College English Department undertakes the English teaching work of all non-English majors in the University of Sanya. As a common compulsory course of our university, College English has the largest scale of students as well as the most class hours, lasting for four semesters. The quality of college English teaching is one of the main bases to measure the whole teaching quality of our university. Since the establishment of our university, the department insists on reforming, innovating and strengthening teaching management. In 2016, we carried out teaching based on grading and classification with the view to improve students’ English communication skills in life and work, to cultivate students’ interest in English learning and to enhance students’ competitiveness for further education and job hunt, meeting talent demand in the tendency of globalization. Remarkable achievements have been made in this teaching reform.
The teaching mode is “classroom teaching + autonomous learning”, with the focus on the development of students’ English listening skill and self-learning ability. Various extracurricular activities are conducted in different grades and levels in each semester, such as “Hand written English Newspaper Design Contest”, “Movie Dubbing”, “Drama”, “English cultural Contest”, “English Speech Contest”, “English Writing Contest”, “English Reading Contest”, etc. The department organizes and trains students to participate in the “FLTRP Cup” National English Speech Contest, National English Writing Contest and National English Reading Contest every year and many students got awarded.
There are 35 teachers in our department in which more than eighty percent are lecturers and with even higher title, and more than ninety percent have master’s degrees and above. Among them, 3 teachers got their master degrees overseas and 3 teachers studied abroad. Teachers in our department host or participate in more than 10 national projects, provincial projects and municipal projects. The teaching materials and books they have compiled and written are more than 20. Moreover, teachers positively involve themselves in social services like undertaking translation and interpretation work.