Based on English 7, English 8 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, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(0) The handout and the worksheet for the next week is provided in the previous week. Please read the text and answers the questions in the worksheet.
(1) In class we go through the worksheet to check the main ideas of the text and understand difficult vocabulary or phrases in the text. We also write a composition.
(2) Check the structure of each others' writing in group discussions.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Have an overview of the course.|
|Class 2||Lifestyle 3||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 3||Lifestyle 4||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 4||Technology 3||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 5||Technology 4||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 6||Business 3||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 7||Business 4||Understand the content of the text.|
|Class 8||Exam and review||Review the content covered in class.|
Handouts will be provided in class.
To be announced in class.
Worksheet 25% Essay 30% Final exam 45%