The Department of English Language and Literature aspires to assume a national and regional leading role in the teaching, training, and research of English language, literature, and linguistics.
The Department of English Language and Literature seeks to provide its undergraduate and graduate students with well-rounded quality education and rigorous training in the English language, the literatures of the English-speaking world, and applied and theoretical linguistics. It also aims to develop the students' English language, thinking, and research skills. Through the unique combination of breadth and depth, theory and practice, knowledge and skills, the department endeavors to prepare its students to achieve language proficiency, succeed academically and professionally, thrive intellectually, and meet the requirements of the job market. The department also emphasizes scholarly research and community outreach and service, and promotes intercultural understanding and exchange.
1- Providing students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge and deep understanding of Eng language, literature, and linguistics.
2- Developing students' language and communication skills through employing a theory and technology enhanced approach to teaching listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing.
3- Cultivating students' critical and creative thinking skills and fostering their research capabilities.
4-Conducting theoretical, empirical, practical, and comparative research on Eng language, literature, and linguistics.
5- Tapping the intersection and mutual benefits between English language/linguistics and modern technological applications.
6- Interacting and creating partnership with the public and private sectors through conducting studies and offering consultations in the areas of Eng language teaching and learning, linguistics, and literary/cultural studies.
7- Contributing to and enriching the local community through faculty participation in teaching, writing, translating, lecturing, and the media.
8- Promoting critical understanding of Western thought and the cultures of the English-speaking world, and opening avenues for fruitful intercultural dialogue with English-speaking nations and peoples.