ICU Research Center for Global Language Education
RCGLE opened in 2018, succeeding the Research Center for Japanese Language Education established in 1991. The Center publishes an annual bulletin, develops teaching materials and methods, and conducts research on language education. The Center also runs the 'Summer Courses in Japanese' and around 100 students from 20 countries participate in this program.
This intensive six-week program has a forty-year history. Starting in early July, it provides a stimulating environment in which students can increase their understanding of Japanese language and culture. About 100 students from 20 or so different countries participate in the SCJ every summer. In addition to the program's 15 weekly periods of intensive Japanese language instruction, the course also offers culture programs. Students in the SCJ program stay in dormitories on campus or with Japanese families off campus or other off-campus dormitories to experience life in Japan.
We are holding seminars and workshops related to Japanese language education. For more information, please refer to the following: Seminars and workshops from previous years (in Japanese)