English Reinforcement Program

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

Thomas Rapsey

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8018
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Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 木5/Thu.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
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Class taught by instructors with practical experience
SDGs CP
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.

Goal

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

Schedule

授業形態/methods of teaching:オンライン/online

※各回の授業形態は予定です。教員の指示に従ってください。

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
Discussion

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
Discussion

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
Discussion

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
Discussion

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

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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.

Textbooks

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

References

● 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)

Others

Tomas Rapsey is from England and majored in Physical Geography. He has been teaching English to university and Japanese companies for over 16 years. He has extensive experience in Presentation, Discussion and Writing courses. Tom creates a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in group lessons, an atmosphere in which students grow in confidence by working together and supporting each other. As a result, students often remark that they have really enjoyed the course, are much more confident and feel highly motivated to continue studying and improving their skills.

Prerequisites

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+

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