The objective of the graduate programs in English Language Education is to equip the students with advanced and specialized knowledge in the field and to help them acquire skills for research. A well-balanced emphasis on theory and application is maintained throughout the programs. It is hoped that graduates of the M.A. program will engage in teaching or research activities and develop adequate motivation for more advanced graduate work in the field, while those with a Ph.D. degree will choose to pursue academic careers at the universities. Both M.A and Ph.D. programs are carried out in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Social Sciences.