Distinguished Lecturer Series

The Distinguished Lecturer Series seminar on June 20-21 in Tokyo and June 27-28 in Osaka has been canceled, pursuant to the travel advice by government authorities due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Seminars in Summer 2020

Photo of Sara Cushing

Assessment in the EFL Classroom

Dr. Sara Cushing (Georgia State University, U.S.A.)


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Teaching Spoken Interaction

Dr. Nöel Houck (California State Polytechnic University, U.S.A.)


Photo of Dr. Mitsue Allen-Tamai

Teaching English to Young Learners

Dr. Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)

*This seminar will be conducted remotely
(see more details about the online seminar)

About the 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. Registrants will be charged the amount of a credit-course (Tokyo: ¥89,000 Osaka: ¥85,600).


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) before the second session starts on Saturday at 18:00. We only accept the cash payment.
  • For TUJ Alumni:
    If you are alumni of TUJ's Graduate College of Education, you may attend the entire seminar for free of charge.

Attention: Depending on the number of attendees, doors might be closed at 14:00.