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National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education

Founded in 2000, National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education is a key research base for Education Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education and the main unit ofForeign linguistics and Applied Linguisticsin Beijing Foreign Studies University. At present, there are 11 full-time researchers, 3 part-time researchers and 12 post-doctoral researchers. The Centre is a national training base for talents in the field of foreign language research and education. It recruits about 45 students including master program students, PhD program students andpostdoctoral fellows every year.

The Centre is engaged in three basic research subjects in the field of linguistics: 1) the theoretical and practical innovation of Chinese foreign language education; 2) the contrastive study of Chinese and foreign languages and the study of foreign language learners and their learning; 3) the study of foreign languages and foreign language learning based on mega-data. In this framework, six research directions are set up: theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, language policy and planning, contrastive study between English and Chinese, and foreign language education.

Program Characteristics

  1. By studying here, you will become foreign language proficient. You will be equipped with fluent foreign language skills and comprehensive foreign language knowledge, and you will understand the basic theories and latest progress of the discipline and related directions.

  2. You will adopt a rigorous scientific attitude, and master basic research methods. Learners should abide by academic ethics and norms, thereby laying a solid foundation for studying for doctoral degree in related disciplines.

  3. By studyingtheoretical linguistics, you can acquire knowledge of linguistic theories andcapabilities in linguistic analysis and research.

  4. By studying applied linguistics (including foreign language education), you will be able to teach foreign languages and carry out research concerning language teaching.

  5. By studying corpus linguistics, you willgain the mastery of corpus collection, processing and analysis, relevant technologies and programming capabilities.

  6. By studying English-Chinese comparison and translation, youare supposed to understand the main similarities and differences between English and Chinese. You will be able to do English-Chinese and Chinese-English translation, and to do comparative researches between English and Chinese.

  7. Studying language policy and planning can enable you to do academic research in the field of macro and micro language policy.

  8. After finishing the program, you willbe competent for jobs concerning language research and teaching, foreign affairs and management in enterprises. You can also work in offices, educational departments, scientific and technological departments, etc.

Academic Programs

English-based Program

With one supervisor or a group of supervisorsbeing responsible for each student’s study, the program combines core courses for all directions with required and optional courses in each direction. At the same time, students are encouraged to participate in social practice and academic activities so that they cankeep step with the latest research in particular fields.

Degree Programs

Master

PhD

Majors

Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

1.Theoretical linguistics

2.Applied Linguistics

3.Contrastive Study of English and Chinese

4.Studies of Language Policy and Planning

5.Foreign Language Education

6.Corpus Linguistics

Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

1.Contrastive Study of English and Chinese

2.Systemic Functional Linguistics

3.Ecolinguistics

4.Applied Linguistics

5.Corpus based Translation Studies

Translation Studies

Translation Studies

Program length

3 years

3 years

Tuition (RMB/Year)

30000

34000

Application fee (RMB)

800

800

Deadline of application

15 June of each year

15 June of each year

Intakes

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Entry Requirements

1. Bachelor Degree

2. HSK level 6 over 180

3. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

1. Master Degree

2. HSK level 6 over 210

3. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

 

Checklist of Required Items

  1. Application form

  2. Custody release form(Please download, fill in and upload.)

  3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.

  4. Copy of photo page of passport

  5. Three recent passport photos

  6. Diploma or Degree certificate (validated copies)

  7. Transcripts/Mark Sheets (Original or validated copies)

  8. Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS

  9. Proof of Chinese proficiency: HSK

  10. Research proposal(at least 1500 words for MA students and 3000 words for PHD students in Chinese or the language you applied )

  11. Two Letters of recommendationfrom 2 previous associate professors/professors, or with similar qualifications

  12. Resume(around 800 wordsin Chinese or the language you applied)

  13. Visa page (for applicants currently studying in a university in China)

  14. Study certificate(for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

  15. School transfer certificate or School withdrawal certificate (for applicants currently studying for degrees in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

  16. Recommendation letter and academic transcript from your current university (for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

  17. Interview

     

    Contact Details

    National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University

    Room 638, International Building, West Campus, Beijing Foreign Studies University

    No.19 North Xisanhuan, Haidian District, Beijing, 100089, China

    Phone: 010-88816612

    Email:wjyzx@bfsu.edu.cn

    Website: http://www.sinotefl.org.cn/