Call for Participation in 2024 Faculty and Staff Skill Improvement Training

This is a training program for university faculty and staff to learn English that can be used in work and foreign cultures

6/28 (Fri) Application deadline

Business Overview

As the globalization of higher education accelerates, such as the enhancement of support for international students and the promotion of collaborative projects with overseas universities, the English proficiency of university faculty and staff has become indispensable as a basic ability.
In addition, international students from many countries and regions have their own cultural backgrounds, and in order to communicate smoothly, it is essential to understand customs, social norms, religions, etc. beyond language.
For this reason, the University Consortium Kyoto aims to raise the level of practical skills and motivate faculty and staff to improve their skills by providing training to improve their English proficiency through case studies that assume various situations and cultural training such as Chinese culture and Islamic culture.


Outline of the event

* The 5th session will be one training course for the first and second half of the course.

Session 1: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:30-16:30 [Language] *Face-to-face lecture
Communication Skills at University (English Level: Beginner) Lecturer
: Owen Mark Kozlowski

Session 2: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30-16:0 [Culture] *Online
Training for
understanding Chinese culture
Lecturer: Mr. Mao Xinghua

Session 3: Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:30-16:30 [Culture] *Online
Training in Islamic culture with a focus on Southeast Asian countries
Lecturer: Ms. Hangarda Briyahita

Session 4: Saturday, September 14, 2024 and Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 13:30-16:30 [Language] *Online
Business English Literacy₊: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication in English at University (English Level: Intermediate and Advanced Level) Lecturer
: Mikako Nishikawa, Associate Professor, Nagasaki University

Session 5: Saturday, November 9, 2024, 9:30-16:30 [Language] *Face-to-face lecture
Lecturer: Mr. Owen Mark Kozlowski

Session 6: Saturday, November 30, 2024, 9:30-16:30 [Language] *Face-to-face lecture
Lecturer: Mr. Glenn Greggas


☆ For details on the training contents, participation fee, capacity, etc., and the application form, please check the following page.

>>2024 Faculty and Staff Skill Improvement Training Detail Page

*Please note that if there are many applicants, a lottery will be held.
* The decision on whether or not to attend the course will be announced at the beginning of July after the application deadline.

University Consortium Kyoto, International Business Department
TEL:(075)353-9164 / FAX:(075)353-9101
e-mail: kokusai■ (Please replace ■ with @)