English 7 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, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students must familiarize themselves with topics described in the required learning section before coming to class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the academic writing: a basic format||Students learn a basic format of the academic writing|
|Class 2||Peer-review||Students learn basic peer-review skills.|
|Class 3||Paraphrasing||Students learn how to paraphrase.|
|Class 4||Description||Students learn expressions to describe something.|
|Class 5||Contrast and comparison||Students learn expressions of contrast and comparison.|
|Class 6||Expression opinions||Students learn how to express opinions.|
|Class 7||Review session||Students 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.
To be instructed in class when necessary
Assignment in class:25%
Essay writing: 35%
Final exam: 40%