Based on English 7, English 8 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 read a text and answer questions before coming to class. Students check answers in class and learn basics of academic writing.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction Summary writing||Students learn how to draft a short summary of a text.|
|Class 2||Persuasion||Students learn expressions for a persuasion essay.|
|Class 3||Argument||Students learn how to make up an argument.|
|Class 4||Basic format of sci-tech academic writing||Students learn the basics of sci-tech academic writing|
|Class 5||Peer-review of an essay plan||Students practise their peer-review skills.|
|Class 6||Peer-review of an essay||Students practise their peer-revie skills|
|Class 7||Practice of reading and writing||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.
Handout in class
To be instructed in class when necessary
In-class activities including assignment and worksheet 25%, essay 35%, final Exam 40%