2017 English 8 24-RW

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English language courses
Kiuchi Kumiko 
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Course description and aims

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.

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

(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

  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.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Worksheet 25% Essay 30% Final exam 45%

Related courses

  • LAE.E213 : English 7

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