2020 English 8 再1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Ishihara Yuki 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(H113)  
Group
再1
Course number
LAE.E214
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

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

Keywords

Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication, 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 read a newspaper article or a magazine article each week. They are required to read the article, answer questions about it and submit the answers to the instructor before each class. The instructor will explain the key points of the article, key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions in class. Students are required to do the additional assignment (writing, summarizing etc.) on the article after each class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction / common grammatical errors in English to read the article (1) and answer questions about it
Class 2 to explain the key points of the article (1), key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions to do the assignment on the article (1), and to read the article (2) and answer questions about it
Class 3 to explain the key points of the article (2), key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions to do the assignment on the article (2), and to read the article (3) and answer questions about it
Class 4 to explain the key points of the article (3), key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions to do the assignment on the article (3), and to read the article (4) and answer questions about it
Class 5 to explain the key points of the article (4), key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions to do the assignment on the article (4), and to read the article (5) and answer questions about it
Class 6 to explain the key points of the article (5), key expressions, grammar, and answers to the assignment questions to do the assignment on the article (5)
Class 7 Review term paper

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.

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be distributed through OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Lerner's Dictionary

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignments 80% Term paper 20%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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

None

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