Applications closedReading Skills for Business Documents
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Nowadays, work interactions are mainly conducted via e-mail, and there are more and more situations in which we need to communicate through the written word, such as in various documents and reports. How is understanding a business email or document different from understanding academic writing? In this lecture, we will consider how to understand information while checking documents used in business situations.

Kiyomi NAGASAKI/ NPO Research Institute for Japanese Language Education (Director・Researcher)

Part-time lecturer at Komazawa University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working for a steel manufacturer, she started teaching Japanese in 1992. After teaching at local Japanese language classes and schools(Japanese language school, vocational school, and university), she was posted to Kenya as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) and experienced working in a cross-cultural environment. After returning to Japan, she has been involved in work related to the Japanese language and foreigners, such as Japanese language teacher training courses and teaching material development. Currently, she focuses on coordinating Japanese language training for business people at companies, supporting foreign students in their job hunting activities, and training business Japanese language teachers.

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Course outline

Lecture nameReading Skills for Business Documents
Date and timeFebruary 22, 2023 (Wednesday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 February 22, 2023 (Wednesday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Lecturer Kiyomi NAGASAKI
NPO Research Institute for Japanese Language Education (Director・Researcher)
TargetInternational students or employees with Japanese proficiency equivalent to JLPT N1, J2(BJT) or above.
Capacity1,000 participants per lecture (first-come-first-served basis)
Streaming service Cisco Webex Meetings
Fee1,100 JPY
Application periodJanuary 24, 2023 (Tuesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ February 21, 2023 (Tuesday) , 11:59 PM (JST)

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