On the afternoon of October 20, the School of Foreign Languages successfully held the 3rd “Seminar on the Department (Center) Teaching Administration” of this semester in the School Meeting Room. All departments (or centers) undertaking the undergraduate teaching tasks sent a dean to attend the seminar. The main tasks of this seminar are to get acquainted with the progress of all important tasks since the beginning of this semester and to explore ways to tackle problems encountered in the teaching administration. The seminar also discussed the feasibility of and a concrete plan for implementing the administrative system linking responsibility to task in the teaching administration of the School. The seminar was presided over by Dean Assistant Wu Peng. Dean Chen Hong was present throughout the seminar.
At the meeting, Dean Wu Qinghong of English Department reported the progress of the writing, the listening and speaking, and the translation training camp and introduced the plan on holding the 2018 pre-test trainee class for TEM-4 students. Deputy Dean Ding Jian of English Education Department introduced the innovative design and implementation of the basic skill training for English (Education) majors and the working plan on the certification of normal specialties in the coming year. Hua Houkun and Li Jiajun, two deans of CET Departments, respectively reported their plan on the pre-test trainee classes for the CET-4 & -6 students to be held in December this year, putting forward the conception of how to promote students’ listening and speaking abilities, to help students get higher scores in CET-4 & -6, to attain the fixed targets as soon as possible and to improve the classroom instruction of their faculty. Deputy Dean Li Shoujun of the Japanese Department reported the efforts they have made since the beginning of this semester in strengthening freshmen education, enhancing the attractiveness of the Japanese major, increasing the extracurricular activities and sending more students overseas for international communication.
Dean Chen Hong of the School gave full credit to the seminar, offering pertinent suggestions on ways to tackle the actual difficulties met in the teaching work of each department. In the end, Wu Peng introduced and explained the “three demands” of the School on the teaching work featuring “precision, elaboration and meticulousness” and fixed concrete teaching objectives for each department to attain this academic year.
(School of Foreign Languages)