English Language was one of the first programs offered when the university was founded as Nan Yang College back in 1896, with a translation center added two years later. School of Foreign Languages, formerly known as Department of Foreign Literature (1928-1979) and Department of Foreign Languages for Science and Technology (1979-1997), now consists of several teaching and research institutes, including four departments (English Department, Japanese Department, German Department, Department of Translation and Interpreting) and three divisions (French Division, College English Division, and Postgraduate College English Division). National College English Testing (CET) was designed and delivered by SJTU professors in the 1980s. In the 4th round of national subject assessment in 2016, we ranked as the first 5% in mainland China. The School offers bachelor’s degree programs in English, Japanese and German, and we have been dedicated to building our students into globally competitive talents who can make practical use of their bilingual knowledge and skillset. A large number of our students have gone abroad to gain expertise and SFL’s graduate employment rate has remained at 100% for 12 consecutive years.
According to Wu Shulian rankings of 2017, the English program of SFL ranked 10th in mainland China. This program offers three tracks: business English, linguistics and translation. The track of business English aims to cultivate interdisciplinary talents by providing excellent international business and finance courses and professional English language teaching. Our graduates mainly work in world-renowned accounting firms, domestic and foreign banks, government and foreign-invested companies, or further their study in first-rate universities at home and abroad. The linguistics major is characterized by linguistic intelligence and speech pathology. It offers courses in linguistic theories and research and trains students’ practical abilities and English skills. Graduates in this track mainly continue their studies at world-class universities or work in the field of linguistics. The translation major features Chinese-English translation and aims to cultivate top-notch translators and interpreters in China. Our graduates are now working as translators or managers in government, state enterprises, and other businesses, or studying at top universities in China and abroad. We have set up “2+2” double degree programs with University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne, and a variety of international exchange programs in collaboration with our partner universities.
According to Wu Shulian rankings of 2017, the Japanese program of SFL ranked first in mainland China. This program aims to cultivate interdisciplinary talents equipped with Japanese and English proficiency as well as nature and social science knowledge. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study at top universities in Japan on exchange programs. Our graduates mostly work in Big Four accounting firms, major domestic and foreign banks, and famous Japanese companies, or continue their studies at prestigious universities abroad.
According to Wu Shulian subject rankings of 2017, the German program of SFL ranked first in mainland China. This program aims to cultivate interdisciplinary talents equipped with German and English proficiency as well as knowledge of economy, technology and science. Students all have the chance to study at famous universities in German such as University of Munich and University of Bonn on exchange programs, or to participate in the 2+2 double degree programs. Our graduates mostly work in the fields of foreign affairs, foreign trade, culture, education, journalism, scientific research, foreign business, etc., or continue their studies at prestigious universities abroad.
Copyright: 2013 School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiaotong University cross ICP No. 2010919
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