All students are required to obtain the credits for ONE of either English 5, English 6, or English 7. Students who have failed English 5 register for this course in the sixth term of the old curriculum (i.e. the third and fourth quarters of their third 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.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・ expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of grammar.
・ develop overall English proficiency, but with particular emphasis on listening and reading skills.
TOEIC, listening skills, reading skills, vocabulary, grammar
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||TOEIC and English skills||Confirming English skills tested in TOEIC|
|Class 2||Unit 1 Restaurant / Personal pronoun TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Verbs (1-1) 1-136 / Thematic passages 1-4||Unit 1 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (1)|
|Class 3||Unit 2 Entertainment / Indefinite pronouns and reflexive pronouns TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Verbs (1-2) 137-243 / Thematic passages 5-8||Unit 2 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (2)|
|Class 4||Unit 3 Business / Tense: Present and past TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Nouns (1) 244-401 / Thematic passages 9-11||Unit 3 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (3)|
|Class 5||Unit 4 Office / Tense: Present Perfect TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Adjectives (1) 402-504 / Thematic passages 12-16||Unit 4 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (4)|
|Class 6||Unit 5 Telephone / Prepositions (Time and period) TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Adverbs, Prepositions, Idioms (1) 505-596 / Thematic passages 17-20||Unit 5 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (5)|
|Class 7||Unit 6 Letter & E-mail / Prepositions (Place and location) TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Verbs (2-1) 1-136 / Thematic passages 21-24||Unit 6 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (6)|
|Class 8||Unit 7 Health / Adjectives of number and quantity TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Verbs (2-2) 137-243 / Thematic passages 25-28||Unit 7 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (7)|
|Class 9||Unit 8 Bank & Post Office / Intransitive verbs and transitive verbs TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Nouns (2) 244-401 / Thematic passages 29-32||Unit 8 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (8)|
|Class 10||Unit 9 New Products / Suffixes (adjectives) TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Adjectives (2) 402-504 / Thematic passages 33-36||Unit 9 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (9)|
|Class 11||Unit 10 Travel (1) / Suffixes (adverbs) TOEIC Basic Vocabulary, Adverbs, Prepositions, Idioms (2) 505-596 / Thematic passages 37-40||Unit 10 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (10)|
|Class 12||Unit 11 Travel (2) / Participle construction Unit 12 Job Application / Comparison||Unit 11 Exercises Unit 12 Exercises|
|Class 13||Unit 13 Shopping / Passive sentences||Unit 13 Exercises|
|Class 14||Unit 14 Education / Relative pronouns||Unit 14 Exercises|
|Class 15||Beyond TOEIC Listening & Reading Test||Speaking and writing exercises|
Yoshizuka Hiroshi and Micheal Schauerte, Best Practice for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, Revised Edition. Seibido, 2017. (ISBN 978-4-7919-6030-9)
Matsui Kozue. 『新TOEICテスト英単語ターゲット3000 新装版』 Obunsha, 2016 (ISBN 978-4010942390)
To be announced in class
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.
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.