2022 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 6

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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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 

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Introduction Orientation
Class 2 Unit 6: Reading section - Literature Read Unit 6 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 6
Class 3 Unit 7: Writing section - Integrated task Read Unit 7 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 7
Class 4 Unit 8: Reading section - Physics Read Unit 8 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 8
Class 5 Unit 9: Writing section - Integrated task Missing Negative Words Read Unit 9 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 9
Class 6 Unit 14: Reading section - Anthropology Read Unit 14 materials Learn vocabulary in Unit 14
Class 7 Review and final exam Review

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.


Brush up Your Academic English with the TOEFL iBT Test Format
ISBN 978-4-255-15563-0

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

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%

Related courses

  • LAE.E251 : TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 5
  • LAE.E253 : TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 7
  • LAE.E254 : TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 8

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It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading & Writing) 5.

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