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The Global Talent Landscape and Role of English Language in Japan

Satomi Ura,

Department of International Studies, School of Humanity, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan

In an increasingly interconnected world, universities play a crucial role in nurturing global talent. This presentation explores the foundational concepts of global human resources, the expanding influence of the English language, and effective strategies for teaching English within higher education institutions. To do this, this study delves into the definition of a global human resource, shedding light on the multifaceted qualities that make individuals valuable in a global context. Understanding the characteristics, competencies, and cultural awareness required for global success is essential in this era of multinational collaboration and mobility. In a global context, the pivotal role of the English language as a bridge between cultures and a tool for effective communication is recognized. The global expansion of English has made it a vital skill for professionals worldwide, underscoring its significance in shaping the global talent landscape. To answer the question of how to develop global talent, this study explores methods and practices for nurturing global competency within university settings, emphasizing the need for adaptable and culturally sensitive pedagogical approaches. The present study serves as a guide for educators and institutions navigating the dynamic terrain of global talent development within the academic sphere.

Keywords: Global Talent Landscape, Global Human Resources, English Language Expansion, Culturally Sensitivity, English Pedagogies

 The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Ninth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 1-2 February 2024, Ahwaz.