Foreign Languages Department (FLD) was established on the basis of the former Language Teaching Section in March 1993. In September that year, 45 English majors under its BA program was recruited as the first grade of students. FLD had about 50 faculty members at the initial stage and was divided into English Major Section, College English Section 1, College English Section 2, English Training Section, Chinese Language Section, Foreign Testing Center and the Administration Office. Professor Hu Weimin was the first Dean of the FLD (March 1993-Nov.1993), and Associate Professor Huang Zhihong proceeded as the second Dean (Nov.1993-Aug.2001) after Hu was promoted to be the Vice Party Secretary of Hangzhou Institute of Commerce (HZIC). From March 1993 to August 2001, the FLD had made remarkable teaching achievements with joint efforts of its faculty members. English majors of the grade 1997 passed TEM-4 with a 100% passing rate. In 1997, the English Major Section was awarded the Second Prize for Excellent Teaching in Zhejiang province. In 1999, approved by the Board of Education of Zhejiang Province, the English major under FLD was listed as the first batch of priority in enrollment. It was one of the first 3 such majors in the history of HZIC and the first English of all in Zhejiang provincial universities.
In August 2001, the Foreign Languages College was founded on the basis of FLD, and the former Chinese Language Section was merged into the College of Humanities. Thereafter, the Foreign Languages Department has been no longer in existence.