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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken at each class. Students are to watch a variety of news stories and conduct various drills.
|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.
Useful sources will be referred to as necessary.
Final exam 40%
Listening test 20%
Dictation test 20%
Vocabulary review test 20%