Welcome to the Department of English Language & Literature at the Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Our goal at the Department of English Language and Literature is to help our students gain understanding of others and the world around them by using English. Fostering our students’ abilities to communicate in English, we help them understand linguistics, literature, and culture, giving them the international perspectives needed to succeed. Our literature courses cover not only important authors, works, and critical theories, but also look into cultures, histories, and social thought. Our English linguistics courses theoretically and systematically analyze the structures and meanings of English. Higher-level students can choose classes to delve deeper into their area of study. Courses are also available on teaching Japanese.
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the PUK Eibun website!
Students come to our department for different reasons. Some simply like to study English. Some are interested in foreign cultures. Others want to work overseas some day. In this department, students not only build basic communication skills (in speaking, listening, reading, and writing) but also nurture cultural understanding that is the backbone of language learning. We help them reach a high level of English proficiency. Students will also gain a broad range of knowledge in their areas of expertise, which results in finding themes or topics that meet their particular interests. This eventually leads them to their graduation theses. Many different kinds of jobs are waiting for you such as English teachers, airline-related work, translators, etc., where you can put your English to work. Use your time here to study, experience many different things, and think about your future. We’re looking forward to seeing you on campus.
Chair, Dept. of English Language & Literature
Prefectural University of Kumamoto