To realize this aim, the major develops students' pedagogical knowledge and practical expertise with respect to their native language and/or other specific language, and cultivates capable and globally-minded individuals with specific language skills sufficient to contribute to the improvement of language education both within Japan and internationally. The graduates of this major are expected to become professionals who can demonstrate their leadership in the world of language education not only as educators but also as researchers and designers of curriculum and teaching materials.
Master knowledge of a specialized field:
Students will acquire deep and broad-ranging insights regarding axioms of language education in general, such as theories of language acquisition, language learning, methodology, linguistics, and other related fields of language education, as well as linguistic knowledge about a specific language.
Cultivate abilities to practice and act:
Students will be able to take action to contribute to society by applying knowledge and technologies they have learned through social and pedagogical recognition and will be able to apply them in educational practices in a specific language.
Nurture critical thinking:
Students will be able to critically evaluate academic literature and findings in those fields through academic exploration of language education and related fields.
Improve ability and skills of self-expression:
Students will be able to clearly and effectively express their ideas and knowledge developed through classes and research, both orally and in written practice. Moreover, they will possess a level of proficiency in their specific languages appropriate for engaging in language education as experts.
Learn research techniques and strive for originality:
Students will master techniques of analysis, investigation, and experimentation in language education and related fields, and be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in order to take part in intellectually sound and original research activities.