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Name: Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages
Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Type of Institution: University

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM (ISP)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO in affiliation with
KANDA INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (Kanda, Tokyo, Japan)


Accredited by the Ministry of Science & Education in Japan, Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) has been offering this "two plus two" General Education program, accredited by California State University, Fresno (CSUF), since 1995. In this program, students complete about half (59-72 credits) of the 122 credits required for their Bachelor's degree from CSUF, earn their "senmon shi" at the completion of two years in Tokyo, then transfer to California to complete their university degree in two more years. We are proud of our having helped so many students achieve their goal of graduating from California State University, Fresno. Many of our students have gone on to other schools in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and to graduate programs as well.


THE ISP COMBINES SURVIVAL SKILLS AND CSUF GENERAL
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION

  • The first year program includes "survival" courses such as note-taking, critical thinking, reading and writing skills to help Japanese students become familiar with western-style education and enhance their chances of survival in a competitive university environment.
  • The program is designed to introduce "content-based" CSUF-accredited courses so that the transition from ESL to university is smooth; students can complete most of their General Education (GE) requirements before transferring to California, so they can concentrate on their course work in their chosen "major" after transfer.

ISP CURRICULUM – ESL AND OTHER SUPPORT CLASSES
  • NTG (Note-taking skills) – designed to increase listening comprehension and note-taking speed and accuracy.
  • TFL (TOEFL) – designed to raise TOEFL scores to the CSUF entry requirement of 500.
  • RVD (Reading and Vocabulary Development) – designed to increase reading speed and vocabulary for academic success
  • ORT (Orientation) – designed to help students learn how to prepare for their life abroad, both academically and practically.
  • GRH (Guided Research) – designed to help students develop study and research skills necessary for survival abroad.

ISP CURRICULUM – CSUF-ACCREDITED CLASSES
  • IS1A (1) – Compute Software
  • GEOG 2 (3) – Cultural Geography
  • ART H 11 (3) – Art History
  • HUM 11 (3) – Humanities
  • COMM 3 (3) – Communications
  • ECON 40 (3) – Economics
  • GEOL 1 (4) – Geology (Earth Science)
  • ESL 20 (3) – Written Communication
  • LING 10 (3) – Language Studies
  • IS 52L (3) – Computer Fluency
  • CSCI 5 (3) – Computer skills
  • ENGL 1 (3) - Composition
  • HIST 11 (3) – American History 1
  • HIST 12 (3) – American History 2
  • PHIL 25 (3) – Critical Thinking
  • MATH 45 (3) – College Mathematics
  • WS 10 (3) - Women & Gender Studies
  • CFS 38 (3) – Life Studies/Sociology
  • COMM 7 (3) – Logic and Argumentation
  • ESL 21 (3) – Oral Communication

ADDITIONAL ISP PROGRAM FEATURES
The academic program is structured so that a student may complete the requirements for the diploma from KIFL in five terms – the first year program is three terms (March-July, September-November, and January-March) The second year program is two terms (March-July and September-November). Students complete the KIFL program in November of their second year and transfer to the U.S. for Spring semester in January. The regular five-term system offers 59 units of CSUF credit; students may (but are not required to) take an additional 12 credits in intensive (3-week) summer terms taught by visiting professors from CSU Fresno. These courses change yearly but stress completion of CSUF GE requirements and are offered in such subjects as Biology, Political Science and other CSU GE requirements. We will add a special one-year program, allowing transfer of 30 plus credits to second year status at various American Community Colleges, from March 2008.

Entrance requirements: high school diploma or the equivalent and TOEFL score of 450 or the equivalent. KIFL accepts self-recommendations or recommendations by high schools and/or applicants may enter through entrance examination and interview. Call for details or assistance any time.


GD Links

CSUF Official website
KIFL Official website

Enquiries
Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages
2-13-13 Uchikanda,
Chiyoda-ku 101-8525, Tokyo

Tel: 03-3258-5838 or 0120-815-864
Tel in English:03-3251-0242
Fax: 03-3254-2516

Contact via E-mail

Website: www.kandagaigo.ac.jp
Cellphone Website: http://lib.kandagaigo.jp
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