This course introduces students to the content and format of the TOEFL test with a focus on Listening and Speaking, as well as providing them with the vocabulary necessary to become familiar with the test format and study abroad in academic institutions with an English-speaking environment for a year or longer. Specifically, it will enable students to understand lectures and participate in seminars.
Students will understand the content and format of the TOEFL test.
Students will improve their listening and speaking skills through interactive pair and group activities in class.
Students will be able to understand a short speech or conversations and to summarize and explain orally its main content in simple sentences in English.
TOEFL Study-abroad, Communication, Speaking Skills, Listening Skills
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Students will work on listening and speaking exercises and activities in the textbook designed specifically for the TOEFL test. They are expected to actively participate in class in pairs and small groups, and also to report back to the class regarding their research on some academic subjects of their interest.
|第1回||Introduction to the speaking and listening components of the TOEFL test. Students will then answer an independent speaking question about a place they like to go to and a listening question about graduate school.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第2回||Speaking: An independent question about university subjects. Listening: A conversation about an area of biology.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第3回||Speaking: An integrated question about commuting to university. Listening: A lecture about environmental science.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第4回||Speaking: An integrated question about social interaction. Listening: A lecture about philosophy.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第5回||Speaking: An integrated question about a problem. Listening: A lecture about botany.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第6回||Speaking: An integrated question about money. Listening: A lecture about business management.||Spoken fluency, listening, vocabulary|
|第7回||Review of speaking and listening skills and final test||Above TOEFL speaking and listening skills|
Please bring a good Japanese/English dictionary.
Quizzes: 30%, Class paricipation: 40%, Final exam: 30%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E454.