2020 English 5 再3

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Koizumi Yuto 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(W935)  
Group
再3
Course number
LAE.E211
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

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 skills, 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

This course is designed to learn English through films produced in English spoken countries. Understanding a narrative told in English and knowing the history and ideas in the background of the story, students will be able to acquire the English language skills with fun. Students are, hence, required to attend as fully as possible and participate in class activities.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Overview Tutorial: Analyzing scene A -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 2 Scene A: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene B: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 3 Scene B: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene C: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 4 Scene C: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud Scene D: Preparation for key sentences -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 5 Scene D: Quiz, analysis, reading aloud -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 6 Reviewing the scenes: A, B, C, D Tips for film analysis -Vocabulary -Reading comprehension (quiz) -Key sentences (quiz)
Class 7 Final Exam Review Review the overall content of the course.

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.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Yuto Koizumi. 2019. Listening Lessons through 15 Inspirational Movies. Tokyo: TSURUMI SHOTEN. (ISBN: 978-4-7553-0389-0)
Additional reading materials/movie clips may be introduced throughout the term.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation: 20%
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 60%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E113 : English 3
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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

None

Other

None

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