Removes the psychological barriers hindering communication in English by using interactive role-play and exercises
“Simplish” is an abbreviation of “Simple” and “English”. Living up to its name, rather than using difficult English words, Simplish engages participants in experiential learning through using simple words and body-language. Through repetition, it removes psychological barriers (mental block) hindering one’s ability to communicate in English. Through self reflection, participants learn how useful mistakes are in the learning process, and to adopt an assertive mindset which enables them to communicate in simple English.
By using only simple English words, this program can be implemented regardless of the English level of the participants
Different from other general English trainings which place emphasis on improving the language ability of the participants, the goal of this program is to change people’s approach to English communication. It is possible to adjust the program according to the English level of the participants, by using both foreign and Japanese trainers, who are able to offer support in the Japanese language where needed.
Offers opportunities to reinvent oneself and master basic conversation in business settings, to improve flexibility towards other cultures, and to speak English confidently
This program emphasizes the ability to communicate with confidence. Therefore, rather than perfect English we aim for practical English. The best way to enhance cross-cultural communication is to learn by making multiple mistakes. Through trial and error, we remove the fear of making the next mistake and understand that English is a tool of communication necessary to accomplish goals.
Many Japanese find it difficult to handle cross-cultural communication because they aim for perfect mutual understanding by using their own words. Through role-playing, the participants accumulate experience in speaking with simple English words rather than with perfect English, gaining a real sense of communication with people. By allowing themselves to make mistakes, the participants will overcome the psychological barrier (mental block) of communicating in English. By using repeated experiential learning, the participants can finally enjoy speaking English with confidence.