Japan Intercultural Consulting to Hold Communication Seminar for Japanese Speakers

Communication Jumpstart: Keys to Activating your English (for Japanese)

Thursday, March 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Golkow Conference Rooms – One Penn Plaza, Suite 4205
(Please enter on 33rd Street)

Registration Fee: $225

  • Do you have extensive knowledge of English but feel awkward speaking it?
  • Do you wish you could use English more effectively but avoid using it because you lack confidence?
  • Do you have trouble understanding spoken English?
  • Would you like to be understood better and have stronger relationships with your non-Japanese colleagues?
  • Do you find that your listeners seem to lose attention or get tired after you have been speaking in English for a few minutes?
  • Would you like to be able to communicate in English with more confidence, effectiveness, and enjoyment?

This special Introduction to Linguistic Coaching program is an intensive half-day seminar that will help you recognize and improve the most important areas for better communication in English, including:

  • A practical overview of the sound system of English
  • Coaching on the proper pronunciation of sounds that interfere with being easily understood
  • Understanding and practicing characteristics of stress in English to create more natural sounding speech
  • Learning to recognize and approximate more closely the natural rhythms of native English, which are very different from Japanese

The number of participants is limited to 10 to ensure that each participant has the chance to receive individualized guidance from the instructor. The program is suitable for both new expats and those who have been here for many years.

For more information and to register for the seminar, please visit Japan Intercultural Consulting’s website.

About Japan Intercultural Consulting

Japan Intercultural Consulting is a global training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. They help clients improve working relationships in multicultural environments. The services they provide include cross-cultural awareness training seminars, management and communication skills training seminars, team-building programs, human resource management consulting, and executive coaching services.

About the Instructor: Paul Jaffe – New York Representative

Paul Jaffe is an experienced intercultural consultant and trainer specializing in strategic communication and cultural adaptation. He is also a cross-cultural business expert for Japan. He conducts intercultural business consulting, trainings, and lectures for culturally diverse companies as well as business coaching for Japanese managers and executives. Known for his ability to help people understand each other and build relationships across cultural and linguistic boundaries, he also has expertise in training non-native speakers to communicate more effectively in English, incorporating both specialized linguistic knowledge and intercultural awareness.

Paul Jaffe

Jaffe lived in Japan for a total of 25 years before returning to the United States in 2012 and speaks excellent Japanese. While in Japan he taught Intercultural Communication as well as language and culture classes at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. Since beginning work as a trainer in 1988, he has trained professionals, corporate executives and employees, government employees, and educators at major corporations including Sony, Ricoh, and NEC, as well as the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities and The Sanno Institute of Management. Training areas have included pre-departure training, intercultural business management, and international negotiation.

His formal coaching began by request in 2010, after many years of informally advising people from small business owners to corporate executives.

Besides coaching and training, Jaffe has given numerous public talks and seminars on various aspects of culture and communication, and he has taught public speaking and business writing. He is the author of numerous articles on Japan and intercultural communication and was a co-founder of SIETAR Kansai (Japan).

Jaffe has a B.A. in Philosophy and Japanese Studies from Colgate University and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. He also did PhD coursework at the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

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