School of Languages
School of Languages in the Nanjing Normal University of Special Education, upgraded from offering junior college English programs to hosting English undergraduate education, was set up in 2016. In 2017, the Chinese language and literature undergraduate program was established and started to recruit students nationwide. Henceforward, the English Department, Chinese Department, and College English Teaching and Research Department were formed. With the two undergraduate education programs, the School is dedicated to training English and Chinese teachers for elementary and secondary education.
The School has 60 full-time teachers, including 5 professors, 20 associate professors and 20 lecturers, among whom 18 have doctoral degrees and 40 hold master’s degrees. Together, there is one third-level talent of the 333 Project of Jiangsu Province, one academic leader of the Blue Project of Jiangsu Province, two outstanding young backbone teachers, and three provincial Mandarin testers. The school has been employing foreign teachers for several courses and 20 of our facilities have visited prestigious universities in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan, Russia and other countries for exchanges and advanced study. Since the University was upgraded for hosting undergraduate education in 2015, members of the School have been approved with more than ten research projects at national and ministerial levels, as well as over 40 projects at the provincial level, and six projects were honored with the outstanding scientific research output awards by Jiangsu Province and its municipal departments or bureaus. Over the years, the faculty members published more than 150 academic papers, including 12 released in SCI and SSCI journals, over 20 in CSSCI journals, more than 50 in Chinese core journals, and 24 academic monographs and textbooks. In 2021, Chinese language and literature was selected as the provincial key discipline in Jiangsu Province.
The School boasts two provincial-level first-class undergraduate courses, fifteen school-level excellent courses, and 14 teaching reform projects at the provincial and university levels. Teachers have won more than 20 awards of or above the provincial level in various teaching competitions and micro-course teaching contests, and guided students to winning over 90 prizes in different kinds of provincial discipline competitions, and more than 60 College Students’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Programs. The School is devoted to adopting new forms of foreign exchanges to deepen international cooperation in education, obtaining remarkable achievements. Since 2020, we have been holding online language and culture exchange activities for Chinese and Russian college students for three years in a row. We encourage students to study overseas (online) and formulated schemes for exchange programs with the National Changhua University of Education for Chinese and English majors, realizing mutual recognition and credit transfer. Three of our students visited the United States for short-term exchange in 2019, and one outstanding graduate majoring in English pursued a master's degree overseas. In the past three years, the employment rate of our graduates surpassed 95%, achieving good social benefits. In 2021, the English major was approved as a first-class undergraduate specialty construction site in Jiangsu Province.
Facing the future, the School will adhere to the motto of “love shaping soul”, implement the strategy of “featured, inclusive, innovative and open development”, carry out scientific research on Chinese and foreign languages and literature actively, and strengthen the development of featured courses and classroom teaching reforms. We will work relentlessly to enhance our ability in undergraduate talent cultivation, so as to make greater contributions to nurturing high-quality Chinese and English teachers for general primary and secondary schools as well as special education schools.