2017 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3 1

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Ishihara Yuki 
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Course description and aims

This course is designed to develop English skills for the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL test through TOEFL-type exercises in reading and writing and reviewing of them.

This course aims to help students improve their TOEFL score and develop their English skills to study at universities in English speaking countries.

Student learning outcomes

In this course students will
・understand what TOEFL tests are like, especially in reading and writing sections, and how to answer the questions in each section of the test.
・develop academic skills in English and apply those skills to general situations.


TOEFL, reading and writing skills of English, Studying abroad 

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class, students will practice the reading, writing and listening sections of the TOEFL using the textbook and review the contents.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to TOEFL iBT
Class 2 Unit 1 Listening New Student Orientation textbook pp.12-16.
Class 3 Unit 2 Reading Geology (Seismology) textbook pp.17-23.
Class 4 Unit 3 Listening (lecture) Psychology textbook pp.24-28.
Class 5 Unit 5 Integrated Essay; Independent Essay textbook pp.35-41.
Class 6 Unit 5 Integrated Essay; Independent Essay textbook pp.35-41.
Class 7 Unit 7 Reading Biology (Invasive Species) textbook pp.47-53.
Class 8 review, final exam


Complete Navigator for the TOEFL iBT, Sanshusha, 2017.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Useful sources will be referred to as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

activities in class 30%
assignment 20%
final exam 50%

Related courses

  • TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 1-4

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It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 4.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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