If you’re currently an undergraduate student at Hokusei Gakuen University, please consider applying to join our lab as a third-year (Junior) lab member. Below is an overview of what you’ll learn at different stages of your time in the lab.
The DMSL is a 100% English lab. This means that all presentations and in-class discussions, as well as assigned readings are in English. You can expect that your English ability will be challenged in the first few months – but don’t worry, you will get better quickly!
At Hokusei in the English Department, students usually spend their first two years learning English. Like, every day. You learn grammar, vocabulary, composition, etc etc.
In the third and fourth years, this all changes. All of a sudden, you will be learning in English. That will probably be a shock. It will be challenging. But you will improve.
In the DMSL, you’ll be learning in English. Get ready to really take your English ability to the next level.
During the first year, you’ll be expected to read about 10 pages a week, in English, from textbooks or other readings. Based on those readings, you will submit a short reflection (about 200 words) each week.
In your second year in the lab, study is more self-directed. You’ll read what you need to (either in English or Japanese) in order to develop your graduation thesis theory.