Distinguished Lecturer Series

Nine times a year, the Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally recognized TESOL and Applied Linguistics scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. Each seminar can be taken for elective credit for the master's and doctoral degrees.

The first three hours of each seminar (Saturday session from 14:00 to 17:00) are free and open to the general public. Alumni of the TUJ's Graduate College of Education are welcome to attend the entire weekend without charge; the weekend auditing fee for others is ¥13,000.

Upcoming Seminars

For a detailed description of each seminar, click each "Center & Date".

Semester Lecturer Seminar Title Center & Date
Summer 2016 Dr. Trevor Bond (James Cook University, Australia) Using Rasch Measurement in Language / Educational Research
Dr. Paul Toth (Temple University, U.S.A.) The Socio-Cognitive Imperative of L2 Pedagogy: A Meeting of Minds in Social Worlds
Dr. Roy Lyster (McGill University, Canada) Content-Based Language Teaching


How to Attend

Please sign up with the Seminar Sign-up Form below. Select the seminar you wish to attend from the drop-down list in the form.

  • For TUJ current students & guests:
    If you wish to audit the whole weekend, please indicate that on the form, and pay your auditing fee (¥13,000) at the entrance on the first day.
  • For TUJ Alumni:
    If you are alumni of the TUJ's Graduate College of Education, you may attend the entire seminar for free of charge.