Winter Camp 2017

December 16, 2017 – December 17, 2017
Marubeni Tama Center Training Institute
2-39-2 Bessho Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0363


Facilitator: Jon Dujmovich (M.A., CELTA)

Every Wednesday, we have “Progress Report Meetings”, wherein RAs explain a progress in their research to audiences with different fields and/ or professions. One of the challenges for this meeting is that RAs would recognize a difficulty in explaining contents to these audiences and thus make a presentation by paraphrasing contents, the presentation that could be different from that in academic societies and others.

In this camp, Mr. Jon Dujmovich, a facilitator, guided RAs towards the following two goals.
· To improve skills to convey student’s research concisely and clearly in English
· To present in English with confidence

As Mr. Dujmovich energetically facilitated this seminar for two days, RAs practiced presentations in English with three kinds of presentation methods. In addition, by receiving advice from mentors, faculty members, and graduates, all RAs were able to experience improved points of presentations. It was a great opportunity to improve their skills.

Presentation Practice of Policy Proposals & Roundtable Discussion by Graduates

At the end of February 2018, several RAs will present their policy proposal. Therefore, they practiced their presentations in this camp and we made an enthusiastic discussion with the graduates and other members. We then held a roundtable discussion with the graduates. RAs asked the graduates about how they worked in industry, ministries or agencies and how the experiences in this program have been utilized, etc.

Mr. Dujmovich’s Lectures

Warming Up Activities

Poster Presentations


Comments from Faculty Members

Presentation Practice for Policy Proposals

A Roundtable Discussion

Group Photos