Shangqiu Normal University is located in Shangqiu City, a national, historic and cultural city and “Capital of Chinese Business”, with the beautiful National Forest Park on the old course of the Yellow River in the north, and the ancient Guide City and Yingtian Academy in the south. Because of the intersections of several High speed railways, Longhai Railway and Beijing-Kowloon Railway, Lianhuo Expressway and Jiguang Expressway, No.105 and No.105 National Highways, Shangqiu City becomes a key transportation hub in Central China.
On a land of rich historical and cultural deposits, Shangqiu Normal University has been established for more than a century. In 1905, when China was transforming its feudal education system to a modern one, the “Fan Zhongyan Academy”, which was located in Guide Prefectural City and originated from “Yingtian Academy”was restored as “Guide Prefectural Middle School” which is the predecessor of the university. Since the founding of the Republic of China, the school goes through different stages, from “Provincial No.1 Senior High School in Shangqiu”, “Shangqiu University”, “Shangqiu Normal School”, “Junior College Class of Shangqiu Normal School”, to “Shangqiu Normal Junior College”, but its perseverance never changes. In 2000, the university was approved to offer undergraduate education by the State Ministry of Education.
Shangqiu Normal University would like to employ teachers from English-speaking countries.
The main teaching task is to teach spoken English to undergraduate students.