2023 Advanced English Communication for Engineers 土木・環境工学系

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Takahashi Akihiro 
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Course description and aims

This course is a small class for studying English communication in technical fields, by an instructor who is a native speaker of English.

This course will develop students' English presentation skills, which are important for English communication in technical fields.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, the students will be able to give a concise English presentation.


English presentation, Scientific English

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

1) An instructor with native English will give lectures on English presentations in technical fields.
2) To improve English communication skills, students studying listening, vocabulary improvement, and the nature of presentations in each class.
3) Every student will give a presentation in English on the final day of lectures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Describing a technical process in Englsih Be able to explain engineering processes in English.
Class 2 Presentation using various types of figures and tables in English. Deliver a presentation using figures and tables in English.
Class 3 Accurately and precisely describing and comparing objects. Explain and compare objects in English.
Class 4 Preparing and organizing a presentation. Prepare a presentation in English.
Class 5 Designing and effectively delivering a presentation. Deliver a presentation effectively in English.
Class 6 Presenting with power point. Deliver a presentation using power point.
Class 7 Final examination of English presentation Give a small English presentation.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


We use an original text for this Tokyo Tech course, prepared by an instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are evaluated based on exercises in each class (50%) and a final presentation (50%). Attendance is required for all classes.

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Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

One of the following conditions must be satisfied in principle.
1) TOEIC score is 600 points or more.
2) TOEFL ITP score is 500 points or more.
3) TOEFL iBT score is 60 points or more.
This class is a required subject for students who entered the university in or before 2020.
Pre-registration with submission of English proficiency test score in August is required.


It is recommended to take this course in the third year.
Submission of english score is needed to take this course.
Please refer the course information.

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