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 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
Fall 2016 Dr. Noël Houck (California State Polytechnic University, U.S.A.) English Education Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom
Dr. Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan) Learner Corpus Research
Dr. Carsten Roever (The University of Melbourne, Australia) Second Language Pragmatics: Learning, Teaching and Testing


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 current TUJ 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 TUJ's Graduate College of Education, you may attend the entire seminar for free of charge.