Born in 1945, Zhang Yongwang is the former professor of Beijing International Studies University, and enjoys a special allowance from the State Council. He graduated from the Japanese Major of Beijing International Studies University in 1969, and studied at Aichi University in Japan from 1982 to 1984. He has visited many Japanese universities to carry out teaching work, including Aichi Gakusen University, Yokohama University of Commerce, Kanto Gakuin Women’s University, and Nagoya University. He has acted as dean of the Japanese Department of Beijing International Studies University and director of the Japanese Institute of Beijing International Studies University. He is now employed by the OUC School of Foreign Languages and is responsible for teaching business Japanese.
His major scientific research achievements include Volumes 1-4: Basic Japanese (chief editor for the third volume, member of the compilation team for the first, second and fourth volumes), Dictionary of Commonly Used Japanese Word Collocations (associate editor-in-chief), the translation work The Feeling of Doing Business, the monograph Japanese Passive Sentences, and the essay The Nature and Character of Nominatives in Japanese Passive Sentences.
Research direction: linguistic comparison between Chinese and Japanese, the theory and practice of translation
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2013 Beijing Outstanding Teacher
2012 State-Level Outstanding Resource Sharing Course
From 2006 to 2009, Outstanding CCRTVU Tutor
Since 2009, chief host of the CCRTVU Comprehensive English course series
2008 State-Level Outstanding Course

Courses taught:
Compulsory: Cross-cultural Communication, Integrated English (1) (3)
Elective: A Survey of English-Speaking Countries (1) (2)

Advanced English (3)

Vocabulary textbook:
Textbook series Advanced English, in charge of compilation, published by the OUC Press.

Spectrum series, chief coordinator and co-writer, published by OUC Publishing House;
English for Nursing, chief editor, published by the Higher Education Press;
This is English 2, This Is English 5, co-author, published by OUC Publishing House.

Internet Resources Co-authored:
Chief designer and contributor of the web-based course—Integrated English series, which won the "Excellent Course in China Award (Online Education)" (2008)
Integrated English 1;
Integrated English 2;
Integrated English 3
Teaching Blog—Website for Students of Integrated English;
English Language Studies Website—English Catchup
Research Interests:
English Language Teaching (ELT) in open and distance Education;
ELT curriculum design and syllabus development;
ELT teacher and learner support;
computer-assisted language learning;
and development and design of web-based learning resources.