Active Learning

Forging Smart, Tough Negotiators

 You must be armed with a double-edged awareness of Japanese as well as other cultures if you want to succeed in the global arena. In addition to shedding new light on how linguistics and culture can shape customs and etiquette, Kyorin University's Faculty of Foreign Studies focuses on molding globally competent professionals who can bridge any international communications gap, get to the bottom of any problem, and deliver a world of innovative solutions.

Problem finding: The ability to quickly and accurately identify, analyze and sort out issues or problems
Problem solving: The ability to think critically and find constructive solutions
Self-expression: The ability to clearly and precisely communicate solutions and ideas

The practical skills needed to stand up and negotiate on an equal footing, something which goes beyond ordinary language proficiency

Viewing the World through a Wide-Angle Lens

 Courses offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Social Sciences give students a deeper understanding of Asia and the West that serves as a foundation upon which they can build their global communication skills.

Course Examples

International Relations

 Focusing on international relations today, this course looks at a number of major topics one by one. Via a thorough examination of the United Nations, peacekeeping operations, global environmental problems, Soviet-American relations during the Cold War, development and aid, etc., students develop deeper insights into current events and the history behind them.

Politics in Asia/Chinese Politics and Diplomacy

 This course examines the dynamics of politics and diplomacy in post-WWII China as it explores the history of East Asia with a focus on modern history. Additionally the course also examines the current Chinese-speaking world via news reports and more.

International Management

 This course equips students with international business management skills. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals behind cross-border business management while learning about the role of culture in international management and examining the social responsibilities of multinational corporations.

Developing Practical Negotiation Skills

Case-Study Seminars

 Problem-based learning (PBL) is an effective training method that cultivates practical negotiation skills. PBL enables students to look at situations from various angles in order to find problems as well as their solutions. Offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Social Sciences' Interdisciplinary Seminars, case-study seminars allow students to explore a multidimensional approach to resolving international conflicts in political as well as business arenas. Students acquire the basic skills needed to pave the way to win-win negotiations while experiencing the ups and downs of hammering out agreements through role playing exercises that simulate real world scenarios.

Active Learning

 Case-study seminars for juniors and seniors place more emphasis on the art of persuasion and debate skills that are so crucial to doing business in the international arena. When doing business with people from different cultural backgrounds, understanding and respecting their culture is a prerequisite to smart negotiating. In additional to this, you muse be able to cleary state your points. Developing these practical two-way communication skills is what active learning is all about.

 Debate simulation classes taught by native English or Chinese speakers, for instance, provide students with hands-on experience in real-world intercultural communications and equip them with the tools they need to be globally competent professionals. That includes the tools needed to get to the root of a problem and negotiate a mutnally beneficial deal.

Meeting Global Corporate Leaders

 The university invites guest lecturers from global companies as well as from the field of international human resources development to provide students with insights that will help them map out their future career paths.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism invites the president of the Imperial Hotel to deliver lectures covering a wide range of topics from catering to guests' every need from around the world to hotel management. The lectures provide students with a unique window that lets them see the principles they have learned in class at work in the real world.

Presentations in the Target Language

 After students have completed a study-abroad program or graduate thesis, they are required to give a presentation in their target language.
Their presentations are graded by an evaluation board consisting of Kyorin University faculty members, international students studying at the university, faculty members at overseas partner institutions, and experts from the private sector, to accurately measure the progress they have made.