The School of Applied Foreign Languages
Founding Purpose: The Department Of Applied Foreign Languages aims at
cultivating professional English and Japanese talent, for
application in foreign language education, health care,
business, translation, and other related fields.
Departmental Evolution: 1. The department was founded in August, 2003,
originally named "The Department Of Applied
Languages". The student recruitment for each year was
fifty. Students were not separated into tracks while
freshmen, but from the sophomore year were on
separated into English and Japanese tracks.
2. In August, 2006, the department name was changed
to "The Department Of Applied Foreign Languages".
This name has been in use to the present.
3. In September, 2010, the department instituted a
night school bachelor's program, with 41 students
recruited per class-year attending classes in the evenings
from Monday through Friday. The nature is as an
evening English track program.
4. Starting August, 2013, the daytime undergraduate
tracks has been merged together, with a recruitment
of 50 students.
Educational Goals: The department's educational goals contain the
following four items.
1. To raise students' foreign language proficiency, so
as to be able to fluently apply foreign languages in
listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating.
2. To condition students' bodies and minds, so as to be
able to fully bring latent potential into play, and benefit
3. To expand students' international field of vision, so as
to be able to accommodate the trend to globalization
and adapt to transnational environments.
4. To meet students' requirements regarding further
studies and employment.
Separate Tracks: Starting with the incoming class of the 2013-14
academic year, this department does not have separate
tracks. Each year, 50 students are recruited.
Focuses & Directions: The department is an applied foreign language
department. Of the applied foreign languages, English
and Japanese are the main ones. The various focuses
and direction include:
1. A foundation in English and Japanese language
teaching and learning: training students to become
teachers of elementary English and Japanese.
2. Translating general English and Japanese: training
students to become oral and written translators of
general English and Japanese.
3. Practical application of professional English and
Japanese: training students to become personnel in
various professions that require specialized English and
Japanese, especially health care fields.
Cultivating Proficiencies: 1. Foreign language proficiency in listening, speaking,
reading, and writing.
2. Foreign language oral and written translation
3. Foreign language education proficiency.
4. An appreciation of literature.
5. Language research ability.
6. Successful employability.
Primary Special Characteristics: 1. Both English and Japanese: Both English and
Japanese are jointly required for the department's
2. Student-Teacher: The entire number of students
in the department has reached more than 200.
There are 12 full-time teachers.
3. Encouraging students to develop second
specialties: To aid students in finding future
employment, the department's students are required
to complete inter-disciplinary programs, ??? This
can help students inter into related professions.
4. Foreign Exchanges: The school has a number of
American and Japanese sister schools, providing
foreign exchange opportunities for students.