English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Oral Presentation & Discussion :Advanced I

Samuel Harper

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code A8015
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 金5/Fri.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 highest-level communication course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ already significant speaking and listening skills, by expanding their active repertoire of English vocabulary and structures to allow complex 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 academic presentations (with PowerPoint, etc.) in English on academic and other topics, in pairs, groups and individually
• expand ability to listen to academic presentations and complex multi-party interactions
• engage proactively in and facilitate discussions on a relatively simple academic 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
• confidently express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence, backed by data and evidence
• expand analysis and research skills by using data to support discussions and presentations in class
• 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: Culture and Identity; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Culture and Identity”

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

Unit 1 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

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

Prepare a short speech on “Performing”

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

Unit 2 review

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

Prepare a short speech on “Water”

7[オンライン/online]:Unit 3: Water; 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: Opportunities; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Opportunities”

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

Unit 4 review

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

Prepare a short speech on “Well-being”

11[オンライン/online]:Unit 5: Well-being; 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: Mysteries; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 6: Mysteries; 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 4 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790565-7)


● 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)


Samuel Harper is from the south of England and has a background in science, centering around the biological sciences, medicine and pharmacology. He graduated in Medical Biochemistry. Following this, he obtained a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification. His teaching experience includes both academic and corporate classes. He has taught business classes focusing on Presentations, Meetings, Negotiations and general Business Communication. In addition to these courses, Sam has facilitated discussion and writing courses at a prominent medical university in Tokyo. He also has over 2 years’ experience teaching both IELTS and TOEIC examination courses. Sam’s background in science and his teaching experience helps learners improve and develop their logical thinking skills during discussions and debates during lessons.


English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 61+, TOEFL® ITP 500+, TOEIC® 625+, IELTS 6.0+ or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2400+ or English Placement Test α 730+