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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 2018)

  • A Study of an Authentic Film Use in a Listening Comprehension Classroom
  • The Use of L1 in EFL Classroom A Study of Japanese Non-English Major Students’ Perspective

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, 2019)

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 Linguistics (Contrastive Linguistics) 2 WATANABE Tsutomu
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 ABE Mariko
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 2018)

  • A Comparison of Classifiers Between Japanese and Chinese Focusing on the Animal Category
  • A Contrastive Study on Idiomatic Phrases about Human Body-parts between Japanese and Lao Language -In Creating the idiomatic phrase Learning lists-
  • Listening and Production of Japanese Prosody Using Lowpass Filter -Case of Chinese Learners of Japanese Language-
  • A Comparison Between Umai and Oisii -From the Perspective of Japanese Education-
  • 「wakenihaikanai」-A study on the discourse analysis-
  • The Semantics of the Inverted Words “Heiwa” and “Wahei” in the Modern Era
  • Study on the Misapplication of Directional Auxiliary Verbs -Based on the Native Chinese Speakers Who Learn Japanese-

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, 2019)

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 KOBAYASHI Takao
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 (Corpus) 2 KATO Sachi
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 SAITÔ Yoshio
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 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 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, 2019)

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 KIMURA Masayasu
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