2020 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 4 3

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Ishihara Yuki 
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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
・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 situation.


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

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Review of 3Q / Introduction to TOEFL iBT to get familiar with the TOFL iBT
Class 2 Unit 8 Listening (lecture): Astronomy to solve exercise problems on pp. 54-58
Class 3 Unit 10 Integrated Essay; Independent Essay to solve exercise problems on pp. 65-69. to write an essay consisting of 300 words or more that disagrees with the statement on p. 68.
Class 4 Unit 12 Reading: Linguistics to solve exercise problems on pp. 77-83
Class 5 Unit 13 Listening (lecture): Anthropology to solve exercise problems on pp. 84-88
Class 6 Unit 15 Integrated Essay; Independent Essay to solve exercise problems on pp. 95-100
Class 7 review to review the overall content of the course
Class 8 final exam in a classroom

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.


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.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary etc.

Assessment criteria and methods

activities in class 35%
assignment 15%
final exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E157 : TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3

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It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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