The school of foreign languages was founded in 2004 and develops alongside the university. In line with the economic and social development of China, particularly the actual demand of the economic development in the Pearl River Delta, the school set up two majors: English and Japanese. Under the English major, there are "Business English", "English Translation", "General English", "English on Foreign Affairs and for Tourism" specialties; while under the Japanese major, there is a “Business Japanese” specialty. At present, the total number of the enrolled students is 2134 besides1771 graduates.
Adhering to “virtue, objectiveness, ideality and preciseness”, the motto of Beijing Institute of Technology (“BIT”), the school aims to cultivate innovative, versatile, application-oriented talents who can meet the demand of social and economic development and have a solid ground of foreign language skills.
Teachers of the school have totally published more than 100 academic papers, and edited more than 30 textbooks, monographs or translations. Currently the school is a member of the Society for Research on Educational Linguistics of China and recognized as one of the China Translation Professional Qualification Examination Training Institutions. The magazine “Foreign Language Communication of Independent School” launched by the school is the only publication in foreign language among all the independent schools of the country, which enjoys a good reputation in the foreign language communication of independent schools nationwide.
Equipped with advanced modern audio facilities, the school has several language laboratories, English internet classrooms and simultaneous interpretation laboratories. It further owns a reading room for foreign language books with complete teaching facilities.
Quite a few of our graduates were admitted to Peking University, China Foreign Affairs University, Hong Kong University of Chinese, Macao University of Science and Technology, Imperial College London, University of Warwick and other well-known domestic and international universities. The employment rate of graduates is 98%. Under the guidance of the "Yan An Spirit" of BIT, our graduates are famous for their toughness, hard work, sureness, gumption and are welcome by the society.