2020 English 5 41-RW

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English language courses
Ishihara Yuki 
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Thr3-4(1ラボ, Language Lab.1)  
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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

Students will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing TOEFL-style short essays in English.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation/ writing skills for TOEFL: how to organize essays to understand the organization of essays
Class 2 New Englishes to read pp.2-6 and answer the questions
Class 3 English in ASEAN: One Language, One Asean to read pp.7-12 and answer the questions
Class 4 writing an essay/ English and the Middle East: Remembering Edward Said to read pp.13-16 and answer the questions
Class 5 English and the Middle East: Remembering Edward Said (continued) to read pp.13-18 and answer the questions
Class 6 English and Volunteerism to read pp.19-24 and answer the questions
Class 7 review/ exam to review the overall content of the course

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.


The Bridges of English Language Across the World: International & Multicultural Perspectives, Book 1, Yuko Takeshita, Seiji Yamaoka, Patricia Sippel and Suguru Suzuki, Shohakusha.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class: 25%
Essays: 25%
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

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


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