Division of English and American Studies, Kansai Gaidai College

The First Step towards Businesses, Airline Companies, Transfers into University, And the Next Stage of Your Life

Educational Goals

Becoming Capable of Using English as a tool for communication

The goal of the College is to allow students to improve their grasp of the English language. By studying in small classes that are arranged to have students together with others at similar levels, students are able to effectively develop practical English communication skills. By the time of graduation, students are expected to reach English levels equivalent to at least 100 points in TOEFL and 200 points in TOEIC.

It is important that students are able to enjoy the process of studying English and are able to learn and develop according to their own goals and career paths, so that what they learned at college can contribute to their success after graduation.

Preparing For a Variety of Options after Graduation

In recent years, student options after graduation have become increasingly diversified, as values have changed and many students are pursuing higher and different forms of education. The department aims to provide students with the means to improve their English and academic skills so that they may be able to succeed in transferring into university, entering the workforce, or whatever they decide to do. The Kansai Gaidai College Basics are a set of classes covering topics including studying methods, report composition, mannerisms, proper Japanese expressions, and other techniques to allow students to make the most of their time at the College.

The curriculum is divided between Specialized Education Classes and also General Education Classes. Students are required to have at least 65 credits to graduate, with at least 53 credits from Specialized Education Classes. Students should have at least 12 credits from General Education Classes so that they can have a good balance of general and specialized knowledge, which is beneficial for pursuing higher education or employment.

Diverse Topics of Education and Developing International Sensibility

The goal is to help students attain strong communication skills and become capable of achieving success amidst globalization.

Similar the Kansai Gaidai University, Kansai Gaidai College also provides various study abroad programs. Long term study abroad programs include the Liberal Arts Study Program, English and Liberal Arts Program, the English Program, and others as well. In addition, seasonal programs are offered with affiliated universities in the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, China, and also Spain.

In principle, all students wishing to participate in a study abroad program from the College are able to, so that they can improve their language skills, interact with individuals from different countries and cultures, and also develop new perspectives that will be beneficial to their future.

Providing a Motivating Environment

College students and University students share the same campus and facilities, and participate in club activities and events together. This allows students to communicate with a variety of individuals, broaden their networks, and also help each other improve and mature.


A Look at the Curriculum

Schematic Outline of Curriculum of Division of English and American Studies, Kansai Gaidai College


Specialized Education Classes

Specialized Education Classes offer a variety of tools for students to choose from based on their interests and career goals. Classes are designed to allow students to maximize learning and develop expertise in their field of choice during their two years in the College.

Transfer Preparation Classes

The College offers full support to students who are interested in transferring into Kansai Gaidai University or other Japanese universities. Preparation Classes allow students to learn how to compose eloquent and formal Japanese composition, communicate clearly and effectively, and become better prepared for learning at a higher level. Classes associated with the College of Foreign Studies and the College of International Language and Communications of Kansai Gaidai University are available to students as well.

International Communication Classes

International Communication Classes provide resources and training that allow students to develop a firm understanding of trends and patterns in business and techniques for successful secretarial work. In combination with English training, the classes are essential for students who are interested in entering industries such as manufacturing, trade, securities, banks, as well as international business.

Service and Hospitality Classes

This category of classes is designed to provide students with the knowledge and English skills necessary for success in the service and hospitality industries, and serves as a path towards employment with airline companies, travel agencies, major hotels, and other companies and organizations providing service and hospitality.


Outline of the Curriculum

At Kansai Gaidai University and Kansai Gaidai College, we base on actions on two principles: to guide students in becoming educated professionals that are capable of positively contributing to the world, and also to provide education that is fair for all, bears practicality, and meets the needs of present society. We strive to provide practical English education that continuously evolves based on the changing needs of students and also of society, and design our curriculum so that students can successfully transfer into a four year university anywhere in the world, or enter the workforce with specialized skills in their field of choice.


Special Classes and Programs

Designed for Dramatic Improvement of English Communication Skills Dramatically Improving Skills for Communication in English

The IES Program provides classes four times a week for first and second year students. They are conducted by native English speaking teachers with TEFL, TESL, or TESOL certifications who specialize in teaching English as a second language. Students who wish to participate in the program from first year must take a class arrangement examination (U-CAT) before entering the university, and those who are selected as participants will be enrolled in IES Classes as their main Specialized Mandatory Class. Throughout their first year, students receive intensive and well-balanced training in the four main elements of English, and upon completion of their first year, students must take the U-CAT once again in order to participate in second year IES Classes that focus on encouraging the thinking, communicating, and presenting entirely in English. We welcome you to challenge yourself to the IES Program and watch your English skills dramatically improve!