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 and Kyoto 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 is a director for Inter-fas, a management consultancy company based in Taiwan. He is an accomplished international business and joint venture management professional with over 32 years of experience driving global new industrial markets, products and sales. His specialties include executive search in Greater China, advanced negotiation, fluency in Mandarin and industry intelligence. Dr Kumiko Murata is the editor of "Exploring ELF (English as a lingua franca) in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts" and "Global Englishes in Asian Contexts." Dr Tim Craig has expertise in the areas of international business, strategic management, cross-cultural management and Japanese popular culture.

The call for papers is open until April 22nd, and can be found at and for further info. please email


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