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 are required to read a passage in the textbook, solve exercise problems and submit the answers to the instructor before each class. The instructor will explain the key points of each unit, useful expressions, grammar and answers to the exercise problems in class. The class activity will also include discussion, writing and viewing news videos in English.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction / paragraph writing||to read the passage in Unit 1 and solve the exercise problems|
|Class 2||Unit 1: Flowers sweeten up when they sense bees buzzing||to read the passage in Unit 2 and solve the exercise problems|
|Class 3||Unit 2: Sorry, the Mona Lisa is not looking at you||to read the passage in Unit 3 and solve the exercise problems|
|Class 4||Unit 3: Nearly one-third of Americans sleep fewer than six hours per night||to read the passage in Unit 4 and solve the exercise problems|
|Class 5||Unit 4: There's no limit on longevity, but getting super old is still tough||to read the passage in Unit 5 and solve the exercise problems|
|Class 6||Unit 5: Chinese city wants to launch fake moon to illuminate its streets||to review the overall content of the course|
|Class 7||Review||term paper|
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.
Science at Hand: Articles from Smithsonian Magazine's Smart News, Keiko Miyamoto, Kinseido.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Activities in class 40%
Term paper 20%