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BUSINESS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

    

The Business English Department offers Business English Teaching, Major in Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Educational Goal: The goal of the Business English Department is to enable students to meet the requirements for social, economic, scientific and technological aspects of their personality development, specifically outlined as follow:

- To build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills about English language

and international business catering to the needs of modern international

business; and

- To become interdisciplinary and application-oriented talents of English

language who are capable of doing international trade, cultural

communication, business translation, international tourism and secretarial work.

Students majoring in Business English are required to learn the basics of English Language, Literature, Social Culture, International Trade, Cross-cultural Communication, and English basic communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other skills of translating and international trade training. The course demands students to learn to put into practice their Business English knowledge and conduct cross-cultural trade independently.

Graduates are required to have the following knowledge, ability and quality:

First, they are required to lay a solid foundation of English language and master the basic English skills of (English) listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including translating.

Second, they are required to grasp the basics of English language, and knowledge about politics, economy, history and culture of English-speaking countries.

Third, they need to acquire profoundknowledge and theoriesof international trade and business in related courses such as International Trade, International Business Negotiation, Tourism English, International Finance, International Business Law, International Marketing, International Electronic Commerce, and Foreign Trade Correspondence.

Fourth, they are able to use (in a business environment,) their English knowledge to conduct trade, adopt modern technology to search for information, and apply into practice their professional knowledge and expertise

Fifth, they are able to use modern information technology in search of data and information or query for literature, and they are capable of conducting research.

Sixth, they need to follow the motto of the university and build the personality of“sincerity and perseverance” and keep a right attitude towards life and the world. Besides, they need to be physically and psychologically healthy.

Main Disciplines:English Language and Literature, International Trade

Major Courses: Basic English, Advanced English, English Pronunciation, English Grammar, English Listening, Spoken English, English Reading, English Writing, Foreign Trade Correspondence, Translation Theory and Practice, Interpretation, English Linguistics, Society and Culture of English-speaking Countries, British Literature, American Literature, English Linguistics, Selected Readings in English Print News Media, Cross-cultural Communication, Overview of Chinese Culture (English), Introduction to International Business, and International Trade Practice.

Courses for Practice: Practice (including Business Design, Acquaintanceship Practice and Graduation Internship), Social Practice (including Social Investigation and Career Practice Training), Research and Thesis Writing (including graduation thesis and term paper)

Length of Schooling: Fouryears

Degrees Conferred:BachelorofArts (AB)