The Friendliest English Curriculum Design for All
This paper presents an on-going English Curriculum development of flexible learning for night programs at a science university in Tokyo. Due to its relative obscurity, the issues regarding night programs tend to have been rarely talked about in our country until recently. In particular, this paper focuses on the issue of the English curriculum and its design concept in order to improve it for the needs of night program students. In this regards, the paper first analyzes the prevailing English curriculum concept in terms of accreditation in Japan which could be a factor for its repetition. Then it continues with a proposal of a new accreditation concept of language studies which would potentially help reduce the eventual withdrawal from the programs. The paper concludes by applying the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concept (CAST, 2019; Meyer et al., 2014; Rapp, 2014) to English curriculum development that could be applied to many other English curricula and those in many other fields of education in Japan and the world.