Chiyomi Duble has been in the field of teaching the Japanese language for various sectors since 2000 which includes academic Japanese at Higher Education, Business Japanese as well as Secondary and Further Education. She brought a number of exchange opportunities to the students in her teaching, one of which is the ‘Letter Exchange Project’ with Nagasaki International University (NIU) in Japan. She started the project in 2007 with various Education sectors, and it has been progressing over the years. She has implemented this project to the Japanese modules at Coventry University in 2013 which was the first correspondence opportunity with a Japanese university for CU students. Shortly after, she has made it an online project after she travelled to Japan to make a proposal for the OIL Project to NIU. Her project gave the opportunity to the students to put their language skills into practice and to develop the relationship between the students of the two countries. Each academic year, she has been providing various international experiences for the students.
CU and NIU have made an official partnership (MoU) in 2015. The OIL project has also contributed to building the relationship between the two universities.