2019 English 4 再1

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Ishihara Yuki 
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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.


Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, studying abroad, TOEFL

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

For each of the units in the textbook, students are required to read the unit and the script, and solve the exercise problems before coming to the class. The instructor will clarify the essential points of the unit, and show solutions to the exercise problems in class. The class activity will also include role playing, discussion and writing.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction / paragraph writing paragraph writing
Class 2 Unit 7 Where Is Everybody? textbook pp.42-47, 107-111.
Class 3 Unit 8 You Inspire People textbook pp.48-53, 111-116.
Class 4 Unit 9 He Doesn't Belong Here textbook pp.54-59, 117-122.
Class 5 Unit 10 So Be It textbook pp.60-65, 122-126.
Class 6 Unit 11 It's a Win-Win for Both of Us textbook pp.66-71, 126-130.
Class 7 Unit 12 Thanks for Telling Me textbook pp.72-77, 130-134.
Class 8 Review / Final Exam


Communicate in English with Glee: New Directions. Shohakusha.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 20%
Assignments and quizzes 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

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