One of the challenges in mastering the Japanese language is choosing the proper words and expressions according to the situation. In the business world, the knowledge of certain terminologies and rules are essential for non-native speakers to feel confident when communicating with your business partners in Japanese. Dr. Minami teaches the Business Japanese Course at SFSU through an academic year. He is happy to share his expertise with JSNC language students and members.
This workshop enables pre-advanced to advanced Japanese learners to master conversational expressions that are useful in business environments. The workshop provides intensive training in business Japanese, focusing on honorific expressions frequently encountered in the business world.
The goals of the workshop include:
(1) Learning expressions and vocabularies essential to business
(2) Acquiring verbal and nonverbal communication strategies for better interaction with Japanese business associates
(3) Learning how to deal with Japanese business people both in formal and informal settings
Please come and join us for this dynamic and informative language workshop. This is a perfect opportunity for advanced leaners to polish and expand your command of Japanese, whether your workplace necessitates Japanese language skills or not. .
Space is limited and registration is available on a first come first served basis. Please register early to ensure your spot in the workshop.
This session is recommended for anyone who retains Japanese competence of JLPT N3 Level or above. Contact [email protected] if you need assistance to gauge your language ability.
Dr. Masahiko Minami
Dr. Minami is Professor at San Francisco State University where he specializes in Japanese language and cross-cultural studies. He is also Past President of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) and coordinator for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken: JLPT) for Northern California. In addition, he is Past President of the Northern California Japanese Teachers’ Association (NCJTA). Dr. Minami, who received a PhD from Harvard University, is also a guest Professor at the National Institute for Japanese Language & Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Minami was the 2007 recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award for Northern California.
Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Date & Time
Friday, September 25th. 6:00-8:00pm
Check in 5:45pm～
$20 for Japan Society Member
$30 for Non Member