2020 English 3 20-RW

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Ishihara Yuki 
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Course description and aims

English 3 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with 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 lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

There are two types of classes in English 3. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.

Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills


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

Students will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing paragraphs. In addition they will learn scientific vocabulary in English.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction/ paragraph writing to understand how to write paragraphs
Class 2 Fine Arts(1) : The West and the East: The Sistine Chapel/ The Creation of Adam to read and understand the passages in pp. 2-5
Class 3 Fine Arts(1) : The West and the East: Gardens of Stone / Mathematics(1): Place Value and the Roman Numerals to read and understand the passages in pp. 5-11
Class 4 World History(1): The Protestant Reformation: The Printing Press and the Bible/ Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation to read and understand the passages in pp. 14-19
Class 5 Natural Sciences(1): The Immune System and Disease/ Microbes: Friends or Foes?/ Infectious Diseases to read and understand the passages in pp. 27-32
Class 6 Fine Arts(2): Monet and Van Gogh: Something New: Impressionism/ A Night of Fiery Stars to read and understand the passages in pp. 29-37
Class 7 review to review the overall content of the course
Class 8 exam in a class room

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Fundamentals: Cultural Literacy for Students, Tsurumi Shoten.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 25%
Writing 25%
Final Exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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