When you enroll in a course at the NYU School of Professional Studies Tokyo (NYUSPS Tokyo), you become part of a learning community that focuses on your success. Our programs are developed to provide you with a level of excellence that only NYUSPS Tokyo can by building knowledge and skills that you can immediately use within your work environment.
Because we are part of a world-renowned institution of higher learning with longstanding global connections, we are able to provide you with a truly international perspective that will serve you well in Japan and in your professional ventures around the globe.
Whether you are an individual who seeks to advance in your career by acquiring a deeper understanding of the global marketplace and international communications, or you are a hiring manager within a Japanese or an international company who is interested in training your employees to succeed by providing them with a comprehensive view of world business and the skills and intuition it takes to succeed, we have a program for you.
Our faculty members provide you with an outstanding educational experience by imparting their knowledge of complex ideas and communications in a way that supports your learning goals and objectives. They are highly attuned to the Japanese culture as well as to the many different nuances of English-speaking business cultures around the world. It is this level of expertise that truly sets them apart in their ability to guide and teach you in the way that will benefit you most.
Faculty members hold terminal degrees in TESOL, applied linguistics or in a specialized area of business. Many conduct research that helps to inform what they teach in the classroom. Their connections to industry in Japan and in overseas markets serve as a valuable addition to providing you with course content that is relevant and immediately applicable in your job.
Kumi Esther Ishiyama
Faculty / Corporate Programs Coordinator
MA in Tesol from the American University
Kumi Ishiyama started helping foreign students at the American University in Washington D.C. in particular, students who had difficulty with English pronunciation. After teaching immigrants in the United States, she returned to Japan in December 2003 and started teaching at the Temple University Continuing Education Program, as well as serving Japanese business professionals as a language instructor. Prior to her current work as the Academic Advisor and the special Program Coordinator at the NYUSPS Tokyo, she taught English at the International Christian University from April 2005 to June 2013.
Faculty / Academic Coordinator
PhD in English, University of Sydney
Dr. Elizabeth Shek-Noble has experience teaching and developing courses at both secondary and tertiary educational levels. Since 2015, she has taught undergraduate courses in Japan related to English discussion, reading and writing, vocabulary acquisition, and TOEIC skills. Previously, she taught at Rikkyo University, Tamagawa University, and the University of Sydney. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Sydney. She is an active member of the ELT community in Japan, having presented and published papers in the areas of disability studies in education (DSE), humor and motivation, and communicative language teaching (CLT).
MA in Tesol from Hunter College – The City University of New York
Rebekka Eckhaus has experience teaching a variety of English language skills to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the U.S., South Korea, and Chile. She has taught at Baruch College – The City University of New York, Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and St. John’s University in New York City, as well as in companies, such as Deloitte and Samsung. In addition to teaching, she has developed professional training programs and actively conducts research in the field of English language teaching. Ms. Eckhaus graduated with top honors from New York University with a Bachelor in Music and a minor in Spanish.
MA in TESOL, San Francisco State University
Sean has worked in the ESL/EFL profession for nearly 20 years, teaching in England, Russia, Thailand, Japan, and the United States. In addition to his MA in TESOL, Sean holds a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing from San Francisco State University and a DELTA and CELTA from the University of Cambridge Royal Society of Arts. Sean has guest lectured on the CELTA teacher training course, and was the …..See the details.
MA in East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Steven has been in Japan for 30 years, and has taught university students as well as Japanese professionals across many industries. With his background in business, economics, film production, and East Asian studies, Steven brings an historical approach to the study of English as a Foreign Language at NYUSPS Tokyo. His experiences in the banking sector and in global companies such as Apple add a …..See the details.
M.A.Ed. in Applied Linguistics, The Open University
M.A. in Online and Distance Education, The Open University
Michael is currently a lecturer at Kanda University of International Studies and an adjunct lecturer at NYUSPS Tokyo. He has been teaching English in Japan for over 10 years, including English for Academic Purposes and Business English. Alongside his Master’s degrees, Michael has a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from the University of Toronto. In addition to his teaching …..See the details.
MA in TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies
MEd in Educational Technology, Arizona State University
Adam has taught English as a Second Language in pre-tertiary, tertiary, and adult education settings across the world. His work has taken him to South Korea, Thailand, the USA, Mongolia, and most recently, Japan. Adam has worked with Arizona State University, Tokyo International University, and the ministries of education for Peru, Mexico, Mongolia, and South Korea. He is an active participant in …..See the details.
PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Queensland
Dr. Greg has lived and taught in Japan for approximately two decades. He has served as an English lecturer at NYUSPS Tokyo since 2014, teaching a variety of academic and business English courses, as well as coordinating specialized teacher education programs funded by the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo. Dr. Greg currently serves as a coordinator for the Looker China program, which invites …..See the details.
MA in International Relations, University of Reading
Cambridge ESOL CELTA, International House, London
Cameron has over 12 years of teaching experience in academic and corporate settings. In addition to working at NYUSPS Tokyo, Cameron currently teaches at Sophia University and Soka University. His research interests include the psychology of language learners and L2 selves, spoken fluency, and language testing. Cameron’s publications include peer-reviewed articles in New Directions in Teaching …..See the details.
MA in ESL, University of Hawaii
Bruce taught English composition, critical reading, and business writing at Sophia University for 30 years. Upon retirement, he taught as an adjunct professor at Tokyo University of Science and Tokyo Denki University. Bruce currently specializes in business writing courses at NYUSPS Tokyo. He has published monographs including Longman’s High Speed Business Letter Writing for E-communication…..See the details.
Master of Education, University of Sydney
Fumi has been teaching at universities in and outside Japan to enhance students' awareness on equity and diversity, and to develop critical thinking skills. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Sydney. Her research interests include policy studies, learner motivation, and testing. …..See the details.
MA in Applied Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
John works as a business communication trainer and consultant in Tokyo. He works with individual learners along with domestic and multinational companies to provide clients with communication strategies to work globally and be impactful leaders. At NYUSPS Tokyo, he teaches courses in business negotiation, business communication, and pronunciation. John’s research interests include discourse …..See the details.
Master of Business Administration, Concordia University Irvine
Erin has experience teaching various skills in both Academic English and Business English to a variety of student levels and ages in Japan. Over the past six years, she has taught full time at Kanda Gaigo Gakuin and Toyo Gakuen Daigaku. Additionally, Erin has developed coursework on North American culture, writing in English, and giving presentations. She also regularly …..See the details.
MA in TESOL, University of Kansas
Phil has taught a wide variety of courses in universities, companies, and government during his 20 years in Tokyo. Courses taught include Academic Reading and Writing, Business English, Critical Thinking, Technical Writing, Philosophy, TOEIC and TOEFL, Macroeconomics, and Speech. Phil also advises students on their academic research papers and coaches them on the presentations they give at …..See the details.
MBA in Finance, New York University Stern School of Business
Steve worked on Wall Street for nearly 20 years as an equity analyst, salesman, and portfolio manager. He has been teaching Business English and Accounting and Finance for nearly 15 years. Steve is currently a part-time lecturer at NYUSPS Tokyo and an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at United International Business Schools (UIBS) in Japan. He is currently doing research on …..See the details.
The programs at NYUSPS Tokyo immerse you in topics that range across the spectrum of global business and communications. They allow you the opportunity to build upon your current knowledge of English language, as they focus your expertise in key areas of communications and business. Course content is designed to encourage you to participate in the classroom and to lend your voice to the discussion. It is this level of interaction that allows you to practice your newly acquired language/communication/business skills, while building your confidence to apply them in your own work environment.
Our current course offerings are taught in varying levels of English—foundations, intermediate, and advanced. Our faculty members and administrators can help you to determine which level is right for you.
At NYUSPS Tokyo, we are aware of the many demands placed upon busy working professionals. Our programs are designed to fit your schedule. Evening courses allow you the time to commute to our convenient location, which is directly next to the Shinagawa Station. Courses also are offered during the day and on the weekends.
You will meet and mingle with other professionals just like you, who are juggling the commitments of the office and home, while striving to stay current on the best ways to succeed in Japan and in the global marketplace.
Custom tailored corporate programs are available for employment managers who seek to train their employees onsite or instate-of-the-art facilities.
As a student enrolled in one of our programs, you will benefit from having access to NYU library and data resources. You will be provided with an NYU-ID and will have the same access to the NYU library and other online databases that is granted to students in New York and around the world. Access to articles, e-journals, and specialized books will help you in your studies. You also will have access to the NYUSPS Tokyo student homepage where you can review the syllabus for your class, associated reference books, as well as class content. NYUSPS Tokyo has a support system that allows students to ask questions and to receive guidance if they concerns about the content of their classes or English language learning in general.