SFS was first established as Russian Teaching and Research Section in 1953, and upgraded as SFS in 2000.
Sectors are as follows:
Foreign Language Sector for Non-English Majors
English Studies (including multilingual teaching and research section)
Translation Studies (in preparation)
Business English Studies
5 research laboratories are as follows;
Comparative Language and Culture Studies Laboratory
Translation Studies Laboratory
English for Specific Purposes Laboratory
Pragmatics and Applied Linguistics Laboratory
Comparative Literature Laboratory
Other research centers are as follows:
International Chinese Culture Comparative Research Center
International Coal Energy Policy Research Center
Cross-culturalCommunication Research Center
Experimental Teaching Center
Foreign Language Training Center
SFS has 2 Undergraduate Programs, namely English major and German major, a first level master program as ForeignLanguagesandLiteratures, 2 second level master programs as Englishlanguageandliterature, foreignlinguisticsandappliedlinguistics, and a MTI program.
There are 12 language laboratories, including 5 digital network language laboratories. There is also a most advanced simultaneousinterpretation laboratory and an open language laboratory.
136 teachers in total
122 full-time teachers
8 professors (including 1 Distinguished Adjunct Professor)
36 associate professors
13 foreign teachers
Achievements and Honors during 2008 to 2012
55 national, provincial and ministerial or university- level projects
39 textbooks and monographs
Chinese Government Award (for Books)
National Outstanding Coal Education Achievements Award of China Coal Education Association
Higher Education Scientific Research Achievement Award in Jiangsu Province
SFS implements an international education principle, establishes relations with many famous universities in the world, like University of Birmingham, UK, Germany Duisburg-Essen University, University of Oldenburg, AhHeng University, Griffith University, Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, Rowan University, USA, etc.
SFS sends students to these universities every year, for exchanging studies and social practices, and arranges teachers abroad for communications and Chinese teaching, and meanwhile, invites many famous scholars to come to give lectures in SFS.