Our school, which is run by the provincial government, was founded in 1939. It has two campuses — the Chongzuo campus and Longzhou campus. The Chongzuo campus is in Chongzuo, 1 1/2 hours away from here, and is the newest. It opened last year in 2009. The campus you are visiting now is our old campus, which will close in 2012 and all students and faculty will move to the Chongzuo school.
We have 2,193 students on this campus. Most of them come from countryside. There are three types of English majors in English department on this campus. They are English Education major, Business English major and Practical English major. And we have 228 students in English Education, 206 students in Business English, and 292 students in Practical English.
All our English majors are on a 3-year study program.
We also have 33 English teachers on this campus. They teach reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, translation, interpretation.
For English Education majors, they pay 2,000 yuan ($294) for 1 year of study. The students should take numerous classes such as in integrated English, teaching methdology, grammar, and oral English. In their 3rd year, they go for a one-month teaching practice session in some nearby junior middle schools. To receive their teaching certificate, they also are required to pass the government-mandated College English Test 4 and 6, known as the CET exams. Usually, 98% of these students become teachers after graduation.
From 2005 to 2010, we have had 8 Amity teachers to work at our school: Elissa, Kyle, Thomas and Connie, from America ; Heidi, from Finland , Rex, from the Philippines, and Tomas and Rachel, from Sweden .
Name List of our Amity Visitors for the 2010 25th Anniversary
1) Peter Weigand (male) Germany
2) Renate Paulsteiner (female) Germany
3) Christian Paulsteiner (male) Germany
4) Katrin Feidler (female) Germany
5) Rebecca Asedillo-Cunningham (female) Philippines, working in USA
6) Michael Tournee (male) Germany
7) Teresa Schwehm (female) Germany
8) Clarice Nobbs (female) America
9) Mozart Makafui Kudjo Adevu (male) Ghana
10) Anders Granberg (male) Finland, works in Hong Kong Amity Office
11) Su Tong (female) China, works in Hong Kong Amity Office