2019 TOEFL Seminar 16 1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Anno Mariko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(H119B)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E454
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The course further develops all four English skills (with a focus on speaking in the fourth Quarter) for students who are interested in studying for a year (or longer) abroad at the Graduate School. The course introduces students to a number of skills such as note-taking, presentation and debate etc. which will enable students to understand lectures and participate in seminars when they study abroad in an English-speaking environment.

Student learning outcomes

- Students are able to grasp the overall contents of the lecture and conversation extracts and summarize their contents for the purpose of succeeding in the TOEFL test.
- Students are able to give presentations about the reading assignment for the class.
- Students answer questions in English clearly and fluently to other students in a classroom.
- Students are able to have debate about their specialist topics in English.

Keywords

TOEFL Study-abroad, Communication, Four skills in English

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each week, we will discuss a new topic, requiring students to actively participate in class activities, debates, and presentations, and developing students’ test taking strategies for the TOEFL iBT. Students are required to listen to and/or read assigned materials before class, preparing for focused discussions of their content. (Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on the level, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Lesson 1: Detail Questions and Referent Questions (Reading) Identify course aims. Acquire reading skills for the TOEFL.
Class 2 Lesson 2: Negative Fact Questions and Function Questions (Reading) Lesson 3: Inference Questions and Vocabulary Questions (Reading) Acquire reading skills for the TOEFL.
Class 3 Lesson 3: Inference Questions and Vocabulary Questions (Reading) Lesson 4: Sentence Summary Questions and Passage (Reading) Acquire reading skills for the TOEFL.
Class 4 Lesson 4: Sentence Summary Questions and Passage (Reading) Lesson 5: Add Text Questions and Table Completion Questions Acquire reading skills for the TOEFL.
Class 5 Midterm Exam Lesson 1: Integrated Writing Task (Writing) Demonstrate knowledge of class material. Acquire writing skills for the TOEFL.
Class 6 Lesson 1: Integrated Writing Task (Writing) Lesson 1: Integrated Writing Task (Writing)
Class 7 Lesson 2: Independent Writing Task (Writing) Lesson 2: Independent Writing Task (Writing)
Class 8 Lesson 2: Independent Writing Task (Writing) Final Exam Lesson 2: Independent Writing Task (Writing) Final Exam

Textbook(s)

Skills for the TOEFL iBT Test: Reading and Writing. 2012. London: Collins. (ISBN: 978-0007460595)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials may be assigned throughout the term.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation: 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments: 25%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 25%

Related courses

  • LAE.E453 : TOEFL Seminar 15

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

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar 15.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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