School of Languages and Media (SLM), established in May, 2017, consists of the previous School of Foreign Languages and literature-related majors from former School of Arts and Media. It now has 5 teaching institutions and 1 Experimental center, namely, Department of English, Department of Japanese, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of Journalism & Communication, Department of College English Teaching and English Experimental Center. It offers six undergraduate programs, including Business English, Japanese Language and Literature, Journalism, Advertising, Communication, and Network & New Media. The school currently has 135 faculty members, among whom 40 are professors and associate professors, 40 doctors and doctor candidates, and 9 overseas teachers.
Relying on the strength of the advanced discipline of the economic management in AUFE, the school builds undergraduate education program with specialty features, aiming at the cultivation of high-level, application-oriented talents with solid foundation, broad vision and practical capability. Students are encouraged to actively participate in various kinds of academic competitions and comprehensive practical activities, and have won many awards in CCTV Cup, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Cup (“FLTTR”) English Speech Contest, National English Contest for College Students (NECCS) and National College Students Advertising Art Contest.
For years, SLM has been ranked the top among all the schools of the university in the employment rate of its graduates, attaining higher than 95% in the past five consecutive years. The graduates are highly praised by their employers. Over 100 students have been admitted to China’s prestigious universities for master’s programs, such as Peking University, Fudan University, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Xiamen University. Besides, many students have been to world-class universities for further study in America, Europe, Australia and other countries.
In recent years, the school has forged close ties with a number of universities home and abroad. Teachers have been sent to visit and study in world-class universities on a regular basis. In 2010, authorized by the University of Cambridge, the school set up BEC (Business English Certificate) testing site, with 49 examiners accredited. In 2013, GNK Japanese testing center was established, and in 2017 CYLE(Cambridge Young Learners English)Testing site.
In the field of language and media, SLM strives to render intellectual support for local socio-economic development，as well as translation and interpretation services to foreign affairs of Bengbu Municipal Government. In collaboration with many institutions, including Anhui Xuan’ang Cross-border E-commerce College, Anhui New Media Group, Bengbu Newspaper Media Group, Xiamen Yixue Software Co., Ltd, and NYSE:XUE (Jiangsu), the school has established bases of internship so as to foster students’ capacity for their future career.