The ELC sponsors over 20 different clubs and activities through which students can further develop their English outside class. These activities provide opportunities to practice key English skills, and create an on-campus atmosphere in which English is alive beyond the classroom.
Intercollegiate English Festival:
This yearly festival celebrates and encourages outstanding achievement in performance through contests in English speech, debate, and song, and through English-language theater.
Voice and Accent Program:
The ELC's special emphasis on building students' oral proficiency is enhanced by a special set of voice and accent training courses and activities.
Center for Independent Language Learning:
The ELC's emphasis on building learner autonomy is supported by CILL, which provides language study resources, and also guidance and support as students learn how to design and carry out effective programs of independent language study for English and other languages.
Every other year the ELC holds an international TEFL conference, with prominent invited speakers from China and abroad. This gives teachers from the ELC and other universities in the region a chance to exchange ideas and learn from each other's best practices.
IELTS and Aptis Tests:
As an IELTS Recognition Organisation, we offer IELTS preparation courses and workshops to STU students and also financial reward for students with good IELTS scores. The Aptis Speaking Test designed by the British Council is used as the ELC Level 4 Exit Oral Test for undergraduate students and the English Exit Oral Test for postgraduate students.