Shanghai Foreign language school was founded in 1963. It is affiliated to SISU and isone of the oldest foreign language schools in China.
This is a prestigious middle school covering all the required subjects under the dual leadership of Chinese Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. The school boasts an excellent teaching faculty with 35 classes and 1300 students enrolled.
Our school offers five foreign language programs including English, German, French, Japanese and Russian so as to provide a good environment for students to learn foreign languages well.
In addition, our school offers a large variety of optional courses and second foreign language courses so as to enlarge the student's knowledge scope, develop their personalities and special skills and foster their healthy values, thus ensuring the student's overall development in moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic aspects.
Education has always been one of the major concerns in our society. However, it is more difficult to do so in the remote and poverty stricken areas.
An obvious problem / major issue lies with the school education for young girls. Girls in rural areas are important laborers; they have to look after their younger brothers and sisters and meanwhile, take care of housework.
Many farmers know well / are aware of the importance of education. However, due to their poor economic conditions, they focus more on the school education of their sons. They believe boys are the most stable family members and girls will (eventually) leave when they get married.
Therefore, we have made special efforts to promote education for young girls. For example, we enroll more girls in schools for training nurses and teachers, so as to ensure more and easier employment for girls (after graduation).