Sejinjuku School is a three-month intensive course to learn global talents' must have skills.

The introductory level

The introductory level seminar

The introductory level seminar of Sejinjuku is designed for people who get uptight when they have to use English because they are not in an office environment where English is used on a daily basis. In this seminar, you will first overcome your initial uptightness about speaking English and, eventually, you will learn to speak it projecting poise and confidence. The seminar aims to help you grow into global talent through a series of exercises designed to change your mind-set so you will no longer speak English skewed by Japanese values and way of 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: In addition to the speeches, we will conduct part of the lecture in simple English. For the most part, however, the lecture will be in Japanese.
Feature 3: We will proofread and correct the English essays submitted for each session.

Objectives

  • To overcome uptightness about working with foreigners and to be able to express yourself in English
  • To be confident about making a speech in English
  • To learn basic etiquettes for English communication such as keeping eye contact
  • To make business contacts with foreigners even when your English proficiency is limited

Target audience

Business people with TOEIC scores of 650 or higher who want to become capable of being assertive and making presentations in English.

Seminar contents

Session 1 Introducing yourself in the workplace; making business contacts with foreigners
・Effective self-introduction
・Dos and Don’ts when meeting someone for the first time
・How to pick conversation topics
・Assertiveness
Session 2 Basics of English business email writing
・Structuring logically
・Stating the conclusion first is more important than being grammatically correct.
・Reviewing your bad habits and not repeating the same mistakes
<Exercise> Rewriting a confusing email
Session 3 Understanding and harnessing diversity
・Attaining self-knowledge first (personality and preferred communication style)
・Understanding the Underlying self, the Everyday self, and the Overextended self
・How to figure out your interlocuter’s communication style
<Exercise> Learning to adapt to your interlocuter’s communication style
*You will take an online assessment test.
Session 4 Simulating English communication in the workplace with a native English speaker
<Exercise>
・Introducing yourself
・Having a short meeting in English
Session 5 Impact of cultural differences on the work style
・Japanese characteristics (strengths and weaknesses)
・Comparison with other countries
<Exercise>
・Imagining an unexpected happening and working to find a solution
(The discussion is to be conducted in Japanese.)
Session 6 Conclusion (including a 3-minute speech)
Native English speakers participate.
・Each student makes a 3-minute speech.
・Is the speech engaging enough?
・Is it logically structured?
・Can you handle the Q&A competently?
・Pairing up with a native English speaker and having a short meeting

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.)

Schedule

Each seminar term runs three months, consisting of a total of six sessions meeting every other week.
The 14th term April 6, 2018 (Fri)-June 22, 2018 (Fri) 19:00-21:00
(4/6, 4/20, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22)
Application period: February 21, 2018-April 5, 2018
(currently accepting)
The 16th term October 5, 2018 (Fri)-December 14, 2018 (Fri) 19:00-21:00
(10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14)
Application period: August 22, 2018-October 4, 2018
(in preparation)

The Principal profile

Mikako Suzuki
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!

Tuition

¥129,000 (tax included)

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