English 4 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with 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 lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.
There are two types of classes in English 4. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.
Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.
By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills.
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|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(0) Preparation: Fill in the worksheet provided in the previous week. Work on vocabulary exercises in the unit.
(1) In class: Preliminary small group discussion on the topic. Answer check of the homework. Listening practice.
* There are dictation and vocabulary quizzes. The schedule will be provided in the ﬁrst week of the course.
* Students are required to give one group presentation in the quarter semester.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Lesson 7||Understand the content of lesson 7.|
|Class 2||Lesson 8||Understand the content of lesson 8.|
|Class 3||Lesson 9||Understand the content of lesson 9.|
|Class 4||Lesson 10||Understand the content of lesson 10.|
|Class 5||Lesson 11||Understand the content of lesson 11.|
|Class 6||Lesson 12||Understand the content of lesson 12.|
|Class 7||Listening Trial + Presentation||Review the overall content of the course. Experience he role of giving a presentation in English.|
|Class 8||Review of the course + Presentation||Review the overall content of the course. Experience he role of giving a presentation in English.|
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Information sheets will be provided in class.
Worksheets, Dictation mini-tests, Presentation, Listening trial
Details of the assessment criteria will be explained in the first session of the class.