A message from the Director / Introduction of the Lecturers

A message from Director, Center for International Education

Eiichi YAMAMOTO, Ph. D. Director International Education

Kansai University (KU) is a comprehensive private university with an illustrious 131-year history. With the long-established history and tradition in education, Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Preparatory Course (Bekka) is unique to KU.

he course utilizes the most pedagogically reliable ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to promote proficiency not only in Japanese as a second language, but also in academic skills, media literacy, and other areas that are essential in higher education. Students in this program are treated as students of the university, and have full use of KU facilities on the main campus such as the main library and computer labs. Bekka students are also able to audit or register some regular classes and participate in university club activities.

The course is housed in a specially built center called the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza. The Plaza boasts state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the Bekka program, and also houses a 165-room dormitory. At the Plaza, Bekka students live and study with international students, KU students who are Resident Assistants, and also have opportunities to interact with local Minami-Senri citizens. The Plaza’s features and location were designed to encourage multicultural exchange where all people can learn together.

During the last five years since its establishment, our students proceeded to the next stage of education at Kansai University and other universities. Furthermore, many of the undergraduate programs and graduate schools are offering entrance examinations for candidates recommended by Bekka giving the students more chances to advance their academic career paths.

We invite you to study at the Plaza, learn the Japanese language and culture, and gain the experience needed to continue at colleges and universities at undergraduate and embrace your willingness to meet new challenges and graduate levels. The Bekka will help nurture your capacity as a global citizen.

The course instructors, staff, and I very much look forward to welcoming you to our campus and new facility.

Eiichi YAMAMOTO, Ph. D.
Director
International Education

Introduction of Lecturers

In this program, highly skilled instructors who are experienced in teaching and research will take charge of an assortment of 38 subjects. Here are the seven main instructors of the course.

  • Lecturer:Tomomi Sueyoshi
    Lecturer:Tomomi Sueyoshi
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :Ph.D.in Letters, Osaka University
  • Lecturer:Mami Takei
    Lecturer:Mami Takei
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :M.A., in Education, Hiroshima University
  • Lecturer:Mayuko Tezuka
    Lecturer:Mayuko Tezuka
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :M.A., in Foreign Language Education and Research, Kansai University
  • Lecturer:Tomohiko Fujita
    Lecturer:Tomohiko Fujita
    Major
    :Japanese Culture and Language Education
    Academic Degrees
    :M.A., in Letters, Konkuk University
  • Lecturer:Naomi Masui
    Lecturer:Naomi Masui
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :M.A., in Language Education and Information Science
  • Lecturer:Tomoyuki Takeguchi
    Lecturer:Tomoyuki Takeguchi
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :Ph.D.in Language, Communication and Culture, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Lecturer:Akihiko Yamamoto
    Lecturer:Akihiko Yamamoto
    Major
    :Japanese Language Education Studies
    Academic Degrees
    :Ph.D.in Language Education, Takushoku University
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