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JACET ESP SIG Kanto (November Meeting)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (November Meeting)

Date: Nov 17, 2018 (Sat) 15:00 17:00 

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 705

(UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

Please find the link for the location:

http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English); http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)

 Program

15:00~16:00 Communication Skills in Increasingly Globalized Japanese Companies

Professor Kazushige Tsuji, Mukogawa Women’s University

 Abstract:

The shift towards borderless activities by Japanese companies, regardless of their size, continues to grow rapidly and has become increasingly commonplace. This situation compels personnel working in such companies to acquire pragmatic English communication skills. With an eye on apprehending and attending to English communication skills needed in business, this presentation contends that the development of English use and needs at Japanese manufacturing companies is a good bench mark, as the manufacturing industry is the pioneer of global operations in the Japanese private sector. The presenter shares his research on EBP (English for Business Purposes) and would also like to exchange views on EBP which should be taught at universities in Japan.

 Bio of Invited Presenter:

Kazushige Tsuji is a professor in, and current Chair of, the Department of English at Mukogawa Women’s University in Hyogo Prefecture. His research interest includes ESP in business contexts.

16:00~16:30 Discussion on the presentation and EBP and EOP

16:30~17:00 Business Meeting:

 SIG meetings and Shinenkai

July 28th, 2018 Meeting Cancelled due to typhoon.

Dear members,

We are sorry that we had to cancel the meeting for today due to the typhoon. We are working on rescheduling this meeting in October or November.

On another note, we will be uploading the Call for Papers this afternoon.

JACET ESP Kanto July 2018 Meeting

Dear all JACET ESP SIG Kanto members,

It is with great pleasure that I make the announcement of our July meeting on July 28 (Saturday), 2018. The themes of this meeting are EBP (English for Business Purposes) and EOP (English for Occupational Purposes). The details are as follows:

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (July Meeting)

Date: Jul 28, 2018 (Sat) 15:00 17:00 

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 602

(UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

Please find the link for the location:

http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English); http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)

 Program

  • 15:00~16:15 Invited Presentation by Kazushige Tsuji (Mukogawa Women’s University)

Title: English Communication Skills in Increasingly Globalized Japanese Companies: A Focus on BELF

(BELF: English as the Business Lingua Franca)

 Abstract:

The shift towards borderless activities by Japanese companies, regardless of their size, continues to grow rapidly and has become increasingly commonplace. This situation compels personnel working in such companies to acquire pragmatic English communication skills. With an eye on apprehending and attending to English communication skills needed in business, this presentation contends that the development of English use and needs at Japanese manufacturing companies is a good bench mark, as the manufacturing industry is the pioneer of global operations in the Japanese private sector. The presenter shares his research on BELF (English as the Business Lingua Franca) and highlights key knowledge, skills and experiences related to English, needed in globalized workplaces.

 Bio of Invited Presenter:

Kazushige Tsuji is a professor in, and current Chair of, the Department of English at Mukogawa Women’s University in Hyogo Prefecture. His research interest include ESP in business contexts.

  •  16:15~17:00 Business Meeting:

SIG Poster at the National Convention

Special 20th anniversary edition of annual report of ESP Kanto

Planning of fall activities

_________________________

 SHI Jie

Chair

JACET ESP SIG Kanto

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (January 2018 Meeting)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (January Meeting)
Date: Jan 13, 2018 (Sat) 15:0017:00
Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), UEC Alliance
Center, 100th Anniversary Hall
(UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)
Location: For English, see the attachment; For Japanese Webpage:
https://www.uecalliance.com/access.html

Program of the January meeting (Meeting theme – Academic writing):
1.15:00~16:00 Invited Presentation by Christine Feak (University of
Michigan, USA)  (Session via Skype)

Title: Research Article Abstracts for Non-Expert Readers

Abstract: Research article abstracts are an extremely important genre.
When well written, abstracts can increase the chance that a paper will
go out for review, that a well-qualified reviewer will agree to offer
feedback, and that the paper will be read. Writing an effective research
article abstract for one’s peers is challenging enough, but the
challenges are becoming greater as many scientific journals are
expecting authors to provide a second abstract directed at non-expert
readers. These abstracts have a number of different names, including:
lay abstracts, author summaries, and significance statements. My talk
today will focus on this emergent genre and how we might support
students’ efforts to write for non-experts.

Bio of Speaker:
Dr. Christine Feak is a lecturer at the English Language Institute of
the University of Michigan since 1988 and is an experienced ESP
practitioner, researcher, editor and productive author. Among her
numerous ESP/EAP publications, “Academic Writing for Graduate Students:
Essential Tasks and Skills”, “Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts”, ”
Telling a Research Story” and “Navigating Academia” that she has co-
authored with the famous ESP pioneer Professor John M. Swales are well-
known reference books not only in the US but also in Japan especially in
the EST domain. Her current research interests include the discourse
analysis of academic legal genres, medical writing, the evaluation of
NNS writing, and positioning in graduate student writing.

2.16:00~16:30 Research Presentation by Patrick Foss (Tokyo Medical and
Dental University )
Title: Incorporating the Academic Word List into introductory EAP
classes
Abstract: The Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000) is a collection of 570
word families which have been shown to appear frequently in a wide range
of academic texts. As such, it is a useful resource in university-level
language education, particularly in introductory EAP classes. However,
simply telling students to “study the list” is unlikely to be effective;
words need to be encountered and used in different contexts in order to
be mastered. The presenter will show how a portion of the Academic Word
List was selected and then incorporated into a course focused on
improving a variety of academic English skills within a communicative
environment.

Bio of Speaker:
Patrick Foss is an associate professor of English in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. His
research interests include vocabulary use and development.

3. 16:3017:00 Business Meeting

4. 18:30~  ESP SIG KANTO Chapter SHINNENKAI: January 13, 2018

We welcome any members of our group even if you cannot join the above
meeting. The restaurant is located in a convenient part of downtown
Tokyo. Anyone can go to the venue directly and join us for the wonderful
Turkish food, good company and the entertainment there. Just drop Shin
Hashimoto a message by email as shown below.

ボスボラス ハサン 新宿店
03-3354-7947
東京都新宿区新宿3-6-11第一玉屋ビル 2F
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13000925/dtlmap/
■予約日時 1月13日(土) 18:30
■コース名 ≪ Bコース ≫トルコ料理を堪能できます★(飲み放題の付かないコース
になります)
■コース料金   お一人様 ¥3,750(税込)

Time: 18:30 ~ (right after our SIG meeting)
Restaurant: Bosphorus Hasan (free cultural event included)
Menu: Course B (3,750 yen not including alcohol)
Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13000925/dtlmap/
The restaurant is a Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku (just a few doors
down the Yose “Suehiro-tei” very close to Isetan Department Store)