Welcome to the School of International Education,SWJTU

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      Founded in 1896, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) is one of the earliest universities in China, and it is known as “the Cradle for the Chinese Railway Engineers” and “Oriental Cornell”. Nowadays, SWJTU has developed into a multiversity with a focus on engineering and with development of multi-disciplinary, covering engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, and other subject areas. Its three campuses are presently located in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan province, and Emeishan, the city with UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage.

      SWJTU pays great attention to international cooperation and exchanges. At present, it has established cooperative links with 97 universities, research institutes and enterprises from 39 countries. Currently, on campus, there are around 1000 international students from 71 countries.

      The School of International Education was established in November, 2009, primarily engaged in Chinese language and culture teaching for international students. Its history of teaching Chinese as a foreign language can be traced back to the Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language under the School of Foreign Languages at Southwest Jiaotong University founded in 1994 (later renamed the International Education Center ).

      Since then various programs have been offered to meet international students’ demand for learning Chinese language and culture. The current programs include long-term, short-term Chinese language programs and engineering internship program. Up to now, more than 1000 international students from 60 countries around the world have studied or are studying in the School. They come from countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Japan, France, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Slovenia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Burma, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Sudan, and Yemen, etc.

      The School has an experienced and professional faculty who teach Chinese as a foreign language and who are highly regarded by the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL) as well as by overseas employing institutes. 15 teachers are officially licensed as TCSOL (Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages), 1 teacher is a member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching, and 2 teachers are members of the China Association for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. 11 faculty members have been selected and dispatched by the NOCFL to work overseas.