February 15, 2022

CED Seminar 2021 "Business English for Researchers"

Applying to your first internship, post-doc, and/or researcher position can be intimidating. The process of writing a cover letter and CV/resume in English and corresponding by an email can be especially challenging. However, the process can be made easier by being aware of the formats English cover letters and CVs/resumes follow and knowing some tips for attracting the reader's attention. In this CED seminar, we will go over strategies to improve your CV/resume, cover letter, and email writing though group/pair discussion and lecture.

Time and Date

Wednesday, March 23 rd , 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, March 25 th , 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 23 (1) Group Discussion Share your experiences of writing English emails, CVs/resumes, and cover letters in groups.
(2) Lecture Compare some samples and learn about common structures and useful expressions.
(3) Group Discussion Find and discuss the problems in the samples presented and distributed as examples.
Homework (4) Individual work Suppose you are applying for a job/internship, and write an email, your CV/resume, and cover letter for the position.
March 25 (5) Group Discussion/Pair work Discuss each other's emails, CVs/resumes and cover letters , talking about impressions, good points and points to be improved.
(6) Individual work Re-edit and submit your email, CV/resume, and cover letter based on feedback received.
After the Seminar (7) Feedback from the lecturer Receive submitted assignment with feedback and comments from lecturer.


Online (Zoom)




Jeremiah SECHRIST ( Lecturer, CED )


10-12 SOKENDAI students


The registration form has been closed because the maximum number of applicants has been reached. If there are cancellations, etc., we may reopen the application.(13:30, February 15, 2022)

  • Please register through the Google form above by Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. Your email address, department, student ID, and name are required. Each participant must register individually (multiple participants per registration is not allowed).
  • Zoom connection information will be sent via email to those registered.
  • The seminar will be recorded. If you cannot participate in the seminar but would like to watch the
    recording later, please register using the same Google form. (Recording by participants is prohibited.)


The Center for Education Development (CED), SOKENDAI