English (Communication)

Shuji OZEKI Professor

Department: Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Class Time: 2010 Intensive Lecture Tuesday Friday
Recommended for: School of Letters First-year Students, School of Engineering (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) First-year Students

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Course Overview

We will learn and practice vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing along with listening and speaking. The students may have previously learned most of the words and grammatical points, but the focus is on whether they can make practical use of them in communication.

Classes will generally follow this pattern: explanation, exercises on the personal e-learning website, watching DVD materials and subsequent exercises, speaking practice in pairs, and writing practice based on learned contents. During the class, each student will use a computer and LL equipment to make use of the artificial environment for communication, concurrently undergoing an e-learning course to establish his/her own knowledge.

Since the website for the course is accessible outside the class and the University, the students are requested to do a considerable part of the exercises outside class.

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Course Objectives

  • We aim to review and establish basic English grammar and elementary vocabulary, and to put them into practice in speaking and writing.
  • We aim to learn English grammar and usage in actual communication settings.

We covered a large amount of contents, including reviewing basic vocabulary and grammar, comprehension and dictation of dramatized video materials, and practicing speaking and writing; however, all the students were able to learn most of them completely.

Student comments include 'I was able to study at my own pace', 'The course was interesting', and so on. I feel this course gave the students a sense of achievement.

Course Requirements

Students are required to have basic computer skills such as browsing websites and typing.

text book

World Link Video Course Book 3 Workbook, Susan Stempleski, Cengage Learning.

Course Schedule

Session Contents
1 Explanation of the class contents and registration for the class website
2 Unit 1A
3 Unit 1B, Unit 2A
4 Unit 1 review test, Unit 2A
5 Unit 2B
6 Unit 2 review test, Unit 3A
7 Unit 3B
8 Unit 3 review test, Unit 4A
9 Unit 4B
10 Unit 4 review test, Unit 5A
11 Unit 5B
12 Unit 5 review test, Unit 6A
13 Unit 6B
14 Unit 6 review test
15 Summary of leuture / Test (supplementary test for short tests in the classes)


Grading will be made according to the results of the short tests on each unit and scores of exercise and other assignments.

In addition to the face-to-face classes, I will assign the students 'Gyuto-e' (advanced) listening, and 20% of the whole evaluation will be based on the completion rate. In addition, 30% of the evaluation will be based on the results of TOEFL-ITP (Listening).

On the e-learning website for this course, the students can also study assignments from sessions they failed to attend or assignments they could not finish during the class. The results of these assignments will be taken into consideration in the evaluation.

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Page last updated October 18, 2012

The class contents were most recently updated on the date indicated. Please be aware that there may be some changes between the most recent year and the current page.

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