Hubei University of Technology (HBUT) International Office launched the Sixth Bilingual Faculty Member Training Program, April 13, 2012. Vice-president Dong Shijie, leaders from all the different schools and administrative departments and all the trainees enrolled in the class attended the opening ceremony.
Vice-president Dong Shijie looked back on the history, analyzed the current assignments and anticipated the development trends of HBUT international affairs. Dong emphasized the significance of organizing bilingual faculty member training programs by affirming the crucial role that bilingual faculty members are fulfilling in foreign exchange, joint education programs, reception of international delegations, overseas student enrollment, management and education etc, requiring all the trainees to be highly responsible and endeavor to improve their English proficiency so that they could integrate the second language ability with their strengths in specialized competence for the purposes of making a breakthrough in international scholarly exchange and scientific research. International Office Director Terry Ye put forward some suggestions on effective English acquisition from his expertise and required that the trainees be both punctual and active in participation. Vice-president Dong handed out the reference books to each individual trainee, encouraging them to reap the benefit from the training program.
So far, more than 200 HBUT bilingual faculty members have completed bilingual training programs, of whom the majority are making great contributions to HBUT bilingual teaching and part are preparing for overseas professional training and exchange.