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.
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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(0) One class covers one to two units. Read the text and answer the questions before you come in to class.
(1) Review the content covered a week before by working on some quizzes.
(2) Check answers to (0) and understand the content of the text.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Get an overview of the course.|
|Class 2||Unit 11||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 3||Units 12 + 13||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 4||Units 14+ 15||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 5||Units 16+ 17||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 6||Units 18+ 19||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 7||Unit 20||Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).|
|Class 8||Final exam and review||Review the content covered in the course.|
”Science Wisdom” (Seibido)
To be announced in class.
Quizzes 50% Final exam 50%