2020 TOEFL Seminar 13 2

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English language courses
Yamada Susan Adams 
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at students pursuing a long-term exchange. Students will do training to improve the four skills of English. Students will learn English skills necessary for a long-term exchange at the graduate level (capable of listening to contents at the general education course level of bachelor students, take notes, make presentations in seminars, and express your opinion), and learn vocabulary and English skills to explain specialized content without difficulty.

Student learning outcomes

Understand the TOEFL question, and be able to follow its outline. Also be able to clearly explain orally not just the main points of the material, but also its outline. Students should also be able to comment on and give a presentation on the reading problems assigned. Be able to clearly answer questions from students in the classroom. Also be able to hold a somewhat specialized debate.


TOEFL Study-abroad, Communication, Four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in English

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken at each class. The course is built around TOEFL-modelled listening and speaking activities (including Integrated Skills activities that also involve reading) in the textbook and its related online support sites. (Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Course and diagnostic test Diagnostic test; Listening Skill 1, pages 147-153 Identify course aims. Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 2 Listening Skills 2, pages 154-163 Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 3 Listening Skills 3, pages 164-174 Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 4 復習と中間テスト(リスニング) Review and mid-Quarter short listening test Demonstrate knowledge of materials from Listening Skills 1 through 3.
Class 5 Listening Skills 4, pages 175-186 Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 6 Listening Skill 5, pages 187-197 Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 7 まとめ、復習とリスニング・テスト Review and listening section test Consolidation, application, and integration of skills, materials, and key concepts. Demonstrate knowledge of materials from Listening Skills 1 through 5.

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.


Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFLiBT Test. 3rd Edition. 
Deborah Phillips Pearson Education 2015. ISBN 10:0-13-324802-X

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

improvement over 8 weeks evidence of weekly preparation 20% 
class participation 30% 
tests 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E452 : TOEFL Seminar 14

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



It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar 14.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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