About the Center

About the Center

The Language Communication and Research Center was established on April 1, 2007. Since then, the center has been promoting education and research aimed at developing linguistic skills, especially English and Japanese communication skills, to respond appropriately to globalization. The center instructors not only teach English courses in five schools of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, International Relations, Management and Information, and Nursing (nearly 100 classes per semester), but also engage in selecting textbooks, preparing syllabi, and carefully examining teaching methods and class content for effective learning.

To help students improve their English communication skills, we facilitate proficiency-based learning, based on TOEIC®L&R IP Test scores. We also offer TOEIC®preparation courses and English presentation workshops that are useful for job search and in the workplace.

We have established short-term study abroad programs semi-customized with the cooperation of partner universities overseas. In 2014 we started offering courses such as "TOEFL®English for Studying Abroad" and "TOEIC®Business English" to further strengthen English education across the five schools and facilitate medium- to long-term study abroad. We also provide speaking and writing tutoring by appointment to meet students' needs for English output.

The center instructors consist of native English speakers and Japanese speakers who have expertise in theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, and communication, which are the foundation of language education. We make every effort to improve students' academic English skills by applying our rich experiences and achievements in language education and research. We are currently focusing on the development of effective teaching and assessment methods for speaking and writing.

LCRC Director Atsushi Fujimori


Institution Language and Communication Research Center
Address Room 2409, University of Shizuoka
52-1 Yada, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, 422-8526, JAPAN
Phone (+81)54-264-5249, (+81)54-264-5367
Director Atsushi Fujimori
Year of establishment April 1, 2007