Bachelor in English Language and Literature Sapporo Gakuin University
This department has the longest tradition of English education of all the universities in Hokkaido. Students develop their understanding of global cultural values and different cultures mainly through learning and research on various aspects of Anglo-American culture, as well as exploring their own Japanese identity. We introduce multi-media classes that actively utilize the internet and computers, and we also offer five-month overseas study programs as part of the formal curriculum in order to deepen intercultural understanding.
The department provides small-group education with fewer than 25 students per class to improve skills in discussion, presentation and opinion summaries. In two CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) rooms with 50 state-of-the-art networked computers in each, instruction from teaching staff and questions from students are exchanged over the network. Excellent overseas study programs enable students to improve their speech and presentation skills based on theory and practice. A scholarship benefit system is available to fund overseas study programs according to students' academic performance.