The English Lounge is a Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) at Hirosaki University. This is a learning environment designed to promote HIRODAI students’ lifelong English language skills. The SALC provides a space that resembles a study abroad experience where students interact with other Japanese and international students to deepen their understanding of different cultures and improve their English fluency. The SALC also has resources for autonomous learning such as graded-readers, books, games, DVDs, and access to online learning opportunities.



EL Class room EL Book Shelfs Conversation Space

Attached to the EL is an active learning classroom where seminars are held to develop students’ English proficiency and cross-cultural awareness, as well as, to prepare them for taking the TOEIC or TOEFL tests.


There is a conversation space where you can practice communicating using English with international students and teachers from many different countries.