BACS Students Take Prizes at English Presentation Contest

Three third-year students from BACS took part in the 5th Annual All Japan Student English Presentation Contest, held at Kanda University and co-sponsored with the Yomiuri Shimbun.

The all-day event took place on Saturday, December 3rd.

BACS students Yumi Kurobe, Hirotaka Nishimura and Masashi Okuda competed in a field of almost 700 students from across Japan.

(L to R) Kyosuke Maegawa (WEB), Masashi Okuda (BACS), Yumi Kurobe (BACS), Hirotaka Nishimura (BACS)

In total, eight students from the World Englishes Department qualified to compete in the event.

Ms. Kurobe and Mr. Nishimura placed in the top 50 scoring presenters and received the special Top 50 Award along with a gift card.

Their presentation focused on the use of an innovative Japanese product to aid water conservation in California while Mr. Okuda’s presentation focused on the use of software and VR goggles to treat depression.

In a Facebook post Ms. Kurobe said, “I was very inspired by other speakers because their English and presentation skills are awesome. I realized that I need to work harder than now. I’m pretty sure this presentation is great and precious experience for me.”

The students are enrolled courses in BACS third-year Professional English Program. The presentations are based on projects they completed in their classes.

Ms. Kurobe and Mr. Nishimura were winners in the BACS Presentation Contest, held in October.

For more information about the All Japan Student English Presentation Contest,   visit the HP.

BACS Career Networking Talks

On Thursday, November 10th, Mr. Keita Nakashima, a 2013 BACS graduate who is currently working at Pasona Career Company (株式会社パソナ パソナキャリアカンパニー) talked to a group of 30 third-year students about his work experience.

BACS Career Newtworking Talks
Mr. Keita Nakashima of Pasona Career Co. (BACS Class of 2013)

Mr. Nakashima encouraged students to consider various factors, such as work environment and future ambitions, while job hunting and when making a final decision about which company they will work for.


Mr. Nakashima studied abroad in Canada and  worked for AISIN AW Co. Ltd.  and TO Bridge Inc., a Venture capital company, before joining Pasona in 2014.

cn2Mr. Nakashima was joined by Ms. Shiba of Pasona.

The talk was held during the lunchtime in room 541.

The talk is part of BACS Career Networking Series for third-year students in the Professional English program and  was sponsored by BACS and the Chukyo University English Society.

Learn more about BACS Professional English Program (English日本語)

BACS 2016 Presentation Contest

BACS held its first annual Presentation Contest for third-year students on Thursday, October 6th. Four groups of students from Professional English classes gave presentations on business-related themes, including proposals for product marketing and tourism promotion. A panel of judges composed of Ms. Yuna Miyachi, Ms. Miwa Takasugi and Professor Christopher Armstrong commented on each presentation. Time was also available for comments from attendees at the event.

The presentation contest is part of BACS new special Professional English  program, which offers 3rd year students an extensive curriculum of preparation for business, academic and professional life.

We congratulate all participants in this event and thank third-year teachers—Alun, Beverley, Scott and Teobesta—for helping the students prepare.

Awards of book cards were made to winners and participants. Here are the winners for 2016:

1st Place: Hirotaka Nishimura and Yumi Kurobe
2nd Place: Shintaro Kubota, Takamaru Matsumoto and Seiya Fujime
3rd Place: Ayumi Takeichi and Shuya Akune
Participation Prize: Hirotaka Nishimura and Yuto Maruyama

The event was held in the L.S. Wing.

Learn more about BACS Professional English Program (English日本語)

BACS@Open Campus 2016

BACS Radio Interviews and Music

オープンキャンパスではBACS Radio の収録を行います! 来場者の方へのインタビューを予定しております!

BACS Radio will be at Open Campus! Join Chris Armstrong and Tomone Kondo on Saturday and Sunday for interviews and music.

TIME: 11:30 and 15:00

PLACE: Building 14, Room 43H

Our program will be posted on BACS Radio!


BACS Career Networking Talks

On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, Ms. Nagisa Kurihara spoke to BACS third-year students about job hunting and working life after graduation.

Nagisa Kurihara / 栗原凪沙 様 (BACS 2014) works for Krannich Solar K.K.

Ms. Kurihara is a graduate of BACS (2014). She is employed as  a Sales Assistant (Marketing) for Krannich Solar K.K. , a German Trading company based in Nagoya, which deals in  equipment for solar photovoltaic generation.

Ms. Kurihara discussed a number of issues for graduates working in foreign companies, including hiring, the work place, holidays and benefits and the use of English in the work place. Ms. Kurihara emphasized the importance of email, telephoning, presentations and meeting skills in English.

The talk took place in the L.S. Wing during third period.

cn1The talk is part of BACS Career Networking Series, intended for third-year students in the Professional English program.

Learn more about BACS Professional English Program (English日本語)

BACS Writing Portfolio Awards

2016 BACS Writing Portfolio Awards Winners Announced

Each year BACS gives awards to students in 1st and 2nd year writing classes. Awards are offered for the Best Portfolio, the Most Improved Writer and the Best Essay.

On Tuesday, June 21st, an awards ceremony was held in the L.S. Wing to present prizes to the winners for 2015.

First-Year Winners

Best Portfolio

Tomoe Goto

Most Improved Writer

Eri Aoi

Best Essay

Misaki Hagiwara for “Solutions to Japanese Child Poverty”

Second-Year Winners

Best Portfolio

Mihori Umeda

Most Improved Writer

Shuya Akune

Best Essay

Yuma Suzuki for “Using Drones”

Open Campus 2016

Learn about BACS at Open Campus 2016

The School of World Englishes will hold its Open Campus on July 16th (Sat.) and 17th (Sun.)

BACS will hold its Information Meeting (説明会) at 10:00 AM and 13: 00 each day in room 532. There will be presentations by students, information about studying abroad and details about our curriculum.

More details about Open Campus 2016 are coming!

We are looking forward to meeting you!

BACS Common Room

The Common Room is open for all BACS students. In the Common Room, you can use computers for completing homework or surfing the Internet. You can watch a movie with friends, listen to music, have a cup of tea, eat lunch or just hang out.

There’s also a collection of research materials (books, magazines, DVDs) reserved for classes as well as a photocopier to make your research a lot easier.


Students planning to study abroad in the U.K., Canada and the U.S. have posted some of their research on the Wall.


Program in British and American Cultural Studies・英語圏文化専攻

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