2018 English 9 1

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English language courses
Kiuchi Kumiko 
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Course description and aims

There are two kinds of classes in English 9: “English 9 without class attendance” and “English 9 for repeaters”. This class is “English 9 for repeaters”, for those who have not been able to achieve or exceed the English 9 minimum required score set by Tokyo Tech. By attending this class they work towards obtaining the credit.

By offering TOEFL-style exercises, this class aims at comprehensively improving students’ English skills, expanding their vocabulary and strengthening their knowledge of grammar.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・ expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of grammar.
・ attain comprehensive general English proficiency.


TOEFL, TOEIC, four English language skills, minimum required score

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Please make sure to attend the first session of the course as the details of the course will be announced.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation Objectives of the course What is TOEFL ITP?
Class 2 Module 3, Lesson 1 and Lesson 3 Listening: Understanding idiomatic expressions Structure: Participles
Class 3 Module 3, Lesson 2 and Lesson 5 Listening: Understanding implication Reading: Understanding unfamiliar words
Class 4 Module 3, Lesson 4 and Lesson 6 Structure: Prepositions Reading: Understanding implication
Class 5 Module 4, Lesson 1 and Lesson 3 Listening: Understanding wishes and the conditional Structure: Plurals (including count and noncount nouns)
Class 6 Module 4, Lesson 2 and Lesson 5 Listening: Integrating listening skills Reading: Understanding attitude
Class 7 Module 4, Lesson 4 and Lesson 6 Structure: Present modals Reading: Integrating reading skills
Class 8 Review and the Final exam Overall exercise in listening, structure, and reading


Boost Your English 1ーPractice for TOEFL ITPー (Seibido)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Information will be provided in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The final assessment is made based on (1) your TOEFL or TOEIC score and (2) your participation and progress in class. The grade awarded for this course will be either “pass” or “fail”. Further details will be explained at the orientation.

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8

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

This is a course for students who began their degree in or after April 2016.


Students MUST attend one of the orientation sessions in the first week of the quarter. See the notice board on the third floor, West 3 Building, Ookayama Campus, for further details. If you have any questions, come to the Administrative Office of the Foreign Languages Section (Room 805, 8th floor, West 3 Building, Ookayama Campus) or the Student Services Division, Suzukakedai Campus.

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