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Hoàng Thị Xuân, M.A
Vice Dean

Nguyễn Thị Kim Phượng, M.A
Vice-Dean (Standing)

I. History of Formation and Development

The Faculty of Foreign Languages, originating from the Marxist-Leninist and Linguistics division, was a constituent unit of the university from 1977 to 1982, following the establishment of the Tay Nguyen University. At this juncture, the division was tasked with imparting instruction in the foundational subjects of Political Theory and Foreign Languages (mainly Russian and English) to students university-wide.

From 1982 to 1996, the Marxist-Leninist and Linguistics Division bifurcated into two distinct divisions: the Marxist-Leninist and Foreign Languages divisions. Subsequently, the Foreign Languages division fell under the Education Board of Basic Sciences purview, which was later renamed the Faculty of Basic Sciences. Since 1995, the division has additionally been assigned the responsibility of training English Language Pedagogy majors, initiating the enrollment and instruction of the first cohort of English Language Pedagogy students.

In June 1996, the Ministry of Education and Training decided to re-establish the Faculty of Pedagogy. The Foreign Languages division then became a part of the Faculty of Pedagogy, continuing its mission to train Bachelor of Education majors specializing in English Language Pedagogy and delivering language courses to students across all disciplines within the university. In 2002, the Foreign Languages division was split into two separate divisions: the English Language division and the French Language division. By 2006, the English Language division assumed additional responsibilities for training English Language majors (officially referred to as the English Linguistics program until 2011).

In 2007, the Faculty of Foreign Languages was established according to Decision No. 61/QD-TCCB issued by the University Rector on January 18, 2007, based on the separation of the English Language department and the French Language department from the Faculty of Pedagogy. The Department of Foreign Languages is entrusted with training two undergraduate majors, English Language Pedagogy and English Linguistics, and with delivering English language courses to students from various disciplines outside the Faculty of Foreign Languages and French language (as the second foreign language) to students within the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

Since its inception, the Faculty of Foreign Languages has witnessed significant development in terms of the number of faculty members and students and the quality of human resources and education. As of 2024, the department has 28 faculty members, comprising 27 lecturers and one specialist. In terms of educational qualifications, the department has 2 PhD holders, 21 Master's degree holders, and 5 Bachelor's degree holders, including 2 PhD holders and 9 Master's degree holders who have received specialized training and development abroad (in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, and Canada). In the future, the number of highly qualified faculty members is expected to continue rising to meet the increasing demands for education and the quality standards of the Department and the University.

II. Functions and Responsibilities

1. Functions

The Faculty of Foreign Languages is primarily tasked with:

- Advising and organizing training, development, consultancy, and scientific research activities within the department's disciplines;

- Conducting training and knowledge enhancement within the department's disciplines;

- Managing professional activities and overseeing learners within the department's jurisdiction and authority.

2. Responsibilities

The Faculty of Foreign Languages undertakes the following responsibilities:

- Advising on proposals, viewpoints, and solutions regarding the construction and development of education, scientific research, and management within the university;

- Collaborating with functional departments to develop the curriculum content for academic programs, which are then approved by the Council for Scientific Research and Training and by the University Rector;

- Organizing and managing the training process and other educational activities as assigned;

- Organizing and managing scientific and technological activities of faculty members and learners within the program and faculty's plan;

- Implementing research projects at assigned levels;

- Organizing training and enhancing knowledge within the faculty's majors of English Language Pedagogy and English Linguistics, simultaneously managing and teaching English language courses for students across disciplines, levels, and programs university-wide, as well as teaching French language courses for students in the Faculty of Foreign Languages, and managing and teaching Jrai language courses for students majoring in Primary Education with Jrai language specialization;

- Cooperating with the Center for Foreign Languages and Information Technology to assess and recognize English language proficiency equivalent to national standards, assessing and issuing national English proficiency certificates according to Vietnam's 6-level Foreign Language Proficiency Framework for learners in need;

- Leading the development and implementation of tasks outlined in the National Foreign Language Project 2020 at the university;

- Undertaking other tasks as assigned by the University Rector.

III. Organizational Structure

The organizational apparatus of the Faculty of Foreign Languages comprises the Communist Party branch, the Faculty Council, the Faculty Head Committee, the advisory councils, three (3) divisions, and the socio-political organizations and associations (Faculty Labor Union, Faculty Youth Union, Faculty Student Union)

1. The Communist Party branch of the Faculty of Foreign Languages

2. The Faculty Council of the Department of Foreign Languages

3. The Faculty Head Committee

4. The three divisions:

4.1. The Division of English Language

4.2. The Division of English Language Teaching Methodology

4.3. The Division of Fundamental Foreign Languages

5. The socio-political organizations and associations

5.1. The Executive Committee of the Faculty Labor Union

5.2. The Faculty Youth Union

5.3. The Faculty Student Union