Lanzhou Foreign Languages Vocational College (LFLVC), Founded in 1998, was put on record at Ministry of Education and approved by the provincial government of Gansu in 2001. It is the only full-time and higher vocational college accredited to confer certificates and diplomas on those who are qualified upon graduation in Gansu province.
LFLVC is located in Heping development zone of Lanzhou with an area of more than 500 mu and a floor space of 135 thousand square meters. It now has a current enrollment of over 8,700 students. There are 29 on-campus training bases which are established for different majors such as multi-functional language labs, hotel simulation labs, tourism simulation labs. Except those, it also has 40 off-campus training bases. There are 7 teaching units such as Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Department of Banking and Finance, Economics & Management Department, Computer Science & Technology Department, Accounting Department, Basic Courses teaching Department, College English Department and 31 majors (including directions) like Applied Arabic, Applied Japanese, and Applied English. It runs a system with majors of applied foreign languages as the main part, computer application and managing majors as the two wings.
In the process of running the college, we always stick to the public welfare principle of education, execute the educational policies of the party and state, follow the educational regulations of higher vocational education, pay attention to the connotation construction. With employment as the orientation, we adhere to the service objectives, pursue the path of cooperation between the college and enterprises, and coordinated development of scale and quality. And we have established the idea of the college by “experts governing, management establishing, the talented strengthening and quality bettering”, as well as the thought “offering specialties according to personnel requirements by the market, offering courses on the basis of requirements of career posts, linking classroom teaching with the related practical abilities, connecting personnel training with the abilities of creativity. We promote the college spirit of “Sticking to the duties of our posts, and supporting ourselves with unceasing efforts to self-improvement”. We prefer double-qualified teachers, basic level service orientation, and the applicability of teaching contents and cooperation of ways to talents cultivation. Combining the regional social and economic development, we deepen the cooperation between the college and enterprises and try to build the features of vocational foreign languages talents cultivation.
The college pays attention to the adaptation of the talents cultivation to the regional social and economic development, takes specialties construction as guidance, energetically strengthens building-up of teachers and college running conditions, continually deepen the reform of talents cultivation, and optimizes the talents cultivation plan, established a workable supervision system of teaching quality. The college has establishes the Station of Practical English Speaking Test for Higher Vocational College, and many vocational skills evaluation institutions such as CET-4 and CET-6. We have strongly carried out double-certificate system. The college passed the evaluation of the talents cultivation of Education Ministry of China in June, 2009. The quality of talents cultivation has been promoting continually.
In recent years, the college was awarded over 30 titles of honor, such as “National First Batch of Model Units for Creative Management” by China Management & Science Research Institute and China National Administrator Association; “Educational Observation Base” by Educational Management Information Center of the Ministry of Education and Research Center of China’s National Conditions Survey; “Authorized Training Base of National Employability Training Project” by China Association for Employment Promotion and China Project Office of Employment Project of College Graduates, “Red Flag Youth League Branch” by Youth League Committee of Gansu Province. And it also won the “Excellent Team” in the Student Volunteers’ Social Practice of Summer and Students “Three Activities Going to the Countryside” Social Practice Activities, the first prize, director award and play-writing award in the first campus opera performance of Gansu province, Model Unit in Earthquake Relief Work in Gansu Province. Besides, many prizes by the name of in the “National Practice English Speaking Contest for Higher Vocational College”, “National CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest”, “National English Contest for College Students” were given, all kinds of English speaking contest in Gansu province.
The first choice of the candidates is welcome to apply for the Lanzhou Foreign Languages Vocational College. All candidates can apply for the National Student Loans, domestic difficulty students can enjoy state grants, and the outstanding students may receive national scholarships and motivational scholarships.
CREATING A SOUND SYSTEM OF THE TALENT CULTIVATION BASED ON PRESTIGIOUS EXPERTS
The college has a group of double-quality teachers who are meticulous, experienced and love students, served by the long-term teaching and research experts and scholars in the forefront as the teaching of the basic courses, with nearly 400 professors, associate professors, lecturers, double-quality teachers and other full-time teachers, such as professor Yu Jie, the original dean of Foreign Language department, Northwest Normal University, director of TAC, Gansu TAC honorary president as well as other experts and scholars as the consultants of teaching and expert guidance of course construction. Besides, we invited professor Xian Yuxin in Japanese, professor Jiang Zhou, the senior engineer in computer network, and over 10 foreign experts and professors to teach and make lectures in our college. These experts and professors can ensure the quality of teaching. We established the theory “offering specialties according to personnel requirements by the market, offering courses on the basis of requirements of career posts, linking classroom teaching with the related practical abilities, connecting personnel training with the abilities of creativity”
INHERITING HUMANE CONCERNS AND STICKING TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COLLEGE
◆ The students good in moral and academic performances are conferred National Scholarship, which is 8000 RMB for each student each academic year.
◆ The students good in moral and academic performances while with financial difficulties are conferred the Inspirational National Scholarship, which is 5000 RMB for each student each academic year.
◆ The students good in moral and academic performances while with financial difficulties are granted the National Subsidy, which is 2000 RMB for each student each academic year.
◆ The national student-home-based-loan can be granted to the students with financial difficulties; All qualified applicants could get the loan offered by State Development Bank of China (SDBC). The maximum amount is 6000 RMB for each student each academic year, and the specific amount depends on the period of their schooling.
◆ The students with financial difficulties are helped with part-time program on campus. The financial aid depends on different posts.
◆ The students good in moral and academic performances are conferred College Scholarship. The students excellent in academic performances or other aspects are granted scholarship with 2000-3000 RMB for each student.