Chen Jie


Born in Shanghai in 1963, Professor Chen Jie is Vice Chair of Executive Board and Vice President of SIFT. She is concurrently Executive Deputy Director and Secretary General of the Research Society of English for International Business affiliated to the China Association for International Trade, Executive Director of the Shanghai Society for College English Education, and Director of the Shanghai International Studies Association. She came to SIFT Language School in 1987 after obtaining her master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Shanghai Normal University in the same year. She started to serve as Director of Business English Teaching and Research Section in 1992, Vice Dean for Teaching Administration of Language School in 1995, and Dean of Language School in 1999. She was seconded to the Shanghai Education Commission, serving as its Deputy Secretary General from March 2001 to May 2002. She visited Russel Sage College and the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania in the US on a study tour in 1998 and 2008 respectively. Over the years, she has taught various courses, including Business English, English Listening, and Intensive English Reading, and published many textbooks, including Skills for English Interpretation, New College English: Integrated Course Practice Book (vols. 1-4), Study Guides for New College English (vols. 1-4), Business English for the 21st Century, and Market Leader. She won in 1997 the Third Prize of the Shanghai Textbook Award for Skills for English Interpretation. She is the coauthor of several dictionaries such as Dictionary of English Synonyms and Glossary for the Use of WTO Translators, and the author of many papers. She has completed a number of research projects funded by the state, ministerial and municipal foundations. Her honors and awards include the Third Prize in the Shanghai Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005 and 2009, the Shanghai Outstanding Educator Award in 1993, the BaoSteel Education Award in 1997, and the Shanghai Award for Women in Education in 2001.