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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is designed to learn English through films produced in English spoken countries. Understanding a narrative told in English and knowing the history and ideas in the background of the story, students will be able to acquire the English language skills with fun. Students are, hence, required to attend as fully as possible and participate in class activities.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||-Introduction: how to learn English though -Scene A: reading and listening||-Have an overview of the course -Reading comprehension|
|Class 2||Scene A: reading out loud and shadowing||Reading out loud and recitation|
|Class 3||Scene B: reading and listening||Reading comprehension|
|Class 4||Scene B: reading out loud and shadowing||Reading out loud and recitation|
|Class 5||Scene C: reading and listening||Reading comprehension|
|Class 6||Scene C: reading out loud and shadowing||Reading out loud and recitation|
|Class 7||Review scene A, B, C||Reading out loud and recitation|
|Class 8||Final exam and review||Review the content covered in the course.|
Handouts will be distributed.
To be announced in class if necessary
-Quiz + in-class performance: 70%
-Final exam: 30%