2016 English 6

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Harada Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(S224)  
Group
43-RW
Course number
LAE.E212
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Keywords

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

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

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

  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.

Textbook(s)

Gale, Stuart, Shunpei Fukuhara, and Tim Cross, S3 Structure, Structure, Structure. NAN'UN-DO, 2012. (ISBN 978-4-523-17704-3)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

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%

Related courses

  • LAE.E211 : English 5

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

None

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

harada[at]flc.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

To be announced in class (Prior appointment by e-mail is required.)

Other

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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