English language and literature major has a long history, strong strength, large number of famous teachers and great academic influence. It is a key discipline major in Shanghai and China. In 2017, it was rated a + in the fourth round of national discipline assessment, ranked first in China with Peking University and Beiwai, and was listed as "double first-class" discipline specialty in China.
At present, the cultivation of master's and doctor's talents is mainly divided into ten directions （ one ）Linguistic research; (2) The study of British and American literature; (3) Comparative literature research; (4 ）Applied linguistics research; （ 5) Translation studies; (6) Interpreting studies; (7) British studies; (8) American Studies; （ nine ）Cross cultural communication research; （ ten ）Regional country studies (World Language Policy) featured postgraduate programs.
While consolidating the traditional advantages, we pay special attention to the specialization, human culture and internationalization of talent cultivation. We have accumulated valuable experience in the reform of human culture, and have played a leading and exemplary role in similar majors in China. In recent years, the competitiveness of the discipline has been continuously improved, and it has been marching towards the direction of the world-class discipline.