Introduction to School of Languages
The School of Languages in Nanjing Normal University of special education was founded in 2016, being one of the key schools of the University. The English major, which is the first major of the school, was founded in 2001 when more than 80 five-year students were enrolled nationwide, and in 2003, three-year students of English education major were recruited nationwide. Adhering to the orientation of cultivating professional talents for general education and special education in China, the school established English undergraduate program and Chinese language and literature undergraduate program in 2016 and 2017 respectively, mainly training English and Chinese teachers for elementary education.
The school has a teaching team of 48 full-time teachers, including 4 professors, 17 associate professors and 21 lecturers, 7 of which have doctoral degree and 38 with master's degree. Among all the faculties, there is 1 high-level talent of the six talent peaks in Jiangsu Province, 2 third level talents of the 333 project in Jiangsu Province, 3 academic leaders of the blue project in Jiangsu Province, 2 outstanding young backbone teachers, 1 expert in the special education expert database of the Ministry of education, and 2 provincial Mandarin testers. The school employs foreign teachers for related courses and 19 of the teachers have visited prestigious universities in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan, Russia and other countries for exchange or further study. Since the university has been upgraded to an undergraduate institution in 2015, teachers have been approved with over 10 projects of national and ministerial level, as well as over 40 projects of provincial and department level, won 6 excellent scientific research achievements awards of provincial and ministerial level, published over 140 academic papers, including 3 in SCI and SSCI journals, 20 in CSSCI journals, more than 50 in Chinese core journals, and published 24 academic monographs and textbooks.
The school has 2 provincial online open courses, 5 school level excellent courses, and 14 teaching reform projects of provincial and school level. Teachers has won 15 awards of or above the provincial level in teaching competitions and micro-class competitions at all levels, and guided students to participate in over 60 provincial discipline competitions. The school attaches great importance to the cultivation of students' professional practical ability. It has a series of high configuration language learning software, audio-visual books and materials in Chinese and foreign languages, language laboratories and training rooms for Braille and sign language skills, all of which can meet the needs of teaching and researches. It also has an extension service center for Braille and sign language and a number of internship bases for general primary and secondary schools ae well as special education schools, providing students with educational probation, practice and skill training, served as a platform for improving students' employability.
Facing the future, the school will adhere to the concept of love shaping soul, quality oriented and characteristic based, implement the university's developmental strategy of characteristic development, connotative development, integrated development and open development, actively carry out scientific researches on Chinese language and literature as well as foreign language and literature, strengthen the construction of characteristic courses and classroom teaching reform, and constantly improve the cultivation ability of undergraduate talents for general primary schools, secondary schools and Special education schools, making positive contributions to the cultivation of high-quality Chinese and English teachers.