Overview of the business

 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 members is 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 increase motivation to improve skills by conducting training to improve English proficiency that allows case studies assuming various situations and training to learn about cultures outside the English-speaking world.
Every year, please register as soon as possible due to its great popularity!

▷ 2020 Faculty Staff Skill Improvement Training 1st ~ 3rd Flyer Application Extension ▷ 2020 Faculty Staff Skill Improvement Training
4th ~ 7th Flyer Application Extension


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Outline of the event

2020 University Consortium Kyoto Faculty Skill Improvement
Training 1st ~ 7th Overview First

half: July 3 (Fri) Application deadline Second half: August 17 (Mon) Application deadline

Program Overview:

1. Name:
Teacher Skill Improvement Training Content: 7 sessions in total (individual application)

First half of < 1st ~ 3rd online course>

Re Training content
1st time Saturday, July 18
, 2020 10.00-16.00
*Online course
(using Zoom)
University Introduction and Campus Tour
Let's convey the charm of your university in simple English!
Lecturer: Mr. Luis Issidore Bhutto
→ changed the lecturer. Lecturer: Mr. Marco Lobo

Assuming campus tours for foreign visitors and international students and online school introductions, students will learn practical lessons about basic greetings, facility guidance, and interaction on the university campus through role plays and pair work. The content is also useful for teaching students who are in charge of campus tours.

Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
*Please bring one copy of your own university pamphlet.
2nd Annual Saturday
, July 25, 2020 10.00-16.00
*Online course
(using Zoom)
Active Learning Exercise:
Teaching Subjects Using English for Remote Teaching
Lecturer: Mikako Nishikawa, Kyoto University

This is a skill-up training program for university teachers who are mainly taught specialized subjects in English. By devising a way to distribute classes using ZOOM, we can improve the previous classes even more noticeably, and the content is useful for teachers who are looking for more sophisticated remote classes.

Capacity: 18 (minimum 10 participants)
3rd Saturday
, August 1, 2020 10.00-16.00
*Online course
(using Zoom)
Chinese Culture Understanding Training
Lecturer: Mr. Lin Wang

With more than half of the international students being Chinese students, you will learn how to facilitate communication by understanding the cultural differences with China. This course will help you understand the systematic way of thinking about Chinese culture and how it differs from Japan. You will also learn simple greetings in Chinese.

English Proficiency:-
Chinese Proficiency: No requirement
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)

Second half of < 4th ~ 7th online course>

Re Training content
4th Saturday, September 5, 2020,
Business English Literacy: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication in English at University
Lecturer: Mikako Nishikawa, Kyoto University

For staff involved in international education work at universities. Mannerisms and ways of communicating vary greatly from culture to culture. In this course, students will deepen their understanding of cultural diversity, communication styles, and business manners in order to respond to the increase in international students and foreign researchers. Through role plays and PBL (problem-solving exercises) in various situations, we aim to improve communication skills in English.

English Proficiency: Intermediate ~ Advanced
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
5th Annual Saturday, September 19, 2020,
(NEW) Intercultural Communication for Accepting International Students
Lecturer: Hungarda Priyahita

This is a cross-cultural communication training program that aims to enable students to respond appropriately while respecting the culture of each international student by learning about their lifestyles, historical backgrounds, education, culture, and religious views regarding the acceptance of international students from Southeast Asian countries.

Target countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam

Language ability: No requirement
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
The 6th Saturday, September 26, 2020,
Email Training (Beginner)
Lecturer: Owen Mark Kozlowski

This is an email training that understands the basic structure and phrases of English email writing, and sets the first scene you encounter while operating English mail in business, such as requests, confirmations, and notifications. You will also learn how to practice conversation when you meet in person after email. It is recommended for beginners who want to learn basic greetings, syntax, phrases, etc.

English Proficiency: Beginner
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
The 7th Saturday, October 3, 2020,
(NEW) Email Training (Intermediate~Advanced)
Lecturer: Owen Mark Kozlowski

After understanding the basic structure of English email writing, students will learn the format, tone, style, syntax, etc. suitable for various situations such as proposals, refusals, reminders, and persuasion, and aim to smoothly exchange emails not only with international students but also with staff and faculty members of overseas partner universities. It is recommended for intermediate ~ advanced students who are accustomed to exchanging simple English emails.

English Proficiency: Intermediate ~ Advanced
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)

* At the time of the announcement of the first half of the skill-up training, the second half was scheduled to be a face-to-face course, but in view of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the second half will also be held as an online course. Please note.

2. Venue:
Please prepare an Internet environment that can access the online course and a computer with camera and microphone functions, and access it from a convenient location.
3. Recruitment target:
Faculty and staff of the University Consortium Kyoto member universities
4. Participation fee:
5. How to apply:
Please apply from the University Consortium Kyoto website.
https://www.consortium.or.jp/project/international/global/form-7 (Application Form)

* If there are many applicants, please note that a lottery will be held after the application deadline.
Decisions on whether or not to take online courses will be announced at once after each application deadline.

<Contact> University Consortium Kyoto International Division
TEL:(075)353-9164 / FAX:(075)353-9101
E-mail:kokusai■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send)

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