Applications closedBusiness Japanese and the Communicative Approach
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Communicative approaches have been a point of discussion since the 1980s and are still very important today, especially in business situations. In this lecture, we will consider business Japanese in reference to the communicative approach and explain effective learning methods.

Yusuke TANAKA/ Aoyama Gakuin University (Associate Professor)

Graduated from the Japanese Language and Culture Course at the University of Tsukuba. Completed the doctoral program at Waseda University Graduate School and holds a Ph.D in Japanese Language Education. After working as a JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, a lecturer at Fudan University in China, an assistant at Waseda University, a lecturer and an an associate professor at Toyo University, his current position is Associate Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University. Doctor Tanaka is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo,Waseda University,Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, etc. He specializes in business Japanese language education, analysis of Japanese language teaching materials, development of Japanese language teaching materials, history of Japanese language education, and history of language policy. Doctor Tanaka is the winner of numerous awards, including the the Waseda University Teaching Award (President’s Award) in 2017 and the University of Tokyo Good Practice for Teaching Online President’s Award in 2020,etc.

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Course outline

Lecture nameBusiness Japanese and the Communicative Approach
Date and timeSeptember 04, 2021 (Saturday) , 02:50 PM (JST) 〜 September 04, 2021 (Saturday) , 04:20 PM (JST)
Lecturer Yusuke TANAKA
Aoyama Gakuin University (Associate Professor)
TargetTarget: International students or employees who have passed JLPT N2 or above.
* Non Toyo University students can also take this course.
* Participation from abroad is highly welcomed.
Capacity1,000 participants per lecture (first-come-first-served basis)
Streaming service Cisco Webex Meetings
Application periodAugust 25, 2021 (Wednesday) , 11:59 PM (JST) ~ August 25, 2021 (Wednesday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
  • All display times are in Japan time.
  • All courses will be conducted in Japanese only.
  • You can freely choose if you wish to attend one or multiple lectures.
  • Those who complete the post-attendance questionnaire will have access to the materials and videos used in the class only if the lecture gives permission to distribute them.