English Lectures

English Lecture Series

Six times a year we offer lectures in English. These are on a variety of topics, and are given by both Japanese and foreign speakers. Anyone is welcome to attend the lectures. They take place on the dates listed below from 4:20-5:50 in Room 6206. (Note: TBA = To be announced)

2017

  • Lecture 1
    May 11 “How English played a part in my life”
    Nobuaki Haihara
  • Lecture 2
    June 15 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 20 “Being a second generation American”
    Mariko Ejima
  • Lecture 4
    October 19 “TBA”
    TBA
  • Lecture 5
    November 9 “TBA”
    TBA
  • Lecture 6
    January 11 “A festival of English—Zion Cup English Contest Finals”
    Speeches from Year 1 students, presentations from other students

2016

  • Lecture 1
    May 12 “Eat Healthy, Be Smart! – Food & Learning”
    Ai Murphy
  • Lecture 2
    June 16 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 21 “My life as a teacher in Japan: Lessons in a lifetime well spent”
    L. Dennis Woolbright
  • Lecture 4
    October 20 “Oh Canada, eh! – The place, the people, the culture
    Michael Berg
  • Lecture 5
    November 10 “Studying Abroad”
    Reports from Mizuki Miyamoto, Moeko Kuroishi, Chinatsu Koga, Urara Ono, Ikumi Yoshizumi, Momono Takahara, and Tomomi Yamato
  • Lecture 6
    January 19 “A festival of English—Zion Cup English Contest Finals”
    Speeches from Year 1 students, presentations from other students

2015

  • Lecture 1
    May 21 “A Celebration of Cultures”
    International students from Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Lecture 2
    June 18 “Britain: Five Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 16 “How I learned English”
    Hiroshi Otani
  • Lecture 4
    October 29 “Black Hair: Understanding the Roots of Identity
    Lisa Barker
  • Lecture 5
    November 19 “TBA”
    Nigel Stott
  • Lecture 6
    January 21 “A festival of English—Zion Cup English Contest Finals”
    Speeches from Year 1 students, presentations from other students

2014

  • Lecture 1
    May 29 “Golden Myanmar”
    Wai Wai Hnin
  • Lecture 2
    June 19 “Britain: Three More Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 17 “Gulliver’s Troubles—An outside view of Japan”
    Lawrence Chivers
  • Lecture 4
    October 30 “Women in Fashion or Intelligence: The History behind the Stereotype of Fashion
    Cindy Daugherty
  • Lecture 5
    November 20 “Implementing U.S. Foreign Policy”
    Margaret Macleod
  • Lecture 6
    January 22″A festival of English—Zion Cup English Contest Finals”
    Speeches from Year 1 students, presentations from other students

2013

  • Lecture 1
    May 30 “United Nations Millennium Development Goals”
    Judith Johnson
  • Lecture 2
    June 20 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 18 “Studying and Working Abroad
    Shoko Amioka & Miles Green
  • Lecture 4
    October 31 “International Relationships”
    Paula Goto, Steve Paton, & Pierre Bruchet
  • Lecture 5
    November 21 “Indonesia is a lovely country”
    Indriyani  Rachman
  • Lecture 6
    January 23″A festival of English—Zion Cup English Contest Finals”
    Speeches from Year 1 students, presentations from other students

2012

  • Lecture 1
    May 24 “Sharing the Gift of English with your Children”
    Tomoko Uezono
  • Lecture 2
    June 21 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students and Seinan students who studied abroad
  • Lecture 3
    July 19 “English on the Job”
    Susannah Bradley
  • Lecture 4
    October 18 “Volunteering Abroad
    Miki Tsukamoto & Chiyo Furukawa
  • Lecture 5
    November 15 “Public Health
    Miyafumi Higashi
  • Lecture 6
    January 24 “Bringing The Big Three Western Holidays to Japan”
    Jamar A. Miller
    …plus 3 presentations from our Presentations Skills class

2011

  • Lecture 1
    May 12 “Budget Travel”
    Justin Endo
  • Lecture 2
    June 16 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 21 “Reach for the stars! Go global!”
    Gina Whittle
  • Lecture 4
    October 20 “Happiness”
    Ken Gibson
  • Lecture 5
    November 10 “A pathway to your future – gaining experience through volunteer work
    Hiroko Ohba
  • Lecture 6
    February 2 “A festival of English”
    Various speakers

2010

  • Lecture 1
    May 20 “SARA – For your mind, body, and spirit”
    Ayaka Tasaka, Seinan Jo Gakuin University
  • Lecture 2
    June 17 “Britain: Four Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    July 15 “Dear Miss Breed”
    Rio Imamura
  • Lecture 4
    October 21 “Backlash against feminism: Are career women really happy?”
    Suzuko Brown-Mamoto
  • Lecture 5
    November 18 “A Brazilian Wedding”
    Lynda Batty
    “Utah–Life Elevated”
    Casey Morgan
  • Lecture 6
    January 20 “A look at German culture”
    Benjiman Daeuwel

2009

  • Lecture 1
    April 16 “Study Abroad: New Zealand”
    Mika Ieiri & Malcolm Swanson
  • Lecture 2
    May 21 “Britain: Three Viewpoints”
    Winchester University students
  • Lecture 3
    June 18 “Teaching English to Kids”
    Julian Warden
  • Lecture 4
    October 29 “Biculturalism in Canada”
    Andrew Zitzmann
  • Lecture 5
    November 19 “Use of English Language for International Development Work”
    Amihan April Mella-Alcazar
  • Lecture 6
    January 21 “A Festival of English”
    Various speakers

2008

  • Lecture 1
    April 17 “The History of Western Names”
    Margaret Orleans
  • Lecture 2
    May 22 “Ukraine”
    Lina Maksymuk
  • Lecture 3
    June 19 “Random Acts of Kindness”
    Ken Gibson
  • Lecture 4
    October 23 “Reporting the News-In English”
    Shoichi Nasu
  • Lecture 5
    December 4 “Canadian Culture”
    Richard Payne
  • Lecture 6
    January 22 “Tips to Improve English Listening Skills”
    Takashi Inomori

2007

  • Lecture 1
    April 19 “Two Cultures, Two Perspectives”
    Dennis Woolbright & Malcolm Swanson
  • Lecture 2
    May 24 “The 3Rs in Kitakyushu!”
    Shinsuke Takeuchi
  • Lecture 3
    July 21 “Strategies for Becoming a Good English Learner”
    Panel Discussion
  • Lecture 4
    November 15 “An American Lawyer in Japan”
    Barbara Shore
  • Lecture 5
    January 16 “Reach for the Stars”
    Gina Whittle

2006

  • Lecture 1
    May 10 “Comparing Cultures”
    Malcolm Swanson & Paula Ricci
  • Lecture 2
    June 14 “International Marriage”
    Panel Discussion
  • Lecture 3
    July 5 “International Students in Japan”
    Panel Discussion
  • Lecture 4
    November 22 “Flying High with English”
    Junko Uemura & Michael Cayne
  • Lecture 5
    December 20 “False Internationalization and Cultural Miscommunication”
    Barrett Balvanz


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