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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn to construct a standard process paragraph and a whole essay. After each class, students will be required to finish a writing assignment with a chosen topic and be prepared to participate in a discussion next class. The final term paper will be necessary to submit at the end of the course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction: what is academic essay writing? How to analyze a topic||Mapping ideas Research on a particular topic|
|Class 2||Paragraph: a topic sentence and supporting details||Writing a paragraph|
|Class 3||Paragraphs: transition words||Organizing paragraphs Reasoning(writing fact and warrant)|
|Class 4||Introduction & conclusion||Writing an introduction & concluding paragraph|
|Class 5||Quotation and citation||Conditions of block quotation|
|Class 6||First draft and revision||Revising the first draft|
|Class 7||Reviewing the final essay||Reviewing academic writing technique|
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.
Handouts will be delivered.
Petersen, Mark. Practical use of English for Japanese．Tokyo: Iwanami-shinsyo; ISBN-13: 978-4004314202. (Japanese)
Essay assignment for each class: 30%
Final essay project: 70%