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


  • 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).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.