What is FFLC?
FFLC is a vocational school that specializes in foreign-language and international education.
We accept students from many countries around the globe as well as from Japan.
We live in a world where the people of nearly 200 countries mingle and interact with each other.
If we could learn about the differences among the various cultures, and be able to enjoy them, life would be wonderful, would it not?
Fukuoka, a compact city with a lively international atmosphere and abundant cuisine, is also blessed with natural beauty.
FFLC was founded in Fukuoka over a century ago, in 1902.
Since then, FFLC has developed into a college where students from around the world study foreign languages together.
It offers not only an international environment and global outlook, but also internships within a variety of enterprises, study-abroad programs at numerous overseas institutions, plenty of events involving the local and regional community, and a comprehensive student support system.
Everyone involved with the College and its students grow together as one extended family.
Here, every day can be stimulating, and you will come to feel that it is your second home.
There is a place for you here.
We are a Global Family!
Japanese students and international students from over 30 countries attend FFLC. In this multicultural environment, language skills, cultural sensitivity and global awareness are refined naturally.
Language and career skills
that are viable in the real world
As a vocational school for languages, we are able to offer classes that are practical. Our courses are aligned with career paths, teach professional know-how and skills, and educate global citizens who will thrive in the real world.
A variety of student
and community-exchange events
Language skills and sociality are cultivated while having fun. Taking full advantage of the international environment, students are provided with numerous opportunities to interact, with each other during College events, and with local people during organized exchange events and volunteer activities.
A homey, congenial atmosphere
The atmosphere at FFLC is friendly, both among students and between instructors and students, allowing everyone to feel "at home." As implied by our motto--"We are a Global Family!"--FFLC is a College that can become your second home.
Our instructors are approachable and easily accessible. They are well-versed in language and international education, and are devoted to supporting your campus life. FFLC students can consult with instructors regarding the whole range of their concerns, from class contents to career plans.
- School name
- FUKUOKA FOREIGN LANGUAGE COLLEGE
- Foundation name
- EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FUKUOKA SEIKEI GAKUEN
- 1-8-27 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 812-0054 JAPAN
- Ban Tatsu founded Fukuoka Needlework Womenʼs School
- Aguri Kawashima founded Kawashima Needlework Womenʼs School
- Celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding, Fukuoka Needlework Womenʼs School changed its name to "Educational Foundation Fukuoka Seikei Womenʼs Gakuen"
- Fukuoka Seikei Womenʼs Gakuen and Kawashima Needlework Womenʼs School combined to become "Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen Kawashima Womenʼs Vocational School"
- Fukuoka Foreign Language College was founded.
- Kawashima Womenʼs Vocational School changed its name to "Fukuoka Wasou Vocational School"
- Fukuoka Wasou Vocational School changed its name to "Fukuoka Womenʼs College of International Culture"
- Fukuoka Womenʼs College of International Culture changed its name to "Fukuoka International Communication College"
- Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen was authorized to confer 2-year vocational degrees
- Partnered with the English Department at Aichi Sangyo University Junior College for English Correspondence Courses (for middle-school English teacher qualification)
- Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of its educational foundation.
- The Japanese Department was established at Fukuoka International Communication College
- Fukuoka International Communication College established a partnership with Jiangsu Nanjing Railway College of Vocational Technology in China
- The English Department at FFLC established partnerships with Edith Cowan University and Curtin University of Technology in Australia
- Fukuoka International Communication College established a partnership with Jiangsu Nanjing Tourism Vocational College in China
- The English Department at FFLC established a partnership with Monroe College in New York, USA
- The English Department at FFLC established a partnership with the University of Wisconsin (River Falls Campus) in Wisconsin, USA
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Vietnam and Nepal
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Indonesia
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Mongolia and Cambodia
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Bangladesh
- Fukuoka International Communication College established a partnership with Jiangsu Sihong County Hung Hing Middle School
- Fukuoka International Communication College established a partnership with Qingdao College of Vocational Technology
- FFLC began accepting students from Europe and the Americas
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Myanmar
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from Thailand
- The Japanese Department at FFLC began accepting students from India and Sri Lanka
- 110th anniversary of the founding of Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen
- The IT Business Course at Fukuoka International Communication College was renamed the "International Business Course"
- The International Professional Business Course (now the "International Career Course") was established at Fukuoka International Communication College
- FFLC established a partnership with Alliant International University in the USA
- FFLC established a partnership with the University of Southampton in England
- FFLC established a partnership with Busan University of Foreign Studies in South Korea
- The number of international students enrolled at FFLC reached 400 (from 26 countries)
- FFLC established a partnership with EMBA-ISUGA in France
- FFLC established a partnership with Rangsit University in Thailand
- The International Hotel & Tourism Hospitality Course was established at Fukuoka International Communication College
- FFLC established a partnership with Victoria University in Australia
- FFLC established partnerships with Kenkoku University, Soongsil University and Dong-eui University in South Korea
- 115th anniversary of the founding of Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen
- Fukuoka Foreign Language College and Fukuoka International Communication College combined to become "Fukuoka Foreign Language College"
As Fukuoka Seikei Gakuen, with more than a century of history behind it, plans for its next 100 years, how about joining us and designing your future as well? What does a global citizen look like? What is required to thrive in a global society? We have been considering these questions. Fluency in a foreign language alone is not enough. The world is filled with a multitude of languages, cultures, religions, races and ethnic groups. In the midst of these, we aim to nurture human beings who can stand in another's shoes, accept others, and communicate heart to heart.
Our programs are rooted in experiential learning. We provide an environment where students can design their own futures through internships, on-the-job-training, study-abroad programs and volunteer activities, all while studying and using a foreign language. We are looking for people who have hopes and dreams and goals, and we look forward to educating those who will take on the challenge of achieving them.EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FUKUOKA SEIKEI GAKUEN
President: Hitoshi Iwamoto