This course is for students who have studied for the TOEFL test but are not yet confident about their knowledge. It trains students in four skills in English with special focus on reading, writing and listening skills which are required to raise their score in the Reading and Writing sections of the test and to study at universities in English-speaking environment. It also introduces students to basic study skills in English and allows them to practice them in class.
In this course students will
・understand the content and format of the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL tests and the strategies to answer questions in these sections.
・enhance their knowledge of different academic subjects.
・develop academic skills in English and apply them to everyday situation.
TOEFL, reading and writing skills of English, Studying abroad
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each session will cover one unit in the text.
Students will take a weekly mini-test to expand their range of vocabulary.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Course Introduction||Orientation|
|Class 2||Unit 1: Reading section - Meteorology||Read Unit 1 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 1|
|Class 3||Unit 2: Reading section - Astronomy||Read Unit 2 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 2|
|Class 4||Unit 3: Writing section - Integrated task||Work on writing practice in Unit 3 Learn vocabulary in Unit 3|
|Class 5||Unit 4: History||Read Unit 4 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 4|
|Class 6||Unit 5: Writing section - Integrated task||Work on writing practice in Unit 5 Learn vocabulary in Unit 5|
|Class 7||Review and Final Exam||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.
Brush up Your Academic English with the TOEFL iBT Test Format
To be announced in class
Students are assessed on practical English skills and on the degree to which they can use them to communicate with others.
In-class assignments: 50% Final exam: 50%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading & Writing) 6.