Language Education Section
Language Course Registration for January 2020 is now available!
Language course registration is now live. You can register for English and Japanese courses starting today until Friday, December 20th. Don’t miss your chance, register today. After submitting your information, you will receive a confirmation email from the OIST Groups website. The confirmation of registration will come from your instructor no later than Monday, December 23rd. Please allow time for your instructor to evaluate your information and get back to you with the course details.
Registration link (English and Japanese)
Course schedule (English)
Course schedule (Japanese)
Office hours for extra English/Japanese practice!
If you miss a lesson and want to make it up, or just have some questions about English or Japanese that you'd like a native speaker to help you with, why not sign up for one of our office hours? You can book a 30 minute time slot with any of our teachers whenever they're available. Best yet, you'll get a reminder email before your time comes. Use the link below to access the Bookings.com calendar and reserve your time today!
*This service is available for all OIST employees, community members and staff! You must book at least 24 hours in advance.
Want quick English practice? Try some of the links below!
If you'd like more practice with English, the Internet has a wide variety of resources. Listed below are a few of them:
- https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/ -5 to 10 minute activities for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.
- https://www.esl-lounge.com/student/reading.php -Reading activities with questions. Available in elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced.
- https://writeandimprove.com/?lang=en-GB -You can write about various topics and the website will find your mistakes. Good for practicing intermediate writing.
- English Conversation -A YouTube series of conversation videos using natural speech at a slow pace. Good for pre-intermediate and above students.
OIST provides a wide variety of English Language courses to meet the needs of OIST’s diverse international student body, researchers, administrative staff, and family members. All courses include reading, writing, speaking, and listening components, and are designed to encourage teamwork and active participation. Authentic materials are included, such as videos, audio recordings, and newspaper articles, to provide students with real-world examples relevant to their roles at OIST.
Contact: Margaret Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 098-966-1638
The Japanese Language staff are conducting Japanese language courses for all OIST members - students, researchers, faculty, administrative staff, and family members. The courses range from basic to advanced, focusing on fundamental communication skills. All courses include instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Extra-curricular activities are also held to help participants adjust to the customs and culture of their new surroundings.
Contact: SACHIKO.SEGAWA@OIST.JP, 098-966-8607