Division of General Education


Basic Information


Associate Professor Ken Ichikawa


The study of English education +α through Culture Training in the English Classes for Students Majoring in Engineering

My research field is applied linguistics and intercultural communication. At present, I am interested in how cross-cultural training is conducted in English language classes at the college level. The study aims to fulfil two purposes. The first is to help confirm whether a form of Culture Training known as Cultural Assimilators (hereafter referred to as CA), can be introduced into college English classes. The second purpose is to confirm how CA may develop students’ competence in English and cross-cultural communication, and by extension contribute to English language development.

Research Themes

・Introducing culture training into English classes at the university level
・Developing new Culture Assimilators more suited to modern needs

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