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An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the General Education Division.

Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2016 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2017 academic year.

 

Shigemitsu ISHII
Professor

I am in charge of English seminars and academic readings. My field of specialization is the study of the novels of Laurence Sterne, an 18th-century British writer. Let’s live a cultured, fulfilling life by reading the classics of Japanese and foreign literature.
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Kei MIHARA
Professor

Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
I conduct research on English grammar and usage. To enjoy communicating in English, it is necessary to have good knowledge of grammar and usage. Why don't you learn English grammar and boost your communication skills?
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Miwa UHARA
Associate Professor

19th-Century English Literature and Culture
With an interest in the English language, as well as British society, culture, and history, we study the English literature of the 19th century. Through the literary works of the Victorian Era, regarded as the period during which Great Britain was at its most prosperous, we can come to know and learn about many things.
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Peter GRANT
Associate Professor

Teaching English through Songs
In this class, we concentrate on four skills, among them reading comprehension and conversation. We make full use of extensive reading materials, while also providing numerous opportunities to use English. I have been studying the use of music in the classroom, but I now have an interest in making effective use of extensive reading.
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Eiji KOUNO
Associate Professor

Literature and Thought of Germany and Austria                                    
Building on the relationship between words and performance, we study the true value of literature as manifested in an era of social media and e-books.
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Kaori KOFUKU
Associate Professor

Chinese Classical Literature, Literary Theory, Literary History
I am in charge of the Comprehensive Chinese 1–4 courses, and the certificate exam preparatory classes for the Kinki University Language Institute (KULI). Japanese students will likely feel at ease since written Chinese is represented using familiar kanji characters. From there, we proceed with instruction centered on pronunciation. Learn to speak beautiful Chinese that sounds like music! My specialty is literary theory of classical Chinese.
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Yasuto SAWA
Associate Professor

Translation Studies, Stylistics
By comparing Japanese and English translations, we study how humans think, as well as ideas and culture rooted in words. In classes, we pursue techniques and methodologies to create written text with accurate expressions and appropriate concepts for each language.
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Masako TERUI
Associate Professor

English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Science and Engineering, Applied Linguistics
We take a linguistic point of view to analyze the types and features of English communication required in specialized fields. We make full use of the expertise of science and engineering students while suggesting learning methods and putting them into practice to efficiently expand their English ability. Let’s all give it our best effort together!
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George TRUSCOTT
Associate Professor

Extensive Reading, Vocabulary Acquisition
I coach students how to learn English. Modern students need to be exposed to practical English using the Internet, etc., to full advantage. To this end, we are involved in research on how to make the most of IT in learning.
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Jongkyun MOK
Associate Professor

Linguistics, Japanese Korean contrastive linguistics
Verbs express motion and action, and change form as they become the predicates for various clauses. Among them, we give thought to ways of expressing “action” that continues to occur and evolve in the flow of time.
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Takeshi YAMAMOTO
Associate Professor

Linguistics (Phonology)
I specialize in linguistics, focusing on English pronunciation and word structure. Language structures are very complex, but it’s fun disentangling them like a puzzle. Why not join us to solve the puzzle of English together through classes?
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