2016 English 6

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English language courses
Harada Daisuke 
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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


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 consists of the following steps.
0. Return homework and review it
1. Read model passages in English and identify their main ideas and details
2. Analyze the structure of the model passages
3. Solve exercise problems

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit 9 Cannes Loves to Hate Censorship Unit 9 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 2 Unit 10 Affluenza Unit 10 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 3 Unit 11 Ecoomic Growth vs. Human Morale Draw inferences from your reading Unit 11 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 4 Unit 12 Keeping the American Dream Evaluate different viewpoints and ideas Unit 12 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 5 Unit 13 Ethnic Boundary Markers Classification Unit 13 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 6 Unit 14 Types of Ethnic Groups Unit 14 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 7 Unit 15 Stateless Nationalities Unit 15 Model passage and exercise problems
Class 8 Review: How to read effectively To be announced in class


Fellag, Linda Robinson. "Tapestry Reading 3 [Intermediate] Japan Edition." Shohakusha, 2010. (ISBN 978-4-88198-632-5)

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.
Homework assignments: 40%
Final exam: 60%

Related courses

  • LAE.E211 : English 5

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