2016 English 3

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Anno Mariko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(H116)  
Group
11-LS
Course number
LAE.E113
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/12/8
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

English 3 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with knowledge in relevant areas. The materials include topics such as international and intercultural issues as well as current topics of science and technology. Expectations require students to practice: reading academic articles, listening to lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

There are two types of classes in English 3. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.

Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills

Keywords

Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, studying abroad, TOEFL

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Attendance is taken at each class. Students are required to listen to, read assigned materials, and complete assignments before class, preparing for focused discussions of their content. (Note: Assignments turned in late are penalized. Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Unit 1: A Test of Endurance Identify course aims. Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing endurance.
Class 2 Unit 1: A Test of Endurance Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing endurance.
Class 3 Unit 2: Avoiding Identify Theft Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing identity theft.
Class 4 Unit 2: Avoiding Identify Theft Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing identity theft.
Class 5 Unit 3: Why Explore Space? Test Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing space exploration. Demonstrate knowledge of course materials.
Class 6 Unit 3: Why Explore Space? Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing space exploration.
Class 7 Unit 4: Word That Persuade Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing language.
Class 8 Revision of materials Group Presentation Consolidation of vocabulary and key concepts from Units 1-4. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a group presentation. Identify course aims.

Textbook(s)

Solorzano, Helen S,and Jennifer P. L. Schmidt. 2015. NorthStar: Listening & Speaking, Level 3. Fourth Edition. White Plains, New York: Pearson Education. (ISBN: 978-0-13-404981-6)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
Test, 25%
Group Presentation and Paper, 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E114 : English 4

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

None

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