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UTOKYO ENGLISH ACADEMIA is an e-learning service for learning English, produced by the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo.

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About “UTokyo English Academia”

Today, the use of English is common in academic settings, such as laboratories, academic conferences, and classes.

While English fluency is a necessity in international academic communities, English communication may seem daunting for many graduate students and novice researchers whose first language(s) is not English. Even if your first language is English, you might be facing trouble in teaching students coming from various countries.

English Academia is a free program for students and researchers like you, provided by the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo.

Our program helps busy students and researchers study at their own pace by using smartphones and PCs to gain the skills necessary for research life.

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Users who score 80% and above in the online course assignments can download a certificate of completion.
Learning Objectives

This course focuses on English for academic communication necessary for your research, involving ways on how to interact with others in seminars and academic conferences and how to deliver classes in English. The program will lead you in accomplishing the following objectives.

Features of UTokyo English Academia

You probably recognize the necessity of English for your research, but do you have difficulty in finding time to learn English? English Academia is an online course exactly for a graduate student like you who is busy with studies and research.
You can access the website with smartphones or PCs in your spare time and easily learn useful knowledge for academic communication and teaching in English through learning modules mixed with movies, quizzes, and conversations among characters.
English Academia 1 & 2 use a variety of situations to deepen your learning through imagining your own research life.

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User Reviews

“Learning English through English Academia was not limited to memorization of English phrases, but included how to become a specialist, namely a faculty member, so this program was interesting in a different way compared with other materials for learning English.”Graduate student at UTokyo
“The program was more enjoyable than I had expected. Learning English through this online course was not the kind of preparation for an entrance examination, and the contents were casual. It was like a game with quizzes.”Graduate student at UTokyo
“The videos were like sit-coms, and it was easy for me to imagine specific situations. It was nice that all the characters appearing in the videos had unique personalities.”Graduate student at UTokyo

About Us

English Academia is provided by the Professional and Global Educators’ Community (PAGE), Division for Learning Environment and Educational Technology, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo.

Director

・Toru Fujimoto
Lecturer, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo

Staff

・Akiko Nakazawa
Assistant Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Sho Shimoyamada
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Akio Oshiro
Staff of PAGE, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Sakurako Kotobuki
Staff of PAGE, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Sawako Nii
Staff of PAGE, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo

Contributors

*Positions listed are correct as of the contributors’ enrollment in the project.

・Jun Nakahara (the first director)
Associate Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Yan Jiang
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Hiroko Ichikawa
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Shin Kinoshita
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Eriko Yamabe
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Tomoki Tanaka
Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Manabu Ishihara
Project Specialist, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo
・Diego Tavares Vasques
Project Lecturer, Center for Global Communication Strategies, the University of Tokyo

Production Cooperation

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Spiceworks Co., Ltd
CN-INTERVOICE INC.
Asterisk Ltd.

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