2017 English 5 35-LS

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English language courses
Harada Daisuke 
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In this course students will be urged to make full use of the several news stories in the textbook for the purpose of enhancing their listening and speaking skills, building up their vocabulary and learning a variety of useful expressions

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is TOEFL iBT? / Features of Listening Section / Pre Test Textbook, pp. 3-52
Class 2 TOEFL iBT Warming-up (1)--Section 1 and Section 2 Textbook, pp. 53-70
Class 3 TOEFL iBT Warming-up (2)--Section 3 Textbook, pp. 71-86
Class 4 Main Idea (1) Textbook, pp. 87-100
Class 5 Main Idea (2) Textbook, pp. 101-111
Class 6 Detail (1) Textbook, pp. 112-119
Class 7 Detail (2) Textbook, pp. 120-133
Class 8 Review / Examination Exercise problems: Lectures and conversations


Park, Jin-sun. 『まるわかりTOEFL iBTテスト リスニング』 J Research Press, 2014. (ISBN 978-4-86392-181-8)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are assessed on practical English skills and on the degree to which they can use them to communicate with others.
Activities in class: 20%
Homework assignments: 30%
Final exam: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E212 : English 6

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