学院教师获得“第一届中国外语微课大赛”国家二等奖、广东省一等奖，第一届全国高校语言学课程教学多媒体课件大赛优秀奖，第二届外研社 “教学之星”全国大赛三等奖，第六届、第七届“外教社杯” 全国高校外语教学大赛优胜奖等荣誉。
学院开设多门文化交流理论和实践课程，开展多种形式学科竞赛活动，已承办过国家级口译大赛、澳门“商骄”商务英语演讲大赛珠海赛区决赛、广东省独立学院日语演讲大赛、全校英文微电影大赛、配音大赛、外文戏剧大赛、“延河杯”全校征文大赛、“文学之星”知识竞赛、诵读大赛等，创办了VOB（Voice of BIT）英语广播电台。
The School of Foreign Languages
The School of Foreign Languages (SFL), a sub-institute of Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, was established in 2004 when BITZH came into being. Its four majors, namely, English, Business English, Japanese and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, have been set up successively to meet the nation’s economic and social demands, especially the actual needs of the economic construction in the Pearl River Delta. The total number of students now at the School amounts to 2188, with 3374 graduates.
Brand-new Educational Philosophy
With the BITZH motto, “Seek Truth, Pursue Knowledge”, the School aims to cultivate qualified professionals rich in humanity spirit, profound in language efficiency, extensive in cross-cultural and business knowledge, and competent in practical operations.
In order to meet the needs of social development, the School attaches equal importance to both theory and practice in schooling. Benefiting from the regional superiority in the Pearl River Delta and the Belt & Road Economic Strategy, the School has set up co-operation programs with enterprises for practical education so as to combine in-class teaching with extracurricular training throughout the 4-year program, items of which include practical training in business affairs, cross-border E-commerce, education, technology, translation and micro-teaching. The School has also introduced the Alibaba Personnel Certification, featuring a compound training scheme of academic degrees plus professional qualifications.
The School boasts a team of more than 100 qualified teachers, each awarded a master degree and a professional title of intermediate grade or above, and it is a team rational in structure of age, schooling background, major and gender. The faculty consists of the teachers from home and abroad, double-certificated teachers and career tutors from successful enterprises and relevant industries, and a number of nationally celebrated scholars invited as guest professors, including Xu Yuanchong, Huang Youyi and Wang Kefei.
The teachers have won different national or provincial awards in terms of teaching and research, including the 2nd Prize at National Level and 1st Prize at Provincial Level for the Micro-Course Contest of Foreign Languages in China, Excellent Award of the 1st National College Linguistics Multimedia Courseware Contest, the 3rd Prize of 2nd FLTRP Star Teacher Contest of the Country, and Excellent Awards of 6th and 7th National Foreign Language Teaching Contest.
The teachers have undertaken or are undertaking, respectively, a number of teaching and research projects, national as well as provincial, and have published over 200 academic papers and over 40 academic books or textbooks. At present, the School is the President’s Unit of Zhuhai Foreign Language Research Association, the President’s Unit of Zhuhai Association for Friendship Between Colleges and Japanese Enterprises, the recognized CATTI Training Institution in Zhuhai, Testing Branch for BEC Vantage and BEC Higher, and Testing Center of the National Test for Business English Majors-Band 4 and Band 8 and TOEIC .
Cross-cultural Intellect Development
The School has been offering classes in multinational cultural exchanges, theoretical and practical. It has organized various competitions such as national interpretation contest, Zhuhai Final of Macau APCEA Business Presentation Contest, Guangdong Independent Colleges Japanese Speech Contest, BITZH Microfilm Contest, Dubbing Contest, Foreign Language Drama Contest, Yanhe River Cup Essay Competition, Literature Star Knowledge Contest, and Recitation Contest. In addition, it has established the micro radio VOB (Voice of BIT).
The students take part in a variety of cultural festivals of American, European, Japanese and other folk styles annually, and a number of extracurricular activities, including the BITZH Foreign Language Corner weekly and Microfilm making. They also benefit from different international exchanges including paid internship in the US and Japan, and exchange programs with South Korea and Taiwan. There are also Through-Train Programs for those who pursue graduate study in the US and UK and the dual degree program with Deakin University in Australia. Students are chosen as Chinese teaching volunteers to work in Confucius Institutes in Canada and Nigeria.
The School adheres to the principle of talent-oriented cultivation with moral education as the top priority and rigorous discipline in terms of schooling and learning. Since its establishment, the School has been carrying out the Morning Reading Program with efficiency. It has created, for the first time in BITZH, students’ collective honor titles, including “Non-supervision Exam Class”, “Excellent Academic Atmosphere Class”, and “All Attendance Class”, taking a leading role in the academic atmosphere cultivation in BITZH. The School Youth League General Branch was awarded the Title of Demonstration Youth League Branch in practicing socialist core value in higher education institutes all over the country in 2015.
The students actively participate in various kinds of provincial or national contests and competitions, the achievements of which include: the 1st Prize of 2016 China University Business Challenge, the 1st Prizes of Zhuhai Division Final and 1st Prizes together with the Most Popular Speaker Prize of Macau Final in the 2016 and 2017 Macau APCEA Business Presentation Contest, the outstanding award and the 3th Prize for English majors of Final Competition of Guangdong College English Writing Contest or 2016 Big Writing Event Under One Topic, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes of the 5th Guangdong College Students’ Writing Contest in 2016, the 2nd Prize of Guangdong Division in 2016 National FLTRP Cup English Reading Contest, the 2nd and 3rd prizes of Final Contest of Guangdong Division in the 1st National ENGLISH TRANSLATION TEST OF BUSINESS LANGUAGE(ETTBL) in 2016, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of Guangdong Independent Colleges Japanese Speech Contests in 2014 and 2015, 1st and 3rd Prizes of Guangdong Division of National FLTRP Cup English Writing Contests in 2014 and 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes of Guangdong Undergraduate College English Writing Contest in 2014, 2nd Prize of Guangdong Division Final of National FLTRP Cup English Speech Contest in 2012 and 2013, and Special Award and 1st Prize for English Major Group of the National College Students English Contest in 2012.
The students work periodically as volunteers in China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition and Pan Delta Super Racing Festivals, or as summer interns in the Zhuhai International Golf Club, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, TRP and Gateway Language Village English Training Schools, and Chinese Traditional Talent & Skill Training Bases, or as tour guides in scenic resorts. To provide students with more opportunities to put into practice what they learn in class, the School has set up Practical Education Bases in cooperation with over 70 enterprises including Kirin Beer Zhuhai Limited, and with a number of primary and middle schools, such as the Second Middle School of Doumen, Zhuhai. It has also established strategic and cooperative partnership with Shenzhen Chamber of Commerce, Tannan Application Innovation Park of Tanzhou, Zhuhai, and Guangdong Newline Technology Limited for employment-oriented training of cross-border E-commercial professionals.
Promising Career Prospect
Firm to dedicate, able to endure hard work, down to earth to perform duties and persistent to make progress, SFL graduates are extensively well accepted and appreciated by the employers and the society as a whole, hence the employment rate above 98%. A number of graduates have been enrolled in postgraduate programs by noted universities, namely, Peking University, China Foreign Affairs University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University，University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Imperial College London, The University of Warwick in UK, etc.
For those graduates who choose to work right after graduation, there are a lot of opportunities in many a field including media outlets, banks, government offices, public institutions, schools and other training institutions, and overseas agencies sent by their parent organizations in the Mainland. There have been some graduates who are self-employed with satisfying results.
With the Belt and Road Initiative and the establishment of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, there is a great demand for over one million of foreign language professionals in cross-border E-commerce in the Pearl River Delta in the coming three years. A secure and promising career prospect is waving welcome to the SFL graduates.
Favorable Social Evaluation
“The graduates from the School of Foreign Languages of BITZH are good at hard working and team cooperating, featuring a shining highlight among all our employees from different universities. They have been shaped into an elite team of the School.” (quoted from Spark Education)
“We have employed many a graduate student of English major from noted universities, but the outstanding graduates from the School of Foreign Languages of BITZH are the personnel with comprehensive strength needed by our enterprise. ” (quoted from Han’s Laser & Middot)
“The graduates from the School of Foreign Languages of BITZH feature highly comprehensive ability. They have bettered their professional competence quickly, hence a good contribution to the performance of our Foreign Export Department.” (quoted from Guangzhou Engaaz Co., Limited )