2017 English 6 13-RW

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English language courses
Koizumi Yuto 
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Course description and aims

Based on English 5, English 6 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, 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

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

  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 insroduction 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

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Petersen, Mark. Practical use of English for Japanese.Tokyo: Iwanami-shinsyo; ISBN-13: 978-4004314202. (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

In-class performance: 40%, Essay assignment: 60%

Related courses

  • LAE.E211 : English 5

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