English 5 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 skills, studying abroad, TOEFL
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken at each class. Students are required to read the assigned materials and complete assignments before class, preparing for focused discussions of their content. Students will conduct peer-review sessions, give each other constructive feedback, and receive feedback from the instructor. (Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on the level, needs, and actual number of students.)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the course, how to use online resources||Introduction to the course, students learn how to use online resources|
|Class 2||Paraphrasing skills||Students understand paraphrasing skills.|
|Class 3||Summary skills||Students understand summary skills.|
|Class 4||Quotation and reference skills||Students learn how to quote and cite sources.|
|Class 5||Structure of an academic essay||Students understand a typical structure of academic writing.|
|Class 6||Final exam and review Group discussion on your essay topic||Students explore their ideas about their essays in group discussions.|
|Class 7||Peer-critique of the essay||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.
Some resources will be provided in class.
Google Forms: 35%
Exam in class in Week 6: 25%