2019 English 5 33-LS

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Koizumi Yuto 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(S422)  
Group
33-LS
Course number
LAE.E211
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

English 5 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 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

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Overview Tutorial: Analyzing scene A -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 2 Scene A: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene B: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 3 Scene B: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene C: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 4 Scene C: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene D: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 5 Scene D: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene E: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 6 Scene E: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Tips for film analysis -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 7 Reviewing the scenes: A, B, C, D, E Preparation for final exam
Class 8 Final Exam and review Review the overall content covered in the quarter-semester.

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class if necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz: 50%, Final exam: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • 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

Other

None

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