English 5 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.
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 skills, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
・For each lesson, students are required to watch the video, read the transcript and the passage, and solve the exercise problems before coming to class.
・The instructor (1) clarifies the essential points, (2) shows solutions to the exercise problems, and (3) has students construct a short paragraph on a given topic using the points of the day and present it orally or in writing to the class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Lesson 1 Global Warming and Climate Change||Textbook, pp. 7-12|
|Class 2||Lesson 2 Diet and Health for Long Lives||Textbook, pp. 13-18|
|Class 3||Lesson 3 Self-Driving for the Future||Textbook, pp. 19-24|
|Class 4||Lesson 4 Sustaining Biodiversity and Protecting Species||Textbook, pp. 25-30|
|Class 5||Lesson 5 3D Printers for Creating Body Parts||Textbook, pp. 31-36|
|Class 6||Lesson 6 IT and Education||Textbook, pp. 37-42|
|Class 7||Lesson 7 Protection from Natural Disasters||Textbook, pp. 43-48|
|Class 8||Review and Final Examination||Overall exercise in vocabulary, grammar, and passage construction|
Shishido, Murphy, and Takahashi, AFP World Focus --Environment, Health, and Technology -- (Seibido, 2017)
To be announced in class.
Students are assessed on practical English skills and on the degree to which they can use them to communicate with others.
Activities in class: 20%
Homework assignments: 30%
Final exam: 50%