English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Oral Presentation & Discussion: Intermediate II

Thomas Rapsey

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8050
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
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
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 lowest level communication course in the ERP, aims to support and strengthen students’ existing speaking and listening skills, by building a solid foundation of English vocabulary and structures to allow simple communication on a range of engaging topics and situations. It uses the textbook’s wide range of relevant topics and themes focused on society and culture as a springboard for planning, discussion, presentation and simple debate activities, with a focus on encouraging active engagement, learner autonomy, and confidence. 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 basic presentations in English, in pairs, groups and individually
• build ability to listen to prepared speeches and simple multi-party interactions
• engage in and lead simple discussions on a range of topics
• improve pronunciation to maintain a clear diction understandable by native speakers
• manage common situations when communicating in English both in Japan and when travelling abroad
• communicate actively by employing simple strategies for explaining, checking and confirming
• express opinions supported by simple reasoning
• work together with other students in simple 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 7: Journeys; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Journeys”

3[オンライン/online]:Unit 7: Journeys; parts c-e

Unit 7 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

4[オンライン/online]:Presentation 1 – 10%
Unit 8: Appearance; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Appearance”

5[オンライン/online]:Unit 8: Appearance; parts c-e

Unit 8 review

6[オンライン/online]:Unit 9: Entertainment; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Entertainment”

7[オンライン/online]:Unit 9: Entertainment; parts c-e
Discussion 1 – 10%

Unit 9 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 2

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

Prepare a short speech on “Learning”

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

Unit 10 review

10[オンライン/online]:Unit 11: Tourism; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Tourism”

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

Unit 11 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 3

12[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 – 10%
Unit 12: The Earth; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 12: The Earth; 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 preparing short speeches on topics related to the textbook units, preparing and practicing evaluated presentations, and completing textbook unit review pages. They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


● Life 2 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790563-3)


● 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)


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.


English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 45-51, TOEFL® ITP 450-469, TOEIC® 500-549, IELTS 5.0 or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2200+ or English Placement Test α 640-689