Open Course

Maximum Improvement of Real Business Skills in the Minimum Time

Improve your essential skills as much as possible in the shortest possible time. All our courses offer practical training led by highly experienced native speakers of English. Refine your skills in a practical business environment.

The training is both challenging and fulfilling.That’s what makes it special. 3 points

  • Strength 1 The training is exclusively provided in English.

    All of Canning’s open courses are conducted exclusively in English by native speakers. We prepare case studies based on real-world business situations that build your practical English skills as quickly as possible. Our trainers are also specialists in the coaching of Japanese businesspeople. They will ensure you are motivated up to the very last day of your learning journey.

  • Strength 2 Practical communication skills in the minimum time

    Do you want to learn business English as quickly and efficiently as possible? This course makes that happen for you by focusing on presentation and negotiation techniques –the communication skills needed for real business. First you will build firm foundations and business English know-how using original learning materials. Next comes plenty of practice. Canning’s open courses have a focused curriculum with no wasted time. Participants learn quickly, and what they learn they can quickly use.

  • Strength 3 Consultants Understand the Needs of Participants

    Our consultants have a wealth of global business experience so they can quickly identify the participants’ needs and relate to them. Each Canning consultant has his or her own expertise, for example in communication, cultural skills, diversity and inclusion, etc. They are also dedicated to conti­nuously improving their own skills and abilities.

Package Plans to flexibly meet your requirements

Package A

Customized Open Course

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • Companies that want more practical training.
  • Companies that want to take part in mixed training with people from different businesses and industries.

Semi-customised training to match the business you do

The training in this plan can be customised to your company’s needs. Participants work with original case studies to polish their skills based on real-life situations in business. Learn practical skills in an environment close to the real world. Canning also offers a plan to the public known as a ‘Customised Open Course’. Through this open approach, a participant can improve their skills while interacting with people from other companies.

Package B

Predeparture Course

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who are to be posted overseas.
  • People who want to study effectively at a reasonable price.

How to achieve success when posted overseas

Comprehensive training on the skills you need to succeed when posted overseas. Start with ‘Bridging the Culture Gap,’ an introductory course to give you the positive global mindset a person needs to adapt to work with people of another culture. Then attend an open course to acquire the specific skills you will need at your destination. This is a reasonably priced plan that gets more economical as you expand your course load.

Package C

Weekend Half day Course

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who cannot take part in weekday training.
  • People who want to make use of their weekend to develop their skills.

Weekend training that that offers more scheduling convenience.

This plan is ideal for businesspeople with little time to spare on busy weekdays. Open courses normally held over two full weekdays are divided into four half-day sessions spread out over four weekends in a month. Please check course availability at

Contact us at the address below to apply for a course or learn more details.

Achieve business success with presentations that appeal to their audiences.

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who want to present confidently and effectively to international audiences.

What will you learn?

  1. Organising your points to make them easily and thoroughly understood.
  2. Composing logical and clear presentations.
  3. Responding smoothly to questions.
  4. Techniques to capture audience interest.
  5. Creating presentations that gain the trust of your listeners.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000 (excluding tax)

Persuade and Influence People in Business

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • Businesspeople who need to communicate with managers, colleagues, junior staff, clients, etc.

What will you learn?

  1. A better understanding of the people you want to persuade.
  2. Suitable approaches informed by knowledge of cultural differences.
  3. Making your proposals logical and appealing.
  4. Responding to negative comments constructively.
  5. ‘Power words’ and ‘power phrases’ to increase your persuasiveness.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000(excluding tax)

Reach a Win-Win Solution in Negotiations

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • Businesspeople who need to negotiate with suppliers, clients, partners, etc.

What will you learn?

  1. What to prepare before negotiations.
  2. Avoiding common mistakes in negotiations.
  3. Asking questions that will help you analyse and understand the other party.
  4. Avoiding cultural misunderstandings.
  5. Handling contrary opinions and hostile reactions.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000(excluding tax)

Taking part in decision-making at meetings

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who want to participate actively in discussions in English.

What will you learn?

  1. What to do before a meeting.
  2. Joining a discussion and stating your opinions clearly.
  3. Techniques for confirming consensus at the end of a meeting.
  4. Tips for looking confident.
  5. Holding smooth and successful meetings.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000(excluding tax)

Improve English Proficiency for Business

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People using English at work for the first time.

What will you learn?

  1. Conversing more fluently in English.
  2. Communicating clearly.
  3. Fully understanding what the other party says.
  4. The benefits of taking active part in meetings and conference calls.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000(excluding tax)

Write Clearly and Effectively for Business

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who write emails in English.

What will you learn?

  1. Quickly composing clear, easy-to-read sentences.
  2. Framing your ideas clearly and logically.
  3. Adjusting your tone to suit the situation.
  4. Crafting emails that will lead your readers to action.
  5. Checking the effectiveness of texts you have written.
  • Time: 2 days (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥125,000(excluding tax)

Work with Business Partners from Other Cultures

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who are or will be working with others from different cultures.
  • People who expect to go on business trips abroad or will take up an overseas posting.

What will you learn?

  1. The challenges of working internationally.
  2. Understanding the values of people from other countries.
  3. Determining differences and similarities between different cultures.
  4. Accepting and understanding cultural differences flexibly.
  5. Adapting to different cultures and building better relationships.
  • Time: 1 day (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥75,000(excluding tax)

Building good relations with people you have just met.

[ Who this course is for: ]

  • People who attend social events with people with people from different cultures.
  • People who take part in international conferences in industrial and academic fields.

What will you learn?

  1. Topics suitable for small talk
  2. Starting and ending small talk
  3. Advice for building confidence for meeting new people
  4. Techniques for making a positive first impression.
  5. Answering the question, “What do you do?”
  • Time: 1 day (9:30 to 17:30)
  • Fee: ¥75,000(excluding tax)

We will be happy to listen to your requests and propose a solution suited to your needs.

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