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Department of Foreign Languages

Growing out of the Foreign Language Teaching & Research Section of the Basic Courses' Department, the Foreign Languages Department of Xi'an Shiyou University was founded in Jan. 1997, consisting of English Teaching and Research Section, Russian Teaching and Research Section and two College English Teaching and Research Sections.

English Major (4-year undergraduate program )

The major is aiming at cultivating comprehensive talents who are not only good at English language, but also have a wide rang of knowledge in science and culture, especially in petroleum, education, economics, international business, law, etc. Graduates are active in translation, teaching, management, research, secretary, etc and popular among employers.

The department offers major courses as Basic English, Advanced English, English Grammar, Oral English, English Listening, English Writing, English Reading, Translation Theory and Practice, English Literature, American Literature, Introduction to Linguistics, A Survey of English-speaking Countries, Academic Thesis Writing, English Lexicology, Interpretation, Reading Comprehension and Translation of Petroleum English Materials, etc.

Russian Major (4-year undergraduate program )

The specialty endeavors to foster all-round talents with not only Russian language proficiency, but also systematic multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills. With good language communication abilities, relatively systematic knowledge of petroleum engineering and geology and basic knowledge of international business, law, etc, graduates have engaged in translation, language teaching, international business, global petroleum cooperation, technological and cultural exchange, etc.

Program course offerings include: Basic Russian, Russian Grammar, Audio-visual Instruction and Oral Russian, Russian Extensive Reading, Translation Theory and Practice, Interpretation, Russian Writing, Russian Literature, etc.

Minor Subjects include: Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Economics, Science of Law.

Course offerings include: An Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, Western Economics, International Business, International Finance, International Trade, An Introduction to the Law, International Economic Law.

The Department of Foreign Languages boasts its senior and professional faculties since they have rich teaching experiences, strong devotion and high integrated-quality. The faculty consists of 99 people, among whom 4 are professors, 13 associate professors. 2 teachers are awarded the “National Outstanding Teacher”, 1 is awarded the “Provincial Outstanding Teacher”, 1 teacher is entitled to the “Provincial Young Academic Diaphysis”. The department has also been granted the “Advanced Collective” for many times by both CNPC and Shaanxi Province.


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