Department of International Communication (DICOM)
Graduate School of International Development
Nagoya University

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In the Department of International Communication (DICOM) research is conducted, from the perspective of both theory and application, in various fields related to language and culture, including international communication, inter-cultural understanding, cultural anthropology, area studies, linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language teaching. One of the special characteristics of DICOM is that, in addition to study based on the literature of each field, much research is empirical, based on corpora, field work, and experiments with special emphasis on analysis using computer programs and statistical methods. Because there are students from various regions of the world, GSID provides excellent opportunities for international and intercultural communication and students are able to put into practice what they have learned in and out of the classroom.

By means of theory and practice, DICOM trains students so that they develop expertise in the fields of language and intercultural communication. Using this expertise, many students become language teachers in junior or senior high schools or work in the international section of governments or organizations. The number of graduates becoming university teachers is increasing.


International Communication

Linguistic Information Systems

Language Education Sciences

International Languages and Cultures

Communication Sciences

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