2016 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 6

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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 practice the reading and writing sections of the TOEFL using "Brush up Your Academic English with the TOEFL iBT Test Format" and review the contents.

Course schedule/Required learning

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



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Useful sources will be provided when necessary.

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.)

To have TOEFL score more than 55 in iBT or more than 480 in ITP
Enrolling TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 5 immediately beforehand is highly recommended.

Office hours

See the rotation table of the counseling room for foreign language learning. The instructors for a special mission are available on Mondays and Thursdays.


It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 5.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course

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