[:en]Japan Society of English for Research (J-SER) is an organization of academics who are keenly aware that, while English is clearly a very important language in research as well as business and politics, faculty members receive little support from their colleges in tackling time-consuming tasks related to English: writing research papers, preparing for presentations at international conferences, and academic communication. J-SER believes that promoting scientific research in non-English speaking countries requires efficient support for developing advanced English skills among researchers for the specific purposes of research. The goal of the Society is firstly to promote “English for Research” doing research on these issues: (1) how can researchers (in Japan and other non-English speaking countries) efficiently develop their skills in writing, presentation, socializing and networking, etc. and what would be the training program for them to achieve the standard performance. (2) how can English curricula be designed in a graduate program for the specific purposes for research? (3) how can administration provide efficient support for researchers (junior and senior faculty members) and what are the roles of research administrators for the purpose. (4) what would be the standard skills and requirements for instructors who teach researchers in “English for Research.” Another goal of the Society is to actually engage in providing support: giving seminars and conferences. Along this line, the output of information about relevant research and of helpful knowledge about practical skills (in writing, presentation, etc.) will be made. The Society is not just for English and the teachers of English. Within its scope are researchers in almost all fields of research, from natural sciences to social and human sciences. The core members of the Society are willing to share their expertise in English with others, and they are ready to help those who need help. [:]
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