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.
In this course students will
・understand what TOEFL tests are like, especially in Reading and Writing sections, and how to answer the questions in each section of the test.
・develop academic skills in English and apply those skills to general situations.
TOEFL, reading and writing skills of English, Studying abroad
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In each class, students will practice the reading, writing and listening sections of the TOEFL, using the textbook. The class size will be limited, and whether or not one can take the course will be determined in the first class. So if you want to take this course, please attend the first class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to TOEFL iBT||to get familiar with the TOFL iBT|
|Class 2||Unit 1 Listening New Student Orientation||to solve exercise problems on pp.12-16|
|Class 3||Unit 2 Reading Geology (Seismology)||to solve exercise problems on pp.17-23|
|Class 4||Unit 5 Integrated Essay; Independent Essay||to solve exercise problems on pp.35-39. to summarize the points made in the lecture on p.39 and explain how they oppose specific points made in the reading passage in 200 words.|
|Class 5||Unit 3 Listening (lecture) Psychology||to solve exercise problems on pp.24-28|
|Class 6||Unit 7 Reading Biology (Invasive Species)||to solve exercise problems on pp.47-53|
|Class 7||review||to review the overall content of the course|
|Class 8||final 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.
Complete Navigator for the TOEFL iBT, Sanshusha, 2017.
Please do not buy a textbook until the first class is over, since whether or not one can take the course will be determined in the first class.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.
activities in class 35%
final exam 50%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 4.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.