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 will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing TOEFL-style short essays in English.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Cleaner fish||to read pp.30-33 and answer the questions|
|Class 2||Cleaner fish (continued) / writing an essay||to read pp.30-35 and answer the questions|
|Class 3||Body language||to read pp.43-45 and answer the questions|
|Class 4||Body language (continued) / Extraversion and introversion||to read pp.43-50 and answer the questions|
|Class 5||Extraversion and introversion (continued) / Organizing: Classification||to read pp.49-54 and pp. 59-60, and answer the questions|
|Class 6||The Toe of the Shoe||to read pp.64-70 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.
Weaving it Together: Connecting Reading and Writing 4, advanced level, Milanda Broukal and Tomoko Sekiguchi, Shohakusha.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.
Activities in class: 25%
Final exam: 50%