There are two kinds of classes in English 9: “English 9 without class attendance” and “English 9 for repeaters”. This class is “English 9 for repeaters”, for those who have not been able to achieve or exceed the English 9 minimum required score set by Tokyo Tech. By attending this class they work towards obtaining the credit.
By offering TOEFL-style exercises, this class aims at comprehensively improving students’ English skills, expanding their vocabulary and strengthening their knowledge of grammar.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・ expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of grammar.
・ attain comprehensive general English proficiency.
TOEFL, TOEIC, four English language skills, minimum required score
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Details of the course and the weekly schedule will be announced in the first session. Please make sure to attend the first class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation||Objectives of the course|
|Class 2||Module 1, Lesson 1: "Listening: Understanding agreement and disagreement" Module 1, Lesson 3: "Structure: Verb tenses (1)" Minitest 1||Listening: short dialogues (pp. 1-6) Structure: present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive (pp. 13-17)|
|Class 3||Module 1, Lesson 2: "Listening: Understanding gist" Module 1, Lesson 5: "Reading: Understanding gist" Minitest 2||Listening: extended conversations / academic mini-talks (pp. 7-12) Reading: Understanding gist (pp. 23-28)|
|Class 4||Module 1, Lesson 4: "Structure: Verb tenses (2)" Module 1, Lesson 6: "Reading: Understanding purpose" Minitest 3||Structure: present perfect, past perfect, future perfect (pp. 18-22) Reading: Understanding purpose (pp. 29-34)|
|Class 5||Module 2, Lesson 1: "Listening: Understanding negatives" Module 2, Lesson 3: "Structure: Articles" Minitest 4||Listening: short dialogues (pp. 35-39) Structure: Articles (pp. 46-50)|
|Class 6||Module 2, Lesson 2: "Listening: Understanding specific information" Module 2, Lesson 5: "Reading: Understanding specific information" Minitest 5||Listening: extended conversations / academic mini-talks (pp. 40-45) Reading: Understanding specific information (pp. 56-61)|
|Class 7||Module 2, Lesson 4: "Structure: Comparatives and superlatives" Module 2, Lesson 6: "Reading: Understanding pronoun reference" Minitest 6Module 2, Lesson 4: "Structure: Comparatives and superlatives" Module 2, Lesson 6: "Reading: Understanding pronoun reference" Minitest 6||Structure: Comparatives and superlatives (pp. 51-55) Reading: Understanding pronoun reference (pp. 62-66)|
|Class 8||Review Minitest 7||Overall exercise in listening, structure, and reading|
Boost Your English 1ーPractice for TOEFL ITPー (Seibido)
Additional handouts will be distributed in class.
The grade takes into account both the TOEFL or TOEIC score achieved and work done in class. The grades awarded are either “pass” or “fail”. Further details will be explained at the orientation.
This is a course for students who began their degree in or after April 2016.
Students MUST attend one of the orientation sessions in the first week of the quarter. See the notice board on the third floor, West 3 Building, Ookayama Campus, for further details. If you have any questions, come to the Administrative Office of the Foreign Languages Section (Room 805, 8th floor, West 3 Building, Ookayama Campus) or the Student Services Division, Suzukakedai Campus.