The advanced level seminar
Designed for people with TOEIC scores of 750 and above, the advanced level seminar of Sejinjuku aims to develop them into global talent open to diversity and capable of logically thinking, being assertive, and making presentations in English.
(Sejinjuku is, thus, not a school for just improving one’s English proficiency or learning the theoretical principles of logical thinking.)
|Feature 1:||It is a workshop format that meets every two weeks. At the beginning of the lecture, each student will make a speech in English, which will be videotaped. We will subsequently review these speeches together so as to identify and correct bad speech habits and to acquire effective speechmaking skills.|
|Feature 2:||We will conduct part of the lecture in English so the students will learn to think logically in English.|
|Feature 3:||We will proofread and correct the English essays submitted for each session.|
Business people with TOEIC scores of 750 or higher who aspire to acquire the requisite skills—including but in no way limited to English proficiency—to become global talent capable of rising to the challenge in the contemporary world.
|Session 1||Learning the art of writing a complicated content in readable English.|
|・Basics of English email writing
・Shedding unnecessary information
・Being simple and concise
【Exercise】Improving a sample email
|Session 2||Cross-cultural management|
・The distinctly Japanese work style prone to cause misunderstanding with foreigners
・Enhancing productivity by adapting to a different way of working
|Session 3||Logical communication|
|・English as a logical language
・The sky-rain-umbrella framework of logical reasoning
・The pyramid structure
・Exercise in logical thinking in English
|Session 4||Presentation skills|
|・Understanding the importance of presentation skills in English-speaking countries; body language
・Dos and Don’ts
・Clarifying the message
・Audience-friendly PowerPoint slides
・An engaging presentation
|Session 5||Assertiveness / negotiation|
|・Understanding the importance of being assertive in English
・Coping with the Yes/No mode of communication
・No reading between the lines
・Uniquely Japanese mistake of using inappropriately strong English words, phrases, or expressions
・Overcoming stage fright in face-to-face communication with foreigners (You will have actual conversation with a native English speaker in the second half of the session.)
|Session 6||Conclusion (Presentation)|
|・Culmination of the session: Let’s make a presentation!
・Ability to summarize: Can you deliver in a logical manner?
・Is the presentation engaging enough?
・Q&A—Can you ace it with poise?
We will proofread and correct the English essays submitted for each session.
(If you click the image of the sample essay below, you will see enlarged how corrections and comments are administered.)
|The 15th term||July 6, 2018 (Fri)-September 21, 2018 (Fri) 19:00-21:00
(7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/24, 9/7, 9/21)
Application period: May 23, 2018-July 5, 2018
The Principal profile
Producer of global human capital
President, AT Globe, Inc.
Upon graduation from Ochanomizu University, Ms. Suzuki kicked off her career track in human resources by joining the HR department of GE Japan. She moved on to Morgan Stanley and then to DHL Japan where she served as head of HR. Without any experience living and working abroad, Ms. Suzuki applied herself and mastered English on her own, scoring 960 on TOEIC. On the strength of her linguistic aptitude and her hands-on experience upgrading her career in foreign capital companies, she is amply qualified to explain in detail why things work differently in international communications and interactions. Besides taking the helm at Sejinjuku, Ms. Suzuki offers corporate training in such fields as global communication, cross-cultural management, leadership, and organizational analysis.
Venue and access
Standard Meeting Room, Akasaka Side
1-3-18, Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo
The Namboku Line: Get off at Tameike-sanno Station. It is a five-minute walk from Exit 9.
The Ginza Line: Get off at Tameike-sanno Station. It is a five-minute walk from Exit 9.
The Ginza Line: Get off at Toranomon Station. It is a six-minute walk from Exit 10.
The Namboku Line: Get off at Roppongi-itchome Station. It is a seven-minute walk from Exit 3.
The process from application to the seminar
1. Fill out the application form.
* Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended.
2. The administrative office will send you a confirmation email.
3. Make your payment by bank transfer to the account specified in the confirmation email.
4. Upon confirmation of your payment, we will send you a subject list.
5. We look forward to seeing you at the venue on the first day of the term!
¥129,000 (tax included)