Sino-Canadian International College

 

Brief Introduction

Sino-Canadian International College (SCIC) was established in September 2001as an affiliated college of Guangxi University (GXU).The objective of establishing SCIC is to introduce advanced teaching concepts and methods from abroad and fit them into Guangxi’ education situation. Bycombining the English Subject with the diverse disciplines in Guangxi University, SCIC aims at cultivating talents with strong English application ability and good knowledge of other disciplines to meet the requirement of the economic and social development. As a forefront of teaching reform, SCIC continuously commit itself to educational exploration and practicesince its establishment. At present, SCIC has become the reform pilot for national and provincial talent training mode.

 

Facts & Figures

Administration:

Structure

Staff

The majority of SCIC’s faculty members are international teachers. We employ international teachers every year and usually the employment term is one year. Up to now, SCIC hasalready employed 227 international teachers, of which 15havedoctor’s degree, 69 master’s degree and 143 bachelor’s degree.At present, 1206 students are studying at SCIC and more than 30 multi-media classrooms available.

SCIC has 13 Chinese permanent staffs, 31 international teachers and 13 other full-time administrators, including one dean, three vice-deans and two in administration office, three in student affairs office, one part-time academic secretary, one educational administrator and documenter, one part-time research secretary and one technician. Besides, there are 16 post-graduates as teaching assistant, 6 temporary workers and 6 security personnel.

 

Professors

 

Qin Chengqiang

Dean of SCIC, Professor & Master Supervisor

Research Fields: Teaching Management; Applied Linguistics; Social Linguistics; English Language and Literature

 

Education background:

B.A., Department of Foreign Language, Guangxi Normal University (1982-1986)

Studied as a visiting scholar in University of Waterloo (2004.2-2004.5)

M.A., Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University (2004-2005)

 

Work experiences:

Worked in English Teaching and Training Department of Guangxi Agricultural University (1986 -1997)

Head of Foreign Language Teaching and Research Section of Guangxi Agricultural University(1989)

Party branch secretary and deputy directorin English Teaching Training Department(1994)

Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of Foreign Languages of GXU from (1997-2002)

Dean of SCIC (2002-)

 

Awards:

“My Favorite Teacher” of Guangxi University (2003)

“The Third Prize for Excellent Teaching Fruits of Guangxi University” (2004)

The third prize forGuangxi education research fruit for the subject of Chinese-foreigncooperation in running school and cultivating international talents in 2006

“The Third Prize for Excellent Fruit for his Eleventh “Five-Year plan” in Guangxi Educational Science -- Research and Practice of Cooperative School Jointly Established by China and Foreign Countries and International Interdisciplinary Talents Cultivation (2006)

The Honorable Mention on Teaching Quality in Guangxi University of 2006-2007 (2007)

“The Third Prize for the 10th Guangxi Social Science Excellent Achievements” (2008)

“Advanced Individuals for Cultivating Talents by Teaching, Managing and Serving in Guangxi University of 2007-2009” (2009.9)

The Model Teacher in Guangxi University of 2009-2011” (2011)

 

Postgraduates

Please refer toouradmission procedure for details.

 

Students:

SCIC has already had 10 years of students adding up to 4316. Among them,2502 students have been streamed to other colleges of GXU and 112 students have studied or are studying abroad at their own expenses.Up to now, 1889 students have successfully graduated from SCIC and at present, 1206 students are studying at SCIC. The teaching scale of SCIC has quadrupled compared to that of 10 years ago.

The students’ quality of SCIC improves year by year as its cultivation mode and teaching quality is recognized by society.

 

Research

Up to date, SCIC has carried out 24 research projects onteaching reform (1 National Experimental Zone for the Reform Pilot Project to Cultivate Interdisciplinary Talents, 9 provincial-level projects and 14 collegiate-level projects), 7Undergraduates Innovation Projects (2 national-level and 5 collegiate-level) and has participated 2 international scientific research projects.

 

SCIC has been granted a lot of awards, including the first prize for Educational and Scientific Research Achievements Award of Guangxi, 1 Provincial-Level Teaching Achievement of Higher Education Award, 1 Provincial-Level Excellent Teaching Material Prize, 2 Collegiate-Level Teaching Achievement Awards, 1 Collegiate -Level Excellent Course, 1 second prize of National Multimedia Courseware Contest, the first prize and the second prize of Education and Teaching Software Contest among Guangxi Universities.

 

The faculties and staffs of SCIC have published 57 papers, among which 7 of them were published in key journals and other publications, such as t1 teaching material book, 1 proceedings and 1 reference book. And one teaching material project is under construction. They were respectively awarded by the provincial-level or collegiate-level Excellent Teaching Material Prize.

 

Furthermore, SCIC has also established two research centers, namely, Canadian Studies Center and Comparative Education Center.

 

As the first step of “English + Major” Cultivation Mode, SCIC provides an English Major program. Students mainly study English major courses and relevant courses during the first and second years. Most of the courses are taught by international teachers, so as to develop student’s English communicative skills.

 

Two years later, students can apply to the university and stream to the other majors in GXU for their further study according to their own interest and knowledge backgrounds (special requirements are needed for Architecture Major, City Planning and Major of Arts). Students who transfer to the English Major in Foreign Language College will study two more years (2+2 mode); Students to programs such as Architecture, City Planning, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamesewill study four more years (2+4 mode);Students to the other programs will study three more years (2+3 mode).

 

For continual English study, students the other programs can choose English as their second major. Such students will have equal access to the resources of relevant majors and graduate with the same diploma. Under this cultivation mode, students can acquire strong English application ability and good knowledge of other subjects. With what they learn, students will contribute to economic and social development of Guangxi in the future.

 

Alumni

Achievement

Throughthis “English + Major” Cultivation Mode in a decade, SCIC has cultivated plenty of interdisciplinary talents with strong English application ability, active thinking and volatile overall quality.

 

Up to now, students who stream to other majors have made good performances in all kinds of national-level competitions, includingthe CCTV Cup English Speaking Contests, FLTAR Cup, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (JESSUP), Tourism Ambassadors, Host Competition and National College Students’ Non-profit Culture and Arts Competition etc.

 

With the outstanding integrated ability, students who graduated from SCIC usually havethe advantage in getting employment. Up till now, 48 students in SCIC have been conferred national-level awards; 35 students have studied or are studying in Canada as exchange students; 100-plus studentsstudy abroad; more than 40 students have pursed or are pursuing further studying as postgraduates; and three students graduated in advance.

 

SCIC has become the highlight of interdisciplinary talents cultivation in GXU and 24% cadres in its Student Union come from SCIC.

 

In 2008, SCIC was approved by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance as “CAFTA Pilot Zone for Interdisciplinary Talents Cultivation Mode Reform” and become the first National Pilot Zone for Entrepreneurial Talents Cultivation Mode Reform.