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Opening Hours

*Subject to change. Please check the calendar for the latest schedule information.

SALC services

Class Periods / 授業期間
Regular opening hours (9/30 -)
Mon – Fri 8:45 – 19:00
Sat 9:00 – 17:00
Test Periods / 試験・補講期間
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 17:00
University Holiday Periods / 長期休暇期間
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 17:00, Sat Closed

About KUIS 8

KUIS 8 is a facility which opened on April 7th 2017 to house the SALC (Self-Access Learning Center), the ELI (English Language Institute), 16 classrooms, a cafe, and RILAE (Research Institute of learner Autonomy Education).

About the SALC

The SALC (Self-Access Learning Self-Access Learning Center) is a learning community designed to help KUIS students to become good language learners throughout their lives when learning any language; we call this lifelong language learner autonomy. The SALC social spaces are designed to help you develop fluency and confidence in English. You will also find resources, rooms and facilities so you can find your best way to study. Choice is very important in the SALC; you can choose when to study, what to study, how to study and who to study with. Learning advisors and other staff are on hand to help you find good ways to learn and to stay motivated. You might like to take one of our modules and courses too. We hope you enjoy using the SALC throughout your time at KUIS.

SALC Learning Advisors
SALC Peer Advisors

About the ELI

ELI gathering
The ELI (English Language Institute) provides English instruction to all KUIS students and you will take ELI classes in your first two years at KUIS. The ELI employs more than 60 teachers from all over the world who are experts in teaching English as a Foreign Language. ELI teachers also support out-of-class learning and are available to meet any KUIS student in the Academic Support Centre on the 2nd floor of KUIS 8. Feel free to make an appointment to talk about your writing or to practice your speaking and presentation skills.
Academic Support Area


Self-Access learning Center

Kanda University of International Studies
1-4-1 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba, 261-0014, JapanTel: 043-273-1298


By Air

Narita International Airport is approximately 40 minutes from the KUIS campus. Airport limousine stops are located conveniently at the nearby hotels, 5 minutes by car from the campus. Haneda Airport is also only 100 minutes from the campus by airport limousine.

By Train (+ walk or bus)

  • JR Keiyo-line: Kaihin-Makuhari stn., 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes bus (route 22).
  • JR Sobu-line: Makuhari stn., 20 minutes walk.
  • JR Sobu-line: Makuhari-Hongou stn., 15 minutes bus (route 21, 22, 33).
  • Keisei-line: Keisei Makuhari stn., 15minutes walk.

By Automobile

Higashi-Kanto Expressway: 5 minutes from Wangan-Narashino I.C. exit (Exit for Tokyo direction traffic only), and Wangan-Chiba I.C. exit (Exit for Narita direction traffic only). Keiyo Expressway: 5 minutes from Makuhari I.C. exit.

Walking Direction Map

SALC Section Map

Section Map

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A. Any KUIS student or staff member can use the SALC.
A. No, but bring your KUIS ID card if you would like to borrow materials or make a reservation.
A. You can eat everywhere in the SALC apart from (1) in the study rooms, (2) In the PC Areas and Edutainment Booths, and (3) in The Park. Bottled drinks are OK in these areas.
A. You are encouraged to speak English everywhere, however, only the 2nd floor has an ‘English Only’ policy.
  • Come to the SALC regularly and take every opportunity to use English
  • Find something they enjoy doing in English
  • Make frequent goals (a learning advisor can help you with this)
  • Reflect regularly on your learning; think about what you are doing and whether it is helping you
  • Try different resources, methods and places to find your best ways to learn
  • Learn with others

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