2017 English 8 再1

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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) One class covers one to two units. Read the text and answer the questions before you come in to class.
(1) Review the content covered a week before by working on some quizzes.
(2) Check answers to (0) and understand the content of the text.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Get an overview of the class.
Class 2 Unit 11 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 3 Units 12 + 13 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 4 Units 14 + 15 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 5 Units 16 + 17 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 6 Units 18 + 19 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 7 Unit 20 Understand the content of the assigned unit(s).
Class 8 Final exam and review Review the content covered in the course.


”Science Wisdom” (Seibido)

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Assessment criteria and methods

Class participation including quizzes in classes: 50% Final exam: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E213 : English 7

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