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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Master’s Program in English Education

Topics of master’s degree theses (for 2019)

  • A Qualitative Study of Online Filipino English Conversation Teachers
  • A Study of Prepositions: Seeking for an Effective Instruction
  • Cognitive and Affective Variables of EFL Students in China:With a Focus on the PE Major Students
  • An Exploratory Study of Anxiety, Motivation, and Willingness to Communicate in a Japanese High School
  • The Productive and Receptive Knowledge of Collocations by Japanese EFL Learners with and without study-abroad experience
  • College Students’ Perceptions and Preferences for Feedback and its Effects on Their Writing Performance
  • An Analysis of Smartphone Applications for English Learning

Credits and Degrees

Master’s Degree 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 Degree 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 degree program (as of April, 2020)

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 JAMES Sick
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 JAMES Sick
English Teaching 6 (Second Language Acquisition) 2 HASEGAWA Ayako
English Teaching 7 (Teaching English to Children) 2 IMURA Keiko
Linguistics and English Linguistics English Linguistics 1 (English Grammar) 2 JAMES Sick
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 Not offered
Linguistics (Contrastive Linguistics) 2 WATANABE Tsutomu
English communication English Communication 1 (Communication) 2 JAMES Sick
English Communication 2 (Education for International and Intercultural Understanding) 2 OZAKI Shigeru
English Communication 3 (Contrastive Study of English and Japanese Expressions) 2 KOJIMA Kazue
English Communication 4 (Audio-visual &Computer Instruction) 2 MIKAMI Akira
English Communication 5 (Communication in English 1) 2 BRIAN J. English
English Communication 6 (Communication in English 2) 2 BRIAN J. English
English communication Special Studies in English Communication Ability 1 2 BRIAN J. English
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 2 2 BRIAN J. English
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 3 2 JAMES Sick
Special Studies in English Communication Ability 4 2 CORIN Golding
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 SAITO Yoshio
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 YASUTOMI Yuhei
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 Degree program in Japanese Education

Topics of master’s degree theses (for 2019)

  • How to place poses in the Japanese language by Japanese language learners who are native speakers of Vietnamese
  • The Expression of Prohibition in Linguistic Landscape:with a Perspective of Grammatical Structure and Pragmatics
  • A Comparative Study of Face Consciousness between Chinese and Japanese
  • A Contrastive Study of Asking back in Japanese and Chinese ―With a Focus on Interjections―
  • An Analysis of Japanese Weather Verbs from a Perspective of Cognitive Semantics:A Case Study of “Kumoru”
  • Consideration about fluctuation of the Japanese honorific expression in view of over usage of the honorific suffix “ -san ” after organization names etc.
  • The Significance of Overseas Teaching Experience in Japanese Language Teacher Training Programs :With a focus on students who participated in studies in Mongolia
  • A Contrastive Study of Collocations Based on Corpora: The Case of a Japanese-Chinese Homograph “Hōmen/Fāngmiàn(方面)”
  • Semantic analysis of synonymous compound verbs “-komu” and “-ireru” using a corpus:With special focus on “kakikomu” and “kakiireru”
  • About“Plain Japanese”:A comparison of writings by non-native speakers of Japanese
  • A contrastive Study on Japanese Chinese-Based Adjectival Verbs and Chinese Adjective Verbs :With a Focus on Homographs’ Emotive Meanings
  • A Study of Chinese Students About Non-use of the Japanese Transfer Verbs‘giving’and ‘receiving’

Credits and Degrees

Master’s Degree 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 Degree 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 degree program (as of April, 2020)

Educational
and research field

Class subjects

Credits

Teachers

Linguistics and Japanese linguistics Japanese Linguistics 1 (Grammar & Syntax 1) 2 KOI Atsuko
Japanese Linguistics 2 (Grammar & Syntax 2) 2 KOI Atsuko
Japanese Linguistics 3 (Lexicon & Semantics) 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Linguistics 4 (Phonetics) 2 SAITO Yoshio
Japanese Linguistics 5 (Letters & Writing Systems) 2 AKUTSU Satoru
Japanese Linguistics 6 (History of Japanese) 2 AKUTSU Satoru
Japanese Linguistics 7 (Corpus) 2 OGINO Tsunao
Japanese education Teaching of Japanese 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology 1 (Theory) 2 NAKAMURA Kaori
Japanese Language Teaching Methodology 2 (Practice) 2 OKOSHI Takao
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 HIRAYAMA Shiho
2 YAMAGUCHI Takamasa
Special Studies in Japanese Communication Ability 2 2 ENDO Hiroko
2 HIRAYAMA Shiho
Methods of Teaching Pronunciation (Theory and Practice) 2 NAKANO Jiro
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 SAITÔ Yoshio
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 YASUTOMI Yuhei
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 Degree Program in Language Education

Topics of doctoral dissertations

for 2019
  • A Study on Japanese Adverbs:Focusing on the Meanings and Usages of “nakanaka”
  • A Cognitive Analysis of Conjunctive Form”te”
  • The Production of Special Moras by Chinese Learners of the Japanese Language
     -With a Focus on Phrases ,and Sentences-
  • A Diachronic Study on the Use of -tsutsuaru
for 2018
  • Clasification of emotion expression : from direct expression to objective expression
  • Cross-Sectional Study on Accent Guidance in Japan Language Education -Incorporating the Viewpoints of National Language Education and Dialectology-
  • A Study on the teaching method focusing on Listening and Generation of Japanese prosody -Through the use of law pass filter and humming-

Courses and teachers in the doctoral program (as of April, 2020)

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 JAMES Sick
Japanese education Japanese Language Education 1 (Lexical Semantics) 2 ENDO Hiroko
Japanese Language Education 2 (The Methodology of Teaching Japanese) 2 NODA Hisashi
Japanese Language Education 3 (The Pedagogical Study of Phonology) 2 Not offered
Linguistics Linguistics 1 (Phonetics & Phonology) 2 SAITO Yoshio
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