ページの先頭です。ページの本文へメインメニューへサイト内検索へ

2014/8/8

Learning advisers are available to support learners with their individual pathways to become autonomous

In April 2014, NINJA (Navigating an Independent Non-stop Journey to Autonomy) , foreign language self-directed learning support room, was opened in Building 1. This facility is intended to cultivate autonomous learners through foreign languages, and learning advisers are stationed here to support learners with their individual pathways to become autonomous.

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (KUFS) previously established MAICO (Multimedia Access for Independent Curricular Objectives), multimedia self-study room, which utilizes computers, DVDs and other forms of multimedia to assist with learning. In addition, self-study areas have been set up in the communal-use area of Building 1, where students can borrow laptop computers and projectors for use in group study. These are just some of the efforts that have been made to support KUFS student language learning.

The newly established NINJA facility consists of three different areas:
(1) Advising Area - users can talk with a learning adviser about their learning goals, use a selection of learning materials and so forth
(2) Collaboration Area - users can engage in conversation practices with foreign exchange students and have their writing corrected by English native language teachers
(3) Learning Area - users can engage in their personalized learning

Utilizing the NINJA facility, which was established to respond to students’ desire to learn, enables students to develop self-directed learning skills and become autonomous learners.

Interaction with people from other countries outside of regular class hours is a vital aspect of foreign language learning. On the KUFS campus, where anyone can experience foreign culture anywhere and anytime without leaving Japan, students are able to engage in foreign language learning tailored to specific, individual needs.

Back

Learning Area
Learning Area

Collaboration Area
Collaboration Area

Advising Area
Advising Area

NINJA (Navigating an Independent Non-stop Journey to Autonomy)
NINJA (Navigating an Independent Non-stop Journey to Autonomy)

Back

Page top