A brief introduction of the DAFL

 (Department of Applied Foreign Language ) 

I. The history of our department

The DAFL was established in 1997. At present, we recruit one daytime class of 50 freshmen every year. And we have about 240 students now. The purpose of establishing this department is to train up outstanding foreign language professionals on practical affairs. It expects to afford the increasing needs of many profession and career, such as international business, English commercial correspondence management, bilingual teaching, tourism and traveling, foreign affairs, public relations and reception.

II. The objective and curriculum of education

The major curriculums focus on international business and traveling English. We provide curriculums to learn how to teach English and Chinese too. Besides English, we also offer the second foreign language learning such as Japanese, French, Spanish and Korean. We also instruct and reward students to take the relative exams of English ability and professional certification to promote the competition of obtaining employment.

Besides, we encourage students to take other department’s optional professional courses of other domain in order to integrate the foreign language skills and professional knowledge. It only wants to cultivate the outstanding professionals of foreign language.

The educational goals of this department include:
1. Cultivate professionals for the workplace industries by strengthening abilities to plan and analyze.
2. Cultivate talents in the fields of administration, reception and service using foreign languages and application skills.
3. Cultivate future teachers in the field of translation and in the field of teaching foreign languages for all ages including preschool education.
4. Cultivate talents who will be competitive in foreign affairs, translation, international trade, marketing, exhibition, hotel management, air service, or in tourism.

III. The distinguishing feature of the department

1. The small group teaching for obligatory courses.
2. We help students to pass the certification exams of international foreign ability (TOEIC, BULATS, TOEFL) and business management (LCCIEB).
3. There is a digital table in every classroom to provide teacher to achieve multimedia assisted teaching.
4. We equip faultless professional oral translation classroom and multimedia computer classroom.
5. According to the result of assessment on student’s foreign language ability, we further carry out the remedial teaching or honor curriculums. 


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