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About Asia University

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Asia UniversityInternational Center

  • 5-24-10 Sakai, Musashino-shi,Tokyo 180-8629 JAPAN
  • Tel: 81-422-36-3255
  • Fax: 81-422-36-4869
  • E-mail: kkcinfo@asia-u.ac.jp

Center for English Language Education (CELE)

OUR MISSION

The Center for English Language Education at Asia University fosters internationalism -- the belief that people of different countries should cooperate with and understand one another. Cooperation and intercultural understanding begin with communication and knowledge. Educating students to communicate in a foreign language with people from different cultures allows them to investigate the world in a new way and provides the foundation for lifelong intercultural exchanges.

ABOUT CELE

The Asia University (AU) Center for English Language Education is a department at Asia University, located in Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan. In 1989, the English Language Education Research Institute (ELERI) was founded by former AU President Professor Shinkichi Eto. Professor Eto believed internationalism was the most significant aspect of Asia University's educational mission. Consequently, he felt students' communicative ability in foreign languages was integral to their internationalization. In 1998, the department was renamed the Center for English Language Education. Today, CELE is proud to carry on and expand the university’s ideals of international education.

OUR COURSES

Freshman English

Freshman English is an integrated-skills, topic-based EFL course with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Students will engage in reading and writing activities to reinforce their oral/aural skills; however, the primary course goal is developing students’ English conversation ability. While the primary course goals are the same for all class levels, teachers address specific objectives according to class level and students’ English proficiency.

Additional Classes

CELE faculty also teach Sophomore English and Elective English classes. Sophomore English is a content-based course that aims to provide a general introduction to the field of International Relations. It is a required course for all second-year International Relations students. Elective English classes are for students of any year or major at the university. The general purpose of elective classes is to continue to improve the overall communications skills students develop in Freshman English.

CELE JOURNAL

This is an annual publication providing an in-house forum for current and former faculty members to share their insights and research. We include articles from scholars at both Asia University and the Asia University America Program consortium schools.

Once at Asia University's Academic Repository, please use the following keywords:
For articles published during the years 1991-1998, use the keyword: ELERI
For articles published after 1998, use the keyword: CELE
For articles by a particular writer, use the writer’s name.

OUR FACULTY

All CELE Visiting Faculty Members (VFMs) are experienced EFL/ESL teachers with at least a master's degree in TEFL/TESL or a related subject. Currently, there are 29 CELE VFMs from a variety of English-speaking countries. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, each VFM serves on at least one departmental committee and completes an annual project. The CELE administration includes the CELE Director, the CELE Vice Director, and the Assistant-Vice Director.

ADMINISTRATION

CELE Director: Sugibuchi Tadaki
CELE Vice Director: PETERSON Michael
Assistant- Vice Director: 
 TYNDALL Regan


Greetings from the CELE Director Sugibuchi How do you learn English? Do you need a place to use the English that you have learned? The Center for English Language Education (CELE) offers such an opportunity. You can learn English by using it in a class conducted by a native English-speaking instructor. The more effort you make, the more progress you will see. Make every effort you can and challenge yourself in your Freshman English class. Remember, English is not only a very useful communication tool; it is also one of the assets that you can bring with you throughout your life. English enriches your life and helps broaden your worldview. Invest in your future by studying at CELE!

ACOSTA Elisa, BATES Daniel, BELLSHAW Neill, CARPENTER James, CAVCIC Antonija, CHANG Mary, CORWIN Stephanie, DUPLICE John, DWINNELLS Erin, GERMINARIO Renato, HANDLEY Caroline, HYLAND Theresa, KATZ Nadeen, LANE Peter, LEVESQUE Guy-Luc, MABE Kathryn, MULLEN Malia, PATERSON Thomas, PETERSON Michael, PIERWIENIECKI Michal, PRICE Gareth, RYCZEK Matthew, SCHWARTZ Benjamin, SHELDON Sarah, SHELTONSTRONG Scott, THOMAS Kevin, TYNDALL Regan, VANDENHOEK Tim, and WAGNER Adrian.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Asia University
Center for English Language Education
5-24-10, Sakai
Musashino-shi, Tokyo, 180-8629
JAPAN

Telephone/ Fax

Tel. +81-422-36-4089
Fax. +81-422-36-4869

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