• Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mafuyu Kitahara, Director of the Phonetics Laboratory

    Professor Mafuyu Kitahara finished his B.A. and M.A. at Kyoto University and afterward completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. His fields are Phonetics, Phonology, and Cognitive Science. He came to Sophia University in 2016 and was appointed the director of the Phonetics Laboratory in September.  Recently he sat down with the editors of the student journal Angles, to discuss his career, his work, and his teaching. Angles Editors: Can you tell us how you got started in your field and what affected you the most in the field of linguistics? Professor Kitahara: I was born in Chiba, raised in Nagano, which is the eastern part of Japan. My father is <続きを読む>
  • SOPHIA OPEN CAMPUS 2017を開催します(8月2日、3日)

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    外国語学部英語学科では、8月2日・3日の2日間にわたって、8名の教員が体験授業をを行います(詳細は下記のプログラムを参照)。英語「を」学ぶだけではなく、英語「で」何が学べるのか-是非、様々な授業に参加して、体験してみてください。また、図書館B1Fでは、英語学科教員・学生との相談コーナーもありますので、気軽にお立ち寄りください。Looking forward to seeing you there! 【説明会・相談コーナー】(両日開催)外国語学部説明会: 11:05-11:35  6号館1F 101および3F 307                              14:20-14:50  10号館講堂※説明会(11:05-11:35)は、2教室で同時開催。どちらも同一内容です。学部相談コーナー: 10:00-16:00 図書館B1F英語学科相談コーナー: 10:00-16:00 図書館B1F 【体験授業】Visit us at our booths to learn more about our department (英語学科相談コーナー), and join us at any of our Open Campus lectures to experience the variety of our subjects and the energy of our classrooms.  Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 Time Lecture  Title Professor Building & Room #  10:00-10:45  バイリンガル教育と多文化共生 坂本 光代 6-205  10:00-10:45   外国語学部の強みを生かした授業(グローバルな視点から学ぶ) 小川 公代 6-410  15:00-15:45   何故ことばを学ぶのか 東郷 公德 6-410  15:00-15:45    ゼミ学生による研究発表(北米史) 石井 紀子 12-502 Thursday, August 3rd, 2017  Time Lecture  Title Professor Building & Room #  10:00-10:45  Aristotle, Taylor Swift, and the Power of Persuasive Writing Kaufman, Marc 12-502 <続きを読む>
  • Introducing a new book from Professor Mitsuyo Sakamoto: From Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching

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    Department of English Studies faculty member, Professor Mitsuyo Sakamoto, has recently published her new co-edited book detailing the history of the TESOL programme at Sophia University.  Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the programme and the book looks at the challenges involved in creating the individual courses and the success the program has had training teachers “devoted to Foreign Language Education.”   In publishing the book, Professor Sakamoto and the other professors involved, aim to share the core ideas of the TESOL programme at Sophia University with a larger community of educators. For those interested in learning more about this important subject, please read Professor Sakamoto’s new book, available now <続きを読む>
  • 『一目でわかる!「研究力が高い大学」』に飯島准教授の研究が紹介されました。

    科学研究費助成事業の採択件数上位の大学を取り上げた雑誌『一目でわかる!「研究力が高い大学」』(アネスタ:2017年6月)に、本学科飯島准教授による研究*が紹介されました。本学の「史学一般」の採択数は、全国1800研究機関中7位、私立大学では2位となっています。詳しくはこちらから→2017研究力が高い大学 *研究会題名:若手研究(B)「日本人とコーヒー生産をめぐる国際移動とネットワークに関する歴史学的考察」科学研究費補助金若手研究(B)2012-2014(研究課題番号:24720284)<続きを読む>
  • 英語学科主催講演会: “Private Letter or Public Poem? The Case of Coleridge’s Dejection: An Ode” June 28th, 2017

    Eigogakka Speaker Series: On June 28th, The Department of English Studies and the Institute of European Studies will be co-sponsoring a talk with Dr. Heidi Thomson, Associate Professor of English Literature at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).  Title:  Private Letter or Public Poem? The Case of Coleridge’s Dejection: An OdeDate: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017Time: 13:15-16:45 (Period 4)Location: 2-508Language: EnglishFree of charge/No prior reservation necessary/Open to all  Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating lecture.<続きを読む>
  • 和泉学科長インタビュー YOMIURI ONLINEに掲載

    YOMIURI ONLINEの「ニュースを紐解く」コーナーに英語学科長 和泉伸一教授のインタビュー記事が掲載されました。記事へのリンクはこちらです。<続きを読む>
  • 英語学科主催講演会: “LGBT Psychology: Supporting Others through Coming Out and Beyond” July 5th, 2017

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    Eigogakka Speaker Series The Department of English Studies, Angles Journal, and the Office for the Promotion of Diversity at Sophia University are pleased to host this event featuring psychology professor Eric Julian Manalastas from the University of the Philippines to discuss LGBT psychology and the process of coming out, and how to be allies to sexual minorities. Title:  LGBT Psychology: Supporting Others through Coming Out and BeyondDate: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 Time: 17:00-18:30 (Period 5) Location: 2-508 Language: EnglishFree of charge/No prior reservation necessary/Open to all <続きを読む>
  • Faculty Spotlight Part II: Professor Yuko Otsuka, specialist in linguistics, Tongan and Polynesian Languages

    In the second part of our conversation with Professor Otsuka, she offers her advice to those studying English and speaks about issues of interest in her field. Angles Editors: We’ve both gone through the teacher training course. As a senpai of language teaching and learning, do you have any advice for students studying English? Professor Otsuka: I think you need to have some purpose of why you want to be fluent in English.  When I was in high school I admired people who could speak like a native speaker in terms of how they sound. And I think some Japanese students are mesmerized by the pronunciation but not paying attention to what they are <続きを読む>
  • Faculty Spotlight Part I: Professor Yuko Otsuka, specialist in linguistics, Tongan and Polynesian Languages

    Professor Yuko Otsuka is an associate professor in the Department of English Studies at Sophia University, specializing in linguistics, Tongan, and Polynesian Languages. She was born and raised in Japan and graduated from International Christian University where she studied teaching Japanese as a foreign language.  In her third year of university she joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and spent two years in Tonga teaching Japanese. It was that experience that inspired her future career in academics. After returning from Tonga, she taught Japanese at a language school in Japan and then decided to go to graduate school.  She attended Oxford University where she earned her M.Phil. and D.Phil. in General <続きを読む>
  • 高校生による英語弁論大会「ジョン・ニッセル杯」2017年度開催のお知らせ

    上智大学では、2011年度から高校生による英語弁論大会「ジョン・ニッセル杯」を開催しています。この度、第7回となる2017年度大会の開催が決定しまし、テーマは、“Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”です。高校生の皆さん、是非ご参加ください。 詳しくはこちらから。<続きを読む>