学院概况

外国语学院的前身是外语系,英语专业始建于1995年,随着学校办学规模的不断扩大,2000年成立了外国语学院。经过十几年的发展,外国语学院的办学已初具规模,以培养有扎实外语功底的,能适应内蒙古地方经济建设需求的复合型、应用型人才为办学宗旨。

学院下设教授委员会,学院行政办公室,学生工作办公室,英语系,大学外语一部,大学外语二部,高职教学部,语言实验与自主学习中心等8个部门。

外国语学院承担英语专业本科教学任务以及英语专业的第二外语课程;全校本科生、大专生和研究生等大学外语教学任务;为全校学生开设外语选修课程;另外,还为全校学生开设日语、德语、俄语等公共选修课程。

经过十多年的努力,外语学院为社会各界输送各类外语人才近千名。英语专业学制四年,每年招生规模稳定在三个班(90人),英语系共有英语语言文学、商务英语、英语+小语种三个教研团队。英语专业的教学质量已经在国内得到广泛认可,学生在全国性的英语演讲比赛之中屡有获奖,考生第一志愿录取率为100%,具有优良的生源条件。这些毕业生分布在全国各个教学、科研院所和政府机关、企事业单位,为国家及内蒙古的经济建设做出了重大贡献。现在正在努力申报英语语言文学硕士点

外国语学院现在拥有在编教职工人数84人,专任教师76人,其中教授2人,副教授28人,讲师34人,助教及其他25人。师资队伍中40%以上具有硕士学位,是一支学历和职称层次较高、年龄结构合理、具有创新精神和发展潜力的学术队伍。

学院十分重视师资队伍建设,近年来,先后有14人申报出国留学项目并成功到英、美、加拿大等国做访问学者和出国深造;有20多人先后考取研究生;并先后引进全国各重点院校的研究生人才30多名。师资队伍的学历层次得到了多元化的提升,为学院的长远发展奠定了良好的基础。

学校图书馆有外文阅览室一个,拥有各类外语图书资料6万册,学院拥有一个图书资料室,拥有各类外语图书资料1.6万册;学院现有语言实验室12个(480座)、数字化广播电台一座、大学生自主学习中心2个(320座)以及40座的同声传译实验室。

学院注重广大教师的教学研究水平的提升,近年来,我院教师在全国各类学术刊物发表文章300余篇,其中核心刊物10余篇;学院教师积极投身于校级、内蒙古自治区级以及国家级教研项目的申报,2005年以来我院申报各级教改项目32项,获国家级立项2项,自治区级批准立项8项,获校级批准15项。其中有2个教研立项获得自治区级优秀教学成果一等奖;出版教材5部。为学院的深层次发展奠定良好的基础。

Thepredecessor of the Foreign Language School is the Foreign Language Department.The English Major was founded in 1995. With the expansion of the size of theuniversity, the Foreign Language School was established in 2000. After morethan a decade of development, the Foreign Language School has taken shape. Itaims to cultivate talents with both foreign language proficiency and practicalskills which can accommodate the needs of the local economic development ofInner Mongolia.

TheForeign Language School consists of 8 departments, namely, the ProfessorCommittee, the Administration Office, the Office of Students’Affairs,the English Department, No. 1 Department of College Foreign Language, No. 2Department of College Foreign Language, Department of Vocational ForeignLanguage, and Language Test and Learning Center.

ForEnglish majors, the Foreign Language School offers an array of undergraduatecourses as well the second foreign language course; for undergraduates andgraduates of the university, the Foreign Language School offers college foreignlanguage teaching, foreign language elective courses, and public electivecourses on Japanese, German and Russian.

Aftermore than a decade of efforts, nearly a thousand of students have graduatedfrom the Foreign Language School. The English Major is a four-year system, witha stable annual enrollment of 3 classes (90 students). The English Departmenthas three teaching and research teams, covering English Language andLiterature, Business English, and less popular languages. The teaching qualityof the English Department has been widely acknowledged at home. Students fromthe English Department have won many awards in National English SpeechContests. The Foreign Language School boasts of excellent student sources,since all were accepted by their first choices in the entrance examination. Thegraduates are now working in various teaching and scientific researchinstitutions, government bodies, enterprises and government-sponsoredinstitutions, who have made significant contribution to the economicdevelopment of Inner Mongolia as well as the whole nation. Currently an EnglishMA Program is being applied.

TheForeign Language School currently has 84 registered staff, among which 2professors, 28 associate professors, 34 lecturers, 25 teaching assistants andother staff members. Over 40% of the teachers have master’sdegrees. It is a team with substantial academic background, reasonable agecomposition, innovation capacity and development potential.

TheForeign Language School attaches great importance to faculty development. Inrecent years, 14 faculty members have been visiting scholars to countriesincluding the UK, the U.S., and Canada; more than 20 faculty members passed theentrance exam for graduate students, and the School has recruited more than 30graduates from key Chinese universities. The upgrading of the academic level ofthe faculty members has laid a solid foundation for the future development ofthe School.

Thereis one Foreign Language Study Room in the University Library, with 60,000volumes of books in foreign languages. Besides, the School has its own librarywith 16,000 volumes of foreign language books. Currently the School has 12language labs (480 seats), a digital radio station, 2 self-study centers (320seats), and 1 simultaneous interpretation lab with 40 seats.

TheSchool also attaches great importance to the upgrading of the teaching andresearch capacities of faculty members. In recent years, our teachers havepublished more than 300 articles in all types of academic journals, among whichmore than 10 in core journals, and they have participated in 32 educationalreform programs of the university, province and state level. There have been 2state-level programs, 8 province-level programs, and 15 university-levelprograms. Among them, 2 of the educational reform programs won the first prizefor outstanding teaching achievement in Inner Mongolia. Five books have beenpublished. All of these have laid a solid foundation for the furtherdevelopment of the School.