English Reinforcement Program

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

Samuel Harper

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8052
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 月4/Mon.4
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 writing course in the ERP, aims to support and strengthen students’ existing writing and discussion skills, by building a solid foundation of English vocabulary and grammar structures to allow simple written and oral communication on a range of engaging topics and situations. It uses the final three chapters in the textbook firstly to analyze and practice space-order (“on the left…behind that”) descriptive paragraphs, secondly to recognize and practice writing well-reasoned paragraphs supported by examples, and thirdly to build students’ ability to write simple logical opinions in longer paragraphs. 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 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:
• compose complex, multi-clause English sentences and become familiar with standard conjunctions
• write coherent, logical English extended paragraphs on a range of topics (300 words in length)
• build general vocabulary related to the reading, writing and discussion topics
• improve reading skills (skimming, scanning, comprehension) using short, level-appropriate articles
• engage in and lead simple discussions on a range of topics
• manage common written communication tasks (e.g. emails) in English both in Japan and when travelling abroad
• communicate actively by employing simple strategies for explaining, checking and confirming
• confidently 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:対面/face to face


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

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2[対面/face to face]:CEFR Self-Evaluation (Initial)
Chapter 4: Describing with Space Order

Prepare a discussion topic based on Chapter 4

3[対面/face to face]:Chapter 4: Describing with Space Order

Writing 1 Draft

4[対面/face to face]:Chapter 4: Describing with Space Order
Writing 1 Draft pair review

Writing 1 Final

5[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 4: Describing with Space Order
Discussion 1 – 10%

Review Chapter 4

6[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final feedback
Chapter 5: Stating Reasons and Using Examples

Prepare a discussion topic based on Chapter 5

7[対面/face to face]:Chapter 5: Stating Reasons and Using Examples

Writing 2 Draft

8[対面/face to face]:Chapter 5: Stating Reasons and Using Examples
Writing 2 Draft pair review

Writing 2 Final

9[対面/face to face]:Writing 2 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 5: Stating Reasons and Using Examples
Discussion 2 – 10%

Review Chapter 5

10[対面/face to face]:Writing 2 Final feedback
Chapter 6: Expressing Your Opinion

Prepare a discussion topic based on Chapter 6

11[対面/face to face]:Chapter 6: Expressing Your Opinion

Writing 3 Draft

12[対面/face to face]:Chapter 6: Expressing Your Opinion
Writing 3 Draft pair review

Writing 3 Final

13[対面/face to face]:Writing 3 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 6: Expressing Your Opinion
Discussion 3 – 10%
CEFR Self-Evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Review Chapter 6
Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14[対面/face to face]: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 preparing short speeches and discussion topics related to the textbook units, and writing draft and final (evaluated) writing assignments (paragraphs). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


● Longman Academic Writing Series (Level 2); Paragraphs SB w/App, Online Practice & Digital Resources,
3rd Edition, Pearson (ISBN: 978-0136769996 )


● 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)


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