2019 English 8 40-LS

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Stoneburgh Mark 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6(W371)  
Group
40-LS
Course number
LAE.E214
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Based on English 7, English 8 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, 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 class is designed to be a very student centered/interactive class with students discussing and debating various topics. New vocabulary and grammar will be routinely introduced to enable students to articulate ideas more clearly and to facilitate discussion. Students will be expected to work in pairs and groups and presentations will be incorporated into class activities.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Technology : Appropriate “Technology” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Technology ” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 2 Business and Work : Appropriate “Business and Work ” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Business and Work ” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 3 Entertainment: Appropriate “Entertainment” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Entertainmet ” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 4 If (conditionals) : Appropriate “If (conditionals)” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “If (conditionals)” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 5 America : Appropriate “America” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “America ” will be incorporated. Students will be put into groups and choose an “America’ topic to present. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 6 Students will work together and prepare their “America” presentations. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 7 Presentations Questions and Answers Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 8 Presentations Questions and Answers Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts

Assessment criteria and methods

Participation-50%
Quizzes-30%
Final Presentation-20%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Other

Please have access to an English/Japanese dictionary in class.

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