Communication Skill in Japanese Industry II

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Takemura Jiro  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Kikura Hiroshige  Akasaka Hiroki  Iida Katsuyoshi  Morikawa Junko  Sasaki Yoshizumi  Fujii Sumio  Imamura Satoshi  Kirupasankar Sakthivel  Imanuel Tarigan  Musa Ahmed 
Intensive (W331)  
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Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Spring Semester

Outline of lecture

Required language and communication skills for the working environment in Japan vary depending on the types of industries and types of work. This class is designed for the students who are aiming or considering a job/internship opportunity in Japan. In this class, lecturers are invited from various industries, such as chemical production, material production, electronic, automobile, power, construction, and internet business. The students have lectures about general introduction, working environment, especially language environment, and required communication/language skills of the companies. After having the lectures, the students visit a company to see actual working conditions.

Purpose of lecture

Through the studies in the class and the company visit, the students are expected to set their own targets of language ability at the time of internship and graduation based on their desired working place conditions. The student will also make her/his own study plan for promoting the language and communication skills with the guidance of instructors.

Plan of lecture

This class is scheduled Wednesday afternoon after 3pm at the class room, W331.
1st lec: Opportunities for Global talents in Chemical Industry (by Mr. Y. Sasaki, Sumitomo Chemical)
2nd lec: title TBA (by Dr. Ahmed Magdi Hassan Musa, NTT)
3rd lec: title TBA (by Mr. S. Fujii, MHI Nuclear Engineering Company)
4th lec: title TBA (by Dr. S. Imamura, TAisei Corp)
5th lec: title TBA (by Dr. Imanuel Tarigan m JFE Steel)
6th lec title TBA (by Mr. Kirupasankar Sakthivel, NSK Ltd.)

After the lectures, commpany visits will be arranged.
Details of the comapny visit will be announced.

Textbook and reference

Handout will be uploaded in OCWi or or distributed at the class.

Related and/or prerequisite courses

Other language and communication programs are strongly recommended.


Short Quiz after each class
Report including Study plan

Comments from lecturer

This class is aiming to motivate the students in their own language study. To maximize the efficiency of the study the students should also take classes of Language Program, Japanese class in particular.

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