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About Us

The Center for Language Education (CLE) of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), established in November 2015, is a teaching-focused unit.

Since its inception, the CLE has placed great emphasis on attracting highly qualified talent to its faculty and has built a strong and innovative teaching team whose members have all been educated at world top universities or have worked abroad in an international context. After seven years of development, the CLE has established itself as a highly internationalized department with featured programs, a high-standard teaching team, an innovative and comprehensive student development system, and multidimensional teaching and learning resources.

Our Mission

The CLE is committed to enhancing students’ ability to use English language to acquire their subject knowledge, fostering their communication competence in global academic settings, and developing students’ critical thinking skills, intercultural awareness, and communication of science and technology in English.

The CLE’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing English Language training to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, helping them adapt to university education with English as the medium of instruction, making English a tool for them to obtain professional thinking, and meeting the needs of academic communication in English.

  • Offering courses of Chinese as a Foreign Language to international students and staff, and providing training of French, German, Spanish and other foreign languages to the SUSTech community.

  • Assisting the university’s learning culture development with multi-dimensional foreign language learning resources and environment.

  • Supporting the internationalization of the university and contributing to the development of an inclusive and friendly university culture.

The CLE is dedicated to offering high-quality instruction and the best possible opportunities for foreign language acquisition. This is achieved through a sustainable, multidimensional language learning system that is composed of core elements. These include a skills-based pre-sessional training program, leveled SUSTech English course series with a small teacher-student ratio, an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course, innovative interdisciplinary English electives, one-on-one language help service, writing tutorials, writing workshops, as well as many empowering extracurricular activities ranging from English corners to books clubs. Through these diverse programs, the CLE strives for excellence in global language teaching and learning with passion and creativity!