English Reinforcement Program

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

Jonathan Docherty

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8017
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Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 月5/Mon.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 writing course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ already significant English writing and discussion skills, by expanding their ability to write long paragraphs into essays consisting of a clear introduction, body, conclusion structure. It uses the first four chapters of the textbook to firstly review English paragraph structure, secondly to reinforce understanding of and ability to produce unified and coherent writing, thirdly to utilize and cite outside resources (references), and fourthly to apply this knowledge and skill to write a basic essay. These writing skills are always balanced with speaking and discussion tasks on a variety of engaging topics, 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:
• write sophisticated, referenced, logical English essays (750w) on a range of academic and general topics
• be sensitive to the importance of citation and reference in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
• learn effective techniques for quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, etc. the work of others
• deepen vocabulary related to target topics through in-class and further reading / research
• develop critical reading skills (identifying opinions and bias) using extended level-appropriate academic articles
• engage proactively in and facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics related to their fields of study
• communicate actively by employing strategies for explaining, reasoning, persuading, checking and confirming
• confidently express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence
• 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)
Chapter 1: Paragraph Structure

Writing Practice Draft

3[オンライン/online]:Chapter 1: Paragraph Structure
Writing Practice Draft pair review

Writing Practice Final

4[オンライン/online]:Chapter 1: Paragraph Structure
Writing Practice Final group review

Review Chapter 1

5[オンライン/online]:Chapter 2: Unity and Coherence

Writing 1 Draft

6[オンライン/online]:Chapter 2: Unity and Coherence
Writing 1 Draft pair review

Writing 1 Final

7[オンライン/online]:Writing 1 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 2: Unit and Coherence
Discussion 1 – 10%

Review Chapter 2

8[オンライン/online]:Writing 1 Final feedback
Chapter 3: Using Outside Sources

Writing 2 Draft

9[オンライン/online]:Chapter 3: Using Outside Sources
Writing 2 Draft pair review

Writing 2 Final

10[オンライン/online]:Writing 2 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 3: Using Outside Sources
Discussion 2 – 10%

Review Chapter 3

11[オンライン/online]:Writing 2 Final feedback
Chapter 4: From Paragraph to Essay

Writing 3 Draft

12[オンライン/online]:Chapter 4: From Paragraph to Essay
Writing 3 Draft pair review

Writing 3 Final

13[オンライン/online]:Writing 3 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 4: From Paragraph to Essay
Discussion 3 – 10%
CEFR Self-Evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Review Chapter 4
Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14[オンライン/online]:Writing 3 Final feedback
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 for discussions, and writing draft and final writing assignments). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


● Longman Academic Writing Series (Level 4); Essays with Online Practice & Digital Resources,
5th Edition, Pearson (ISBN: ‎ 978-0136838630 )


● 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); Writing 30% (Message, Structure, Accuracy, Evidence)


Jonathan Docherty is from Glasgow in Scotland. He is a native speaker of British English. Jonathan has been involved in the teaching English as a foreign language industry since 2004. He taught across Europe for two years before moving to Tokyo, Japan in 2008. He has experience teaching a range of age groups and levels to Japanese students in the Kanto area and Aichi too. He aims to deliver interesting, communicative, fun student centred lessons through a blend of task based pair work and group work activities. He believes teaching English to be a challenging and deeply rewarding career. Punctual, patient and positive by nature, he hopes the students at Hosei University enjoy learning English.


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+