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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
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 community aims to facilitate *prosocial and lifelong autonomous language learning within a diverse and multilingual learning environment. We aim to provide supportive and inclusive spaces, resources and facilities for developing ownership of the learning process. Learning should include ongoing reflection and take variables such as previous experiences, interests, personality, motivations, needs and goals into account and promote confidence and competence when studying and using a language.

Specifically, our objectives are to support learners in:

  • becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and multilingual learning community
  • taking a prosocial perspective by not only interacting in their target languages but also supporting others in doing so
  • becoming more aware and in control of their learning processes through reflection
  • understanding variables that affect their learning such as previous experiences, interests, personality, motivations, needs and goals
  • utilising appropriate communities, spaces, and resources for their own learning needs
  • becoming confident language users
  • developing language skills needed for future dreams
  • developing leadership skills to understand and direct their own learning and also support others

*Prosocial behavior is something you choose to do to benefit or help others.

2001 – Building 4

The first SALC was established in 2001 and was created by converting two classrooms. It was frequently full, so plans were put into place to establish a larger purpose-built facility.
building 4

2003 – Building 6

With help from a Good Practice grant from the Japanese government, the new SALC was established in 2006 in Building 6. It was a lively space containing resources and opportunities for language practice. More space was needed to support the social side of language learning, so plans were made to expand further into a new building.
building 6

2017 – Building 8

The new SALC opened in 2017 in KUIS 8. It has two floors and a wide variety of species for studying and practising languages. It is also a cafe and a social hub which features language-related events every day.
building 8

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 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.

Walking Direction Map

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.

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.

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, the 2nd floor and the SALC counter have an ‘English Only’ policy.
  • Come to the SALC regularly and take every opportunity to use English
  • Find something you 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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