Advanced: Occupational Communication

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced: Occupational Communication

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Japanese

  • Language Level

    Advanced, High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    1 - 1
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    This course for advanced students at levels 5 to 6 or the equivalent in the core curriculum helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to communicate better in Japanese in office situations or part-time jobs. The course focuses on how to contact people, report information, hold conferences, make presentations, wait on or speak with customers, and negotiate, whether over the phone, in person, or in writing. One other important goal is to have students think about customs and the nature of human relationships and communication through examples of problems, complaints, and successes in the workplace (and particularly in the multicultural workplace).