2019 ALP Advanced Practice II

Font size  SML

Register update notification mail Add to favorite lecture list
Academic unit or major
Career development courses
Iwai Hiroshi  Hatori Yoshinori  Akagi Hirofumi 
Course component(s)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive (すずかけ台, J2-2002 , 中会議室)  
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Language used
Access Index

Course description and aims

In this course, students learn through lectures and practicals how people who don't necessarily share the same knowledge communicate with each other effectively at work. Students will also debate how best to communicate effectively in other cases, pursuing a good solution. This course aims to improve communication skills for situations in which Japanese is used, and is thus conducted in Japanese. Students must be able to understand a certain degree of advanced nuances in Japanese. This course is therefore restricted to native speakers of Japanese or those with an equivalent level.
Students will strengthen their communication skills through lectures and practicals. Communication skills consist of 1) obtaining consent to start the conversation, 2) successfully imparting information to your conversation partner, and 3) understanding what your conversation partner wishes to communicate. It is simple for close friends who share the same values to communicate, but often people from different generations such as parents and children or teachers and students don't communicate effectively. Upon launching their career, students must know how to communicate with people from other fields who don't share the same knowledge, uninterested people, and those with whom they have a conflict of interest.

Student learning outcomes

Communication skills will improve: 1) Students will cultivate the skills to make themselves understood to people in other fields. 2) Students will learn to sort what they understood from what they didn't understand, and learn what to ask and how to ask it in response.


Communication skills, presentations, Q&A, social gatherings, communicating skills, comprehension skills

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

After a simple lecture, students must do a presentation and Q&A session (students will be notified of the essentials and subject of the presentations more than a month in advance). After each presentation, the instructor will give guidance while referencing the video, thereby training students' communicating and comprehension skills. Students will then take part in a simulated social gathering, doing training to further enhance their communication skills.
The target class size is 10 students or less. Therefore, depending on circumstances, selection is made in consideration of special field and affiliation. depending on the circumstances.
*Students are required to attend for 2 days.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 lecture and exercise 2 9:45-17:35, Sat, Nov. 23 at J2 meeting room (J2-2002)(Suzukakedai campus) good communication
Class 2 lecture and exercise 2 9:45-16:35, Sat, Dec. 14 at J2 meeting room (J2-2002)(Suzukakedai campus) good communication



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods


Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

For native speakers of Japanese and those with an equivalent level of Japanese. Be sure to attend for 2 days.


Following URL check

Page Top