International strategy in Tottori Uni.

A certificate award ceremony of the Gogaku-kyoka course was held.

公開日: 2019-02-05

Successful participants of this semester’s Gogaku-kyoka course received completion certificates from Prof. Ando,  the Center for International Affairs, on Wednesday, 30th January 2019.

The Gogaku-kyoka course is a supplemental language skill development course offered every semester at the Center for International Affairs with the objective of improving practical language skills of students before they participate in overseas study programs or maintaining their language skills after attending overseas programs. This semester, three English classes (advanced level, intermediate level and Pre-intermediate level) and two Chinese classes (elementary level and intermediate level) were offered twice a week from October 22nd to January 25th. Most of the classes were taught by native language instructors and students were evaluated based on their attendance, class activity and performance on mid-term and final exams. 23 students who got passing marks were awarded certificates.

After awarding the certificates, Prof. Ando praised the awardees for making time out of their busy schedules to participate in this non-credit supplemental language course and successfully complete it and advised them to keep on improving their foreign language skills and to go abroad and make practical use of their skills.  Some of the awardees were asked to give their opinions about the classes they have attended and said “I attended the Pre-Intermediate class last semester and Intermediate class this semester. Both helped me improve my spoken English, so I will take such classes in the future.” “Since there is no much chance to speak English  in daily life, the  two hours per week I spent in the gogaku-kyoka were very important” “I am taking Spanish as the second foreign language, but I attended the Chinese course this time because I want to be able to speak another foreign language”.

Most of the students who received completion certificates are taking part in one of the Global Gateway Programs of Tottori University this spring, including the Overseas Practical Education Program in Uganda and language training programs in  Taiwan and Malaysia.