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Center for Culture and Language Education: CCLE

Mission

As the basis for liberal arts and sciences education at universities, the acquisition of communication skills and a broad sense of multicultural understanding is an important mission. It is indispensable for the development of global leadership to foster an extensive sense of values and world views based on comprehensive language ability that is not only limited to the mother tongue.

To substantiate abundant language activities it is essential to improve our ability in the four language skills of “listening, speaking, reading, and writing.” The mission of this center, therefore, is to contribute to the advancement and further development of liberal arts and sciences education related to language and culture, through making recommendations for specific and feasible reforms of culture and language education, reflecting these reforms in student education in addition to promoting and practicing surveys and research on education methods in higher education institutions within and outside of Japan, and the way of culture and language education curriculum formation.

Activities

(1) Plan, develop, and manage “Foreign Language Subjects” and “Japanese Language Subjects” of liberal education and the curricula for older-year English education

(2) Plan, develop, and manage “Japanese Language Education Programs” for international students throughout the entire university in cooperation with the Global Learning Center.

(3) Improve the e-learning environment and develop content for learning communication skill development.

(4) Based on research results on foreign language education, improve, develop, and practice foreign language education methods such as extensive reading, extensive listening, rapid reading, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) education.

(5) Promote program development in order to improve the education capabilities of faculty members in charge of culture and language education in cooperation with the Center for Institutional Research and the Center for Professional Development.

(6) Enhance the study abroad programs and the education programs of foreign languages and communication skills in cooperation with the Global Learning Center.

Academic Staff

Director

Vice President for Education Reform and Global Management / IEHE Vice Director/ Professor (School of Science Physics)

Masahiro YAMAGUCHI

Vice Director

Professor

Yoshio Kitahara
(English Linguistics, English Education, Higher Education Theory)

Vice Director

Professor

Natsue Sugaya
(Japanese Language Education)

 

Professor

Satoshi Uehara
(Congnitive Linguistics)

 

Appointed Professor

Takeshi Okada
(Corpus studies and their application to the EFL teaching)

 

Associate Professor

Shuichi Takebayashi
(English Education, American Studies)

 

Associate Professor

Shizuka Sakurai
(TESOL, Second Language Acquisition)

 

Associate Professor

Vincent Scura
(TEFL)

 

Associate Professor

Ryan Spring
(English Linguistics, Second Language Learning)

 

Associate Professor  

Richard Meres
(Communication, English Linguistics)

 

Associate Professor

Barry Kavanagh
(Sociolinguistics, English Linguistics, Applied Linguistics)

 

Associate Professor

Minkyeong Kang
(Linguistics of German)

 

Assistant Professor

Susanne Endo
(German Language Education, Japanese Northern History)

 

Associate Professor

Yosuke Fukai
(French Literature, French)

 

Associate Professor

Youichi Tabayashi
(Spanish, Linguistics)

 

Associate Professor

Cecilia Silva
(Foreign Language Education : Spanish)

 

Associate Professor

Zhao Xiumin
(Chinese Lnaguage Education, Education Technology, e-Learning)

 

Associate Professor

Hyeon-Cheol Kim
(Korean Performing Arts Theory, Japan-Korea Comparative Cultural Theory)

 

Associate Professor

Wataru Nakamura
(Linguistic Typology)

 

Associate Professor

Masako Hayashi
(Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Sachiko NAKAMURA
(TESOL))

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Takayuki MIURA
(TEFL, Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Chloé BELLEC
(Gender history, French Language Education)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

XUAN WANG
(Linguistics)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

GUI WEN
(Chinese Linguistics)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Yukiko SHUKURI
(Japanese Language Education, Sociolinguistics)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Taishi KOBAYASHI
(Linguistics of German, Theoretical Linguistics)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

YAO YAO
(Chinese Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics)

Address

41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 Japan

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Contact

General Manager, Education and Student Support Department :

Education Affairs Division, General Education Planning Section

TEL:022-795-7578(DI)  FAX:022-795-7555  E-mail:kyom-k[at]grp.tohoku.ac.jp  ※[at]→@