POLYGLOT LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE

Nous ne sommes pas nes au Japon mais dans le monde!

Corporate globalization is one of the major issues of our time. Now business, as well as culture and the arts, must be looked upon from the global viewpoint. Japan is an integral part in this process of globalization; so are our corporations and so are we. Not in Japan, but into the world, were we born. The significance of this fact is the most important question we now face.

Our focus is on globalization, one of the qualities most sought after by businessmen today. To become a true cosmopolitan, we must evolve beyond being merely Japanese. And a true cosmopolitan does not merely mean a businessperson working all over the world or a person who is able to speak English. We believe that it means "a person who can accept and understand various ways of thinking and living in different countries without a conventional idea or bias of one particular culture or value system." We believe that such a person, a true cosmopolitan, is required by today's global corporations. Here also lies the mission of Polyglot Corporation: to contribute as a brain trust to the globalization of companies and also of Japan. With a broad range of capabilities and services available from our specialized staff, we can meet all of your needs for international communications with language training, translation and interpretation in 52 languages including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

 

OUR SERVICES

Business Training         POLYGLOT

TRAINING IN 23 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

To meet your diversified needs, Polyglot has a broad range of language training programs that include almost every language in the world. Curricula and methods are elaborately prepared by our expert Japanese linguists in collaboration with foreign instructors to suit the requests and conditions of an individual company.

 

<Languages included in the company language training programs>

English French Spanish Italian Portuguese German Dutch Danish Swedish Norwegian Russian Turkish Finnish Arabic Swahili Chinese Korean Indonesian Thai Tagalog Persian Hindi Urdu Japanese for foreigners

 

FOREIGN-CULTURE ADAPTATION PROGRAM

The objective of Polyglot's original program, using the most up-to-date research, is to review in a broader perspective the 'wrong world view' of the Japanese who have been over-influenced by the Anglo-Saxon culture. To be familiar with the value system of English-speaking countries is not true internationalization. We aim at nourishing people who will realize this fact with an ability to make a fair assertion of the Japanese position.

 

SEMINARS ON BUSINESS CUSTOMS, INTERNATIONALIZATION & SITUATIONS IN INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES

For businessmen appointed overseas, we prepare seminars on the various business customs found in the destination countries. For their spouses anxious about the education and diet, we plan seminars on different situations found in the particular countries. Curricula are provided after selecting an instructor most suitable from our pool of experts.

 

JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR FOREIGN PERSONNEL

JAPANESE CULTURE ADAPTATION SEMINARS

With the use of our original skills based on the results of contrastive linguistics, we employ a method most effective for individual foreigners from various countries. As they acquire Japanese, we will guide them through counter-application of the foreign-culture adaptation program so that they will become adapted smoothly to the life in Japan.

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH TRAINING

Law, finance, securities, distribution, plants, computer, biotechnology, medicine, construction, automobiles ... we offer practical English training in various specialized fields. We can also satisfy your needs in other languages such as French. Please consult us for details.

 

Language Education PLI

Polyglot Linguistic Institute

 

COURSE LESSONS IN 30 LANGUAGES

We offer courses in almost all the major languages of the world for private or group lessons. At the beginning stage, the content will not be excessive with curricula generally organized by Japanese instructors. We will also dispatch instructors upon request.

 

HYPER-INTENSIVE SEMINARS IN ITALIAN, FRENCH & SPANISH

Polyglot Corporation offers lessons in Italian, for which the demand is noticeably increasing. From beginning to professional levels, expert instruction is provided. Our beginning level is characterized by non-application of the direct method.

 

LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS TRAINING SEMINAR

For the training of translators, interpreters and instructors in foreign languages and Japanese, we offer seminars regularly. We also have had seminars on international business skills and foreign-culture adaptation upon request. Now our achievements in this field has led us to establish an interdisciplinary business school “MERCURIO.”

 

Correspondence Course        EURISTICA

 

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES IN 30 LANGUAGES

We offer our original teaching materials for English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian, Russian, Chinese and Korean. In more than 20 other languages, we guide you through the "Independent Study Program."

ESPERIA Romance Language Department : French Italian Spanish Portuguese

FREYA Germanic Language Department : English German Dutch Danish Swedish Norwegian

LEVANTE Slavic & Asian Language Department : Russian Chinese Korean

 

TRAINING COURSES FOR PRACTICAL TRANSLATORS

We provide correspondence courses for translators working in various industries in the languages of English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSES

Including courses in business writing and technical writing, these brushup courses in English focused on a broad range of industries including computers, finance, securities, law, medicine, automobiles and construction.

 

TRAINING COURSE

FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE & JAPANESE INSTRUCTORS

Polyglot's professional staff of instructors have gained their reputation of being experts in the linguistic field with the training they received in this course. We train English instructors as well as instructors of other foreign languages.

 

Interdisciplinary Business School        MERCURIO

Mercurio is a virtual school which has as its purpose to bring up young entrepreneurs who are interested in some specific country or region and desire to act as a go-between for it by doing business. In order to attain that object, Mercurio refuses any kind of formalism and its curriculum is very flexible in any sense: students can freely pick up the subjects which he/she wants to master, not only among those of Polyglot Linguistic Institute or Euristica but those given by other Japanese and foreign educational organizations or teachers.

The students are required to obtain the following skills:

1) Three languages: English, French and Italian, Spanish, or German

2) Business administration for international business

3) Basic computer skills and Internet business

4) Diplomatic protocols

5) Cultural background

6) Overseas internship program

Through the business forum “Nebula” and a variety of events, Mercurio offers the students quite a few occasions on which they might make their acquaintance of Japanese and foreign business people.

 

E-Publishing & Language Software ROMulus

System Development & Planning

We are meeting a wide range of customer needs in language-related services including the development of language-education systems utilizing CAI and other new media, the creation of multi-language proficiency tests, and the planning of in-company seminars related to foreign languages.

 

Internet Mail-Magazine and Publishing

We have issued a weekly internet mail-magazine MERCURIO to inform our customers or students of various useful information accumulated through our activities, which will become a book.

 

Music CD label -Faux-bourdon-

Translation & Language Services     PLS

             Polyglot Language Studio

 

TRANSLATION SERVICE

We often hear people say, "The translation work that was done for us by other companies was not satisfactory." Polyglot Research Institute offers thorough service arranged by coordinators who check the manuscripts they receive from customers and then select the most appropriate translator for the particular job. The translation will be further processed by our experienced editors who compare the content with the original and refine the Japanese to be more readable. Only after this final check is completed will the translation be presented to the customers. In translating into a foreign language, in addition to proofreading by native-speaking editors of the language, our expert Japanese staff will check the content against the original. From the initial acceptance of an order to the final delivery, our service is marked with thorough quality control.

 

● Overseas Translation Network

Polyglot Research Institute also has a network of staff and affiliated companies overseas. For a large volume of translation into a foreign language, we can send our order to a country or region where the particular language is employed as an official language. In this way, the local experts can provide fast and sophisticated translation.

INTERPRETATION SERVICE

Our experienced coordinators will provide you with expert, professional interpreters to meet your requirements and aims. We have an extensive list of registered interpreters, who are not only experts in language learning, but also specialists in intercultural communication. They will assist you to meet your needs for the quality of communications that will result in business success.

 

DISPATCH OF VARIOUS TALENTS : Human Resources BANK

For various events, TV/radio programs, films and video productions in any particular language, Japanese or foreign narrators, actors/actresses and voice-over actors/actresses will be dispatched.

 

SPECIAL TRANSLATION TEAM Systeme D

Polyglot Research Institute offers translation services to customers who need particular articles from representative magazines published in various European languages. The information you need will be available quickly and economically. This service is well received by our customers. We can also provide you with overseas marketing research.

 

International Business Support

Polyglot Euro-Business Centre VENTURA

 

Polyglot Euro-Business Centre VENTURA is a virtual business centre which furnishes a wide range of soft services, in particular communication-related services, needed by foreign business people who do business in Japan regardless their short or long stay.

Moreover, business co-operations with other excellent companies enable us to meet with our customers’ demands such as tourist services, information services, market researches, legal services, accounting services, sales promotion, company merger and acquisition, printing, seminars, conference organization, exposition, reception, events and local business support services.

 

INTERNET BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICE

Polyglot, an avant-garde company in this field, has made the best use of their assets (human resources) so as to meet with their customers’ demands such as making out homepage contents (eventually designed by our Italian designers), submitting to Japanese and foreign (including non-English speaking regions) search engines, Internet business seminars.

 

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICE IN EUROPE

In major cities in Europe, our local staff will act in a secretarial capacity for Japanese companies, including translation and other language services. In employing foreign staff, we can also arrange examinations, interviews and language tests for you.

 

REGIONAL AGENTS

Through our regional agents located in major cities in Japan, we can provide Polyglot's broad range of language-related services to local companies. We can also offer language services, surveys and business support service for foreign companies planning to participate in the Japanese market. A dispatch service of interpreters, guides and other personnel is also available in major cities in Japan.

 

Internet Business Promotion Fantasia

 

Grazia Italian department store on web is a virtual department store for the Italian companies which desire to sell their products to Japanese customers.

 

Raffine French department store on web is a virtual department store for the French companies which desire to sell their products to Japanese customers.

Iberica Spanish and Portuguese department store on web is a virtual department store for the Spanish and Portuguese companies which desire to sell their products to Japanese customers.

Kermis Benelux department store on web is a virtual department store for the Dutch, Belgian and Luxemburg companies which desire to sell their products to Japanese customers.

Japonesque Japanese department store on web is a virtual department store for the Japanese companies which intend to sell their products to foreign customers all over the world.

Jipang, one of the tenants, is a virtual bookshop which sells foreigners books on Japan written in foreign languages and compact disc made in Japan.