The English Resource Center (ERC)
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)
Online Resources for Students
See Links for helpful online resources for learning English
Check out the publications below for more about the ERC:
- Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3(2)
- Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 2(4)
- International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 1(1)
- 2011 International Conference on Social Science and Humanity IPEDR, 5
- Independence, 50 (IATEFL)
If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions about the ERC, please contact ERC Advisor Stacey Vye.