The School of Foreign Languages of the Open University of China (OUC) was established in 2007. Its predecessor was the Department of Foreign Languages established in 2001. The School offers teaching and supervision in the following areas: English for non-English majors, English for English majors as well as courses in other languages. It also offers a number of non-degree programmes in cooperation with other organisations.
In 1979, the English teaching team was established.
In 1993, the diploma programme in English was launched.
In 1996, the degree programme in English（English education orientation and English for foreign trade orientation）was launched.
In autumn 1999, the open degree programme in English （English education orientation and business English orientation）was launched.
In 2001, the Department of Foreign Languages was established.
In the spring 2002, the open degree programme in English ( English education orientation and business English orientation) was launched.
In 2007, the School of Foreign Languages was established.
The School officers are Dean Liu Zhanrong, and Vice Dean Shi Yunzhi.
The School consists of two departments, a teaching and research section and the faculty office; the Department of English headed by Shi Yunzhi, the Department of Business English directed by Yang Qining, the Teaching and Research Division of Public Foreign Languages headed by Zhang Yuguang and the Administrative Office headed by Zhang Shunyan.
The School has 15 full-time teachers and 2 administrative staff. Among the 15 teachers, 2 are Professors and 5 are Associate Professors. Two have doctoral degrees, 11 have master's degrees, and 2 have bachelor's degrees. The School also engages a long-term ELT expert as well as 5 part-time professors.
Add: Room A0608, 75 Fuxing Road, Beijing, 100039, P.R.China
Tel: (+86)10 57519235