2019 English 4 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.)
Mon1-2(H112)  
Group
12-RW
Course number
LAE.E114
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/11/4
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

English 4 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with 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 lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

There are two types of classes in English 4. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.

Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills.

Keywords

Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, 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 unit in the textbook:
・Students are required to read the unit and solve the exercise problems before coming to class.
・The instructor (1) clarifies the essential points of the unit, (2) shows solutions to the exercise problems, and (3) asks students to read and/or construct a paragraph on a given topic using the points of the day.
Homework assignments include paragraph writing as well as reading-comprehension exercises. Homework is reviewed by the instructor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chapter 7: Cause and Effect Textbook, pp. 50-55
Class 2 Chapter 8: Examples Textbook, pp. 56-61
Class 3 Chapter 9: Definition Textbook, pp. 62-67
Class 4 Chapter 10: Classification Textbook, pp. 68-73
Class 5 Chapter 11: Comparison and Contrast Textbook, pp. 74-79
Class 6 Chapter 12 Review Textbook, pp. 80-83
Class 7 Chapter 13: From a Paragraph to a Short Essay Textbook, pp. 84-87
Class 8 Supplement/ Final exam Integrated Exercise

Textbook(s)

Get Your Message Across: Writing Communicative Paragraphs, Nan'un-do, 2008

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 20%
Homework assignments 30%
Final Exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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

None

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