2022 TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 4 2

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Akaba Sanae 
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Course description and aims

This course is designed to develop English skills for the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL test through TOEFL-type exercises in reading and writing and reviewing of them.

This course aims to help students improve their TOEFL score and develop their English skills to study at universities in English speaking countries.

Student learning outcomes

In this course students will
・understand what TOEFL tests are like, especially in Reading and Writing sections, and how to answer the questions in each section of the test.
・develop academic skills in English and apply those skills to general 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

This course is designed to help students develop reading and writing skills that are applicable to the TOEFL iBT test. Each week, we will explore a different issue using readings, audio lectures, and discussion. Though the main focus on the course is on reading and writing, there will also be some exercises on listening to prepare you for the integrated skills section of TOEFL.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation Writing practice Vocabulary list
Class 2 Unit 10 Independent writing Writing practice Vocabulary list
Class 3 Unit 9 Reading: Beyond Moore's Law Writing practice Vocabulary list, Question 1-14
Class 4 Unit 12 Integrated task Writing practice Vocabulary list
Class 5 Unit 15 Integrated task continued Writing practice Vocabulary list
Class 6 Unit 13 Reading: The Network Effect Writing practice Vocabulary list, Question 1-14
Class 7 Review and exam Review and exam

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.


松柏社,Integrated Skills for the TOEFL iBT®/『TOEFL iBT®テスト英語4技能完全対策演習』,978-4-88198-730-8

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Assessment criteria and methods

Participation in class activities: 20%
Assignments: 50%
Final exam: 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E157 : TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)



It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Reading and Writing) 3.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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