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English teaching

English for Science / Engineering
English courses for science and engineering are available in the FST General Subject Group 1. The aim is to endow students with the ability to use English effectively when working in the real world. In order to read literature in foreign languages, present papers at international meetings, participate in international conferences, and enter into various agreements and negotiations smoothly, it is necessary to understand clear and concise English without misunderstanding, and to become familiar with terms specific to science and technology.
A certificate of completion of Systematic Science
and Technology English Education will be issued to students who earn at least 10 credits from the courses listed in the table on the right (English for Science/ Engineering, FST Programs in English Courses, English Elective Courses in Language Courses, etc.) and submit a graduation thesis or other scientific/ technical papers in English.
Overseas Short-Term Program

The Overseas Short-Term Program is especially designed for science and engineering students. During their three- to four-week overseas experience, students can improve overall communication skills required for research and studies in various fields of science and engineering, discussions, and other activities in English, mainly through language classes, lectures on science and engineering topics, and presentations given by every participant in English. As a compulsory elective course for FST General Subject Group 1, this program can be included in the credits required for graduation.

Summer (from August to September)
Summer : Program implemented from 2013
University of California, Davis

UC Davis is one of the most highly regarded universities and known for its English language training program, which is the oldest of the programs offered by the University of California system. It is a short-term program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a field of science and technology.

Winter (from February to March)
Winter : Program implemented from 2011
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

University of North Carolina is a research university located in Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina on the US East Coast. Visits to campus laboratories or leading local businesses are also organized.

Training contents (examples)
  • ■ Listening, speaking
  • ■ Practice of accent, intonation, rhythm, etc.
  • ■ Studying methods of expression frequently used in science fields
  • ■ Developing critical thinking ability
  • ■ Learning data analysis
  • ■ Listening to experts in science fields and acquiring new knowledge
  • ■ Presentations
  • ■ Tours to campus, laboratory, science facilities outside the university as well as company tours