June 5-10, appointed by the University’s Teaching Affairs Office, the Center for International Language Courses at the School of Foreign Languages successfully accomplished the first short-term College English experience project titled “A Charming Journey of English” for the “Jinshan Talent Class”.
The short-term experience project tailored for students in the “Jinshan Talent Class” by the Center for International Language Courses, on one hand is aimed at highlighting the importance of commanding three core competencies in the whole process of English learning: the competency of practical language use, the competency of critical thinking, and the competency of intercultural communication; on the other hand it helps fix a personalized College English learning plan for individual students through face-to-face coaching. To better attain the anticipated objectives of the project, the Center for International Language Courses set up a project team. Under the meticulous guidance of the University’s Teaching Affairs Office and the School of Foreign Languages, members of the team brainstormed to devise and offer seven interactive courses, namely “What do we experience in learning College English?”, “IETLS: The entree to the world stage”, “Academic English: Opening the door to overseas study”, “Intercultural communication: A must of global villagers”, “Speak out your mind: An introduction to critical thinking”, “Charm of English poetry”, and “A glimpse of Britain”. The lecturers of these courses include Wu Peng, Kong Lingxuan, Wu Yuanyuan, Li Rui, Zhu Xiaoyu and Ji Yan.
The short-term project was warmly received and thought highly of by students in the “Jinshan Talent Class”. The participants all said that these courses carefully contrived by the project team let them actually see the distinction between college and pre-college English learning, and better understand the competencies of language, thinking and communication required of a top-notch talent on the international market.
(School of Foreign Languages)