English Major commits to cultivate application-oriented English professionals with the following qualifications: They have high humanistic literacy. They are proficient in English listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating. They grasp professional knowledge of English language and literature and other related knowledge (including education, tourism, economy and trade, marketing, etc.). They are capable of cross-cultural communication. They have broad international vision. They have innovative consciousness and ability to solve a practical problem. They can be engaged in translation, education, foreign trade, management and other work in foreign affairs, foreign enterprises, economy and trade, education and other departments with English proficiency.
There are 45 professional teachers, including 5 professors, 7 associate professors and 4 foreign teachers. In the past three years, they published about 30 papers in various academic journals and presided 4 scientific research projects. In 2017, English Language and Literature was selected as one of the key disciplines of Guangdong, covering English, Translation, and Business English; and benefiting all other majors. Students have made outstanding achievements in the National English Competition for College Students. In the past five years, the average employment rate of the graduates has been constantly over 98%. And every year, a number of graduates get the chance to work abroad. Moreover, quite a few students have been admitted to prestigious universities at home and abroad for postgraduate study, such as the University of Newcastle, the University of Sydney, South China Agricultural University, Hong Kong University of Education, etc.