2016 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 5

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Kiuchi Kumiko 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have studied for the TOEFL test but are not yet confident about their knowledge. It trains students in four skills in English with special focus on reading, writing and listening skills which are required to raise their score in the Reading and Writing sections of the test and to study at universities in English-speaking environment. It also introduces students to basic study skills in English and allows them to practice them in class.

Student learning outcomes

In this course students will
・understand the content and format of the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL tests and the strategies to answer questions in these sections.
・enhance their knowledge of different academic subjects.
・develop academic skills in English and apply them to everyday situation.


TOEFL, reading and writing skills of English, Studying abroad 

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In each class, students will work on exercises in the reading and writing sections of the TOEFL test and peer-review the content.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to TOEFL Reading Questions
Class 2 Reading Practice and Review 1 Reading comprehension
Class 3 Reading Practice and Review 2 Reading comprehension
Class 4 Reading Practice and Review 3 Reading comprehension
Class 5 Reading Practice and Review 4 Reading comprehension
Class 6 Reading Practice and Review 5 Reading comprehension
Class 7 Reading Practice and Review 6 Reading comprehension
Class 8 Recapitulation, Final Exam


Handouts in class

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Useful sources for self-study will be provided in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment:30% Class participation: 30% Final exam: 40%

Related courses

  • TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 5-8

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


Office hours

See the rotation table of the drop-in sessions for foreign language studies. The instructors for a special mission are also available for drop-in session on Mondays and Thursdays.


It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 6.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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