Welcome to Cogent Language! We build collaboration, project management, and leadership skills for organizations in Japan.

We have been serving premier companies here, domestic and global, for more than a decade. We offer learning paths in English for native speakers or bilingual participants, in a wide range of industries, including IT, finance, engineering, construction, pharmaceutical, and publishing.

We have been reviewed and approved as a provider of training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Our key value proposition is our approach to developing project know-how. It is one that we call "cogent". By this approach, participants construct new systems that add long-term value in their own real worlds. To support participants in this creative journey, we design learning paths that are constructive, cooperative, cumulative, fast-paced, and personal. On these paths, participants build their own project know-how as they create value for their organizations.

This same approach is helpful to organizations outside the private sector as well. For this reason, we also work with universities interested in project management, entrepreneurship, or design thinking, as well as international schools wishing to do project-based learning (PBL) or to enhance their ongoing PBL, internship, or career-focused programs.

For firms in Tokyo, we have a portfolio of courses, as well as customized training and consulting. For schools anywhere in Japan, we offer a full spectrum of services, all with strong emphasis on learning via projects.

Featured Course

PMP® Examination Prep

This course provides classroom preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential examination in a systematic, accelerated format. Participants learn by studying the PMBOK® Guide directly, and by analytical and constructive tasks addressing project management practices of their own workplaces.

This course addresses the sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide. This is the first edition to incorporate substantial guidance on agile project management. Thus, this is a course "about" agile, in the sense of outlining concepts new to this edition. More importantly, the learning architecture of the course is built on that of agile project management. Flexible and collegial, it allows participants to explore the applicability of the PMBOK® Guide to their current projects based on considerations of business value.

Each participant can identify and focus on team issues and PMBOK® Guide applications that s/he cares about. Each also develops a portfolio of a tailored applications that may have real business value for his or her teams and organization. Class size is typically kept small so that facilitator can provide personalized coaching on each participant's work. Finally, each develops a personalized plan to pass the PMP Examination by a date s/he specifies. Successful completers of the course earn 23 PDU's towards PMI education requirements for the PMP credential.

To set up a course for your organization, contact us today!