Based on English 5, English 6 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, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each class generally consists of the following steps.
0. Return homework and review it
1. Read a model essay in English and identify its main idea and details
2. Analyze the structure of the model essay
3. Practice writing a new essay using the structure of the model
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Unit 8 Seeing the Other Side, "Divorce"||Unit 8 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 2||Unit 9 A Problem / Solution Essay (1), "Substandard homework"||Unit 9 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 3||Unit 9 A Problem / Solution Essay (2), "Keep Japan's Beaches Clean!"||Unit 10 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 4||Unit 11 An Academic (Opinion) Essay (1), "Does every adult in the U.S. need to own a gun?"||Unit 11 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 5||Unit 12 An Academic (Opinion) Essay (2), "Is a foreign crime wave sweeping Japan?"||Unit 12 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 6||Unit 13 An Academic (Arguing) Essay, "Should the death penalty be abolished in Japan?"||Unit 13 Analysis of the model essay, and exercise problems|
|Class 7||Unit 14 Review Units 8-13 Read essays with complicated structures (1)||Units 8-13, Additional exercise problems|
|Class 8||Read essays with complicated structures (2)||Analyze a complicated essay and write a summary. Write an essay to express your own opinion.|
Gale, Stuart, Shunpei Fukuhara, and Tim Cross, S3 Structure, Structure, Structure. NAN'UN-DO, 2012. (ISBN 978-4-523-17704-3)
To be announced in class
Students are assessed on practical English skills and on the degree to which they can use them to communicate with others.
Activities in class: 20%
Homework assignments: 30%
Final exam: 50%
To be announced in class (Prior appointment by e-mail is required.)
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.