2017 English 8 26-LS

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Helen Lewis  David Pinkney  Harada Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(H104)  
Group
26-LS
Course number
LAE.E214
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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

Keywords

Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication, 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

The focus of this course is speaking and listening skills. We will use the textbook and videos selected by the teacher to engage with diverse and challenging topics. There will be many chances to practise speaking in different contexts, including pair, small groups, and in front of the entire class. The students will have a chance to express their opinions and listen to each other as well as contribute to the direction of the learning itself. We will revisit each of the four sections of the textbook and choose chapters of interest together.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chapter from Section 1 - Your Life Listening, impromptu speaking, pair discussion
Class 2 Presentation 1 Deliver a prepared speech
Class 3 Chapter from Section 2 - Free Time Listening, impromptu speaking, pair discussion
Class 4 Presentation 2 Deliver a prepared speech
Class 5 Chapter from Section 3 - Modern Times Listening, impromptu speaking, pair discussion
Class 6 Presentation 3 Deliver a prepared speech
Class 7 Chapter from Section 4 - Civic Life Listening, impromptu speaking, pair discussion
Class 8 Presentation 4 Deliver a prepared speech

Textbook(s)

Compelling Conversations, Roth
978-1-4196-5828-0

Reference books, course materials, etc.

English:English dictionary

Assessment criteria and methods

80 percent of the final grade will be on the 4 presentations, with a higher weighting on the final one. 20 per cent of the grade will be on class participation and effort.

Related courses

  • LAE.E213 : English 7

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Other

Socrative Student application

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