【University Faculty and Staff English Training】9/2 (Sat) & 6 (Wed) “Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication in English”

Purpose of the event

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 conducts training to improve English proficiency by conducting case studies in various situations, as well as “skill improvement training for university faculty and staff” to learn about cultures other than English-speaking countries.

This time, the 2023 “Skill Improvement Training for University Faculty and Staff”As part of the international education-related work, mainly at universities,For faculty and staff involved in accepting international students,We will hold an online English course as follows. We look forward to your participation.


Course Outline

Business English Literacy: Cross-Cultural Understanding and English Communication in Universities

This course is mainly for faculty and staff who are involved in international education-related work and international student acceptance work at universities.
Mannerisms and ways of communicating vary greatly from culture to culture. In this course, in order to respond to the increase in the number of international students and foreign researchers, cultural diversity, communication styles,Deepen your understanding of business etiquette.
Through role-play and PBL (problem-solving exercises) in various settings, we aim to improve communication skills in English.
*The language used in the course is English.

Date and time Saturday, September 2, 2023 and Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 13:30-16:30
Format Held online using Zoom
(Please prepare an accessible Internet environment and a computer with camera and microphone functions, and participate from a convenient location.)
Lecturer Nagasaki University Associate Professor Mikako Nishikawa
Scope of the course For university faculty and staff with an intermediate or higher level of English
Participation Capacity 18 people *Pre-registration required
Participation Fee Faculty and staff of Kyoto member universities of the University Consortium 2,500 yen / 1 course
Faculty and staff from non-member schools: 6,000 yen / 1 course
* Payment will be made in the form of a bank transfer to the designated account of the Foundation by the specified date.
Details will be provided in the course invitation email sent after the deadline.
How to apply Please apply from the “Apply” button below.
Application Deadline August 1, 2023 at noon


◎ About English level ◎
Please refer to the following levels. (*TOEIC score is a guide)
Beginner: Able to say simple greetings and introduce yourself. You can do it if you give a short and simple answer. (Up to about TOEIC550)
Intermediate: If the topic is familiar, you can explain it. You can continue the conversation, such as asking questions to the other person.
Advanced: Able to express one’s opinions clearly. Students can exchange opinions and discuss a wide range of topics.
(TOEIC800 or older)



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