English 7 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 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 instructor delivers a mini-lecture on a topic of the class and students work on some exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the course & how to use online resources||Students understand a brief overview of the class and learn a basic format of the academic writing.|
|Class 2||Paraphrasing skills & Chapter 1||Students understand paraphrasing skills.|
|Class 3||Summary writing & Chapter 2||Students learn how to summarize a passage.|
|Class 4||Quoting and referencing & Chapter 3||Students learn quoting and referencing skills|
|Class 5||Structure of an academic essay & Chapter 4||Students understand a typical structure of academic writing.|
|Class 6||Group discussion on your essay topic & Chapter 6||Students explore their ideas about essays in group discussions.|
|Class 7||Peer-critique of the essay & Final exam||Students understand peer-review skills and practice them to improve the quality of their essay.|
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.
Topics for Today - Level 5, 5/e, Lorraine C. Smith, Nancy Nici Mare. ISBN: 978-1-305-58000-8
Assignment in class: 30%
Essay writing: 30%
Final exam: 40%