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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing TOEFL-style short essays in English.
|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|
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.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.
Activities in class: 25%
Final exam: 50%