College English Department
College English Department (CED), a teaching section of the School of Foreign Languages and Literature, undertakes the English teaching tasks of general purpose for undergraduates and postgraduate students on the seven campuses of Shandong University (SDU). It has 123 teachers including 7 professors, 58 associate professors and 58 lecturers. CED consists of 5 subsidiary teaching sections and 3 teaching and training centers, namely, 4 Undergraduates Teaching Sections located on the Central Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Baotuquan Campus and Qingdao Campus respectively, Postgraduates Teaching Section, Modern Educational Technology Experimental Center, Foreign Languages Testing Center, and Foreign Languages Educational Development Center.
According to the orientation of the development of the University and the needs of the society, CED focuses on the cultivation of students' good cross-cultural communication ability and good comprehensive quality, and aims at enhancing students' autonomous and innovative learning ability to improve the teaching quality. It strives to promote the innovation and reform of teaching contents, evaluation methods and teaching mode. Meanwhile CED emphasizes the optimization of teaching environment by creating an atmosphere of language application, encourages and promotes teachers' individualized teaching, promotes teachers' professional development, and organically integrates knowledge learning system and personality cultivation system, so as to establish a college English teaching system with the characteristics of Shandong University.
CED has always attached great importance to teaching and scientific research. After years of teaching reform and practice, we have made gratifying achievements. We ever won one first prize, one second prize and one third prize of Shandong provincial teaching achievements. The course College English has been awarded the title of National Excellent Course. In recent years, we have undertaken more than 20 provincial teaching research programs at provincial and ministerial level and more than 40 teaching research programs at university level. In addition, we have published more than 100 theses on different kinds of journals and more than 10 academic works or textbooks. The overall teaching ability and theoretical level of CED have been improving continuously.
Consisting of standardized examination question banks and data processing systems, the Foreign Languages Testing Center of CED undertakes the tasks of setting, grading, analyzing examination papers and data storing to provide reliable services for the supervision over the teaching process, the follow-up quality control and the decision-making of the teaching management personnel.
We are willing to strengthen cooperation with fellow institutions of higher education.
Contact information: Tel: 0531-88366365