Seminar held to help university staff improve their TOEIC scores

On August 23, 2016, a seminar was held to provide the University’s administrative and technical staff with pointers to help them improve their TOEIC scores. As one of the universities selected for the government’s Top Global University Project, the aim of the seminar was to promote the globalization of Kumamoto University, and to motivate the university’s administrative and other staff to continue studying English and help them to further improve their language skills.

Attended by close to 30 staff members, Koji Hayakawa, who has a wealth of experience in teaching English at universities, companies and the like, gave a three-hour seminar on the topic of “Effective study methods and mindset for improving TOEIC scores”. He began by talking about the importance of studying English, citing the example of top athletes competing overseas. He then gave pointers for handling the specific sections of the test, and explained the recent trends in TOEIC questions and effective training methods.

Many participants said “The seminar provided us with eye-opening and very useful information” and “I’m going to review my study methods up to this point and I’d like to take the TOEIC test again as soon as possible”. Many of the participants expressed the desire for a repeat of the seminar, which was a resounding success.


Lecturer, Koji Hayakawa