2017 English 4 8-LS

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Kiuchi Kumiko 
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Course description and aims

English 4 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 4. 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

(0) Preparation: Fill in the worksheet provided in the previous week. Work on vocabulary exercises in the unit.
(1) In class: Preliminary small group discussion on the topic. Answer check of the homework. Listening practice.
* There are diction and vocabulary quizzes. The schedule will be provided in the first week of the course.
* Students are required to give one group presentation in the quarter semester.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit 6 Understand the content of Unit 6.
Class 2 Unit 7 Understand the content of Unit 7 .
Class 3 Unit 8 Understand the content of Unit 8.
Class 4 Unit 9 Understand the content of Unit 9.
Class 5 Unit 10 Understand the content of Unit 10.
Class 6 Unit 11 (1) + Group Presentation Understand the content of Unit 11 (1).
Class 7 Unit 11 (2) + Group Presentation Understand the content of Unit 11 (2).
Class 8 Review and Final exam Review the overall content of the course.


Mark D. Lucas et als. "Unique selection: Listening to the lecture"(Shohakusha)

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To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Group presentation: 20% Worksheet and assignments: 40% Final exam: 40%

Related courses

  • LAE.E113 : English 3

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