Department of English language was founded in 1962 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Samarkand State University. Being inter-faculty department, its main objective was teaching English to students. The department was headed by professor L.K. Kletnova, docent R.M. Mamatov, professor B.T. Tursunov, then professor A.M. Bushuy, professor Safarov Sh.S., docent A.Nurmukhamedov, docent M.B. Begmatov, docent Atayeva G.M., nowadays docent T.S. Ismailov leads the department
In the course of its activity, the English department has provided prominent professors such as M. Nusharova, A.M. Bushuy, B.T. Tursunov, well-known docents such as A. Nurmukhamedov, as well as prominent specialists such as Pashali Osman. At the department today, outstanding professors - teachers docent L.L. Arustamyan, docent Yuzlikaeva A.M., docent D.I. Fahrutdinova, senior teachers: H. Mirmukhamedova, D.Sh. Mamajonova, K.Z. Khodjaeva, K. O. Mamadaliyeva taught English language to a lot of students. At the present time, at the department has been working docent G.M. Ataeva, docent T.S. Ismailov, senior teachers M. Kushshaeva, B. Azizova, O. Umarova, S. Sodikova, D. Sobirova, Sh. Xushmurodova, A. Urazkulova, and teachers F. Haydarov, E. Marufov, S. Usmanov, D. Xakimova, A. Abdusalomova, D. Zayniev, S. Ruzieva, F. Sattorova, N. Abrieva, F. Negova, M. Akabirova, U. Kurbonova, N. Kuchimova, K. Kholmurodova, Z. Sobirova, S. Tokhirova, N. Isakova, N. Holmurodova, S. Khasanov.
The department is in constant contact with the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom and at the present time teacher Ashcraft Katherine Elizabeth from the United States teaches students at SamSU.
Teachers of the department regularly participate in international scientific conferences with their articles. The scientific potential of the department is 10%.
The general scientific research of the chair of English is being investigated under the theme: "Modern linguistics and methods of teaching foreign languages". For the last three years, more than 20 manuals and multimedia textbooks have been created in order to increase the level of scientific work of the department. Scientific publications of the department are published, which includes all scientific and scientifically-methodical articles of the department. More than 30 scientific papers have been published in international conferences and 4 foreign journals. Young assistants of the department are working on their dissertation.