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Ishihara Yuki 
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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.


TOEIC, listening skills, reading skills, vocabulary, grammar

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each class starts with a vocabulary quiz, followed by TOEIC-style exercises using the textbook. We will also watch news video clips in English.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 orientation
Class 2 Unit 1 Restaurant
Class 3 Unit 2 Entertainment Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.18-33.
Class 4 Unit 3 Business Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.80-96.
Class 5 Unit 4 Office Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.128-143.
Class 6 Unit 5 Telephone Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.33-48.
Class 7 Unit 6 Letter & E-mail Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.96-112.
Class 8 Unit 7 Health Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.143-158.
Class 9 Unit 8 Bank & Post Office Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.49-63.
Class 10 Unit 9 New Products Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.112-126.
Class 11 Unit 10 Travel (1) Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.159-172.
Class 12 Unit 11 Travel (2) Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.64-78.
Class 13 Unit 12 Job Applications Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary pp.312-330.
Class 14 Unit 13 Shopping
Class 15 Unit 14 Education Final Exam


Hiroshi Yoshizuka and Michael Schauerte, Best Practice for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, revised edition, Seibido.
Hisashi, Narishige. Mastering TOEIC TEST Vocabulary, new edition. J Research Press.

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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.


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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