The School of Foreign Languages consists of: English Department, Japanese Department, Department of College English Teaching, Department of International Students, and Training Center for Minority Languages. It has a strong faculty of 64 teachers, including two professors, 13 associate professors and 6 foreign experts. The School has a high teacher to student ratio, holding to the principle of organizing small scale classes for key courses, and is equipped with advanced teaching facilities. In the next five years we aim to ensure the English Department is a star performer with outstanding features among application-oriented colleges in Zhejiang Province.
The School stresses the fine tradition of studying and improving the students’ comprehensive qualities. In recent years our students have ranked top among independent colleges in Zhejiang Province in TEM4, TEM 8 and JLPT-N1 (The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test).
Based on employment statistics, the School of Foreign Languages maintained its high rate of graduation, degree-attainment and employment above 96%. The number of students who continued academic learning overseas in 2018 accounted for 13.93% of the total graduates, thus ranking first in Zhijiang College. At the same time, 87.1% of the Japanese majors and 98.33% of the English majors entered the workforce or sought further education. The School has established cooperative relations with Totyu (Hangzhou), InfosysBPO (China), New Oriental Education & Technology Group, New Channel International Education Group Limited, and other corporations offering students internship and employment opportunities.
The School also attaches importance to creating opportunities for students to receive an internationalized education through its cooperation with oversea universities and colleges. Students are therefore exposed to a variety of choices for further studies, including academic and cultural exchanges, advanced studies for research, and MA programs in the United States, Australia, Japan, and in Taiwan Province.