The School of Foreign Languages and Business
The School of Foreign Languages and Business was founded in 1994, offering 5 programs covering Business English, which was awarded honors such as National Model Program for vocational colleges by China Ministry of Education and Top Program (Level A) in Vocational Education in Guangdong Province, Business Japanese, which was also recognized as Top Program (Level B) in Vocational Education in Guangdong Province, Applied French, Applied German and Applied Foreign Languages (featuring Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Arabic) and International Business, which was affiliated to SFLB in 2019 and also on the list of Top Program (Level B) in Vocational Education in Guangdong Province. More than 2,000 full-time students are studying in SFLB.
SFLB boasts a strong faculty. 152 full-time staff members consists of 16 full professors, 45 associate professors, 23 doctoral degree holders and doctoral candidates, and 23 international teachers. 78 of the faculty have working or studying experience abroad. One was awarded the title of National Excellent Teacher. At the time, SFLB offers college English courses to more than 20, 000 students across the campuses.
SFLB establishes an Intelligent Learning Center featuring smart learning and 125 out-campus practice learning bases jointly developed by the school and businesses and industry associations. Among them, the China Hi-Tech Fair Base and Shenzhen Furniture Industry Association Base were listed as the Out-campus Practice Learning Base of Guangdong Province.
Vocation-oriented College English reform and OBE approach are drawing increasing attention in China. China Vocational English Research Center was jointly established by SFLB and CLA (China Language Assessment) of Beijing International Studies University in 2017. OBE Research and Advancement Center was co-founded by SFLB and Queensland University of Technology to enhance teaching capacities in TVET. More than 80 textbooks developed by SFLB are widely used. More than 30 research projects are funded by governments at various levels. Among them, the book, Teaching English in TVET: Theories and Practice, was awarded first prize by China Ministry of Education. Three courses were founded by National Quality Courses program, one by National Online Quality Courses program.
The school has also signed Joint Education Agreements with numerous universities and educational organizations in Britain, America, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, Russia, Japan and Korea, developing exchange programs. To date, the school has sent about 200 students abroad for advanced study, and about 7o students are going abroad each year as exchange students.
To keep abreast of the rapid growth of digital industry, SFLB set up the campus Cross-border E-commerce Center to develop digital trade professionals with joint efforts from famous enterprises. In January, 2019, Alibaba DIgital Trade School was jointly founded by SFLB and Alibaba Group to prepare professionals for leading new trading modes and international trade rules.
Founded in 1994, Business English is a well-established program in the School of Foreign Languages and Business with a strong faculty of 36 full-time teachers. It was awarded the honor of “National Excellent Teaching Team” and “Top Program” (Level A) accreditation in Vocational Education in Guangdong Province. Business English adheres to the education concept of student-centered and outcome-based and actively carries out project-based and flipped-classroom reform, and therefore has achieved good results in students training. It has been rated as the “Green Brand Major” of Shenzhen Polytechnic for two consecutive years.
International Business major was founded in 1996 and boasts the longest history among similar majors in Guangdong province. The major cultivates talents with high quality and technical skills who can work in areas such as international trade, international logistics, cross-border e-commerce and marketing.
Founded in 1995, Business English program has a faculty of 16 (including two international teachers) and 370 students. The program was awarded “Top Program” (Level B) accreditation in Vocational Education in Guangdong Province, and Core Program in the Innovation Initiatives sponsored by Ministry of Education of PRC.
The program of Applied German has developed its own features and was categorized as “green card program” for its recognition among graduates. The program aims to develop professionals with expertise both in language and business know-how by university-enterprise collaboration and programs studying abroad. Our graduates boast high employment rate in various fields and our faculties get teaching competence awards at provincial levels for several times.
Founded in 2006, the Applied French program offers courses covering language, business and cultural studies by three faculties. Besides teaching activities, the program is also involved in programs studying abroad and collaboration with businesses to broaden the horizon and further study of students.
Applied foreign languages program consists of four language majors covering Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. Originating from its international business background, the program is actively involved in university-enterprise collaboration, international exchange, and developing innovation-minded professionals with solid language proficiency, business expertise and inter-cultural communication skills.
Scholarship Presentation Ceremony
Students on Exchange Programs