2018 English 8 12-RW

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Harada Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(W932)  
Group
12-RW
Course number
LAE.E214
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Based on English 7, English 8 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

Keywords

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 chapter in the textbook:
・Students are required to read the chapter and solve the exercise problems before coming to class.
・The instructor (1) clarifies the essential points of the chapter, (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.

Homework assignments include writing paragraphs and/or short essays as well as reading passages.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chapter 5 (1) Research report / The common cold / Medicine / Passive voice, Past perfect tense, Vocabulary shift Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 2 Chapter 5 (2) Research report / The common cold / Medicine / Passive voice, Past perfect tense, Vocabulary shift Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 3 Chapter 6 Defining and Classifying / Signs /Semiotics / Definitions and Classifications Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 4 Chapter 7 (1) Problem-Solution / Access to water / Environment and Archaeology / Relative clauses; Participial clauses Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 5 Chapter 7 (2) Problem-Solution / Access to water / Environment and Archaeology / Relative clauses; Participial clauses Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 6 Chapter 8 (1) Cause-Effect / Left-handedness / Health / Cause-effect language, Citations, References Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 7 Chapter 8 (2) Cause-Effect / Left-handedness / Health / Cause-effect language, Citations, References Understanding the text, In-text exercise, Additional exercise
Class 8 Review and Final Examination Overall exercise in vocabulary, grammar, and passage construction

Textbook(s)

Paul Rossieter+Department of English, The University of Tokyo, Komaba, FIRST MOVES: An Introduction to Academic Writing in English (University of Tokyo Press, 2004)

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.
In-Class Quiz 20%, Homework 30%, Final Exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E213 : English 7

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

None

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