2017 English 8 32-LS

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English language courses
Ishihara Yuki 
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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

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 Real Money Investigation: Thieves Holding Your Data Hostage Textbook pp.45-52.
Class 2 Burger Wars: Billion Dollar Burger? Textbook pp.53-59.
Class 3 The Perfect Apple? Textbook pp.60-64.
Class 4 Winter Blast Textbook pp.65-70.
Class 5 Russian Spies? Three Suspects Charged Textbook pp.71-77.
Class 6 Measles on the Move Textbook pp.78-85.
Class 7 School Bus Safety: Should School Buses Have Seat Belts? Textbook pp.86-91.
Class 8 A New Era: U.S.-Cuba Stage Historic Talks Final Exam Textbook pp.92-99.


Shigeru Yamane and Kathleen Yamane, ABC World News 18, 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.E213 : English 7

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