2019 Scientific Technical English Study Abroad PracticumⅡ

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Ishihara Yuki 
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Course description and aims

The main goal of this course is to send students to universities abroad so that they can improve their English language skills, especially the practical communication skills necessary for global scientists and engineers. In order to enhance students' learning, we will provide them with preparation sessions before they go abroad, and offer review sessions after they return to Tokyo Tech.
This course is offered as an International Internship Program of the Global Scientists and Engineers Course, and credits in this course obtained by sedond-year-, third-year-, and fourth-year students will be counted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the International Internship Program. This course will give students a chance to try to improve their English language skills, which they have learned in English 1 through English 8, in situ overseas.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Make presentations in English on topics of their own choosing.
・Communicate effectively in English.
・Understand cultures other than their own and introduce their own cultures to others.
・Deal with problems appropriately while studying abroad.


study abroad, English, communication, presentation, cross-cultural understanding

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The number of the preparation/review sessions varies from one to five depending on the program. Details will be notified to the participants of each program.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation: briefing about documents regarding insurance, scholarships, request for approval to study abroad etc. Preparation session: mindset necessary for studying abroad, briefing about the country students will be visiting, risk management etc. Studying abroad Review session: final presentations writing a report


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided during preparation sessions.

Assessment criteria and methods

grades obtained from courses taken abroad 60%, preparation/review sessions and a report 40% (The report should be 5 to 6 pages long on A4 sheets and be written in Japanese. The details will be explained at the orientation.)

Related courses

  • Oral Expression in English
  • English Presentation Seminar
  • Academic Presentation

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

Participation in the specified study abroad program is required. Attend briefings on the program and apply for the program accordingly. Students are strongly advised to take English elective subjects (see the section above on related courses) in addition to this course before they go abroad.

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