2020 Study Abroad Program in Second Foreign Languages IIB 2

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Second foreign language courses
Yamazaki Taro  Mitsubori Koichiro  Zhan Xiaomei 
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Course description and aims

 The main goal of this course is to send students to universities abroad so that they can improve their foreign language skills, especially the practical communication skills necessary for global scientists and engineers. In order to enhance students' learning, we will provide them with preparation sessions before they go abroad, and have them submit a report after they return to Tokyo Tech.
This course will give students a chance to try to improve their foreign language skills overseas, which they have learned within Japan.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Make presentations in a foreign language on topics of their own choosing.
・Communicate effectively in a foreign language.
・Understand cultures other than their own and introduce their own cultures to others.
・Deal with problems appropriately while studying abroad.


study abroad, Second Foreign Languages, communication, presentation, cross-cultural understanding

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

We will notify students of the dates and venues of the pre-study abroad sessions by email as soon as they are fixed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation: briefing about documents regarding insurance, scholarships, request for approval to study abroad etc. Preparation session: mindset necessary for studying abroad, briefing about the country students will be visiting, risk management etc. (The number of the pre-study abroad sessions varies from one to five depending on the program. Details will be notified to the participants of each program.) Studying abroad writing a report



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided during preparation sessions.

Assessment criteria and methods

grades obtained from courses taken abroad 50%, preparation sessions and a report 50%
Pass-fail grading system will be used. You cannot pass this course, if you fail to submit a report.

Related courses

  • LAL.Z401 : Study Abroad Program in Second Foreign Languages IIA

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

Participation in the specified study abroad program is required. Attend briefings on the program and apply for the program accordingly.Students are strongly advised to take Second Foreign Language elective subjects in addition to this course before they go abroad.

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