Based on English 5, English 6 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with more 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 English lectures, speaking before an audience, and developing skills to write paragraphs and short essays.
By the end of this course, students will:
・be able to express their ideas and opinions in classes confidently
・be able to write paragraphs or short essays
・be able to better understand academic lectures
・practice effective reading strategies
Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
For each class, students are expected to read a passage and fill out the Google Form to answer questions about the passage.
The class is divided into two parts. In the first part, students discuss their answers in a group. Then, they will check the answers together in class. In the second part, the tutor delivers a mini-lecture on a topic of the class and students work on some exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Register||Students understand the concept of register in English.|
|Class 2||Definition and description||Students learn how and where to use definition and description in academic writing.|
|Class 3||Discussion||Students learn how to write a discussion-type essay in English.|
|Class 4||Argument||Students learn how to write an argument-type essay in English.|
|Class 5||Scientific essay writing||Students learn the basics of scientific writing in English.|
|Class 6||Final exam and review||Students review the overall content of the course.|
|Class 7||Peer-critique of the essay||Students read each other's essays to improve their quality.|
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.
Information will be provided in class.
Google Forms: 35%
Exam in class in Week 6: 25%