2020 Scientific Technical English Study Abroad Practicum III

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Ishihara Yuki 
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Course description and aims

The main goal of this course is to send students to universities abroad so that they can improve their English language skills, especially the practical communication skills necessary for global scientists and engineers. In order to enhance students' learning, we will provide them with preparation sessions before they go abroad, and offer review sessions after they return to Tokyo Tech.
This course will give students a chance to try to improve their English language skills overseas.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Make short presentations in English on topics of their own choosing.
・Communicate in English.
・Understand and respect cultures other than their own.
・Deal with problems while studying abroad.


study abroad, English, communication, presentation, cross-cultural understanding

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The number of the preparation/review sessions varies from one to five depending on the program. Details will be notified to the participants of each program.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation: briefing about documents regarding insurance, scholarships, request for approval to study abroad etc. Preparation session: mindset necessary for studying abroad, briefing about the country students will be visiting, risk management etc. Studying abroad Review session: final presentations writing a report

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided during preparation sessions.

Assessment criteria and methods

grades obtained from courses taken abroad 60%, preparation/review sessions and a report 40% (The report should be 5 to 6 pages long on A4 sheets and must be written in English. The details will be explained at the orientation.)

Related courses

  • LAE.E431 : Oral Expression in English 13
  • LAE.E433 : Oral Expression in English 15
  • LAE.E435 : Oral Expression in English G III
  • LAE.E441 : Academic Presentation in English 13
  • LAE.E461 : Academic Writing in English 13
  • LAE.E432 : Oral Expression in English 14
  • LAE.E434 : Oral Expression in English 16
  • LAE.E436 : Oral Expression in English G IV
  • LAE.E442 : Academic Presentation in English 14
  • LAE.E462 : Academic Writing in English 14

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

Participation in the specified study abroad program is required. Attend briefings on the program and apply for the program accordingly. Students are strongly advised to take English elective subjects in addition to this course before they go abroad.
This course is offered as an International Internship Program of the Global Scientists and Engineers Course (basic and intermediate levels), and credits in this course will be counted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the International Internship Program.

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