The earliest history of the Faculty of Foreign Languages & Cultures (FFLC) dates back to 1954 when KMUST was first established as a university. The year of 1999 witnessed the merge of Foreign Languages Department with its counterpart in Yunnan Polytechnic University as well as its increase both in scale and strength. The re-merge, in 2009, of the Foreign Languages Department with that of College English further rationalized and re-adjusted its academic disciplines and order. The more than five decades’ experience FFLC has lived through has come up with a qualified staff, a large number of excellent graduates, and quite a few academic achievements.
FFLC presently maintains 4 departments ( First Department of College English Education, Second Department of College English Education, Department of Post-graduate English Education, and Department of English Language & Culture) , one center (the American Studies Center), and a staff of 146, among whom are 39 full and associate professors. FFLC staff are offering about 100 courses for the university.
The decades’ painstaking effort leads to a fruitful harvest as FFLC sees thousands and hundreds of graduates serving in all walks of life with some of whom are teaching in well-known universities abroad, others managing the large businesses, and many others working to bridge the cultural gaps, ….
The academic progress in FFLC is uniquely featured with: the linguistic research based on sociolinguistics, 2nd language acquisition and ESP; the inter-cultural studies grounded on national cultures of English speaking countries and the cultures of local minority peoples; the language acquisition studies purporting on description of learning experience and interpretation of the acquisition features; the translation studies dealing with technical translation practice.
For the latest 5 years, FFLC staff has published more than 300 academic essays and books with 17 research projects, 2 of which are at national level.
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