以“课堂教学+专家讲座+校外实习实训”等多种培养方式，提供丰富的个性化教学环境，学生可根据自身能力与兴趣选择辅修课和通识课；创设专业实践活动和丰富多彩的第二课堂活动，培养并提升学生运用知识、团队合作、公共演讲、戏剧展演和实践创新等综合能力素质；冬季短学期为学生提供来自国内外知名学者、专家的高端学术讲座，在导师的指导下学生可组团申报国家级、省级大学生创新创业项目，并进一步参加全国创新创业大赛；通过Work & Travel USA美国实习项目、美国纽约圣约翰大学、香港中文大学等暑期游学项目以及与三亚市政府部门、旅游单位等26个海内外实习实训基地合作，为学生提供国际会议、赛事志愿者服务机会，例如“博鳌亚洲论坛”、“ABB国际汽盟电动方程式锦标赛”、“中国国际消费者博览会”等，广泛开展学术类、文化类、实践类创新创业活动，全面培养学生综合实践能力。
Introduction to the Department of English
Founded in 2005, the Department of English is now offering two undergraduate majors, English and Translation and Interpretation. English major was early established in the University of Sanya, and was selected as an application-oriented restructuring pilot program in Hainan Province in 2019. As a newly-founded major, Translation and Interpretation is approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2022, was established in 2023.
The Department of English has been operating for nearly 20 years and has trained a group of inter-disciplinary and application-oriented talents with innovative spirit, practical ability and decent personality. Those talents are engaged in various fields such as translation, teaching, foreign trade, foreign affairs, international business and management to serve the development of Hainan Free Trade Port.
There’s a reasonable and balanced structure of the teaching staff in terms of professional titles, academic degrees, ages and distribution of the staff’s graduate schools. At present, the Department of English has 19 full-time teachers (including 2 foreign teachers), among whom 6 have a PhD degree and 13 have a Master’s Degree, two are professors and six are associate professors. The Department of English has a good strong faculty with outstanding teaching and researching capabilities. In recent years, the faculty has made fruitful research achievements in the fields of translation, linguistics, literature, foreign language teaching, etc. In the past five years, they have been awarded many projects by the National Social Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the Hainan Provincial Social Science Foundation, and have published many high-level papers—in core journals at home and abroad—and many books, and won many teaching awards such as the First Prize of Hainan Province for Teaching Achievement.
Diversified Talents Training Modes
The Department has provided a rich personalized teaching environment with various training methods such as “classroom teaching + colloquium series + off-campus practicum”, and students can choose minors and general courses according to their own abilities and interests. It organizes professional practice activities and varied extracurricular activities to cultivate and enhance the students’ comprehensive ability and quality such as knowledge application, teamwork, public speaking, drama performance and practical innovation. It provides students with high-level academic lectures from renowned scholars and experts at home and abroad during the short winter semester, and under the guidance of supervisors, students can form groups to apply for national and provincial student innovation and entrepreneurship projects and further participate in national innovation and entrepreneurship competitions. Through the Work & Travel USA internship program, the summer study tour program at St. John’s University in New York and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the cooperation with 26 internship training bases at home and abroad such as government departments and tourism units in Sanya, as well as volunteer service opportunities for international conferences and events, such as “Boao Forum for Asia”, the ABB International Formula Electric Championship and China International Consumer Products Expo, students can also participate in a wide range of academic, cultural and practical innovative and entrepreneurial activities to develop comprehensive practical skills.
Educational Objectives and Employment Orientation
English major is committed to cultivating inter-disciplinary and application-oriented English talents with solid fundamental English skills, good literary and cultural literacy, strong thinking ability, innovative spirit, practical ability, and decent personalities to serve the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
English major undergraduates are widely welcomed into society, with an average employment rate of 97% in the past three years. About 55% of the graduates are employed in the field of international business, and about 30% are employed in the field of education and training. Since its establishment, nearly 100 graduates have pursued further studies in domestic and international universities, including Sun Yat-sen University, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Manchester.
Major of Translation and Interpretation is committed to cultivating localized “English + X” and application-oriented talents who are with highly sense of social responsibility and are capable to serve national strategies, local economies, social developments and cultural communication.
Translation and Interpretation undergraduates are expected to engage in translation and interpretation practices in the fields of foreign affairs, commerce and trading, technology, cultural communication, tourism, mass media and many other cross cultural communication fields. The talents will be capable to provide English language services in many domains, and serve in state organs, government agencies, foreign affairs departments, maritime affairs departments, foreign trade agencies, foreign enterprises, financial institutes concerning foreign affairs, professional translation and interpretation institutes, propaganda departments, tourism sections, education, science and research institutes and so on.