Language Programs

Language skills are a key component of global competence.

Anyone who wants to operate in the international arena today must be proficient in not only English but Chinese as well. That's why Kyorin University's Faculty of Foreign Studies focuses on training students to be trilingual professionals.

Innovative Language Instruction

English

PEP(Practical English Program)

 PEP is a program that enables students not just to speak English like a native speaker but to actually think in English. Using original textbooks designed to develop practical English language skills, this innovative program enables students to acquire the oral communication skills they will need for everyday life. Classes are all taught by experienced instructors, who are either Japanese or native speakers of English, in a small-group setting ideally designed for getting pronunciation right. Students will find what they've learned in this program be directy useful once they venture abroad.

Intensive Program

 Ideally-sized classes with as few as five students facilitate one-on-one communication with native speakers instructors. All students in this program are hoping to study abroad by the end of their sophomore year. It gives them practical training while broadening their international perspective at the same time. Students enrolled in the Intensive Program score in the top 15-20% on the TOEIC® exam.

Chinese

CIC(Chinese for International Communication)

 CIC is a small-class practical Chinese language program designed to build up students' skills little by little. Novice students will eventually master everyday conversation and ultimately acquire the proficiency needed to study overseas or conduct business in Chinese. Taught with an eye to helping students pass their Chinese language proficiency exams (Chuken and HSK), the program enables even beginners to master the language easily through small-group oral fluency exercises. Highly experienced instructors who are native Chinese speakers help students to bring their proficiency levels to new heights.

Intensive Program

 Open to students majoring in Chinese Communication, classes limited to small groups meet five days a week for 6 periods. Students learn grammar and pronunciation while being exposed to Chinese as it is spoken in real-life situations.
 The program includes weekly CALL classes where students learn the language through pronunciation drills and quizzes that assess their progress.

Advanced Chinese Program

Language Proficiency Standards for Graduating Students

English

Department of English/Department of Hospitality and Tourism

  • TOEIC® score of 800 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT® score of 80 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6 or higher

 

Department of Chinese Communication

  • TOEIC® score of 500 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT® score of 52 or higher
  • IELTS score of 4.5 or higher
Chinese

Department of English/Department of Hospitality and Tourism

  • Chuken level 4 or higher
  • HSK level 2 or higher

Department of Chinese Communication

  • Chuken level 2 or higher
  • HSK level 5 or higher
  • Guide-interpreter certification (Chinese)