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Debate in English

■Purpose of this activity :  Improving logical thinking and logical communication in English.

■Participants: Experienced debaters in Japanese or English who are able to debate in a contest. (Please note: we do not teach the skills of debate in this workshop)

■Formats:  Lincoln Douglas (1 vs 1)/ Two constructive arguments (2 vs 2)

■Previous topics: 

  • Japan should legalize recreational marijuana (Jun 2019, Mar 2020 )
  • Japan should withdraw from the Paris Agreement (Jun 2020)
  • Japan should raise the minimum wage (Dec 2019)

Online facilitation in English 

This is a study group to practice facilitation skills for online meetings. We are learning by role-play of real cases. The sessions are a realistic and hands-on learning experience thanks to the native English speakers helping us out.

■Purpose of this activity : To expand the working functions of online meetings, especially now after the COVID-19 pandemic, and to make them more productive. Coronavirus has complicated communication because face-to-face meetings in the US and Japan have been replaced by teleconferences.

■Participants: 

  • Learners of online meeting facilitation in English.
  • Attendees as well as facilitators are welcome.
  • Those who provide sample cases are welcome too!!
Dear English native speaker,
We are looking for volunteer English speakers! Join us and take some roles in case studies. 
1. Share a case and/or a role (email or brief zoom meeting)
2. Schedule of the session (around 10 pm JST weekday)
3. Case study session (30-45min)

■Previous case studies:

  • Price negotiations with Asian companies
  • Finding a breakthrough in a conflict situation with a Western branch
  • Conflict management