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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
For each of the units in the textbook, students are required to read the unit and the script, and solve the exercise problems before coming to the class. The instructor will clarify the essential points of the unit, and show solutions to the exercise problems in class. The class activity will also include role playing, discussion and writing.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction / paragraph writing||paragraph writing|
|Class 2||Unit 7 Where Is Everybody?||textbook pp.42-47, 107-111.|
|Class 3||Unit 8 You Inspire People||textbook pp.48-53, 111-116.|
|Class 4||Unit 9 He Doesn't Belong Here||textbook pp.54-59, 117-122.|
|Class 5||Unit 10 So Be It||textbook pp.60-65, 122-126.|
|Class 6||Unit 11 It's a Win-Win for Both of Us||textbook pp.66-71, 126-130.|
|Class 7||Unit 12 Thanks for Telling Me||textbook pp.72-77, 130-134.|
|Class 8||Review / Final Exam|
Communicate in English with Glee: New Directions. Shohakusha.
To be announced in class.
Activities in class 20%
Assignments and quizzes 30%
Final exam 50%