The "Project to Advance a Global Approach to Foreign Language Education'' is an initiative commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and run by the Keio Research Center for Foreign Language Education. Begun in the 2017 academic year, (called the "Regional Project to Strengthen Foreign Language Skills'' at the time) this initiative was then renewed in the 2018, 2019, and 2021 academic years for a collective duration of four years. In 2020, MEXT canceled the project immediately prior to scheduled programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Keio Research Center for Foreign Language Education was able to create its own independent educational initiative in its place. The center plans to accept the contract for continuing the project in the 2022 academic year as well.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Program (KAKENHI)
(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "C") AY2021-2023(3-Year Plan)
"Research on Plurilinguistic and Pluricultural Skill Development in Integrated Foreign Language Education" is a research project centered on the Research Promotion Committee at the Research Center for Foreign Language Education. This project has been conducted as the successor project to the "Action Oriented Plurilingual Language Learning Project" and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) "Fostering plurilingual and pluricultural competence through continuous foreign language education" from AY2015 to AY2018 after securing the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A).
The "Action Oriented Plurilingual Language Learning Project" is a research project that the Research Center for Foreign Language Education was engaged in for a five-year period from 2006 to 2010 as an "Academic Frontier" Project center after receiving a grant from the Promotional Project for Advancement of Academic Research at Private Universities of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
This project aimed to nurture human resources with plurilinguistic and pluricultural skills through comprehensively enhancing the quality and integration of language learning at Keio University, and various research activities took place.