In this age of global communication, an understanding of English and English speaking cultures is becoming even more necessary to facilitate communication. With this in mind, the Department of English actively works towards opening its students' minds to new ways of thinking, instill in them a sense of internationalism, and cultivate a sympathetic relation between the students and peoples of different cultures.To facilitate students' ability at intercultural communication, specialized courses are divided into three fundamental areas: practical English, British and American literature, and English linguistics. In addition to these basic courses, smaller groups of students take graduation seminars in order to deepen their knowledge, appreciation, and adaptation of the subject area they study.
The number of students accepted to the Department of English each year is set at around 55. Of this number, roughly half of the students enter on recommendation from their high schools, with the remainder entering upon successful completion of an entrance examination. These students embark on their new college life at our beautiful campus.
In 1992, our department established a sister school relationship with Thomas More College. In 2002, our students visited Kapi Olani Community College at the University of Hawaii as part of a summer language program.
In 2004, the Department of English established a relationship with California State University San Marcos. Since then, a group of students from the Department of English at Gifu City Women's College goes to San Marcos for two weeks each summer. There, they immerse themselves in the language and culture by taking classes at San Marcos, staying with American families, and enjoying sightseeing and shopping excursions in the area. The program goes a long way towards strengthening international relations between our countries.
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