Brush up your English skills as a means of communication. Acquire deep understanding and the ability to apply your specialized knowledge and jump into the international society.
In the contemporary international community basic English skills are indispensable. What is required in the coming age is “practical English” backed by substantial expertise. One of the features of this department is a program using English as a communication tool. The students' English skills are improved step by step in classes formulated to their level.
Various subjects are available for students to attain knowledge and skills in international communications through practical training. Multilateral study of English as well as Japanese and other foreign languages allows you to acquire substantial communication skills useful in society.
Basics of English taught mainly by native speakers
The students are trained to acquire four basic English skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in fundamental English subjects. In the smallgroup classes, in particular, training is given to improve basic skills mainly by native speakers.
Improving communication skills in practical classes by emphasizing
Various practical subjects are available, including those concerning writing style and oral expression classes, in which students improve skills to express themselves in Japanese, and workshops where students exchange opinions;naturally acquiring world-class communication skills in the process.
Three courses selectable in accordance with future objectives
Three courses, ‘language and culture’, ‘education in English’, and ‘business English’ are available for the students to study and brush up their English skills at the same time. Their attractive curricula provide all the necessary facts needed for the students’ future objectives, and help the students focus on their future specialties.
Teaching in English in many specialized subjects
Many of the basic and specialized subjects are taught in English, mainly by the professors of Willamette University, our sister institution in the U.S.A. With these subjects and related classes taken into account, approximately sixty to eighty percent of the curriculum is English-related subjects.
Supporting overseas study
The department encourages students to study overseas to cultivate their practical language skills and experience foreign cultures. Substantial curriculum and support systems for long/short-term overseas study are provided.
Acquire the four basic English skills to create a foundation
Acquire professional skills and confidence through overseas study and cross-cultural experience
Strengthen expertise for individual career options while improving English skills
Polish language and communication skills with the target in mind
The students acquire ability to understand different cultures and to communicate internationally, in order to be able to take an active role in the globalizing world of today. The students round out their education as a cosmopolitan based on their foreign language skills.
By the time the students complete this course, they acquire the ability to obtain a teaching certifi cate of English in junior high schools and high schools, as well as primary schools and other educational institutes such as kindergarten, preschools, and cram schools. This course is for the students who want to become experts on education in English.
In this course, the students acquire the English skills necessary on
business occasions such as English on economy, global business, or
computer operation as well as basic English and communication skills.
The students learn the skills to be expert business persons who can take active roles in international business scenes.
The unique internship in this department is the volunteer activity to provide guidance in English to foreign tourists in Kawagoe, capitalizing on the town’s characteristics as a sightseeing spot. People in Kawagoe smile at the sight of the students in Happi coats, trying very hard to help foreign tourists.
The students learn the relation between languages and society. For example, they study how geography, social classes, races, age, sex, and other factors affect the diversities of language. They also study etiquette and manners in specific cultures and review different cultures, multilingual society, and language plan/policies.