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.
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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
To be announced in class.
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%