Xiamen Foreign Language School

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Xiamen Foreign Language School
XMFLS Logo.png
No. 88 N Hubin Road
and No. 89 Songyu Road,
Xiamen, Fujian

Type Public
Motto The Perfection of Virtue and Learning
Established December, 1981
School district Siming and Haicang District
Principal Xie Zhiqiang (谢志强)
Staff 300
Enrollment 3,800

Xiamen Foreign Language School (Chinese: 厦门外国语学校; pinyin: xiàmén wàiguó yǔ xuéxiào) is a secondary and senior high school in Xiamen, Fujian, China, which was founded in December 1981.


The school has two campuses and covers an area of 112,707㎡with four buildings of 65,222㎡. The campus consists of three classroom buildings, two laboratory buildings, an education technology center, two administrative office buildings, a library, an art center, a gym building, three students dormitory buildings, two dining hall buildings, a teachers dormitory and two apartment buildings for foreign teachers. The school has 12 physics laboratories, 12 chemistry laboratories and 9 biology laboratories.

In the multifunction building, there are language laboratories, audio-visual education classrooms. labour and technique education classrooms, computer classrooms, music and art education classrooms, computer classrooms, music and art education classrooms and three lecture theaters. There is also a kilometer school network with about 500 terminals.

The school libraries have a collection of 105,000 volumes.

On the playground there are 200m and 400m plastic cement track rings, an indoor track area, eight basketball courts, six volleyball courts and two football fields.

The school has 62 classes (divided into classes for English language teaching) with about 3000 students and 240 teachers including 37 senior teachers and 86 Rank-one teachers, and 36 staff members.


The school has an educational system of six-year's schooling (three years for junior high school and three years for senior high school). It enrolls new students for Junior One on the basis of competitive senior high school). It enrolls new students for Junior One (初一 chū-yī) on the basis of competitive selection in the whole area of the city. After they finish the junior level, most of them will continue their study except those who are not suitable for further development in the school as foreign language students.

The school emphasizes the development of the student's ability in the English language. Therefore:

  • it carries out the unified teaching plans of foreign language schools throughout the country. In addition, it uses original edition foreign textbooks as well as textbooks compiled and published by Ministry of Education of China,
  • English classes are conducted in small units of about 20 students,
  • it invites foreign teacherss to come and teach in the school,
  • it offers an English-practising course to promote the development of the student's ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The average total score, excellence rate and the assessment index for teaching quality came out at the top in the city's Junior Secondary School Graduating quality came out at the top in the city's Junior Secondary School Graduation Examination. The school's excellence rate in the Provincial Senior Secondary School Graduation Examination has been up to the criterion for the first-rate secondary schools in Fujian Province. The results of university entrance examination have been satisfactory. Since 1988, the average proportion of students entering universities or colleges has been above 85%. From 1996 to 2004,it was 99.05% (100%for 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2004). A graduate in 2000 got first place in the college-entrance examination instituted for students of liberal arts in Fujian Province.

School honours include: a civilized unit and a civilized school both in Xiamen and Fujian Province, an advanced unit in Fujian Province for the work done in passing on knowledge and enlightening people, an advanced unit for the achievements of our young teachers and for our audio-visual teaching.

The school was given the honor of being an advanced unit in Fujian Province for the comprehensive measures for maintaining law and order in the primary and secondary schools, another honour of implementing well the policy of support the army and give preferential treatment to families of revolutionary army men and martyrs and support the government and cherish the people, another honour for keeping the work of files in good order, and for our nationwide audio\visual teaching work.

The school was also given an award for good environment in the school, issued by the standing committee of the Fujjan Provincial People's Congress. The Party General Branch of our school was also selected as an advanced party organization at basic level in Xiamen.


International Cooperation[edit]

Xiamen Foreign Language School has established international cooperation with these educational institutions:


  1. ^ zh:厦门外国语学校
  2. ^ "Xiamen Foreign Language School: Introduction". ChinaTEFL.com. 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 

Coordinates: 24°27′21″N 118°02′16″E / 24.45577°N 118.03767°E / 24.45577; 118.03767