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Building on the founding vision and ideals of Northwestern Polytechnical University, the foreign language section established a masters degree program of foreign and applied linguistics as early as 1984. This was the first program of its kind among universities of science and engineering in northwest China. The department of foreign languages, founded in 1985, has recruited four-year English major undergraduates since 1993. In December 2000, with the authorization of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, it acquired the right to grant master’s degrees in German language and literature. At present, the school also offers a complete range of foreign language programs in English, Russian, Japanese, German and French for doctoral students, postgraduates and undergraduates enrolled by the university.

The School is made up of the following departments:

• Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (comprising the English Teaching and Research Office, the German Teaching and Research Office, the Institute of Foreign Literature and Linguistics, and The Center for MTI Education),

• College English Teaching Department (comprising the First Teaching and Research Office for College English, and the Second Teaching and Research Office for College English)

• Department of Public English Teaching for Graduates.

The School has a staff of 103, among whom there are 10 professors and 34 associate professors. It boasts one member of the National Foreign Languages Teaching Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education, and two distinguished teachers at provincial level. Every year, the school is also supported by the assistance of at least 10 foreign teachers who come from the United States, Germany, Britain, Sweden and elsewhere. And it has four master`s degree programs and two bachelor`s degree programs. The current student population is 358 including graduates and undergraduates.

The School’s facilities include a multimedia language laboratory, a simultaneous interpretation laboratory, a foreign language reference room and a center for BEC. The quality of its facilities, together with the dedication of staff and students, have helped to gain the School widespread recognition.* The Model UN Club of NPU, guided by faculty advisers from the School, has won accolades both in China and overseas. In 2009, the school won 2nd prize in the National Teaching Achievements. In 2010 the College English team was rated as a National Teaching Team. The School has established exchange and cooperation agreements with several universities or research institutes in the US, Sweden and Germany; these serve to foster our mutual professional development through a programme of academic visits and cooperative research.

Tel :029-88430908

Address:Northwestern Polytechnical University Dongxiang Road, Dongda town,Xi'an Shaanxi,710129,P.R.China


Postal code:710129

Chang’an campus of Northwestern Polytechnical University
ADD: Dongxiang Road, Xi’an Shaanxi,710129, P.R.China.