About Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages
Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages is a full-time institute of tertiary education established under the consent of the National Ministry of Education. It is unique in Zhejiang Province for its dedication to, and specialty in foreign languages teaching.
The university has been granted the titles of “Exemplary University Run according to Law”, “University Excels at Career Guidance', “University with a Safe Campus”, “University Innovative in Security System”, a university boasting its “Exemplary Home of Party Members”, and so on. In June 2006, the National Administration of Education evaluated Yuexiu’s competence in cultivating vocational talents with tertiary education, and the university was awarded the grade of “Outstanding”.
With the indigenous characteristics of the institute, Yuexiu focuses on the exploration of college connotations and the optimization of students’ education by striving to elevate them into language professionals who are able to apply foreign languages in their work. They acquire superior proficiency in language, good application ability of their majors and an ideal professional qualification. Hence the college has established the training system of Successful and Practical Talents (SPT), which ensures the quality of the nurturance that gives prominence to the uniqueness of the college.
The goal and standards of SPT training are both evident. The former is to render the graduates into successful practical language talents competent in enterprise administration concerning foreign nations. The latter requires three types of core abilities; namely the ability to use language practically, the ability to apply their majors in practice and comprehensive vocational competence.
The University has four types of certificates: diplomas, grades in language tests, vocational qualification certificates and certificates for general skills. The SPT system has been piously affirmed by many experts.
The university has more than 10,790 full-time students and a compliment of 518 full-time teachers, consisting of 156 who have the academic title of Associate Professor and Professor. There are two doctoral advisors, who receive the special subsidies from the government.
In addition, the college has more than 70 foreign teachers from Australia, US,Britain, Canada, Japan, Korea and Russia. Currently, 9 foreign languages are taught in the university: English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Of all the 16 majors open to undergraduates and 21 majors to higher vocational students, the university offers more than 20 majors related to foreign languages. It has the largest number of foreign language majors and is one of the largest universities specializing in training foreign language talents in Zhejiang.
The University attaches importance to undergraduate education and vocational education. In addition, adult education and vocational training play a big part in the academic education of Yuexiu. The university gives prominence to language teaching, as well as integrating other subjects such as literature, economy and administration into the curriculum.