Category: Communication Skills

What journaling means to me

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m

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Nonverbal communication

While looking at consultation data transcribed from audio files, I’ve been studying linguistic forms in spoken interactions (in primary care settings). A question flashed across my mind today and I quickly looked it up. What exactly do nonverbal cues include in general? One of the famous quotes is that about 93 per cent of communication

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Worth to try – When I applied for a teaching position

I just want to share some positive thoughts about job applications! In December 2018, I applied for my current teaching position in London. When I read an article to recruit a teaching staff at a university, the application deadline was already two weeks passed. But it still had a direct email address and a name

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‘Easy Japanese’ as a common language with foreigners in Japan

I could not agree more with the idea of ‘easy Japanese’ as a common language between native and non-native speakers in Japan. In Tokyo, the Mainichi Newspapers Co. will host a symposium on this topic in March. The focus will be the acceptance of foreign workers and language in the context of Japan’s employment situation

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