Department of English Language and Culture

Department Overview

Proficient English Skills and Understanding of Global Culture Needed for careers Using English.

The Department of English Language and Culture aims to give students the English skills they will need after graduation. Students master the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, while gaining a better understanding of the culture, history and society of the English-speaking world that inform the language itself. Coursework is designed to give students the ability to think and act from an international perspective.

Teaching Aims

The Department aims to prepare students for jobs in a variety of fields by teaching the practical English skills they will need after graduation, along with the ability to think and act from an international perspective.

Teaching Aims

New 2012 Curriculum Instills Proficiency in English.

New Curriculum Designed to Improve English Ability.

The incoming students of the 2012 academic year will be the first class to benefit from the Department's new curriculum designed to provide a higher level of English education. The new coursework is designed to provide solid English ability that will help students achieve their goals after graduation.

"Advanced English Program" Teaches High-Level English.

This select program is designed to give students a high level of English proficiency through lessons in small class sizes of around 20 students. It aims to help students achieve TOEIC scores of 800 or higher.

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Students with high English proficiency can advance into careers using English.

Major Accreditations and Licenses Open to Graduates

  • High School Teacher's License Type 1 (English)
  • Junior High School Teacher's License Type 1 (English)
  • Librarian
  • Curator
Students who want to become cabin attendants or ground staff:
  • Airline Program
Students who want to teach English to Young Learners:
  • Young Learners English Teacher Training Program

Major Related Accreditations

  • TOEIC®
  • Goodwill Interpreter Proficiency Examination

Typical Careers and Employment Chosen by Graduates

  • Airlines
  • Hotels
  • Travel agencies
  • Banks / securities companies
  • ICT industry
  • Transportation industry
  • Corporate jobs in Japan or abroad
  • Interpreter / translator
  • Graduate school in Japan or abroad
  • Junior high / high school English teacher
  • Children's English teacher
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator

Time and Credits Needed to Graduate

Four years, at least 124 credits.

Degree Received by Graduates

Bachelor's Degree (English Language and Culture).

Faculties and Graduate Schools

Faculties
  • Faculty of Letters
    • Department of Japanese Language and Culture
    • Department of English Language and Culture
    • Department of Multicultural Communications
    • Department of Creative Media Studies
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation
Graduate Schools
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Nursing
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