2016 English 8

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English language courses
Saeki Yasuki 
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Course description and aims

Based on English 7, English 8 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


Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication, 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

In this course students will be urged to make full use of the several news stories in the textbook for the purpose of enhancing their listening and speaking skills, building up their vocabulary and learning a variety of useful expressions. In addition, every student will be required to give a short speech.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit 9, Unit 10 Four language skills
Class 2 Unit 10, Unit 11 Four language skills
Class 3 Unit 11, Unit 12 Four language skills
Class 4 Review Test, Unit 13 Four language skills
Class 5 Unit 14, Listening Test Four language skills
Class 6 Unit 15, Listening Test Four language skills
Class 7 Review Test, Presentation Practice Four language skills
Class 8 Speech, Final Exam Four language skills


ABC World News 18(Kinseido)

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Assessment criteria and methods

Listening test 30%, Review Test 35%, Final Exam 20%, Speech 15%

Related courses

  • LAE.E213 : English 7

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