English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Oral Presentation & Discussion: Higher-Intermediate I

Joe Trujillo

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code A8008
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火5/Tue.5
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 1
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

This course, the mid-level communication course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ speaking and listening skills, by expanding their active repertoire of English vocabulary and structures to allow communication on a range of engaging topics and situations. It uses the textbook’s wide range of topics and themes on society and culture as a springboard for planning, discussion, meeting simulation, presentation and debate activities, with a focus on encouraging active engagement, learner autonomy, and critical thinking. In class, students will receive verbal feedback individually from both their instructor and classmates to help them identify and improve their weak areas. For assigned tasks, students will receive verbal and/or written feedback from their instructor on general progress and points to improve.


By the end of this course, students will be better able to:
• make presentations in English (with PowerPoint, etc.) on academic and other topics, in pairs, groups and individually
• expand ability to listen to prepared speeches and multi-party interactions
• engage in and facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics related to their fields of study
• manage common situations when communicating in English both in Japan and when travelling abroad
• communicate actively by employing strategies for explaining, reasoning, persuading, checking and confirming
• express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence, and considering multiple points of view
• build analysis and decision-making skills through group discussion activities
• work together with other students in collaborative projects

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:オンライン/online


1[オンライン/online]:Orientation & introductions
Course preview
Study planning

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2[オンライン/online]:CEFR self-evaluation (Initial)
Unit 1: Lifestyle; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Lifestyle”

3[オンライン/online]:Unit 1: Lifestyle; parts c-e

Unit 1 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

4[オンライン/online]:Presentation 1 – 10%
Unit 2: Competitions; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Competitions”

5[オンライン/online]:Unit 2: Competitions; parts c-e

Unit 2 review

6[オンライン/online]:Unit 3: Transportation; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Transportation”

7[オンライン/online]:Unit 3: Transportation; parts c-e
Discussion 1 – 10%

Unit 3 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 2

8[オンライン/online]:Presentation 2 – 10%
Unit 4: Challenges; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Challenges”

9[オンライン/online]:Unit 4: Challenges; parts c-e
Discussion 2 – 10%

Unit 4 review

10[オンライン/online]:Unit 5: The Environment; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “The Environment”

11[オンライン/online]:Unit 5: The Environment; parts c-e
Discussion 3 – 10%

Unit 5 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 3

12[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 – 10%
Unit 6: Stages of Life; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 6: Stages of Life; parts c-e
CEFR self-evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14[オンライン/online]:Course review / Study planning


Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students will be expected to spend 2 hours a week completing homework assignments (preparing short speeches, preparing and practicing evaluated presentations, and completing unit review pages). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


● Life 3 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790564-0)


● Supplementary in-class handouts (free)

Grading criteria

Attendance: Five or more absences will result in a failing grade; 30 minutes late arrival or early leave equals absence
Participation: 40% (Involvement & Improvement, Homework Completion); Discussion 30% (Message, Language, Clarity, Contribution); Presentation 30% (Message, Structure, Delivery, Preparation/Effort)


Joe Trujillo is from California, USA and majored in Creative Writing at the University of California. He has been teaching English in Japan for over 10 years in both university and corporate settings. Before teaching he gained experience working at Apple and as part of the Story Team for Final Fantasy XV. Joe creates an engaging lesson environment where he encourages students to communicate effectively. He sees every lesson as a chance for students to develop their own voice and to practice practical English they will use on a day-to-day basis.


English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 52-60, TOEFL® ITP 470-499, TOEIC® 550-624, IELTS 5.5 or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2304-2399 or English Placement Test α 690-729