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Asahi Net, the provider of manaba service has started to provide educational resources.

Title Description Benefits Cost Partner
Online
Courses
Etiquette and Rules for Online Safety This online course teaches users how to avoid trouble they may encounter online.
  • - Improving information literacy
  • - Developing fundamental competencies for working persons
540 yen
(incl. tax) /
person /
course
J-Cast, Inc.
English Writing Course英語ライティング講座 Users of this online writing course will enhance their English writing skills. Native English speaking teachers at Eiken will review the writing and give advice for how to develop writing skills.
  • - Higher language test scores
  • - Improved writing skills
21,600 yen
(incl. tax) /
person /
course
(3-months course)
Eiken Foundation of Japan
Academic
Resources
Asahi Shimbun Digital for Academy朝日新聞デジタル for アカデミー This education resource will allow faculty and students to view Asahi Shimbun Digital and use its search function to search through its database of past articles.
  • - Development of fundamental competencies
  • - Improved reading skills
  • - Enhanced active learning
Contact us The Asahi Shimbun Company
  • Etiquette and Rules for Online Safety For all internet users!
  • English Writing Course For students who will study abroad!
  • Asahi Shimbun Digital for Academy For everyone looking for news!

This online course teaches users how to avoid trouble they may possibly encounter online. Take this online course to help enjoy a healthy social life. * This course is only offered in Japanese.

Introduction

According to research by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, in Japan mobile phone ownership has passed 90% of the population and so it has become the most accessible communication device. This is no different in academia. Mobile phones are becoming an essential communication tool for classes, circles, friendship and even for job hunting.

On the other hand, people are increasingly encountering trouble online, or even causing trouble themselves. Some cases have even raised public attention as a social problem.

This course is composed of three themes; the potential risks of social media, the dangers of personal information leakage, and tips and hints for SNS usage. The purpose of this course is to educate about information ethics and how to avoid possible internet trouble.

Course Content

How to use the service

For educating students of any age about information ethics!

There is an increasing demand for studying the basics of the internet and how to use it correctly, even from a young age. Why not use this online course as part of a security session at school, or as homework during a school holiday?
Each chapter lasts just 14 minutes, so it is convenient even for busy people.

Suitable for corporate training for new recruits and part-time employees!

Lately, employees’ misbehavior such as uploading incriminating photos and movies at work, and leaking personal information of customers has caused an uproar in Japan. This course will teach basics like do's and don'ts, and feature convincing real life stories.

Cost:540 yen(incl. tax) / person / course* Additional costs may be charged.

This is an English writing course edited by the Eiken Foundation of Japan,
for developing writing skills from basic level upwards.

~ Study-Abroad & Preparation for Academic Writing ~

Course Introduction

"Study-Abroad & Preparation for Academic Writing" is an e-learning course created by the Eiken Foundation of Japan to fulfill the needs of learners who want "to be equipped with writing skills that can be used at the study-abroad destination, but don't know an efficient way to study" or want "to have a professional proofreader read my essays". Students will build both basic and applied academic writing skills in 3 months. Students are assigned a writing assignment per study unit and are able to get feedback from experienced English native speakers, allowing them to improve their writing skills by getting to know their weak areas (Unit 1 does not include a writing assignment).

Course Steps

Just send your writing after studying each unit.

  • 1.First read the day's study text, the enrich your understanding by answering the text-related questions.
  • 2.Submit an essay at the end!
  • 3.Feedback by proofreaders will be delivered to you.

* These are sample images. * Content may change.

Course Outline

You may study at your own pace! The estimated study frequency and period are as follows.

    • Study period
    • Approx. 3 months
      (only as a guide)
    • 1 Unit per week
    • Course Format
    • 11 Units
    • * Correction and feedback from native English speakers will be provided.
      For more details, please see thecourse syllabus below.
    • Expected study hours
    • Approx. 1 hour per unit
    • *Excluding the time taken for completing
      the writing assignments.

Course Syllabus

Academic Writing Advanced

  • - The lesson description and explanation will all be in English.
  • - The best study aid for IELTS.

Curriculum Example
Take advantage of a personal writing tutor and have 9 of 11 writing assignments corrected. Learning is possible from a basic level to advanced level!

Unit Topic Description
1 Overview Overview
2 The Paragraph The Paragraph
3 Organizational Structure Organizational Structure
4 Methods to Avoid Plagiarism Methods to Avoid Plagiarism
5 The Descriptive Essay The Descriptive Essay
6 The Process Essay The Process Essay
7 The Argumentative Essay The Argumentative Essay
8 The Comparative Essay The Comparative Essay
9 The Cause and Effect Essay The Cause and Effect Essay
10 The Problem and Solution Essay The Problem and Solution Essay
11 Review Review

How to use the service

Add writing to English class and raise academic performance

Academic writing is one of the essential language skills for students to submit assignments or for researchers to publish research papers. However, writing in English is a hurdle yet to be overcome for many English learners. Now, what about introducing academic writing to your English class? It is a simple course that consists of 11 units and only requires about 1 hour for 1 unit which should be easily assimilated into an existing English course. Native English speakers will correct and give feedback to your student's writings.

Improve English writing before study-abroad

This course has been developed after referring to many different language proficiency tests. It has been designed specifically for those students wanting to study abroad and those who wish to improve their academic writing skills. Students will find it effective as it has been tailored to systematically teach basic and applied academic writing. It also works well as an intensive writing course before a study-abroad period.

Cost:20,000 yen (incl. tax) / person / course* Additional costs may be charged.

The contact form below is only available in Japanese. Should you wish to contact us in English,
please email us at info@manaba.jp, or call us at the phone number below.

Contact us

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Sales 2 Dept. Asahi Net, Inc. Open: 10:00-18:00 weekdays 03-3541-1911

* Please let the operator know that you are inquiring about the online courses and
academic resources seen on the manaba web page.

Comments from Editors

Professor Akira Tajino Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education at Kyoto University

田地野 彰氏

Regardless of the country, grades at higher education are given based on student's essays and reports. In addition, research outcomes are published in writing. Hence, academic writing skills are one of the most important language skills in college life. In reality, however, writing in English is a hurdle yet to be overcome for many English learners.
This course has been developed after referring to IELTS and TOEFL test questions. It has been designed specifically for those students wanting to study abroad and those who wish to improve their academic writing skills. It consists of self-study style materials which aim to systematically take the learner from basic level to applied level academic writing. We hope this course will help to improve your college life!

Case Study

Kyoto University

As part of its strategy to promote study abroad, Kyoto University offers various short-term study-abroad programs. Recognizing the need to give students more opportunity to use English and have their writing analysed by native English tutors, Kyoto University has implemented this online academic writing course.

At the 13th manaba seminar, Kyoto University gave a lecture on their use of the Academic Writing course. Please find the recorded video clip of the lecture on the following page.
http://manaba.jp/en/seminar/20131023_912/

*Should you wish to view the movie clip, please request a streaming ID/PW by completing the contact form.
Click here to request streaming ID/PW.

"Asahi Shimbun for Academy" is an educational resource provided by Asahi Shimbun which allows faculty and students to view Asahi Shimbun Digital and search through its database of past articles.

Contents of Asahi Shimbun Digital for Academy

スマートフォン、タブレットからいつでも、どこでも利用可能!

Asahi Shimbun Electronic Edition by Asahi Shimbun DIGITAL

  • - "Asahi Shimbun digital" is an electronic edition of Asahi Shimbun that has been enhanced with digital tools and contents. It is a full-scale news service which is comparable to the paper edition.
  • - PC smartphone and tablet compatible *Compatible with iPod, iPad mini, Android.

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Newspaper Article/Advertisement Database by Kikuzo II Visual

  • - An online database where researchers may search through more than 13 million articles published since the first issue of Asahi Shimbun in 1897 (Meiji 12) - 130 years ago.

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How to use the service

  • - A great source for active learning! The printing of clippings is possible. Simple and easy to use for classes!
  • - Useful for job hunting! The habit of reading newspapers will help towards industry/corporate research and preparing for interviews!
  • - Use it to quickly and easily find the information you need to help you write your theses or reports!

Case study

Toyo University

Case study

Since April 2014, Toyo University has been using Asahi Shimbun Digital for Academy as a trial. Asahi Shimbun Digital has been used in class for essay writings, as well as job searching and to enhance thinking skills.

Toyo University gave a lecture at the 14th manaba seminar about using Asahi Shimbun Digital for Academy in their classes. Please find the recorded video clip in the following page.
http://manaba.jp/en/seminar/20140704_1411/

*Should you wish to view the movie clip, please request for the streaming ID/PW using the contact form.
Click here to request streaming ID/PW.

14th manaba Seminar Video Clips

At this time, the contact form below is only available in Japanese. Should you wish to contact us in English,
please email us to the email address above, or call us at the phone number above.

Contact us

Call us

Sales 2 Dept. Asahi Net, Inc. Open: 10:00-18:00 weekdays 03-3541-1911

* Please let the operator know that you are inquiring about the online courses and
academic resources seen on the manaba web page.