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      The Department of Foreign Languages was established in 1978. It opens English courses for non-English majors at both undergraduate level and graduate level, and opens second foreign language courses such Japanese, German and French. Besides, it has Linguistics Program and MTI (Master of Translation and Interpreting) Program which offer courses for graduate students of English majors.

      The department has 8 professors, 16 associate professors, 6 lecturers and around 20 international teachers. All of the Chinese teachers have either got degrees or studied as visiting scholars at universities overseas. There are 14 supervisors whose research interests range from cognitive linguistics, psychological linguistics, second language acquisition, language testing, stylistics, corpus linguistics, phonetics and phonology, discourse analysis, functional linguistics, translation theory and practice and interpretation theory and practice.

      The department carries out the principle of laying equal emphasis on teaching and research and of doing research to serve teaching. The Linguistics Program working with the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences does research in relationship between phonetics learning and reading comprehension among Chinese ESL learners. The MTI Program offers translation and interpreting service to academic conferences hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

       

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      On October 17, 2012, the fourth Cross-strait Interpreting Contest (China's Mainland) of North China District was successfully held in Beijing Forestry University. Four MTI majors from the Department of Foreign Languages of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences took part , among which Li Mengwei, Yang Xiao and Xu Ke won second prize ...
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