CALL and Other Classes

I have started to teach CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) classes in 1989 using personal computers (DOS computers = NEC 9800VMs) at the Computer Center of Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) and have restarted to teach with the new 54 networked Macintosh computers (PowerMac 6100/60AVs) at the Language Center of TUT which I had planned. I have been in charge of managementing them until March 1998.

Due to the scheduling problem for the 1995 academic year, I only used it for two classes (English IV and Introduction to CALL). In the English IV class, I mainly taught English composition using E-mail using Eudora J and MOOs such as schMOOze University using Telnet for the first term and was a facilitator to let students explore the WWW world using Netscape for the second term. Introduction to CALL was for graduate students and covered CALL history, software evaluation including EFL/ESL software, the Internet, etc.


1996-97 Academic Year

  • Undergraduate General English III-F class: Using a multimedia CD-ROM (Dynamic English series and NOVA City) students learned vocaubulary, grammar, listening, speaking, etc. in their own pace.
  • Undergraduate General English IV-E class: Using a browser, Netscape 2.02, students visited a variety of homepages (basically English-written pages) and write reports in English (summary of the homepage they visit each time and their impression) on the basis of one report per class.
  • Graduate Selective Class 1 (Introduction to CALL): Under the revised syllabus of 1995 students learned about CALL software, HyperCard, and the Internet while writing a report on evaluation standards, making a 30-minute oral presentation, etc.
  • Graduate Selective Class 2 (WWW Projects): Students as small groups worked together to create "Toyohashi: A Great Local City" web pages while learning the basics such as HTML, etc. Please find out about Toyohashi area if you are interested in a local city in Japan.

1997-98 Academic Year

  • Undergraduate General English Basic II class: Using only the LL function of the CALL Lab and a listening text & tapes students can develop their listening skill, while sometimes entertaining them with some video programs.
  • Undergraduate General English III-G class: Using a multimedia CD-ROM (Dynamic English series and NOVA City) students learned vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, etc. in their own pace.
  • Undergraduate General English IV-C class: Using a browser, Netscape 3.01, students visited a variety of homepages (basically English-written pages) in different fields and wrote reports in English (summary of the homepage they visited each time and their impression) using a given form on the basis of one report per class hour. they also had to submit some homeworks by reading each chapter of the text - The Elements of E-mail Style by David Angell & Brent Heslop (1994).
  • Graduate Selective Class 1 (Introduction to CALL): Under the revised syllabus of 1996 students learned about CALL software, HyperCard, and the Internet while writing a report on evaluation standards, creating a HyperCard stack, making a 30-minute oral presentation, etc.
  • Graduate Selective Class 2 (WWW Projects): Students as small groups worked together to create "Famous Japanese Scientists and Engineers" web pages while learning the basics such as HTML, etc. 

    For the 1998 academic year I have taught CALL classes using the new CALL Labs at Ritsumeikan University Biwako Kusatsu Campus.


Scenes from BKC CALL classes in 1998


1998-99 Academic Year

1st Semester (From April to July)

  • EC English 4 -P (Intermediate)
  • BA English 4 -P (Intermediate)
  • EC English 4 -V (Intermediate)
  • EC English 4-X (Basic)
  • BA English 4 -Y (Basic)

2nd Semester (From September to December)

1999-00 Academic Year

1st Semester (From April to July)

  • EC English 4-T (Intermediate)
  • EC English 4-X (Intermediate)
  • BA English 4-Y (Basic)
  • BA English 4-Z (Basic)
  • EC English 4-2X (Remedial)
  • EC English 12-B (Liberal Arts Program - Upper Intermediate)
  • BA English 12-B (Liberal Arts Program - Upper Intermediate)

2nd Semester (From September to December)

  • EC English 8-B (Liberal Arts Program - Upper Intermediate)
  • BA English 8-B (Liberal Arts Program - Upper Intermediate)
  • BA English 8-U (Business Career Program - Upper Intermediate)
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Selective)
  • Current English (Selective)

2000-01 Academic Year

1st Semester (From April to July)

  • English 12-A (Liberal Arts Program -Advanced)
  • English 12-B (Liberal Arts Program - Advanced)
  • English 4-E (Advanced)
  • English 4-D (Advanced)
  • English 4-F (Advanced)
  • English 3-R (Intermediate)
  • English 1-C (Advanced)
  • English 3-S (Intermediate)
  • European Languages and Cultures (First five lectures only on English)

2nd Semester (From September to December)

In addition, I taught 4 CALL classes (English Ib, English II) at Kyoto University as a part-time lecturer for the 2000 academic year. The report titled "Web-based English learning: Practice and results (in Japanese) on these four classes was published for MM NEWS No. 4 (April 2001) by Kyoto University Faculty of Integrated Human Studies Multi Media Committee.

2001-02 Academic Year

1st Semester (From April to July)

  • English 12-U (Liberal Arts Program - Intermediate)
  • English 12-E (Business Career Program - Advanced)
  • English 4-B (Advanced)
  • English 4-E (Advanced)
  • English 4-H (Advanced)
  • English 1-C (Advanced)
  • European Languages and Cultures (First five lectures only on English)

For 2nd Semester I had no classes to teach because of my sabbatical leave at University of British Columbia in Canada.


2002-03 Academic Year

1st Semester (From April to July)

  • English 4-E (Advanced)
  • English 4-S (Pre-Intermediate)
  • English 9 (Liberal Arts Program - Intermediate)
  • English 9 (Business Career Program - Upper Intermediate)

2nd Semester (From September to January)


2003-04 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July)

  • English 4-AA (Business Administration Major)
  • English 4-O (Economics Major)
  • English 4-S (Business Administration Major)
  • English 4-S (Economics Major)
  • English 4-U (Business Administration Major)
  • English 12-G (Business Administration Major)
  • Studies in Language Information Science IV (Graduate Program in a Distance Learning Format)

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Scenes from BKC CALL classes in 2003

2nd Semester (From September to January)

  • English 5-I (Business Administration Major)
  • English 5-Q (Business Administration Major)
  • English 8-A (Business Administration Major)

2004-05 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July)

2nd Semester (September 2004 to January 2005)

  • English 6-A4 (CALL II: Intermediate)
  • English 6-B4 (CALL II: Intermediate)
  • English 6-C4 (CALL II: Intermediate)
  • English 5-D5 (Academic Reading and Writing II: Intermediate)
  • English 4-B5 (Academic Listening and Speaking II: Pre-Intermediate)
  • English 4-A5 (Academic Listening and Speaking II: Pre-Intermediate)
  • Studies in Language Information Science IV (Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science)
  • Special Seminar on Research (Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science)

2005-06 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2005)

2nd Semester (September 2005 to January 2006)

2006-07 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2006)

2nd Semester (September 2006 to January 2007)


2007-08 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2007)

2nd Semester (September 2007 to January 2008)


2008-09 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2008)

2nd Semester (September 2008 to January 2009)


2009-10 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2009)

2nd Semester (September 2009 to January 2010)


2010-11 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April to July, 2010)


Note: I was on my research leave at Queensland University of Technology in Australia for a year (from September 26, 2010 to September 25, 2011) so that I didn't teach any classes at RU.

2011-12 Academic Year

2nd Semseter (From September 2011 to January, 2012)


2012-13 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2012 to July, 2012)


2013-14 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2013 to July, 2013)


2014-15 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2014 to July, 2014)


2015-16 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2015 to July, 2015)


2016-17 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2016 to July, 2016)


2017-18 Academic Year

1st Semseter (From April 2017 to July, 2017)


In addition, As a part-timer (adjunct professor) I have taught Seminar on Presentation in English (2002-2011)/Business English Reading & Writing (2009-2011) at Kyoto Notre Dame University Graduate School, Academic English classes (2007-2010) at Kyoto University and Presentation in English class (2007-2008) at Doshisha University.



Questionnaire Results for the 1995/96 Internet/CALL Classes