2020 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 1 4

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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.)
Wed3-4(W351)  
Group
4
Course number
LAE.E155
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is designed to develop English skills for the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL test through TOEFL-type exercises in reading and writing and reviewing of them.

This course aims to help students improve their TOEFL score and develop their English skills to study at universities in English speaking countries.

Student learning outcomes

In this course students will
・be able to find better ways to answer the questions in the TOEFL test (especially of reading and writing sections) through various exercises.
・develop academic skills in English and apply those skills to general situations.

Keywords

TOEFL, reading and writing skills of English, Studying abroad 

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

1) Throughout the class, students are given exercises related to what is taught on that day
to solve.
2) Attendance is taken in every class.
3) Students must practice speaking English by overlapping and shadowing materials written in English

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course overview Standardized test The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 2 TOEFL exercise: DNA The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 3 TOEFL exercise: Gender The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 4 TOEFL exercise: Industrial Revolution The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 5 TOEFL exercise: Education The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 6 TOEFL exercise: Race The reading exercise must be reviewed in group in next class. Review the TOEFL exercise provided in the class.
Class 7 TOEFL exercise Standardized test Review the TOEFL exercises provided in the whole 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)

The textbook will not be used and handouts will be delivered.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1) None required.
2) Some materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
3) Course materials are provided during class if necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class participation: 10%
Class assignments: 70%
Final assignment: 20%

Related courses

  • LAE.E156 : TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 2

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

None

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 2.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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