2016 English 7

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Academic unit or major
Common Course of Undergraduate School
Instructor(s)
Harada Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon9-10(W321)  
Group
1
Course number
ZEN.E397
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

All students are required to obtain the credit for ONE of either English 5, English 6, or English 7. Students who have failed both English 5 and English 6 register for this course in the seventh term of the old curriculum (i.e. the first and second quarters of their fourth academic year). This is one of the old curriculum courses offered on a semester basis.

By offering TOEIC-style exercises, this course aims at comprehensively improving students' English skills, expanding their vocabulary and strengthening their knowledge of grammar.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・ expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of grammar.
・ develop overall English proficiency, with particular emphasis on listening and reading skills.

Keywords

TOEIC, listening skills, reading skills, vocabulary, grammar

Competencies that will be developed

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

In order to improve English language proficiency in various business and daily settings, students are required (1)to answer TOEIC style questions in the textbooks, and also (2)to hand in weekly assignments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 TOEIC and English skills Confirming English skills tested in TOEIC
Class 2 Unit 1 Shopping Verbs Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 1-4 / Selected idioms 1-40 (1) Unit 1 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (1)
Class 3 Unit 2 Restaurant Verbs Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 5-8 / Selected idioms 41-80 (1) Unit 2 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (2)
Class 4 Unit 4 Entertainment Adjectives and adverbs Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 9-13 / Selected idioms 81-120 (1) Unit 3 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (3)
Class 5 Unit 4 Job Hunting Adjectives and adverbs Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 14-18 / Selected idioms 121-160 (1) Unit 4 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (4)
Class 6 Review Unit 1 - Unit 4 Nouns Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 19-23 / Selected idioms 161-200 (1) Review Exercises Unit 1 - Unit 4 Vocabulary quiz (5)
Class 7 Unit 5 Hotel Stay Nouns Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 24-28 / Selected idioms 1-40 (2) Unit 4 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (6)
Class 8 Unit 6 Business Verbs Level 1 (2) / Business vocabulary 29-32 / Selected idioms 41-80 (2) Unit 6 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (7)
Class 9 Unit 7 Sports Verbs Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 1-6 / Selected idioms 81-120 (2) Unit 7 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (8)
Class 10 Unit 8 Education Adjectives and Adverbs Level 1 and Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 7-12 / Selected idioms 121-160 (2) Unit 8 Exericses Vocabulary quiz (9)
Class 11 Review Unit 5 - Unit 8 Nouns Level 1 and Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 13-18 / Selected idioms 161-200 (2) Review Exercises Unit 5 - Unit 8 Vocabulary quiz (10)
Class 12 Unit 9 Services Unit 9 Exercises
Class 13 Unit 10 Housing Unit 11 Environment (1) Unit 10 Exercises Unit 11 Exercises (1)
Class 14 Unit 11 Environment (2) Unit 12 Vacation Unit 11 Exercises (2) Unit 12 Exercises
Class 15 Review Unit 9 - Unit 12 Review Exercise Unit 9 - Unit 12

Textbook(s)

Kanno, Eiichi and Takashi Kudo, Aim High for the TOEIC Test. Seibido, 2012. (ISBN 978-4-7919-5087-4)
Narishige, Hisashi. Vocabulary Speedmaster for the TOEIC Test, New Edition. J Research Press, 2013 (ISBN 978-4-863922-157-3)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

The grade takes into account both the TOEIC score achieved and work done in class. All students who pass the course are given a score of 60. Further details will be explained at the orientation.

Related courses

  • ZEN.E395 : English 5
  • ZEN.E396 : English 6

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

This is a course for students who began their degree in or before April 2015.

Other

Students MUST attend one of the orientation sessions in the first week of the semester. See the notice board in West 3 Building, Ookayama Campus, for further details.
Slightly different rules will apply to students who began their degree in or before April 2010; they will be explained at the orientation.

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