Transferable Skills Seminar – Self-Learning Japanese

Event | February 13, 2017

Finished Feb 13 2017

This 2-day transferable skills seminar is targeted at international researchers (Master’s and PhD students, and postdocs), and will be conducted in English.

The seminar is given by a lecturer who teaches professional foreigners, for example industrial experts or business executives, who have been assigned to a Japanese office for the first time. Similar to English-only doctorate course students and researchers, they are busy with their daily lives due to their profession and do not have the luxury of allocating long hours to learn Japanese. If you wish to learn Japanese for the first time, or want to enhance your Japanese skills with minimum impact to your daily research activities, please come and join this two day seminar to find your own way to learn Japanese by yourself. 

Day 1 of this seminar will focus on effective learning techniques in order to acquire the language skills needed for working in Japan, while Day 2 will feature simple and practical lessons on basic Japanese.  We ask that you please attend both days.

Day 1: Self-learning the Japanese language

・ Key features of the Japanese language

・ Japanese proficiency levels and achievement goals

・ Success stories

・ Helpful learning tools

Day 2: Lesson on basic Japanese

・ Basic pronunciation and grammar

・ Greetings and daily expressions

・ Talk a bit about yourself (beginner level)

・ Talk more about yourself (intermediate level)

・ Conversations in the lab

■ Lecturer

Ms. Shinobu Aoki

Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT)

AJALT’s activities are all geared toward creating a society that is able to use the Japanese language as a medium for promoting mutual understanding among people of diverse cultures and customs.

■ Seminar dates

2/13/2017 (Mon) 15:00-18:00

2/14/2017 (Tue) 15:00-18:00

■ Place

2nd Floor Main Conference Room (#214), Institute for International Collaboration (Office of International Affairs)

Please note that this is a 2-day seminar. Please attend both days. 

■ Eligibility

Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application deadline

2/12/2017 at 23:00

■ Max participants


​■ How to register

You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not yet registered, please do so here. After you are registered in the Hi-System, please apply directly to the event here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “申し込む/Apply”. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within three business days, please contact I-HoP (contact details below).


I-HoP : International Human Resource Development Program,

Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University



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