Business Communication SIG


Published: Sat, 05/08/2010 - 1:37pm

The forming JALT Business Communication SIG is intended to develop the discipline of teaching English conducive to participation in the world business community. We wish to provide instructors in this field with a means of collaboration and sharing best teaching practices.

JALT Business Communication SIGは、世界のビジネス界に通用する英語教育の発展を目的に持ち、結成されました。連携体制を組み、最善の教育方法を共有することにより、英語教育に携わるインストラクターの皆様のお手伝いを致します。

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SIG Officers


Alan Simpson
Saeko Ujiie
John Kania
Jo Williamson
Bill Burns

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Upcoming Events


Chris Bates, Interfas, a management consultancy co. in Taiwan
Kumiko Murata, Waseda University
Tim Craig, Doshisha University
Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 3:00pm

JALT Business Communication SIG, Kansai University, SIETAR Kansai, and the JALT Osaka, Kyoto & Nankyu chapters are proud to present the “Business and Intercultural Negotiation” conference, to be held July 1st and 2nd 2017, at Kansai University, Osaka. The aim of this event is to bring together and develop synergies between international business, English as a lingua franca and intercultural communication.

Plenaries include Chris Bates, who will talk about 'The Ethological and Cultural roots of Different Negotiation Styles'. Chris is based in Taiwan and has lived in Asia for 40 years, working in industrial product sales and marketing, business intelligence consulting, and executive searches. He was also a trainer to Fortune 10 companies on advanced negotiation in Asia.
Dr Kumiko Murata will talk about 'English as a Lingua Franca research in business and workplace settings'. Kumiko is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the School of Education and the Graduate School of Education, Waseda University. Her research interests include ELF, conversation and discourse analyses, pragmatics, intercultural communication and language teaching. Her most recent edited book is Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts (2016, Routledge).
Dr Tim Craig will talk about 'Building cultural understanding in the classroom: Teaching business cases on Japan’s cultural industries'. Tim holds a Ph.D. in International Business and master’s degrees in East Asian Studies and International Management. He has 20 years’ teaching and research experience in Canadian and Japanese business schools, and before that taught ESL in Japan for 15 years. He is founder of BlueSky Academic Services (www.blueskyacademic.net), which, in addition to editing and translation, publishes case studies on Japan’s cultural industries.

For the full event schedule please check: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9vTEwC0BRk4VVRyLUFfUTRQRkxjRnNiTjFnS3B...
And for other information about BizCom activities please check http://jalt.org/bizcom/index.html Also feel free to email bizcomjalt@gmail.com

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