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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Master’s Program in English Education

Topics of master’s theses (for 2016)

  • Pragmatic Transfer in English by Japanese Native Speakers: Refusals Performed in English and Japanese
  • A Corpus Analysis of Preposition Errors by Chinese University Students
  • An Empirical Study on the Attitudes Towards Teaching English Through English With a Focus on the Chinese High School Students
  • Mental Decline and Denial in The Old Man and the Sea
  • A Study of the Effects of Video on Listening Comprehension

Credits and Degrees

Master’s Program

Requirements for completion

Number of credits to be obtained

Educational and research field

Specialization field

At least 6 credits

At least 30 credits in total

Related field (elective)

At least 6 credits each

Common to each field

At least 2 credits

Research guidance Writing a master’s thesis

Master (Language Education)

Doctoral Program

  • Typically, at least three extra years of school attendance
  • At least 10 credits to be obtained in the specified subjects
  • Foreign language proficiency tests
  • Research presentation
  • Publication of peer-reviewed papers
  • Doctoral thesis

Doctor (Language Education)

Courses and teachers in the master’s program (as of April, 2017)

Educational
and research field

Class subjects

Credits

Teachers

English language education English Teaching 1 (Teaching of English) 2 HOSAKA Yoshio
English Teaching 2 (English Language Assessment) 2 OZAKI Shigeru
English Teaching 3 (English Teaching Methodology) 2 KANO Noriko
English Teaching 4 (English Teaching Materials) 2 HIDAI Shigeyuki
English Teaching 5 (Teaching of English in the Classroom) 2 ROSENKJAR PATRICK
English Teaching 6 (Second Language Acquisition) 2 HASEGAWA Ayako
English Teaching 7 (Teaching English to Children) 2 IMURA Keiko
Linguistics and English Linguistics Linguistics (Contrastive Linguistics) 2 SHARPE Peter
English Linguistics 1 (English Grammar) 2 ROSENKJAR PATRICK
English Linguistics 2 (History of English) 2 KOMA Osamu
English Linguistics 3 (English Phonology) 2 WATANABE Tsutomu
English Linguistics 4 (English Semantics) 2 YAMADA Masamichi
English Linguistics 5 (English Pragmatics) 2 YAMADA Masamichi
English Linguistics 6 (English) 2 ASAO Kojiro
English communication English Communication 1 (Communication) 2 HILL William Thomas
English Communication 2 (Education for International and Intercultural Understanding) 2 OZAKI Shigeru
English Communication 3 (Contrastive Study of English and Japanese Expressions) 2 SHIOZAKI Satoshi
English Communication 4 (Audio-visual &Computer Instruction) 2 MIKAMI Akira
English Communication 5 (Communication in English 1) 2 ROSENKJAR PATRICK
English Communication 6 (Communication in English 2) 2 ROSENKJAR PATRICK
English communication Special Studies in English Communication Ability 1 2 HILL William Thomas
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 2 2 HILL William Thomas
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 3 2 SHARPE Peter
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 4 2 SHARPE Peter
Advanced seminar (thesis guidance) Thesis Research in English Language Education All the supervising professors
Thesis Research in (English) Linguistics
Thesis Research in English Communication
Common to each field (master’s program) Linguistics (General Linguistics) 2 Not offered
Phonetics & Phonology 2 WATANABE Tsutomu
Studies in Language Information Processing 2 MIKAMI Akira
Chinese Linguistics 2 ASAI Sumitami
Special Studies in Chinese Linguistics 2 HIRAYAMA Kunihiko
Spanish Linguistics 2 URITANI Nozomu
Language Education (Fundamental Statistics in SLA) 2 HOSAKA Yoshio

≪Notes≫

  • *At least 30 credits are required to complete the program in addition to receiving necessary educational guidance.

Master’s Program in Japanese Education

Topics of master’s theses (for 2016)

  • Study of Japanese potential and intransitive verbs and transitive verbs
  • The change of the Sino-Japanese word tekitō -A general view from the Meiji era to the present day-
  • Study of Culture Quota From Japanese・Japanese Situation Education -Through Comparison, Examination of Japanese Teaching Institution in Japan-
  • Feasibility of the culture and language fusion type Japanese education by anime -The animated film "5 Centimeters Per Second" as a model
  • A Contrastive Study of the Expression of Ability in Japanese and in Vietnamese -A Focus on Errors in the Japanese Expression of Ability made by Vietnamese Students-
  • The Meaning Transition and Lexical Category Comparison between Japanese and Chinese of "chūi/zhuyi" -Focusing on the Modern Period-
  • Katakana and its pronunciation problems -with a focus on advanced native Chinese speakers-
  • Japanese conversation teaching for a natural Japanese conversation -Regarding the present condition and issues of the Japanese conversation teachings in Chinese university-
  • The study of the Japanese accent using meaningless words
  • A Research on the Effect of the Support Given Under the Coordination of Universities for International Students on Decreasing Second Language Anxiety of Short-term Exchange Students"
  • A study on the motivations of learning Japanese -With focus on Chinese international students in Japan-
  • Analysis of Japanese Verbs 'kiru' and 'kireru' -Focus on the Viewpoint of Cognitive Semantics-
  • A study of the basic usage of shiyou
  • A study on a Japanese Verb “omou” -“omou” and “kangaeru” Used as Predicative Verb"-

Credits and Degrees

Master’s Program

Requirements for completion

Number of credits to be obtained

Educational and research field

Specialization field

At least 6 credits

At least 30 credits in total

Related field (elective)

At least 6 credits each

Common to each field

At least 2 credits

Research guidance Writing a master’s thesis

Master (Language Education)

Doctoral Program

  • Typically, at least three extra years of school attendance
  • At least 10 credits to be obtained in the specified subjects
  • Foreign language proficiency tests
  • Research presentation
  • Publication of peer-reviewed papers
  • Doctoral thesis

Doctor (Language Education)

Courses and teachers in the master’s program (as of April, 2017)

Educational
and research field

Class subjects

Credits

Teachers

Linguistics and Japanese linguistics Japanese Linguistics 1 (Grammar & Syntax 1) 2 ISHIKAWA Mamoru
Japanese Linguistics 2 (Grammar & Syntax 2) 2 ISHIKAWA Mamoru
Japanese Linguistics 3 (Lexicon & Semantics) 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Linguistics 4 (Phonetics) 2 KIMURA Masayasu
Japanese Linguistics 5 (Letters & Writing Systems) 2 AKUTSU Satoru
Japanese Linguistics 6 (History of Japanese) 2 AKUTSU Satoru
Japanese Linguistics 7 (of Japanese) 2 YAMAZAKI Makoto
Japanese education Teaching of Japanese 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology 1 (Theory) 2 ISHIKAWA Mamoru
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology 2 (Practice) 2 NAKAMURA Kaori
Discourse on Japanese Language Teaching Materials 2 ENDO Hiroko
Evaluation in Japanese Language Teaching 2 KONDO Masumi
Theories of Counseling (for Cross-Cultural Strategies) 2 MIYAGI Toru
Special Studies in Japanese Communication Ability 1 2 KOBAYASHI Takao
2 YAMAGUCHI Takamasa
Special Studies in Japanese Communication Ability 2 2 ENDO Hiroko
2 AKUTSU Satoru
Methods of Teaching Pronunciation (Theory and Practice) 2 KIMURA Masayasu
Japanese culture and comparative cultural studies Japanese Culture 1 (Discourse on Language & Culture) 2 KOBAYASHI Takao
Japanese Culture 2 (Fundamental Japanese Culture) 2 KOBAYASHI Takehiko
Discourse on Comparative Culture 1 (Japan vs Europe/America) 2 SHIOZAKI Satoshi
Discourse on Comparative Culture 2 (Japan vs Asia) 2 WANG Min
Discourse on Cross-Cultural Interchange 1 (Intercultural Communication) 2 IKEDA Yutaka
Discourse on Cross-Cultural Interchange 2 (International Understanding) 2 MIYAGI Toru
Advanced seminar (thesis guidance) Thesis Research in Japanese Linguistics - All the supervising professors
Thesis Research in Japanese Language Education
Thesis Research in Japanese Culture and Comparative Cultural Studies
Common to each field (master’s program) Linguistics (General Linguistics) 2 Not offered
Phonetics & Phonology 2 WATANABE Tsutomu
Studies in Language Information Processing 2 MIKAMI Akira
Chinese Linguistics 2 ASAI Sumitami
Special Studies in Chinese Linguistics 2 HIRAYAMA Kunihiko
Spanish Linguistics 2 URITANI Nozomu
Language Education (Fundamental Statistics in SLA) 2 HOSAKA Yoshio

≪Notes≫

  • *At least 30 credits are required to complete the program in addition to receiving necessary educational guidance.

Doctoral Program in Language Education

Topics of master’s theses

for 2016
  • Establishment and significance of "Teaching Methods of Constructive Talking" -Focusing on teaching of talking in Taiwan during the Japanese Government Period-
  • The Usages of "teiru" -Focusing on "State" and "Information presented for demonstration"-
for 2015
  • The structure of the core image and its usage of case particle “を” -Mainly on three basic uses-
  • Studies on Postpositional Particle “で” -Deep case and its Comprehensive Functions of Meaning-
  • Comparative Study on Japanese & Chinese Passive forms of Intransitive Verbs and Emotional Verbs
for 2014
  • The Study on Japanese Language Education and Pestalozzi principle of the Early Colonial Period in Taiwan -Over IZAWA Shuji and YAMAGUCHI Kiichiro-
  • The changing of foreign Japanese language learner’s motivation and its factors -The case study of Japanese language training program at Indonesia-
  • A study on the ways of using dimensional adjectives with different viewpoint -focusing on ookii, tiisai and hiroi ,semai and takai, hikui and hutoi, hosoi-
  • Acquisition of the Japanese long Vowels by Georgian Learners : Pronunciation Guidance by Verbo-Tonal (VT) Method

Courses and teachers in the doctoral program (as of April, 2017)

Educational
and research field

Class subjects

Credits

Teachers

English language education English Language Education 1 (The Pedagogy of Teaching English) 2 MIKAMI Akira
English Language Education 2 (The History of English Teaching in Japan) 2 HOSAKA Yoshio
English Language Education 3 (Language Assessment) 2 OZAKI Shigeru
Japanese education Japanese Language Education 1 (Lexical Semantics) 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Language Education 2 (The Methodology of Teaching Japanese) 2 ISHIKAWA Mamoru
Japanese Language Education 3 (The Pedagogical Study of Phonology) 2 KIMURA Masayasu
Linguistics Linguistics 1 (Applied linguistics) 2 OZAKI Shigeru
Linguistics 2 (Studies in Discourse Analysis) 2 YAMADA Masamichi
Linguistics 3 (Language and Culture) 2 KOBAYASHI Takao
Linguistics 4 (Word Formation and Phonology) 2 AKUTSU Satoru
Advanced seminars (thesis guidance) Thesis Research in Language Education 2 All the supervising professors

≪Notes≫

  • *At least 10 credits are required to complete the program in addition to receiving necessary educational guidance.

Purpose and basic policy on educational research