2017 English 4 32-LS

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Anno Mariko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(S514)  
Group
32-LS
Course number
LAE.E114
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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.

Keywords

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 required to listen to, read assigned materials, and complete assignments before class, preparing for focused discussions of their content. (Note: Assignments turned in late are penalized. Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Unit 5: Follow Your Passion Identify course aims. Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing careers.
Class 2 Unit 5: Follow Your Passion Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing careers.
Class 3 Unit 6: Culture and Commerce Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing tourism.
Class 4 Unit 6: Culture and Commerce Test Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing tourism.
Class 5 Unit 7: Before You Say "I Do" Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing marriage. Demonstrate knowledge of course materials.
Class 6 Unit 7: Before You Say "I Do" Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing marriage.
Class 7 Unit 8: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Group Presentation Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing climate change. Deliver a group presentation.
Class 8 Revision of materials Group Presentation Consolidation of vocabulary and key concepts from Units 5-8. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a group presentation. Identify course aims.

Textbook(s)

Solorzano, Helen S,and Jennifer P. L. Schmidt. 2015. NorthStar: Listening & Speaking, Level 3. Fourth Edition. White Plains, New York: Pearson Education. (ISBN: 978-0-13-404981-6)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
Test, 25%
Group Presentation and Paper, 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E113 : English 3

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E113.
Attendance at the first session is compulsory.

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