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The Japan Society Bilingual Public Speaking Club offers a safe, interactive space to improve communication and presentation abilities in English and/or Japanese, learning techniques and tricks to develop confidence in speaking in public.
This monthly event is open to anyone who is willing to participate and speak in Japanese or English. Good knowledge of Japanese and English is desirable, but all levels are welcome to join us. Japanese native speakers and students of Japanese or English are encouraged to participate! The main focus of the Club is on developing public speaking skills, rather than grammatical accuracy.
We informally follow the methodology of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) with each participant taking a different role each time (speaker, evaluator, helper) both in English and Japanese. Everyone will have the opportunity to speak and support others to succeed in speaking in public in their chosen language.
Each online session also includes an ice breaker to allow each participant to speak briefly to the group at the start. We miss the opportunity to chat to each other in person, but hope this will help people relax and get to know each other.
You can find more information about the different roles required below and more details about public speaking clubs in the ASC website.
You can also follow our LinkedIn group to keep up-to-date about the club and the role allocation.
If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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