From end of May to end of June 2021, sixteen students from the 4th year of the Department of Business Administration participated in “Online Business English Conversation Class 2021” which was organized by six students of the Department of English, Taiwan Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (Kaohsiung City) that signed an academic exchange agreement with Ube Kosen.
The Department of Business Administration has accepted Taiwan Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages students for “practical training” since 2019 to make Ube Kosen students obtain English conversation skills required for business without going to learn overseas. As part of the training, Taiwanese students teach the English conversation face- to-face in a classroom.
We had the online English conversation class last year because it was difficult to have Taiwanese students who teach in our school due to COVID 19. So it is our second online class followed by last year.
We will continue to have online exchange activities even after resuming face-to-face exchange activities.
Comments from participated students
HAMATSU Yukina (4th year of the Department of Business Administration)
I worked so hard to understand what Taiwanese students said when I joined the class for the first time. When I did not understand, they repeated it so many times kindly and I finally understood them. I am now getting used to it, so I can enjoy the conversation when I feel comfortable. I would like to study English more and make communication more smooth in English.
YOSHIMURA Misaki (4th year of the Department of Business Administration)
I experienced online Business English conversation for the first time and it was very difficult to have a conversation in English without using Japanese. But I managed to understand what Taiwanese students meant because they spoke slowly and they asked me what part I did not understand when I was in trouble because I did not understand. As I participated in the class more, I started to understand what they were saying. I believe my listening skill has improved through this English conversation.