■ Kanda University of International Studies
The English Language Institute (ELI) is an integral part of Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS). KUIS is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in international studies, particularly the study of foreign languages. At present, the university has students majoring in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, International Communication (English) and Languages and Culture (English and Thai, Vietnamese, Portugese or Indonesian).
The university is accredited by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and is situated in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Makuhari is approximately 40 minutes by train from Tokyo. KUIS enrolled its first undergraduate students in April 1987, and graduated its first class in 1991.
The ELI was founded in 1989 with 4 full-time members. Since that time it has grown to its current complement of 72 lecturers: comprising 62 teachers and 10 learning advisors who have been recruited from all around the world. Teachers develop and teach a variety of English proficiency courses, while Learning Advisors provide a range of services through the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) to promote and encourage learners to become more responsible for their own learning.