2019 English 5 再1

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English language courses
Ishihara Yuki 
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Course description and aims

English 5 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


Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, 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

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction / paragraph writing paragraph writing
Class 2 Unit 1: April Rhodes  textbook pp.6-11, 78-84.  
Class 3 Unit 2: New Member textbook pp.12-17, 84-88.  
Class 4 Unit 3: Come Back to Glee  textbook pp.18-23, 88-94.  
Class 5 Unit 4: Somebody to Love  textbook pp.24-29, 95-100. 
Class 6 Unit 5: Hairography textbook pp.30-35, 100-106.
Class 7 Unit 6: Objective Achieved  textbook pp.36-41, 106-112.
Class 8 Review and Final Exam


Communicate in English with Glee: The Road to Sectionals. Shohakusha.

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To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class: 20%
Quizzes and writing: 30%
Final exam: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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