreign Language (Japanese) (I) 

Content: The target of the second language is to broaden the students’ vision. The course trains the students the basic language skills of Japanese.


Second Foreign Language (Japanese) (II)

Content: The target of the second language is to broaden the students’ vision. The course trains the students the basic language skills of Japanese.


Selections of English Journals

Content: The courses introduce the students some styles of English newspapers and magazines. The courses help the students to enlarge their vocabularies, especially some business words. Through the course, the students can learn some background knowledge of international trade.


Translation Theory and Practice 

Content: The course is to give students some lectures on translation skills. By practicing, the students can improve their translation skills. In order to guarantee the quality, the textbooks are carefully selected. Students have some materials about international trade and they are required to make correct and smooth translation.


English Interpretation    

Content: The students have certain speaking and listening skills after they finish listening and speaking courses. In this phase, we teach the students how to improve the speed and accuracy of interpretation by practice.


History of British and American Literature

Content:This course introduces the important literary trends,genres,theories and the masterpieces of the famous writers of different periods in British and American literary history. It will help the students to have a better understanding of British and American history, society and culture and cultivate talents who can satisfy the needs of our country in socialist economic construction.


Selections of British and American Literature

Content:This course introduces the important periods in the development of British and American literature. By reading some of the excerpts of literary works of the famous writers, students will form a general view about British and American literature.


English Lexicology 

Content: This course is an introduction to basic concepts and knowledge of English lexicology. It aims to help students understand the evolution and the present situation of English words, analyze word structures, know the various ways of word-formation, identify different relations between words, and understand the semantic and pragmatic features of words in discourse.


An Introduction to English Linguistics

Content: This course is an introduction of the different aspects of general linguistics such as nature of language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, the relationship between language and society and culture, language acquisition and so on. It aims to help students understand basic concepts in and basic theories of modern linguistics, foster students’ linguistic consciousness, and develop their rational thinking.


English Practical Writing  

Content: This course aims to acquaint students with features of practical English writing, its structure and format by means of training in practical English reading and writing, and to improve students’ skills in writing practical English, such as notes, letters, CV, etc.


An Introduction to British and American Society and Culture

Content:This course offers information about social and cultural life in theUnited Statesand traditional basic American values, where they came from, and how these values affect various institutions and aspects of life in theUnited States, for example, history, religion, government, economy, education, and the family, etc.