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!

▷ 2021 Faculty and Staff Skill Improvement Training Flyer

The application deadline is Friday, July 2! Deadline extended until Friday, July 16!
Please check the outline of the event and apply from the application button at the bottom of the page.

Outline of the event

2021 University Consortium Kyoto Faculty Skill Improvement
Training 1st ~ 7th OverviewJuly

2 (Fri) Application deadline Extended to July 16 (Fri)!    

Program Overview:

1. Name:
Teacher Skill Improvement Training
Training content:
All 7 courses (individual application) held
online * The 2nd ~ 6th will be one training course in the first and second half.
Re Training content
Session 1
, July 24, 2021 9:30‐16:00
Active Learning Exercise:
How to Use English to Teach Subjects
Lecturer: Nagasaki University Mikako Nishikawa

This is a skill-up training program for university teachers who are mainly taught specialized subjects in English. Teachers take the initiative in a "practice-type" course in which teachers take the initiative in a "seminar-type" class using simulated classes and ICT, such as interactive classes using instructions in English and participatory classes based on materials from flipped classrooms.

English Proficiency: Intermediate ~ Advanced
Capacity: 18 people
(minimum 10 participants)
Session 2
First half: Friday, July 30, 2021, 9:30‐12:30 Second half: Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:30‐12:


Meeting and Discussion
Lecturer: Mr. Marco Lobo

This training is designed to improve the communication skills necessary for discussion, assuming meetings and conferences in English. You will learn meeting phrases and processes and practice them so that you can put them into practice through role plays and pair work. It is for those who have intermediate or higher English conversation skills.

English Proficiency: Intermediate~Advanced
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
3 [Language]
First half: Friday, July 30, 2021, 13:30‐16:30 Second half: Friday, August 6, 2021,


Everyday Communication
Lecturer: Owen Mark Kozlowski

Students will learn basic English conversation expressions that can be used in various situations, such as dealing with international students, guests from overseas, and guiding around the university campus. In addition, through role plays, etc., the instantaneous ability of English speech is enhanced. It is for beginners in English conversation.

English Proficiency: Beginner
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)

*Please have one copy of your own university pamphlet handy.

First half: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9:30‐12:30 Second half: Thursday, September 2, 2021,


Chinese Culture Understanding Training
Lecturer: Ren Minami

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.

English Proficiency:-
Chinese Proficiency: No requirement
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
5 [Language]
First half: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 13:30‐16:30 Second half: Thursday, September 2, 2021,


Email Training
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 for beginners who are not familiar with English writing.

English Proficiency: Beginner
Capacity: 18 (
minimum 10 participants)
First half: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 9:30‐12:30 Second half: Tuesday, September 14, 2021,


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)
7 [Language]
, September 25, 2021 9:30‐16:00
Business English Literacy: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication in English at University
Lecturer: Nagasaki University Mikako Nishikawa

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)

◎About English level◎
Please refer to the following levels to select your course. (*TOEIC score is a guide)

Elementary level:
You can give a simple greeting and introduce yourself. Short and simple answers can be given. (For those up to TOEIC 550)
If it is a familiar topic, it can be explained. You can continue the conversation, such as asking the other person a question. (TOEIC 550~800)
Advanced level:
Be able to express your opinions clearly. Students can exchange opinions and discuss a wide range of topics. (TOEIC 800 or higher)
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. Participation fee:
University Consortium Kyoto Member University Faculty and Staff 2,500 yen / 1 course Faculty and staff other than member schools 6,000 yen / 1 course * Please note that for the 2nd ~ 6th sessions, there will be one course in the first half and second half, and the participation fee will not be reduced or divided regardless of whether or not you participate in the second half.
4. How to apply:
Please apply from the faculty and staff skill improvement training page of the University Consortium Kyoto website. https://www.consortium.or.jp/project/international/global/form-8 * If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, applications from faculty and staff of the University Consortium Kyoto member schools will take precedence. In addition, please note that a lottery will be held as necessary after the application deadline. The decision on whether or not to take online courses will be announced at the beginning of July.
5. Payment Method:
Please transfer to the account designated by the Foundation by the specified date.
(Details will be announced by e-mail)

Application deadline extended to July 2 (Fri) July 16 (Fri)!


Registration has been closed.

<Contact> University Consortium Kyoto International Division
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