2018 English 6 33-LS

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English language courses
Harada Daisuke 
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Course description and aims

Based on English 5, English 6 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

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

・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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 8 Practical Uses of Drones Textbook, pp. 49-54
Class 2 Lesson 9 Garbage Problems Textbook, pp. 55-60
Class 3 Lesson 10 Eating Disorders Lesson 11 Virtual Reality for Therapy and Treatment Textbook, pp. 61-66; pp. 67-72
Class 4 Lesson 12 Ecotourism and Protection of the Natural Habitat Textbook, pp. 73-78
Class 5 Lesson 13 Health Check Textbook, pp. 79-84
Class 6 Lesson 14 Saving Food Waste Textbook, pp. 85-90
Class 7 Lesson 15 Climate Change, Drought, and Water Use Textbook, pp. 91-96
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)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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%

Related courses

  • LAE.E211 : English 5

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