Seminars for Fall 2021


Intercultural Communication- CANCELLED

November 12th - December 3rd, Fridays from 12-1 PM

1. 11/12 and 11/19: Culture in the Workplace

2. 11/26 and 12/3: Adjusting and Settling in


Academic Speaking and Presenting Skills

Every Friday from 3-4 PM

Zoom meeting ID -

Alternating weekly between: Academic Speaking Skills and Presenting Skills for International Conferences

Schedule this semester:

1. September 24th: 3-4PM - Using Oral Citations

2. October 1st: 3-4 PM - Learning from TED part 1

3. October 8th: 3-4 PM - Concluding a presentation

4. October 15th: 3-4 PM - Learning from TED part 2.

5. October 22nd: 3-4 PM - Giving spontaneous one minute talks

6. October 29th: 3-4 PM - Why you should write out your speech part 1

7. November 5th: 3-4 PM - Using Transition Phrases in Presentations

8. November 12th: 3-4 PM -Why you should write out your speech part 2

9. November 19th 3-4 PM - Participating in small group discussions

Although it is highly recommended that you attend all the classes, it is not required. Each Friday seminar is a self contained lesson.

Please note that while the content may be useful for any aspiring presenters, the course is aimed at non-native speakers of English.

Please watch the event's list for a link to each seminar and downloadable handouts.


Survival Japanese

Fridays, 12-1 PM

Zoom link:

  1. October 1st: Going to the grocery store
  2. October 8th: Basic conversations
  3. October 15th: Restaurants and ordering food
  4. October 22nd: Taxi and directions
  5. October 29th: Going to the doctor
  6. November 5th: Post office, Village office