The School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
The SOFL has a history that dates back to 1978 when the Department of Foreign Languages was founded in Mianyang Teachers’ College. The SOFL presently offers two bachelor's degree programs, one in English and the other in German. The SOFL has been offering instructions for BA degree in English since 1998, and for BA degree in German since 2009.
There are three departments – the department of English, of College English and of German. The SOFL has a faculty consisting of 84 members, of whom there are 5 professors, 34 associate professors, and 6 doctors. There are about 10 part-time teachers with senior professional titles of basic education.
In recent years, the SOFL has made remarkable achievements in teaching reforms and scientific researches. The Center for Research on Countries around China has been approved as a key research base by Mianyang Federation of Social Science Associations. A course is one of the provincial model courses of ideological and political teaching. Six courses are college-level first-class courses. Ten courses are college-level model courses of ideological and political teaching. Over the last five years, 10 monographs and textbooks, and more than 200 academic papers have been published, some of which have been awarded prizes at either provincial or municipal level.
With a pleasant learning environment, the SOFL students have had great skills and won numerous awards in various skills contests organized by the college, provincial and national authorities.