English 5 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with more 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 English lectures, speaking before an audience, and developing skills to write paragraphs and short essays.
By the end of this course, students will:
・be able to express their ideas and opinions in classes confidently
・be able to write paragraphs or short essays
・be able to better understand academic lectures
・practice effective reading strategies
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|
Students will learn to construct a standard process paragraph and a whole essay. After each class, students will be required to finish a writing assignment with a chosen topic and be prepared to participate in a discussion next class. The final term paper will be necessary to submit at the end of the course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction: what is essay writing? / How to analyse a topic||Mapping ideas|
|Class 2||Paragraph: a topic sentence and supporting details||Writing a paragraph|
|Class 3||Paragraphs: transition words||Organizing paragraphs|
|Class 4||Introduction||Writing an introduction paragraph|
|Class 5||Conclusion||Writing a conclusion paragraph|
|Class 6||Citation||Citing an article|
|Class 7||First draft||Revising the first draft|
|Class 8||Final review and submitting the term paper||None|
Handouts will be distributed.
Petersen, Mark. Practical use of English for Japanese．Tokyo: Iwanami-shinsyo; ISBN-13: 978-4004314202. (Japanese)
In-class performance: 40%, Essay assignment: 60%