The importance of language and culture in our professional and personal lives is a vital tool. The ability to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas forges cultural ties, professional, personal, and economic relationships. Develop your knowledge and understanding of diverse languages and cultures to improve your communication and interaction with others.
Furoshiki is a useful, applicable, and artistic cloth wrapping technique. This historical, eco-friendly, and beautiful way of wrapping can be applied for gift-giving, carrying, protecting, or decorating objects of various shapes and sizes. Students will practice various methods of wrapping in class.
This course introduces the Japanese flower arrangement of the Sogetsu School, how to arrange the raw materials with one’s creativity and imagination. Students will share the joy of Ikebana and how this art form can express emotions through the use of cut flowers and plant materials.
Students will need to bring their own flowers and foliage that they want to work on. Information on tools needed and ideas of flowers and plants to bring will be shared upon registration.
This class offers critical information to gain cultural awareness and to understand Japanese business protocol, as well as Japanese customers’ expectations and behaviors. Offers practice in verbal and non-verbal communications to effectively assist Japanese customers.
This is a unique express course for the students to be prepared for traveling in Japan, focusing on shopping and dining. With simple, easy but polite expressions, students will effectively communicate with Japanese native speakers to enhance the joy of their trip traveling in Japan.
Gain basic knowledge and confidence, improve the student’s communication with Japanese speakers as well as apply for jobs with Japanese customers.