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

From its inception, the CLE has attached enormous importance to attracting high-quality talents to its faculty. Currently, the dynamic team at the language center holds 25 full-time teaching faculty, 4 teaching assistants and 4 administrators, all of whom have educational background from world-class universities or have worked abroad in an international context. After six 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 multi-dimensional teaching and learning resources.

About the advantages of CLE

The CLE is committed to enhancing students’ ability to use English language to acquire their subject knowledge, foster their communication competence in global academic settings, and to develop students’ critical thinking skills, cross-cultural awareness, and the ability for 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 teaching and the best possible opportunities for foreign language attainment. This is accomplished through a sustainable, multi-dimensional 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 extra-curricular activities ranging from English corners to books clubs. Through these various programs, the CLE strives with passion and creativity towards excellence in global langue teaching and learning!