- Professor Takahiro Kunieda
Introduction to the discussion
With the spread of the Internet, the method of education is changing significantly.
In particular, the VC (videoconference) system is expected to be used more and more in the future.
This is a system that enables communication with distant parties by sending and receiving information centered on videos using the Internet line.
This system can be used for foreign language learning when it is linked with overseas educational institutions.
Finding the problem
So how should VC be used for foreign language learning in collaboration with overseas educational institutions?
It is well known that the best way to learn a foreign language is to live in that country where the language is used. However, it is also the most expensive way to master a foreign language.
Therefore, I believe that there is a demand for foreign language acquisition methods at an affordable price.
Foreign language acquisition method by the VC system would also be good news for the children of overseas employees residing in areas where only local schools are available.
There is pioneering research by Professor Takahiro Kunieda of the Faculty of Policy Management on exchange-type classes between Japanese learners of French and Japanese learners of France.
Therefore, I would like to create a mechanism to provide distance education from Japan using the VC system to children of overseas employees residing in areas where only local schools are available.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Professor Takahiro Kunieda, who is researching exchange classes and multimedia teaching materials using the VC system, and by touching research in a wide range of fields, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.