The Faculty of Global Communication

The Faculty of Global Communication (GC) was established in 2015 with the purpose of building up a generation of leaders who can actively take their place on the stage of an increasingly globalized world. To accomplish this goal, we not only equip students with the ability to speak foreign languages fluently, but also train them in practical communication skills essential to being able to make impactful connections with people and meaningful changes in society.

The GC faculty consists of three courses each emphasizing one of the following languages: English, Chinese, and Japanese. The English course enrolls approximately 120 students, while the Chinese and Japanese courses enroll about 30 students each. Given the admission volume, students are able to receive individualized training in small-group environments.

Department of Global Communication

English Course

The English course aims to assist students in comprehensively mastering a variety of English language communication skills. We focus on obtaining the proficiency required to engage in international trade and international business meetings. It is also possible to obtain a teaching license allowing graduates to teach English in junior high and senior high schools in Japan.

Chinese Course

The Chinese course incorporates a small-group environment to nurture a generation of leaders who have the ability to play a central role in Asia, which is showing remarkable rates of economic growth. In addition to learning Chinese language, students are also taught to understand the culture of China as well as polish their business communication skills.

Japanese Course

The Japanese course is designed for foreign students who aim to work in a Japanese company. Students gain hands on experience in learning practical Japanese through company internships as well as joint projects with students from other courses. Please see the admission information page to learn more about joining the Japanese course.

Curriculum designed to improve multidimensional language ability.

The GC faculty prides itself in providing more than 720 hours of language lessons during the first two years (alone), which is roughly four times the amount of lesson time in other faculties. After this intensive training and preparation phase, all students in the English Course and Chinese Course study abroad at a partner university or other institution overseas during the first half of their third year. Our study abroad system provides all students the opportunity to put their hard-earned language skills into practice as well as continue to polish their multidimensional language ability (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) in applied settings.

On-campus cultural exchange opportunities.

Given that the Japanese course invites students from overseas, we have a dedicated space for language learning and international exchange where students can freely communicate with each other. The international exchange lounge is located in Building D. Additionally, there are numerous occasions throughout the year that center around the development of cooperative projects and exchange events with overseas students. These aspects of our environment make it possible to engage with other cultures as a natural part of campus life.

Communication skills that can only be acquired overseas.

Building off the implementation of high-quality foreign language education and on-campus cultural exchange programs, the next step is for students to immerse themselves in a new cultural environment. During their semester abroad, students experience daily contact with the foreign language that they have been studying, allowing them to put their communication ability into practice and gain feedback necessary to refine their skills. Additionally, the study abroad program functions to provide the necessary opportunities to communicate with people who have different sets of values and cultural beliefs. The exposure to a different culture often creates moments of personal and professional growth, allowing students’ worldviews to expand with the new places, people, and opportunities they come across. Many of our students cite their study abroad experience as containing some of the most transformative moments in their lives.
          

Study Abroad Destinations

United Kingdom (UK)
University of Cambridge
University of Exeter
University of York

United States of America(USA)
Hope College

Canada
York University
University of Calgary

Australia
University of Melbourne

New Zealand
University of Waikato
University of Auckland

People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Beijing Language and Culture University
Jinan University
Wuhan University

*Note: Study abroad programs are subject to change.

Practical skills necessary to engage the world as full-fledged members of society.

Communication skills are not that useful if there is nothing to communicate. Students’ foreign language training is coupled with the acquisition of practical skills that include the basic abilities required of full-fledged members of society, regardless of their occupation or area of study. These skills include critical thinking skills, management skills, and social-emotional intelligence. We aim to bring together abilities such as problem-solving, imagination, planning, management, and understanding oneself and others’ thoughts and feelings.
Our graduates equipped with both these practical skills, as well as the ability to impact one’s environment through communication skills, and are sent off as educated global citizens, ready to tackle large tasks on the world stage within their various occupations.