English 4 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with 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 lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.
There are two types of classes in English 4. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.
Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.
By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills.
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 will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing paragraphs. In addition they will learn scientific vocabulary in English.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Mathematics(2): A Word Problem and Geometry: A Word Problem/ Some Signs Used in Geometry/ Congruent Figures and Corresponding Parts/ Lindbergh and Chaplin: Heroes of the Air||to read and understand the passages in pp. 38-41 and 49-50|
|Class 2||World History (3): Lindbergh and Chaplin: New Forms of Entertainment / Language Arts (2): I Have a Dream||to read and understand the passages in pp.50-52 and 87-88|
|Class 3||Language Arts (2): I Have a Dream (continued)||to read and understand the script in pp.87-90|
|Class 4||Language Arts (2): I Have a Dream (continued)||to read and understand the script in pp.87-91|
|Class 5||Natural Sciences(2): The Prevention of Disease/ Bones and Muscles||to read and understand the passages in pp.55-58|
|Class 6||Mathematics(3): Similarity and the Coordinate Plane / Sayings and Phrases (1): Let the Cat Out of the Bag||to read and understand the passages in pp.81-85 and 69-74|
|Class 7||review||to review the overall content of the course|
|Class 8||exam in a classroom|
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.
Fundamentals: Cultural Literacy for Students, Tsurumi Shoten.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.
Activities in class 25%
Final Exam 50%