English 5 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with more 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 English lectures, speaking before an audience, and developing skills to write paragraphs and short essays.
By the end of this course, students will:
・be able to express their ideas and opinions in classes confidently
・be able to write paragraphs or short essays
・be able to better understand academic lectures
・practice effective reading strategies
Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing TOEFL-style short essays in English.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation/ writing skills for TOEFL: how to organize essays|
|Class 2||New Englishes||Textbook pp.2-6.|
|Class 3||English in ASEAN / writing an essay||Textbook pp.7-12.|
|Class 4||English and the Middle East||Textbook pp.13-15.|
|Class 5||English and the Middle East||Textbook pp.16-18.|
|Class 6||English and Volunteerism||Textbook pp.19-24.|
|Class 7||English in America||Textbook pp.25-30.|
|Class 8||writing an essay / Final exam|
The Bridges of English Language Across the World: International & Multicultural Perspectives, Book 1, Yuko Takeshita, Seiji Yamaoka, Patricia Sippel and Suguru Suzuki, Shohakusha.
Activities in class: 20%
Final exam: 50%