2017 English 7 5

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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.)
Wed5-6(W323)  
Group
5
Course number
ZEN.E397
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
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 Listening & Reading and English skills Confirming English skills tested in TOEIC
Class 2 Unit 1 Test format Verbs Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 1-4 / Selected idioms 1-40 (1) Unit 1 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (1)
Class 3 nit 2 Basic strategies (1) Verbs Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 5-8 / Selected idioms 41-80 (1) Unit 2 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (2)
Class 4 Unit 3 Basic strategies (2) Adjectives and adverbs Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 9-13 / Selected idioms 81-120 (1) Unit 3 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (3)
Class 5 Pre-test exercises Adjectives and adverbs Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 14-18 / Selected idioms 121-160 (1) Pre-test Vocabulary quiz (4)
Class 6 Unit 4 Basic structures of English sentences Nouns Level 1 (1) / Business vocabulary 19-23 / Selected idioms 161-200 (1) Unit 4 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (5)
Class 7 Unit 5 Finding keys to answer Nouns Level 2 (1) / Business vocabulary 24-28 / Selected idioms 1-40 (2) Unit 5 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (6)
Class 8 Unit 6 Paraphrasing Verbs Level 1 (2) / Business vocabulary 29-32 / Selected idioms 41-80 (2) Unit 6 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (7)
Class 9 Unit 7 Responding to requests and suggestions Verbs Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 1-6 / Selected idioms 81-120 (2) Unit 7 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (8)
Class 10 Unit 8 Verb tenses Adjectives and Adverbs Level 1 and Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 7-12 / Selected idioms 121-160 (2) Unit 8 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (9)
Class 11 Unit 9 Conjunctions and prepositions Nouns Level 1 and Level 2 (2) / Daily vocabulary 13-18 / Selected idioms 161-200 (2) Unit 9 Exercises Vocabulary quiz (10)
Class 12 Unit 10 Double passages and triple passages Unit 11 Transitional adverbs Unit 10 Exercises Unit 11 Exercises
Class 13 Unit 12 Not-type questions Unit 12 Exercises
Class 14 Post test Post test exercises
Class 15 Beyond TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Speaking and writing exercises

Textbook(s)

Yokogawa and Cook, Level-Up Trainer for the TOEIC TEST Revised Edition. Cengage Learning, 2016. (ISBN 978-4-86312-294-9)
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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