The English Resource Center (ERC)

English Resource Center (ERC)
(photo by Aram Lee)

As English teachers, we understand that it is difficult to improve your English skills and increase your vocabulary when you are not exposed to very much spoken English. As such, the English Resource Center (ERC) is a place where students can come to increase their exposure to English in a variety of ways.

Located in the heart of the CEED, the ERC is a casual, relaxed environment where students have the opportunity to freely ask questions and to have regular conversation practice with native English-speaking teachers. They are also able to meet other students who want to actively improve their English.

There is a variety of information available for students who come to the ERC, including English text books, study guides, information on TOEIC, as well as cultural and study abroad information and magazines from many different countries around the world. While visiting the ERC, a student is able to read English magazines and newspapers, use the library for research, and play various games in English. In addition, students can check out and take home English-language DVDs, videos, reading books, and music CDs.

In addition to the regular ERC hours (Monday to Friday, 15:00-17:00), in which students are free to drop by the ERC and speak with native English speakers and other Japanese students in English, we also regularly schedule special ERC events including movie showings, themed discussions, and other events designed to increase students' exposure to and use of English.

The English Resource Center at Saitama University has been created for students who are interested in improving their English, whether it be for professional or personal reasons. We are dedicated to providing a space where you can increase your knowledge of the English language. We hope you will visit us and look forward to meeting you.


See the video below for how to get to the CEED ERC from our university's front gate!


3:00-5:00pm, Monday through Friday (closed during breaks and holidays)


See Updates for current events and Update Archives for past events

Online Resources for Students

See Links for helpful online resources for learning English


Check out the publications below for more about the ERC:

Contact Us

If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions about the ERC, please contact ERC Advisor Stacey Vye.

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