2019 English 6 40-RW

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English language courses
Kiuchi Kumiko 
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Course description and aims

Based on English 5, English 6 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, 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

Students read a text and answer questions before coming to class. Students check answers in class and learn the basics of academic writing.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction How to express an opinion Students learn how to express an opinion
Class 2 Persuasion Students learn how to use expressions for persuasion
Class 3 Argument Students learn how to make an argument
Class 4 A basic format of the academic writing in the field of science and technology Students learn a basic format of sci-tech writing and referencing
Class 5 Planning and peer-review Students plan their practise their peer-review skills
Class 6 Peer-review of essays Students plan their practise their peer-review skills
Class 7 Overall practise of the skills acquired in the course Students review the overall content of the course
Class 8 Review and final exam



Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are assessed on practical English skills and on the degree to which they can use them to communicate with others. Activities in class: 25% Assignments: 35% Final exam: 40%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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