Mastering English to Connect with the Global Information Society
The Division of Language and Culture Education supports the development of students’ practical English skills through a wide range of services. Self-study resources can be accessed anywhere and anytime through both the campus LAN and WiFi.
Support for Extensive Reading
Our office has a wide range of books available for Extensive Reading through our lending library. The books cover all levels of reading, from introductory-level picture books all the way up to chapter books, and, with a wide variety of topics and themes, there is something for everyone. Teaching Assistants help students pick books that match their level and interest. Books can be checked out one at a time for two weeks.
e-Learning and Other English-Study Support
Throughout ELP 1-6, a variety of e-learning tools support student self-study outside of class. Our office also manages the OPEN VOICE speaking test.
Other English-Study Support Materials
We also offer other resources to support foreign language acquisition. You can stop by and listen to English radio programs and read weekly English newspapers that have explanations in Japanese.
Speaking Practice with TAs
From Monday through Thursday, Teaching Assistants are available to help students learn effective language learning strategies and to provide conversation practice.
Opportunities to Watch Movies in Foreign Languages
A few times a year, there are viewings for international movies with Japanese subtitles. You can capture the flow and rhythm of English while grasping the meaning through the Japanese subtitles.
(co-sponsored with the International Exchange Center)
Hosting a "Speakers’ Corner"
In November, we hold an event in which students give presentations in the foreign languages they are studying (English, Korean, German, etc.) Students are free to choose whatever topics interest them, and our teachers support them as they develop and practice their presentations.
Support for Language Proficiency Examinations
Language Proficiency Examination Study Materials
We provide various study materials for language proficiency examinations such as Eiken, TOEIC L&R, TOEFL, and JLPT. We also provide practice examinations for the TOEIC L&R.
TOEIC L&R IP (TOEIC L&R Institutional Program)
3times a year (in May and July and February), we proctor the TOEIC L&R. Information about the tests (time & date, locations, application process) are handed out in ELP classes and posted on bulletin boards both in our office and around campus.
Use of the Center during vacations
Even during summer and spring vacations, our office is open to support self-study through e-learning, extensive reading, and language proficiency examinations.
Publication of the WeLL+ Newsletter
Twice a year, in April and October, we publish a newsletter. In it, students can find techniques for improving their foreign language skills, stories about other people’s experiences learning languages, a column written by our language professors, information about events, and guidance for proficiency examinations.