大学院留学準備コースHOME講師陣の紹介

講師陣の紹介

beoカレッジの講師採用合格率はわずか2%足らず。各分野で大学院修士以上を取得し、日本人への教授においても経験豊富なプロの講師陣の知識・経験により、実際に大学院レベルの授業で求められるスキルを養います。

大学院留学準備コースの講師陣

 

David W. Fingerote / デイビッド・フィンガロウ

David Thompson / デイビッド・トンプソン

Tokyo Academic Manager / EAP講師

History

Master of Education (T.E.S.O.L.)
Master of Education (Leadership & Management) (In progress) T.E.S.O.L. Certificate (100 hrs. +)
Language and Behavior Profiling (L.A.B.) Certification

The combination of well-informed, adaptive and progressive academic staff and programming is what all students need to ensure their highest potential for overall success. Completing a Master’s degree is a challenging endeavor for many and can be further complicated by students’ relative familiarity with a second/foreign language of study as well as the educational customs and culture found in a foreign universities. Such customs will present students with challenges including academic style, referencing, critical thought, developing arguments and conducting primary research; all of which, the academic staff of BEO, will assist with to ensure you are best prepared for the demands of MA study at Western academic institutions.

beo’s academic staff possesses an intimate awareness of the difficulties, even the most successful IELTS/TOEFL, students are likely to face once enrolled in graduate level courses. The NCUK PMP is created and implemented using an awareness of the reality that, even with high IELTS scores (7-8.5) many students feel unprepared for the rigors of a Master’s program. Whereas the IELTS writing section requires a 250 word essay, works of up to 20,000 words will be required for a Master’s. The reading and lecture components similarly outweigh that which students will experience.  Educators at beo build courses around this knowledge.

The awareness of international academic best practices and the employment of validated materials, coupled with a broad awareness of the distinct challenges facing Japanese postgraduate students enables beo’s academic staff to provide a high-quality and extensive preparation course for students interested in enrolling in overseas education. We use our wealth of experience in working with Japanese students along with our collective experience in academia to infuse our courses and classrooms with the most relevant and applicable information, techniques and skills (wide ranging study, note taking and presentation skills), all of which you can use to ensure your success with your future academic career.

The NCUK Pre-Masters Programme at beo is the most progressive, well-informed and adaptive pre-master’s program available. Students can study with the assurance that they are receiving a top-notch education from elite educators in an ultra-modern educational environment. In the same way, beo’s students can embark on their University work with the confidence of having been thoroughly prepared for what awaits them in the areas of life abroad, university expectations and academic work.

Thomas Stones / トーマス・ストーンズ

David Thompson / デイビッド・トンプソン

Osaka Academic Manager / EAP講師

History

2 years as a construction materials test-engineer in the UK
7 years teaching various kinds of English in Japan
MSc TESOL (修士論文ではDistinction:最優秀の成績)
Cambridge DELTA (in progress)
Cambridge CELTA
BA (Hons) Music Technology
ELT Journal(2013年1月号, オックスフォードジャーナル出版)に論文掲載

Undertaking the challenge of doing a Master’s degree in a foreign country is something that will likely be one of the most demanding yet rewarding things you will ever do. It will equip you with language, discipline-related and intercultural skills and knowledge that you will use throughout your career following the degree.

For many students, the first hurdle they need to overcome is gaining the necessary IELTS, TOEFL or other English-test score, and while this can be difficult, the skills you need for such tests, are vastly different to what is necessary for success on a Master’s degree, and this is also true of students who obtain IELTS scores of 7.5 or 8.0. 

A simple comparison of the length of tasks makes this obvious. Whereas in IELTS you need to write a 250 word essay with no prior reading, on a Master’s degree you’ll be writing from 2,000 up to possibly 20,000 words for a dissertation. All of which will include a huge amount of background research. Other areas of Master’s degrees paint a similar picture with 60 minute lectures, 60-90 minute group discussions, 20 minute presentations and the need to read around 10 research articles of around 20 pages each week. Doing well on the IELTS test is clearly insufficient, and this is before even talking about the differences in educational culture and research and critical thinking skills, which are arguably even more important.

What the NCUK Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) does is to give students experience of all of the above so that students are ready for their Master’s degree at the start and are able to maximise their potential throughout. In fact, a number of graduates from our PMP programmes have achieved distinctions on their Master’s degrees and frequently comment that they need to teach their classmates how to reference correctly, organize their essays and the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods. Many also continue the projects they conducted on the PMP for their Master’s dissertation.

All of the above shows that the NCUK Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) is unrivalled in giving students the skills that they need for success in the UK. If you want to be the best you can be, the NCUK Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) is the best choice.

Guest Lectures

beoカレッジでは、毎年NCUK加盟校を始め、世界トップ大学から教授やアカデミック・スタッフを迎え、特別講義が行われます。(2008年実績:サセックス大学国際開発学部長によるモデル講義、ハダースフィールド大学MBA教授。ロンドン大学クイーン・メアリー大学院準備コース講師)


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