2019 English 5 40-RW

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English language courses
Kiuchi Kumiko 
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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


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 will require students to (1) read an assigned text in advance and answer questions, (2) discuss some social issues related to the writings or movies, and (3) summarise the content or express their own opinions in writing.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Templates for academic writing Students learn a basic format of academic writing
Class 2 Peer-review Students learn how to peer-review each other's work
Class 3 Paraphrasing Students learn how to paraphrase.
Class 4 Description Students learn how to describe something.
Class 5 Contrast and comparison Students learn how use expressions to introduce contrast and comparison
Class 6 Expressing your opinion Students learn how to summarise the content of a text
Class 7 Review session Students train their skills acquired in class
Class 8 Review and Final examination Stutdents review the overall content of the course



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Assessment criteria and methods

Worksheet and other assignments: 25% Essay 35% Final exam:40%

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

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