About School of International Education (SoIE)
部门职能 Overview of SoIE
The School of International Education (SoIE) was established in July 2018 through a merger of the college’s Office of International Relations and Language Center. SoIE is mainly responsible for international student recruitment, international programs development, school foreign affairs, international student services and language teaching.
协会情况 Faculty and Staff
SoIE boasts a faculty team of expatriates, overseas returnees and local Chinese teachers, majority of who hold master’s degrees and lecturer titles. As of now, six English teachers have been certified to teach Canadian credit-bearing courses, five faculty members have visited Centennial College in Toronto for faculty exchange and teacher professional development programs.
会议成果 Achievements of Language Teaching
SoIE offers a variety of English language courses to all students of Suzhou Centennial College. The main purposes of English language training is to equip students with essential academic and professional language skills for further education overseas, domestic articulation pathways from diploma to degree programs, and employment. Since 2013, Faculty of SoIE have made lots of achievements including but not limited to multiple winnings of provincial Teaching Excellence Awards, outstanding student tutors for national and provincial English speaking contest, and many academic-related awards.
对外汉语会议项目 Mandarin Chinese Teaching Programs
SoIE also offers Mandarin Chinese programs to international students. Up to this date, SoIE has received many different Mandarin learning student groups from Canada, South Korea and Panama, etc. The Mandarin Chinese language courses aim at helping international students improve their Chinese language proficiencies and preparing them for HSK tests (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi).
对外交流活动 Cross-border Language and Culture Exchange Programs
SoIE has received many student and faculty delegations in addition to university and college representatives from partner institutions across the world. SoIE has been working closely with the International Education Department of Centennial College and Korean Council for University College Education (KCCE) with regard to Faculty Lead International Programs (FLIP) and Global Practical Training Program (GPTP) respectively. In addition, faculty of SoIE has sent SCC faculty teams and student groups to Centennial College in Toronto for exchange purposes in the past two years.