Advanced Communication

Advanced Communication (Joint Research Course in Doctoral Program)

22 August 2017 Last updated

Overview of the course

The increasing problem of cultural friction as well as the matter of coexistence with robots, which is a concern we will face in the near future, is nothing if not a communication issue. What is human communication and what cultural differences does it reflect? What roles do languages, nonlinguistic actions, body language and paralanguage play in communication? How can we make use of these in studying foreign languages? The Advanced Communication course is dedicated to using the latest technology to examine these issues, opening new possibilities for communication.

Joint Research with: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

Students’ research themes

Doctoral program

  • Effects of pronunciation training on foreign language learning
  • The role of presenting visualized articulatory gesture in English education
Teaching staff

Akira UTSUMI, Invited Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Advanced Communication
Research fields: Computer vision, gaze tracking, human-computer interaction

Hidenobu SUMIOKA, Invited Associate Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Advanced Communication composition
Research fields: Communication between humans and robots

Reiko YAMADA, Invited Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Advanced Communication learning
Research fields: Speech perception, production and learning of second language, and development of language learning systems.

Faculty of Intercultural Studies/ Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
1-2-1, Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, JAPAN 657-8501