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 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, English proficiency is essential as a basic skill for university teachers and staff.

 In addition, international students from many countries and regions have their own cultural backgrounds, and in order to achieve smooth communication, it is essential to understand customs, social conventions, religion, etc. beyond language skills. It has become a thing.

 For this reason, the University Consortium Kyoto conducts training to improve English proficiency through case studies that assume various situations and training to learn about cultures other than English-speaking countries. We aim to improve motivation for upgrades.

Every year, it is very popular, so please register as soon as possible!

▷ 2023 Staff Skill Up Training Flyer

The application deadline is June 30 (Fri)!

Please check the event overview and apply from the application button at the bottom of the page.

Overview of the event

2023 Consortium of Universities Kyoto Faculty and Staff Skill Up Training
1st to 6th Overview

Program overview:

1. Name:
Staff skill improvement training
Training content:

6 courses in total (individual application)
date and time Training content
Saturday, July 22, 2023
9:30-16:30Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto
Everyday Communication
Lecturer: Mr. Owen Mark Kozlowski

You will learn basic English expressions that can be used in a variety of situations, such as dealing with international students, guests from overseas, and guiding students around the campus.
In addition, through role-plays, etc., students will improve their ability to speak English instantaneously. This is an English course for beginners.

English ability: Beginner

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants: 10)

*Please prepare a copy of your own university pamphlet.
Part 2
Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:30-16:30Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto
English expressions that can be used in email and web conferences
Lecturer: Mr. Owen Mark Kozlowski

Understand the structure and phrases of basic English email writing, and learn basic expressions for writing requests, confirmations, notifications, etc. in English.
In addition, in conversation practice, you will learn English expressions that can be used during web conferences, which have increased opportunities after the corona disaster. This is an English course for beginners.

English ability: Beginner

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants: 10)

Saturday, August 5, 2023
9:30-16:30Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto
Meeting and discussion
Lecturer: Mr. Glenn Gregas

Assuming meetings and conferences in English, this training aims to improve the communication skills necessary for discussions.
You will learn meeting phrases and processes, and practice through role-plays and pair work so that you can put them into practice. This is an English training course for those who have intermediate or higher English conversation skills.

English proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants: 10)

Saturday, August 26, 2023
9:30-16:30Venue: Online (Zoom)
Islamic cultural training centered on Southeast Asian countries
Lecturer: Mr. Hangarda Priyahita

Students will learn about the lifestyle, historical background, education, culture, and religious views of Muslim students from Southeast Asian countries, which have been on the rise in recent years.
It is a cultural understanding training that aims to be able to respond appropriately while respecting the culture of each international student.

Language skills: no questions asked

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants is 10)

First half:
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Second half:
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
13:30-16:30Venue: Online (Zoom)
Business English Literacy: Intercultural Understanding and Communication in English at University
Lecturer: Ms. Mikako Nishikawa, Associate Professor, Nagasaki University

For university faculty and staff involved in international education-related work.
Mannerisms and methods of communication vary greatly between cultures. In this course, students will deepen their understanding of cultural diversity, communication styles, business etiquette, etc., in order to respond to the increasing number of international students and foreign researchers. We aim to improve communication skills in English through role-plays and PBL (problem-solving exercises) in various settings.

English ability: Intermediate to advanced

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants: 10)

Saturday, September 9, 2022
9:30-16:30Venue: Online (Zoom)
Active Learning Seminar: Teaching methods for subjects using English that can be used in distance learning
Lecturer: Ms. Mikako Nishikawa, Associate Professor, Nagasaki University

Skill-up training for university teachers who teach specialized subjects mainly in English.

Through role-playing, students will learn how to facilitate and give instructions in English classes. It will be a participant-centered “exercise-type” course that will be used in interactive classes and flipped classes using ICT.

English proficiency: intermediate to advanced

Participation capacity: 18 people

(minimum number of participants: 10)

(for teachers)

◎About your English level◎

Please select a course based on the level below.
(* TOEIC score is a guide)

You can make simple greetings and introduce yourself. A short and simple answer is possible. (Those with a TOEIC score of up to about 550)

Can explain familiar topics.
You can continue the conversation by asking the other person questions.

(Those with a TOEIC score of 550-800)

I can express my opinion clearly.
Be able to exchange opinions and discuss a wide range of topics.

(Those with TOEIC 800 or higher)
2. Venue:

The 1st to 3rd lectures will be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto.

The 4th to 6th courses will be held online (Zoom), so please prepare an accessible internet environment and a computer with a camera and microphone function, and participate from a convenient location.
3. Participation fee:

University Consortium Kyoto member university faculty and staff: 2,500 yen/1 course

Faculty and staff at non-member universities: 6,000 yen/1 course

*Regarding the 5th course, the first and second halves will be combined into one course, and regardless of whether or not you participate in the second half, the participation fee will not be reduced or divided.
4. How to apply:
Please apply from the “Apply” button below.
*Please note that if there are a large number of applicants, a lottery will be held after the application deadline.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent out in early July.
5.Payment method:

Please make a transfer to the Foundation’s designated bank account by the designated date.

(Details will be sent in the confirmation e-mail)

The application deadline is Friday, June 30th.

The registration time has ended.

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