2017 English 6 33-LS

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English language courses
Ishihara Yuki 
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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

Each class starts with several students' speeches and questions-and-answers sessions. We will practice listening to English news and discussing related topics in English, using the textbook. We will also watch the latest news video clips and discuss it.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Yelp! Reviewer Beware Textbook pp.47-52.
Class 2 Bridge Dangers: 1-in-10 in Need of Repair Textbook pp.53-57.
Class 3 Sky High Bills: Medevac Trips Textbook pp.58-65.
Class 4 Big Change: Sea World to End Killer Whale Shows Textbook pp.66-71.
Class 5 Airline Warning: Lithium Batteries Pose Explosion Risk Textbook pp.72-76.
Class 6 Major Abortion Case: First in Years at Highest Court Textbook pp.77-83.
Class 7 On Alert: Faith and Fear Textbook pp.84-90.
Class 8 Breaking Point: Heroin in America Final Exam Textbook pp.91-99.


Shigeru Yamane and Kathleen Yamane, ABC World News 19, Kinseido.

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To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 30%
Presentation 20%
Final Exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E211 : English 5

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