2017 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 4 1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Ishihara Yuki 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(W323)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E158
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/9/7
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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 situation.

Keywords

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 8 Listening (lecture) Astronomy textbook pp.54-58.
Class 3 Unit 10 Writing Integrated essay; Independent essay textbook pp.65-71.
Class 4 Unit 12 Reading Linguistics textbook pp.77-83.
Class 5 Unit 13 Listening (lecture) Anthropology textbook pp.84-88.
Class 6 Unit 15 Writing Integrated essay; Independent essay textbook pp.95-100.
Class 7 Unit 15 Writing Integrated essay; Independent essay textbook pp.95-100.
Class 8 review, final exam

Textbook(s)

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

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

none 

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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