2020 English 5 16-LS

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Stoneburgh Mark 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(H115)  
Group
16-LS
Course number
LAE.E211
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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

Keywords

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

This class is designed to be a very student centered/interactive class with students discussing and debating various topics. New vocabulary and grammar will be routinely introduced to enable students to articulate ideas more clearly and to facilitate discussion. Students will be expected to work in pairs and groups and presentations will be incorporated into class activities.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation Student Introductions Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 2 Personal data : Appropriate “Personal Data” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Personal Data ” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 3 Hometown : Appropriate “Hometown” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Hometown ” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 4 Education : Appropriate “Education’ vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Education” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 5 Social Issues: Appropriate “Social Issues” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “social issues ” will be incorporated. Students will be put into groups and choose a “Social issues’ topic to present. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 6 Students will present (in groups) “Social Issues” presentations to the class, along with questions/answers. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting
Class 7 Shopping: Students will work in pairs and discuss the topic of shopping with a prepared handout. Exam. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Presenting

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.

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts

Assessment criteria and methods

Participation-50%
Quizzes-30%
Final Presentation-20%

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

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

None

Other

Please have access to an English/Japanese dictionary in class.

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