2017 English 3 31-LS

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Saeki Yasuki 
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Course description and aims

English 3 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with 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 lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

There are two types of classes in English 3. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.

Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills


Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, 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

Attendance is taken at each class. Students are to watch a variety of news stories and conduct various drills.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Unit 1 Identify course aims.
Class 2 Unit 1, Unit 2 Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill foster international awarenes
Class 3 Unit 2, Unit 3 Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill
Class 4 Unit 4, Unit 5 Vocabulary Review Test(1) Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill, foster international awarenes
Class 5 Unit 5, Unit 6 Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill. foster international awarenes
Class 6 Unit 6, Unit 7 Listening Test Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill, foster international awarenes
Class 7 Unit 7 Dictation Test Acquire vovabulary, improve listening skill, foster international awarenes
Class 8 Final exam, Recapitulation Review, Consolidation


Materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Useful sources will be referred to as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Final exam 40%
Listening test 20%
Dictation test 20%
Vocabulary review test 20%

Related courses

  • LAE.E114 : English 4

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